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Tristan & Yseult @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Theater Review by Angela Allyn, April 3, 2014

4 stars out of 4

A friend of mine was recently lamenting about the state of theater: stalwart audiences are aging and a generation is heading to digital downloads instead of live events. 843 more words


A high-stakes 'Road Show' still struggles to find its way

Andrew Rothenberg, McKinley Carter, Michael Aaron Lindner and Anne Gunn in ChiShakes’ “Road Show.” Photo by Liz Lauren

“Art isn’t easy,” sings the frustrated artist George in Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer prize-winning… 628 more words



by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Gary Griffin
At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
February 6-March 23, 2014

Among the many charms in Gary Griffin’s sensational production is the central performance by Louise Pitre, our Canadian diva who, like so many other Canadians, has had to go abroad to play one of the greatest roles for a diva in one of the greatest American musicals. 1,048 more words


Chicago Shakespeare Theater Tames a Gypsy

Before Gypsy became a legend, “Broadway’s answer to King Lear,” it was a story of a stage mother–a monster, according to some–who fought to make her daughters  successful in Vaudeville and, later, on Broadway.   455 more words

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