Like many of the American musical theater greats, Cabaret is one of those shows that can suffer from style-creep, wherein an unwritten but generally agreed-upon aesthetic tradition grows into self-parody. For John Kander and Fred Ebb’s legendary pre-WWII Berlin-set romantic drama (based on the 1951 play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and […]
Actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, and professor Dr. Frank Galati died on January 2, 2023, but his impact on those he worked with and loved (they were one and the same) and his legacy are imperishable. He won two Tony Awards in 1990 for adapting and directing The Grapes of Wrath, and was a nominee in […]
The word “icon” gets tossed around pretty liberally, with every eye-catching ensemble on the red carpet at awards shows declared an “iconic” look. But if anyone deserves that designation, it’s Chita Rivera. The 88-year-old theater legend is in town tomorrow night for Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising gala, where she’ll receive the company’s ICON Award […]
The 88-year-old musical theater icon talks about staying home—and coming out.
Relationships and ‘yes, and’ guide HMS Media’s approach to filming live shows.
Encroaching fascism and gender fluidity make for a timely revival with Cowardly Scarecrow.
A Chicago premiere from Porchlight and a searing solo show on gun violence are among this week’s best bets.
The 2014 Roundabout Theatre revival concludes its local run this weekend.
The Hypocrites do a dark and ominous musical.