Tag: Mark David Kaplan

Review: The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writers Theatre)

Travis Turner and Hayley Burgess star as Jonny and Charlotte in The Mystery of Love and Sex           

The Mystery
  of Love and Sex

Written by Bathsheba Doran
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru July 2  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
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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: Wonderful Town (Goodman Theatre)

Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina and cast in Wonderful Town, Goodman Theatre           

Wonderful Town

Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Book by Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn (map)
thru Oct 23  |  tix: $25-$103  |  more info
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September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Little Shop of Horrors (American Blues Theater)

Michael Mahler in Little Shop of Horrors, American Blues Theater, Johnny Knight          
Little Shop of Horrors 

By Howard Ashman (book, lyrics)
  and Alan Menken (music)
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 31  |  tix: $19-$49   |  more info
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May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Other Letters (The Other Theatre Co.)

Other Theatre people          
Other Letters

By Bryan Renaud, Carin Silkaitis
Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis (map)
thru Feb 29  |  tix: $25  | more info
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February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Les Misérables (Drury Lane Oakbrook)

Matthew Uzarraga stars as Gavroche in Drury Lane Theatre's "Les Miserables," directed by Rachel Rockwell. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)        
Les Misérables

By Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, James Fenton
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace (map)
thru June 8  |  tickets: $45-$60  |  more info
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April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2013

Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan in Chicago Children's Theater's "A Year with Frog and Toad" by Robert and William Reale, directed by Henry Godinez. (photo credit: Charles Osgood) Greta Oglesby and Toni Martin in TimeLine Theatre's "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. (photo credit: Lara Goetsch) Hans Fleischmann stars as Tom in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hans Fleischmann. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz) Jackson Doran, GQ, JQ and Postell Pringle in Chicago Shakespeare's "Othello: The Remix," created and directed by the Q Brothers. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Kenesha Reed, Genesis Salamanca, Angelina Llongueras, Lindsey Scalise, Hisako Sugeta and Danielle Nicholas star in Her Story Theater's "Shadow Town," written and directed by Mary Bonnett. (photo credit: Katie Herst)
Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" starred Kelly Owens Rodman, Michael Sherwin and Frank Pete star in Redtwist Theatre's "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, directed by Steve Scott. (phtoo credit: Kimberly Loughlin) Manny Buckley, Tyshaun Lang, Keith Neagle, McKenzie Chinn, Lucy Sandy, Marjie Southerland and Morgan McNaugh in Pavement Group's "Harry and the Thief" by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (photo credit: Brittany Barnes) Shavac Prakash and Scott Baity, Jr star in Collaboraction's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley. (photo credit: Cesario Moza) Daniel Strauss and Lauren Lopez star as El-Fayoumy and Mother Theresa in Judas Redux and Starkid's "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Julia Albain. Callie Johnson, Rod Thomas, Susan McMongale and Josh Tolle in Drury Lane Theatre's "Next to Normal," directed by William Osetek. (photo credit: Brett Beiner)


Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2013 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – the largest equity houses to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the 600+ productions that we reviewed in 2013, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!   (note: for the 3rd year in a row, we’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions!)

See our picks below the fold

December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre, 2013)

Mark David Kaplan, Bethany Thomas and Danielle Plisz star in About Face Theatre's "We Three Lizas" by Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler, directed by Scott Ferguson. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
We Three Lizas

Book and Lyrics by Scott Bradley
Music, additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Scott Ferguson
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Jan 5  |  tickets: $45   |  more info
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December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More