What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 2.
Rodgers and Hart’s 1940 musical Pal Joey, now in revival by Porchlight Music Theatre, pushed Broadway’s boundaries.
Dan on relationships soured, long-distance, and illicit
Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark pulls the mask off old Hollywood.
Scofflaw’s Uby Khawaja juices up the fermented tea with Old Tom gin.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin isn’t exactly obscure, but he’s been unjustly overshadowed since his heyday in the 50s and 60s.
Persistence of Vision recalls an animation legend’s doomed dream.
Chicagoans recommend Queer Comedy at Zanies, Robinson Alone, and Danger 5.
Little Village’s underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros, take workers for a ride.
Tasting Pappy Van Winkle, Lagavulin Distillers’ Edition, Balvenie 17-year DoubleWood, and more at this year’s Chicago WhiskyFest
The South Korean filmmaker’s collaboration with French actress Isabelle Huppert is now available on DVD.
Emanuel’s a lot tougher on public school teachers than he is on the beneficiaries of the parking meter deal.
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay’s satire of the American dream.
With a shout-out from Chance the Rapper and an upcoming remix from Chief Keef, local rapper DJ Nate is worlds away from his days as a heavy hitter in the juke scene.