Tag: Richard Cotovsky

Review: Betrayal (Raven Theatre)

Abigail Boucher stars in Betrayal, Raven Theatre (photos Dean La Prairie)           
      
  

Betrayal 

Written by Harold Pinter 
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map)
thru Dec 17  |  tix: $22-$46  |  more info
       
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November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: American Buffalo (Mary-Arrchie Theatre)

Rudy Galvan and Richard Cotovsky in American Buffalo, Mary-Arrchie Theatre          
      
   

American Buffalo

Written by David Mamet
at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan (map)
thru Apr 17  |  tix: $20-$30   |  more info 
       
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February 28, 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: Hellish Half-Light – Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett (Mary-Arrchie Theatre)

Lauren Guglielmello and Molly Fisher star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Hellish Half-Light: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett," directed by Jennifer Markowitz. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)       
      
Hellish Half-Light:
Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett

Written by Samuel Beckett 
Directed by Jennifer Markowitz  
at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. (map)
thru Aug 30  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Crime and Punishment (Mary-Arrchie Theatre)

Ed Porter stars in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Crime and Punishment," adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, directed by Richard Cotovsky. (photo credit: Emily Schwartz)        
      
Crime and Punishment

Adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus
From novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Directed by Richard Cotovsky
at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan (map)
thru March 16  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Uncle Bob (Mary-Arrchie Theatre)

Rudy Galvan and Richard Cotovsky star as Josh and Uncle Bob in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Uncle Bob" by Austin Pendleton, directed by Cody Estle. (photo credit: Lev Kalmens)        
      
Uncle Bob

Written by Austin Pendleton
Directed by Cody Estle 
Mary-Arrchie Theatre, 735 W. Sheridan (map)
thru July 21  |  tickets: $20-$25   |  more info
       
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June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments 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: Superior Donuts (Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Royal George Cabaret)

Preston Tate, Jr. and Richard Cotovsky in Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.’s production of SUPERIOR DONUTS by Tracy Letts, directed by Matt Miller. Photo by Greg Rothman.        
      
Superior Donuts 

Written by Tracy Letts 
Directed by Matt Miller 
Royal George Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted (map)
thru Nov 25  |  tickets: $40-$50   |  more info
       
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November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More