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MJ delves into the chaos and glory of Michael Jackson

Double Michaels! Triple threats! Joe Jackson’s aggression! MJ the Musical titillates in a new touring production of the Broadway hit navigating the chaotic life of King of Pop Michael Jackson, highlighting the challenges public and private during his 1992-93 Dangerous world tour. The Pepsi-Cola-sponsored global event went on to gross $140 million for Jackson’s Heal […]

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Joffrey’s lavish but ‘overpressured’ Nutcracker returns

The Joffrey’s 2016, $4 million commissioned production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker returns to the Auditorium for another season. As spectacle, there is surely no more lavish rendition of the holiday classic. Set in Chicago around the time of the Columbian Exposition, the production includes Polish folk dances to a thinned-out, brassier arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s score in Act […]