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  • 15 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "A View From the Bridge" ✭✭✭✭ There is nothing more absurd than allowing familial battles for control to overwhelm love — that’s one profound message and the unavoidable American tragedy built into director Ivo van Hove’s heart-poundin

  • Tap dance is right up close for Human Rhythm Project at Columbia College
    Chicago Tribune

    It’s been more than 10 years since the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, one of Chicago’s top tap dance companies, last performed at the Dance Center of Columbia College. As the venue’s 2017-18 season opener, CHRP is making good on its promise to d

  • Following is not so easy in Hubbard Street Dance's 'Space' at the Harris
    Chicago Tribune

    “Follow a dancer,” said Glenn Edgerton. I’ve done that before — once for 2,000 miles, but that’s a story for another day. I’ve always found it to be good advice for life. Or merely for an evening. Edgerton, artistic director of Hubbard St

  • Agency to present 'Hellcab' for the holidays
    Chicago Tribune

    Rusty Schwimmer will star in the return of the Chicago classic “Hellcab,” the Agency Theater Collective announced Friday. “Hellcab,” once a staple at the now shuttered Profiles Theatre, will play Nov. 11-Dec. 17 at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Mi

  • Joffrey Ballet moving performances to Lyric Opera House in 2020
    Chicago Tribune

    In a major cooperative effort by the city’s leading producers of ballet and opera, the Joffrey Ballet and Lyric Opera of Chicago announced Friday that the dance company will move its season residencies from the Auditorium Theatre to the Lyric Opera

  • Harris Theater appoints president and CEO
    Chicago Tribune

    Patricia Barretto has been appointed the new president and CEO of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, effective immediately, the board of trustees announced Friday. Barretto was named interim president and CEO in June after Paul Organisak, who to

  • Tune into 'Bears Coaches Show,' then wish arts experts were that good
    Chicago Tribune

    After a massive loss by the struggling Chicago Bears — such as the 29-7 drubbing last Sunday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — the “Bears Coaches Show” on WBBM Newsradio turns into "Groundhog Day." Or Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit." I often listen

  • Theater openings Sept. 22-28
    Chicago Tribune

    Friday “The Legend of Georgia McBride”: In this Chicago premiere, a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way finds a new life in drag. Through Oct. 22 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and www.northlight.org Sa

  • Second City lays off staffers
    Chicago Tribune

    Citing the loss of revenue due to the impending end of its multi-year contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Second City laid off at least four full-time staffers Thursday. This has been a challenging month for the storied comedy theater, which employ

  • The hot Chicago venue this fall? The Athenaeum
    Chicago Tribune

    A quiz for you: Which Chicago venue is the host of the following A-list attractions in October? One week of tapings of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Stephanie Miller's "Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour." Two nights of William Patrick Corgan, the art

  • Flexible, intimate and innovative, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare has its opening night
    Chicago Tribune

    Like a pimply adolescent morphing into clear-skinned maturity, Navy Pier is slowly transforming itself from a hyper-commercialized shopping mall-by-the-lake into an appealing public space. The latest step turns the visually-awkward Skyline Stage, ori

  • 'The Toad Knew' but he isn't telling us: The Yard's first show can be confounding
    Chicago Tribune

    Regardless of what an amphibian may or may not perceive, I know this: An expansive and beautiful new theater in Chicago is a glorious thing that boggles the eyes. The Yard, which hosted its first public performance Tuesday night on Navy Pier, is inde