Category: George Gershwin

Review: An American in Paris (Broadway in Chicago)

Sara Esty and McGee Maddox star as Lise Dassin and Jerry Mulligan in AAIP            


An American in Paris
George and Ira Gershwin (music, lyrics)
  and Craig Lucas (book)    
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Aug 13  |  tix: $27-$103  |  more info
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July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Crazy for You (Drury Lane Theatre)

Erica Stephan stars as Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Drury Lane Theatre           

Crazy For You

By George Gershwin (music),
  Ira Gershwin (lyrics), Ken Ludwig (book)
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tix: $48-$58  |  more info
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November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Porgy and Bess (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2014)

Norman Garrett and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi star in Lyric Opera's "Porgy and Bess" by George and Ira Gershwin, directed by Francesca Zambello. (photo credit: Todd Rosenberg)        
Porgy and Bess

Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin,
   and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. (map)
thru Dec 20  |  tickets: $69-$244   |  more info
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November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Gershwin’s Greatest Hits (Light Opera Works)

Martin L. Woods, Colette Todd and David Schlumpf star in Light Opera Works' "Gershwin's Greatest Hits", directed by George Andrew Wolff, music-directed by Valerie Maze. (photo credit: Chris Ocken)        
Gershwin’s Greatest Hits 

Music by George Gershwin 
Directed by George Andrew Wolff
at Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston (map)
thru Oct 13  |  tickets: $30-$60   |  more info
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October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago plays of 2011

After covering nearly 600 productions this year, here are our picks of the best of the best. Bravo!!  FYI: The national website Huffington Post has kindly posted our choices on their Chicago page, which you can see here.

Clybourne Park, Steppenwolf Theatre One Step At A Time, en route Festen - Steep Theatre Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's "Follies" The Homosexuals - About Face Theatre
Timothy Edward Kane - Court Theatre An Iliad 003 Jackie and Me - Chicago Children's Theatre Momma's Boyz - Teatro Vista Court Theatre's "Porgy and Bess" stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-boesche


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December 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More