Samuel Fuller’s 1982 masterpiece about American racism–his last work shot in this country–focuses on the efforts of a black animal trainer (Paul Winfield) to deprogram a dog that has been […]
You have to really dig Perry Como-era crooning to enjoy this revue by a fictitious guy group whose members return from the great beyond for a one-night comeback. Playing the […]
At first it seems Jennifer Green’s frenetic staging and Michael Stock’s “highlights” adaptation will deliver Dickens’s coming-of-age novel at warp speed, with conflicts erupting out of nowhere only to return […]
The inaugural offering by Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place strikes a savvy balance between naughty and nice. The 2000 musical version of the 1997 British sleeper comedy about unemployed […]
A new performing arts license being hammered out with the League of Chicago Theatres would make it easier for small venues to jump through the city’s hoops.
Southwest-side native John McNally comes home to Duke’s Drive-In.
Why the thirtysomething songwriters of the Hold Steady and the Mountain Goats can tell you just what it feels like to be a teenager.
How journalists really screw up, and why.
I too saw the mysterious stairs and was wondering what was going on [The Works, May 20]. If it was a mistake they made, I wish they could just admit […]
The Pagans have been waiting for us to give them their due for more than 20 years. We’re not getting any more chances.
It’s a pity I didn’t really sink into Arrived in Gold (Load), the fourth album by this New York trio, until recently. If I’d been more aware of it while […]
The most interesting of the three new works on New Leaf Theatre’s program is Nick Keenan’s performance piece Lexicon: he has a sound designer’s sensibilities, and his script/soundscape (delivered in […]
Folks who’ve dismissed Kimya Dawson’s steady stream of self-made recordings as lo-fi kindergarten-recess sing-alongs might cluck that she and the infantile anti-quality-control crew at K Records deserve each other. But […]
In this solo show, writer-performer David Chapman demonstrates self-deprecating wit and a keen sense of audience expectations, which he pointedly mocks or manipulates. Detailing a young man’s adventures as a […]
Chair, bathtub, washing machine–you name it, Daniel and Christopher Streng have given it a makeover.