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Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2012

Taking into account the nearly 700 productions that we reviewed in 2012, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!  (FYI: We’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions here)

Mary Beth Fisher and Rob Lindley star in Court Theatre's "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, directed by Charles Newell. Molly Regan, Lusia Strus and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by K. Todd Freman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Rania Salem Manganaro stars in The Inconveniences' "Hit The Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Borque) Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane star in Goodman Theatre's "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Brandon Dahlquist, Shannon Cochran and Jonathan Weir star in Writers' Theatre's "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)
Adam Poss and Madrid St. Angelo star in star in Victory Gardens' "Oedipus el Rey" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Chiara Mangiameli and Rick Bayless star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel" by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams) Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Show Boat", conducted by John DeMain, directed by Francesca Zambrello. (photo credit: Robert Kusel) Jason Danieley as George and Carmen Cusack as Dot, in Chicago Shakespeare's "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Richard Cotovsky and Preston Tate Jr. star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.  (photo credit: Greg Rothman)

 

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January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches (Court Theatre)

Mary Beth Fisher, Rob Lindley - Angels in America Court Theatre       
      
Angels in America:  
       Millennium Approaches
 

Written by Tony Kushner  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 3  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Angels in America – Part Two: Perestroika (Court Theatre)

Rob Lindley - Angels in America Perestroika, Court Theatre       
      
Angels in America:   
       Perestroika

Written by Tony Kushner  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 3  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets 
    
        
        Read entire review
     

April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” set to play Off-Broadway in 2010

 It has been announced that Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes will fly again in New York — but off-Broadway.

FILE - In this April 30, 2009 file photo, Tony Kushner is shown during a breakThe mammoth, two-part drama by Tony Kushner will be presented by the Signature Theatre Company during its 2010-2011 season as part of a yearlong celebration of the playwright.  The play’s two parts, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika” will be performed in rep, says artistic director James Houghton.

The play, a tale of AIDS in the Age of Reagan, will be directed by Michael Greif, who also directed "Rent" and "Next to Normal."   As of yet, casting has not been announced.

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angels" was first seen on Broadway in 1993 and later was made into an HBO film starring Al Pacino and Meryl Streep.

September 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More

Think Fast: Kushner, Titanic, and Chicago Coke

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Celebrated playwright Tony Kushner has demanded requested that no critics be allowed to review his newest play “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures”.  From TwinCities.com:

Playwright Tony Kushner has asked that no national reviewers critique the Minneapolis production of his world-premiere play at the Guthrie Theater — a sign he feels his newest work is not ready for the national spotlight and a potential blemish on the theater’s celebration of the Pulitzer Prize-winner. More here.

Pictures courtesy of MPR and Coucou Circus. Tony Kushner’s epic Tony and Emmy-winning “Angels In America” portrayed on right picture.

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Millvina Dean, final survivor of the Titanic
A slice of history was lost yesterday as the final survivor from the unsinkable ill-fated Titanic died at age 97. From the Daily Herald:

Millvina Dean, who as a baby was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat in the frigid North Atlantic, has died, having been the last survivor of 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.

More here. (picture supplied by AP)

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s-COCAINE-large Chicago, city of druggies:

People arrested in Chicago are more likely than prisoners in other major cities to test positive for drugs, according to a new report from the White House.

 
June 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More

Theater Thursday: Tony Kushner’s "The Illusion" at Northwestern University

The Illusion by Tony Kushner

Thursday, April 30th, 7pm

Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University Josephine Louise Theater, 20 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston

illusionpicJoin us for a pre-show reception featuring the delectable catering of Evanston’s own Rollin’ in Dough, as well as a fun-filled performance by a strolling magician! Then stay for the magic, merriment and mystery of The Illusion, by Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, followed by a post-show discussion with director Kathryn Walsh and members of the cast. An unyielding father is filled with regret after giving his son no alternative but to flee the family home. Through the help of a magician, he is allowed to view three scenes from his son’s life, only to learn his remorse may have come too late. Or maybe not. Freely adapted from Pierre Corneilles 17th century classic L’Illusion Comique, The Illusion takes us from mayhem to magic and back again as it questions what it really means to love, and the obligations that may come with that emotion.  The Illusion has a lighter mood than Kushner’s most famous play, Angels in America, but the two plays share a love of poetic dialogue and theatricality.
Event begins at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.
TICKETS ONLY $25
For reservations call 847.491.7282 and mention “Theater Thursdays.”

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April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More