It begins festively enough with a giant advent calendar revealing hints of the story to come. Some symbols are cheering, like wreaths and a violin. But others are mysterious—why a […]
Welcome to Florence, circa 1485, where the Medicis rule by fear and favors—and where their favorite bad-boy artist, Sandro Botticelli, is about to fuck around (literally) and find out. Canadian […]
First performed by Lookingglass in 1989 (with Ana Gasteyer in the original cast) and then in an expanded run at the now-gone Goodman studio theater in 1993, adapter/director Mary Zimmerman’s […]
Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is moving and magical.
Mary Zimmerman’s production sings, though the gender politics creak.
The longest-running musical on Broadway returns to Chicago as impressive as ever.
But Leonard Bernstein’s score and lead Bri Sudia soar in a revival of the 1953 musical directed by Mary Zimmerman.
A satanic hand puppet, a live version of Cheers, and a Twelfth Night in Hindi are among this season’s highlights.
The adapter-director’s latest for Lookingglass tells the classic story straight.
“Sea voyages are in almost every thing I’ve ever done,” Mary Zimmerman acknowledged in an e-mail exchange. The auteur, known for stage realizations of The Odyssey, The Argonauticka, and other […]
In Goodman Theatre’s The White Snake, Mary Zimmerman’s unique theatrical language is more powerful than ever.
The Boys, a documentary about Disney songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman, is a surprising and fascinating adjunct to Mary Zimmerman’s new stage production.
The director on why she cast André De Shields as King Louie in The Jungle Book, and how she felt about a recent flap over her use of Silk Road stories.
Silk Road theater’s Jamil Khoury took aim at Mary Zimmerman and The Jungle Book only to be disarmed.