Tag: Charles Newell

Review: The Hard Problem (Court Theatre)

Nathan Hosner and Sophie Thatcher star as Jerry and Cathy in The Hard Problem, Court Theatre           
      
  

The Hard Problem

Written by Tom Stoppard
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru April 9  |  tix: $48-$68  |  more info
       
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March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

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January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Man in the Ring (Court Theatre)

Thomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)           
      
  

Man in the Ring 

Written by Michael Cristofer
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Oct 16  |  tix: $45-$65  |  more info
       
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October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors (Court Theatre)

Alex Goodrich and Chaon Cross in One Man Two Guvnors, Court Theatre           
 

         
One Man, Two Guvnors 

Written by Richard Bean
Songs by Grant Olding
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 12  |  tix: $45-$65  |  more info
       
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May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Satchmo at the Waldorf (Court Theatre)

Barry Shabaka Henley stars as Louis Armstrong in Court Theatre's "Satchmo at the Waldorf" by Terry Teachout, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)          
       
    

Satchmo at the Waldorf

Written by Terry Teachout
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Feb 14  |  tix: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Agamemnon (Court Theatre)

Sandra Marquez stars as Clytemnestra in Court Theatre's "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)         
      
Agamemnon 

Written by Aeschylus
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Dec 6 |  tix: $45-$65  | more info
       
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November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Secret Garden (Court Theatre)

Tori Whaples and Elizabeth Ledo star in Court Theatre's "The Secret Garden" by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
The Secret Garden

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman 
Music by Lucy Simon  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 21  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More