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Review: Grand Concourse (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Brittany Uomoleale and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Grand Concourse" by Heidi Schreck, directed by Yasen Peyankov. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)            
       
Grand Concourse 

Written by Heidi Schreck
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Aug 30 | tix: $20-$89 | more info
       
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Review: Russian Transport (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Mariann Mayberry and Alan Wilder star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Russian Transport" by Erika Sheffer, directed by Yasen Peyankov. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
Russian Transport

Written by Erika Sheffer  
Directed by Yasen Peyankov
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru May 11  |  tickets: $55-$78   |  more info
       
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Review: Still Alice (Lookingglass Theatre)

Eva Barr and Cliff Chamberlain star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Still Alice", adapted and directed by Christine Mary Dunford. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)        
      
Still Alice

Adapted and Directed by Christine Mary Dunford
Based on the novel by Lisa Genova
Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan (map)
thru May 19  |  tickets: $36-$70   |  more info
       
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April 21, 2013 | 1 Comment More

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: Good People (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Mariann Mayberry and Alana Arenas in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Good People by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Good People 

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire  
Directed by K. Todd Freeman
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru Nov 11  |  tickets: $20-$86   |  more info
       
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September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: The March (Steppenwolf Theatre)

Harry Groener as General William Tecumseh Sherman in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of The March, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, adapted and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati. The March runs April 5 – June 10, 2012 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St).       
      
The March 

Adapted and Directed by Frank Galati
from book by E.L. Doctorow
at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted (map)
thru June 10  |  tickets: $55-$62   |  more info
       
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April 18, 2012 | 1 Comment More

August: Osage County set to close on Broadway

The Broadway cast of “August: Osage County” (Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)August: Osage County, written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts, winner of five 2008 Tony Awards, as well as the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, and currently starring Tony and Emmy award winner Phylicia Rashad, will play its final performance on SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, 2009. It will have played 648 performances and 18 previews, surpassing The Heidi Chronicles, Master Class, The Real Thing, and Doubt, among many others, to become one of the longest running plays in Broadway history.  

 

 

August: Osage County will begin its National Tour, starring Academy award winner Estelle Parsons, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on July 24th, 2009, before travelling to more than 18 locations all around the country. For more information and dates, please visit WWW.AUGUSTONBROADWAY.COM.

The show currently boasts the most Award winning cast on Broadway: Tony winners Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”, Raisin in the Sun, Gem of the Ocean), John Cullum (Urinetown, Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century), Elizabeth Ashley (Dividing the Estate, The Best Man), and Frank Wood (Side Man), with Original Cast member (and Tony nominee) Amy Morton, and Anne Berkowitz, Guy Boyd, Kimberly Guerrero, Brian Kerwin, Michael Milligan, Sally Murphy, Mariann Mayberry, and Troy West.

august_osage_county The original Broadway company, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, featured Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Letts, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Troy West, with understudies Munson Hicks, Susanne Marley, Jay Patterson, Dee Pelletier, Molly Ranson and Kristina Valada-Viars.

august_01a The design team included Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Ann Wrightson (lights), Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (original music).

The production received 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Director of a Play – Anna D. Shapiro, Best Actress in a Play – Deanna Dunagan, Best Featured Actress in a Play – Rondi Reed, and Best Set Design of a Play – Todd Rosenthal.

August: Osage County welcomed many prestigious new cast members throughout its run, including Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, Tony Award winners John Cullum, Elizabeth Ashley, and Frank Wood. The cast also welcomed Tony nominee Johanna Day, Robert Foxworth, Molly Regan, Michael McGuire, Michael Milligan, Guy Boyd, Scott Jaeck, Anne Berkowitz, Samantha Ross, Jim True-Frost, and Amy Warren, with understudies Aaron Serotsky, Stephen Payne, Avia Bushyhead, Frank Deal, and Emily Walton.

June 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More