Tag: William Brown

Review: Singin’ in the Rain (Marriott Theatre)

Danny Gardner stars as Don Lockwood in Sinin in the Rain, Marriott Theatre  2 jb           

Singin’ in the Rain

By Betty Comden, Adolph Green (book)
Nacio Herb Brown (music), Arthur Freed (lyrics)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire (map)
thru Dec 31  |  tix: $50-$55  |  more info
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November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Company (Writers Theatre)

Lia Mortensen as Joanne in Company, Writers Theatre           

By Stephen Sondheim (music, lyrics)
  and George Furth (book)
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 7  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
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July 18, 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.

See our picks below the fold

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest (American Players Theatre)

Kelsey Brennan, Matt Schwader and Marcus Truschinski star in American Players Theatre's "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Carissa Dixon)        
The Importance
   of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde  
Directed by William Brown
American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI (map)
thru Sept 27  |  tickets: $36-$44   |  more info
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August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Tom Jones (Northlight Theatre)

Molly Glynn and Chris Amos in Northlight Theatre's "Tom Jones", adapted by Jon Jory, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
Tom Jones

Adapted by Jon Jory  
Directed by William Brown 
North Shore Center for the Arts, Skokie (map)
thru Feb 23  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info
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February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: Port Authority (Writers Theatre)

Patrick Clear and John Hoogenakker star in Writers Theatre's "Port Authority" by Conor McPherson, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
Port Authority

Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by William Brown 
at Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru Feb 16 Mar 2  |  tickets: $35-$70   |  more info
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November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: To Master the Art (Broadway Playhouse)

Karen Janes Woditsch and Terry Hamilton in To Master the Art, Broadway Playhouse        
To Master the Art

Written by William Brown and Doug Frew
Directed by William Brown 
at Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Oct  20  |  tickets: $25-$75   |  more info
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September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Liar (Writers’ Theatre)

Nate Burger and Laura Rook star in Writers' Theatre's "The Liar," adapted by David Ives from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, and directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
The Liar

Written by David Ives
Adapted from comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed by William Brown 
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe (map)
thru Aug 11  |  tickets: $65-$70   |  more info
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July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More