Suzy Kellett’s job is to bring film crews into Illinois. It’s not as easy as it used to be.
O’Rourke’s owner Jay Kovar has lost a lease but found a friend. Actor Brian Dennehy is lending him money to reopen his legendary saloon in this building near North and Halsted.
Steve Edelson, who already owns two of the city’s trendiest clubs, thought he had a deal to buy the formerly trendy Cairo. What happened?
Film booker John Schlesinger has moved from the Music Box Theatre to the clout-heavy Fine Arts–and he’s not all that’s moving.
Severyn Ashkenazy, operator of the posh L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills, was here scouting Chicago locations last week. Our “luxury” hotels, he says, “are really nothing more than upholstered Hyatts.”
Lynda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me has no New York track record and no name stars, but Cullen, Henaghan, and Platt are remounting it anyway. It opens Sunday at the Body Politic.