Tag: Francis Guinan

Review: The Rembrandt (Steppenwolf Theatre)

John Mahoney stars as Homer in The Rembrandt at Steppenwolf Theatre            
      

   

The Rembrandt

Written by Jessica Dickey 
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Nov 11  |  tix: $20-$104  |  more info
       
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September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hir (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Francis Guinan stars as Arnold in Hir, Steppenwolf Theatre            
      

  

Hir

Written by Taylor Mac
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 20  |  tix: $20-$89  |  more info
       
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July 19, 2017 | 1 Comment More

Review: The Book of Joseph (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato star as Richard Hollander and Joseph in The Book of Joseph, Chicago Shakes           
      
  

The Book of Joseph

Written by Karen Hartman 
Chicago Shakespeare, Navy Pier (map)
thru March 5  |  tix: $48-$58  |  more info
       
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February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Magic Play (Goodman Theatre)

The Magic Play review, Goodman Theatre           
      
  

The Magic Play

Written by Andrew Hinderaker
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Nov 20  |  tix: $10-$40  |  more info
       
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November 8, 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

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2015

 

Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm". John Mahoney and Audrey Francis star in Steppenwolf's "The Herd". Charli Williams, Anna Dauzvardis and Katrina D. Richards star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys". Bernard White, Nisi Sturgis, Zakiya Young and J. Anthony Crane star in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced." Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger. Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller.  Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee. Brendan Connelly and McKenna Liesman star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard.

Another year, another 12 months of great Chicago theater! 2015 blessed Chicagoland with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of the city’s storefronts. Taking into account the 700+ productions that were produced in the Windy City over the last year, here are our reviewer’s picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!

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January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2015

 

Carmen Molina, Claudia DiBiccari, Mykele Callicutt, Paula Ramirez, Preston Tate Jr., Deanna Reed-Foster and James McGuire in Cold Basement Dramatics' "Heat Wave".Scott Danielson, Garrett Lutz and George Toles star in Kokandy Productions' "The Full Monty".Laura Osnes as and Steven Pasquale star in Lyric Opera's "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein.John Mahoney and Audrey Francis in Steppenwolf Theatre's "The Herd".Sarah Lynn Robinson, Anthony Whitaker and Greg Zawada in Porchlight's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form" by Steven Sondheim. Monica West, Kasey Foster and Emma Cadd in Lookingglass Theatre's "Moby Dick".Mariann Mayberry and Brittany Uomoleale star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse".Steve Haggard and Karen Janes Woditsch star in Writers Theatre's "Doubt: A Parable".Charli Williams , Anna Dauzvardis, Katrina D.  Richard, Brandon Greenhouse, and Kevin Patterson star in Raven Theatre's "Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys".Bernard White and Nisi Sturgis in Goodman Theatre's "Disgraced".Rafael Davila and Bradley Smoak star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Bel Canto".Drury Lane Oakbrook presents "Billy Elliot: The Musical," music by Elton John.  Becca Savoy, Michael McKeough and Sandy Elias star in Griffin Theatre's "Pocatello".Larry Yando and Eva Louise Balistreiri star in Chicago Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.Matthew Sherbach and Armand Fields star in Northlight Theatre's "Charm".Brendan Connelly, Chris Schroeder and Brenda Scott Wlazlo star in Red Theater and Oracle Productions' "R + J: The Vineyard".Melanie Brezill and Patrick Budde star in Chicago Children’s Theatre’s "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." Colte Julian as Curly and Allison Sill as Laurey in Paramount Theatre's "Oklahoma!". Mike Nussbaum stars in TimeLine Theatre's "The Price" by Arthur Miller. Eunice Woods stars in American Theater Company's "The Project(s)" by PJ Paparelli and Joshua Jaeger.Luce Metrius and Ashley Neil star in A Red Orchid Theatre's "Red Handed Otter." Kelsey Brennan and Greg Matthew Anderson star in Remy Bumppo's "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard.Johanna McKenzie Miller and Alex Goodrich star in Northlight Theatre's "Shining Lives," directed by Jessica Thebus.Brian Parry and Jacqueline Grandt star in Redtwist Theatre's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.Eileen Niccolai and Daniela Colucci star in The Shattered Globe's "The Rose Tattoo" by Tennessee Williams. , Shattered Globe Theatre, Brosilow

In a theater community as diverse and talented as Chicago’s, every aspect and genre of stage productions can be found throughout the city on a given week.  2015 was no exception to this fact, as one can see from our reviewers’ picks of the year’s greatest and most memorable works.

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December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You! (The Second City and Goodman Theatre, 2015)

Francis Guinan and Travis Turner star in Second City and Goodman Theatre's "Twist Your Dickens" by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, directed by Matt Hovde. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)         
    

     
Twist Your Dickens! 

By Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Jan 2  |  tix: $15-$45  | more info
       
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December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More