The Front Page Theatre News

Stay up to date with all the latest Chicago theatre news, reviews and features in Chicago media.
  • Second City sets cast of 106th mainstage revue
    Chicago Tribune

    The Second City has announced the cast of its 106th mainstage revue. Returning cast member Kelsey Kinney will be joined by Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone. Ryan Bernier will direct with music direction by Vinnie P

  • Steppenwolf announces fall LookOut programming
    Chicago Tribune

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced fall programming for its multi-genre LookOut Series Monday, including performances part of the previously announced month-long Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. As part of "Destinos," the inaugural

  • Cirque du Soleil takes a sensual dive into a Mexican pool with 'Luzia'
    Chicago Tribune

    A quarter-century ago, a sensual Russian aerialist named Vladimir Kekhaial turned up the heat of a Chicago summer by flying around a tent, his undulating, glistening muscles hardly confined by the tiny scraps of leather that claimed to be a costume.

  • 'Tim and Eric Awesome Tour': They're not afraid to go beyond funny
    Chicago Tribune

    I don't think it's a spoiler to tell you that Tim Heidecker — the Tim half of alt-comedy duo "Tim and Eric" — ends the "Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour" parading across the stage wearing only black dress socks and padded flesh-toned un

  • Still no bad ideas: Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 20 years of schoolkids' stories on stage
    Chicago Tribune

    At the beginning of an afternoon class at Dewey School of Excellence in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, an adult wearing a crayon-colored T-shirt emblazoned with a lanky monkey says to a room of students filled with end-of-the-year energy: "Every i

  • Soccer tricks with Cirque du Soleil
    Chicago Tribune

    This week's Showcase video features two football dancers from Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia," now playing to Chicago crowds under the Grand Chapiteau. In the video, Abou Traore and Laura Biondo show off some tricks featured in the latest Cirque productio

  • 17 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Ah, Wilderness!" ✭✭✭ Director Steve Scott's summer revival of "Ah, Wilderness!," the 1933 Eugene O'Neill comedy, is about members of the Miller family as they celebrate the July 4th holiday of 1906 by the sea. The author's heart is with the i

  • Lighter moments are the hardest in devastating 'Lela & Co.'
    Chicago Tribune

    The little theater under the "L" is set up like a voyeuristic European cabaret: little tables, shaded lamps, intimate fabrics, dark corners into which an amorous couple might try to disappear. But the bill of fare at the Steep Theatre this summer is

  • Harvard blues: Why high tuition for arts education is a lousy idea
    Chicago Tribune

    Under the Obama administration in 2015, the Department of Education toughened up a set of rules known as the Gainful Employment Regulations. The rules were designed to protect students from being buried in debt by for-profit trade school programs tha

  • First Floor Theater announces 2017-18 season
    Chicago Tribune

    First Floor Theater announced its 2017-18 season featuring three new-to-Chicago plays Thursday. Opening the company's sixth season is Leah Nanako Winkler’s "Two Mile Hollow" (Oct. 8-Nov. 4), a satirical take on dramas about affluent white familie

  • Montego Glover and Gregory Treco to join Chicago 'Hamilton' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Montego Glover and Gregory Treco are heading in to the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "Hamilton," and Daniel Breaker and Karen Olivo are heading out, producer Jeffrey Seller announced Thursday. Breaker has played the antagonis

  • Strawdog sets 2017-18 season
    Chicago Tribune

    Strawdog Theatre Company announced its 30th season Thursday, the first to take place at the company's new home on Berenice Avenue.  First up is the previously announced Chicago premiere of Robert O'Hara's "Barbecue" (Aug. 17-Sept. 30), about a famil