By Barry Reszel On about the twenty-third day of the month of February early in the year just before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places. Cue the doo-woppers.
On May 23, 2001, Northlight Theatre mounted the world premiere of Jason Robert Brown‘s The Last Five Years, his chronologically shifting two-hander depiction of a marriage, from the blushing first date to sober divorce. It is, perhaps, by far, Brown’s most successful work to date. (Not to mention his most searingly personal, based as it
By Quinn Rigg The human need to connect is pervasive and intrinsic. We are social animals that require meaningful contact as a means of maintaining wellbeing. As such, it needs no repeating that reality seems to dissolve day by day as we observe the tangible consequences of prolonged isolation. A desire to run back to
CHICAGO (March 22, 2021) – Underscore Theatre Company today announced the appointment of Sebastian Fabál as its new Executive Director, succeeding Rachel Elise Johnson in the position. Comments Founding Executive Director and current Board Member Laura Stratford, “Seb brings to the role a rare combination of real-world business acumen and demonstrated commitment to the development of new musicals. During a
Chicago—Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today a line-up of exciting programs for the month of December, making the Theater a virtual holiday destination for entertaining delights and enchanting discoveries. Audiences of all ages are invited to return to Neverland with a FREE on-demand streaming performance of Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure. The newly re-mastered recording of