'The Audience': The Queen advises and consents, always over tea
It's a fantastic scene from two great Chicago actresses. Morgan (who also penned “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon”) knows to write unpretentious plays that get you talking over dinner. He's no absurdist stylist, or anything like, but his work always ...
Published on: Mon, 28 Aug 20:43:44 33 388
Brandy Norwood and Lana Gordon Make Broadway History as Chicago the Musical's First Black Co-Leads
By her side as Roxie's rival Merry Murderous Velma was Lana Gordon — a Broadway veteran of musicals like The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar. Both actresses have appeared in the show before — Brandy starred in a four-month engagement in 2015 ...
Published on: Tue, 22 Aug 22:55:13 0 12
Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy lands No. 4 spot on Forbes actress list
Her longrunning Chicago-set series "Mike and Molly" ended last year, but she has other projects in the works, including "Life of the Party." McCarthy, who attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, serves as a producer-writer-star of the ...
Published on: Thu, 17 Aug 14:16:08 50 676
Broadway In Chicago Opens Applications for 2018 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
Twenty-four nominees (12 actors and 12 actresses) will receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show, perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) and compete in front of Chicago casting agents and theater ...
Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 20:28:00 5 171
Death of NFL inevitable as middle class abandons the game
You don't need to see the desperation in the NFL's television commercials: actresses in team gear, holding snack trays to feed their (virtual) extended team-gear-wearing families, as the NFL begs middle-class women to mother their game before it dies ...
Published on: Tue, 05 Sep 18:17:00 6 77
'Home Again' review: Reese Witherspoon gets her groove back with the help of three young boarders
Featuring beloved actresses on the other side of 40 enshrined in sun-dappled kitchens as they fret over romantic foibles, a Meyers movie is the kind of domestic escapism that feels like being wrapped in a warm hug. And though "Home Again" clearly ...
Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 00:02:25 1 12
Actors from 'Chicago Fire,' spinoffs raise funds to fight gun violence
As many as 30 actors from the hit NBC series “Chicago PD,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” are planning to headline the second annual “Patrick Lives On” benefit beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cinespace Film Studios, 2651 W. 15th Pl. LaRoyce Hawkins ...
Published on: Sun, 03 Sep 23:08:00 6 127
All-star female cast set for Chicago Shakespeare's 'Taming of Shrew'
16 – Oct. 12, will put 13 of the city's most accomplished actresses (along with a few “guests”) on the stage of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Gaines' re-imagined production, with Shakespeare's script featuring additional dialogue by Second City's ...
Published on: Thu, 10 Aug 19:25:07 0 12
Musicals, plays and stellar performances garner Jeff Award nominations
Principal Actress, Musical: Kelly Felthous, “Chicago the Musical” (Drury Lane); Bri Sudia, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (Paramount Theatre); Bri Sudia, “Wonderful Town” (Goodman Theatre); Kathy Voytko, “The Bridges of Madison ...
Published on: Wed, 23 Aug 15:02:28 1 10
Review Roundup: THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
But in Chicago, where actress Janet Ulrich Brooks is giving the performance of a lifetime, Elizabeth has found another extraordinary interpreter. Brooks brings to life the woman who quite quickly learned to play her role when, early on, she had to ...
Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 14:09:00 47 998