Tearing Lady Gaga’s ticket. Seeing a tenor dropped in Tosca. Grooving to Mavis Staples from the rafters. These are the magical moments that happen with live performance. They are also just another Tuesday night for The Saints, the quiet backbone of Chicago theater that’s never stopped working, lockdown be damned. The Saints is the only […]
$5 million helps BET regain lost ground from COVID, while Ken-Matt Martin reignites a VG tradition.
Jackie Taylor mixes history, personal essay, racial justice, and music to mixed effect.
Forty-three years after its first production, Jackie Taylor’s African American adaptation still enchants and empowers.
The music’s fabulous, but the story’s thin.
Somebody loves you, baby.
The new series is a preview of what to expect when the company opens its studio theater next year.
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
An incongruous musical and a Game of Thrones spoof are among this week’s highlights.
Two African-American companies present revelatory dramas.
Porchlight’s Dreamgirls, Piven Theatre’s Dead Man Walking, and Steep Theatre’s The Few are among this week’s theater highlights.
Revivals are back—even Sister Act.
An 11th-hour effort fails to save the longtime home of Organic and Black Ensemble theater companies.
Black Ensemble Theater presents a week of new scripts at the annual Black Playwrights Festival.
Black Ensemble Theater founder: “I put my life into this and I don’t want it to go when my life goes.”