It’s a brand-new market: Jeremy Cohen predicts mothers will flock to his new Royal George production.
From theater to liquor store–what will the neighbors think?
Alexandra Billings undergoes yet another metamorphosis.
Most new musicals never make it to opening night, but I Sent a Letter to My Love by Jeffrey Sweet adn Melissa Manchester may have what it takes.
Producing giants SFX and the Nederlander Organization are joining forces in teh north Loop: What’s with the lame lineup?
With its long-running audience-participation Flanagan’s Wake, Noble Fool Theater Company has cornered the market on death.
Chicago’s off-Loop theater is so focused on young and emerging talent that it’s easy to forget how barren the landscape was three decades ago, when Ruth Higgins moved to town. In 1969 she and her husband, Byron Schaffer Jr., founded Dinglefest Theatre Company, one of the off-Loop scene’s early success stories. Five years later Higgins […]
The Museum of Science and Industry jumps into the game with a hastily put-together Michael Jordan exhibit.
Round Food: Part Two Bill Jacobs and his brothers helped add bagels to Chicago’s fast-food mix when they opened Jacobs Bros. Bagels at 50 E. Chicago in 1983, and by the time they sold out to Big Apple Bagels last year, they owned 24 shops in the Chicago area. Now Jacobs wants to break into […]
Lawyered Up Artists aren’t well-known for their grasp of the legal system, and few areas of the law are more subtle than the protection of creative work. For 27 years the nonprofit organization Lawyers for the Creative Arts has provided pro bono legal aid to artists and arts organizations in the Chicago area. But for […]
Producer Mike Houlihan swears his designer dream team turned into a ream team–and he’s paying them accordingly.
Heading for the Hills Chicago’s performing arts organizations have always presumed that suburbanites would venture into the urban jungle to sample its superior culture. But the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, opening this weekend in Arlington Heights, could be the prototype that finally shatters that presumption. In addition to its 360-seat theater, the center includes an […]
Jump from performing in bars and basements to the big time Navy Pier? The Sweat Girls think they can swing it.
Time Is Money For nearly 30 years one of the world’s most impressive timepiece collections was housed by a tiny museum in the basement of an entertainment complex on the outskirts of Rockford. The Time Museum, established in 1971 by local millionaire Seth Atwood, included a 3,000-year-old sundial used by the imperial family during the […]
Led by Prop Theatre’s Jonathan Lavan and Scott Vehill, a new festival may help budding playwrights go places.