From the rise of storefront theater companies to the Windy City’s long history with turning out groundbreaking comedians to the films and TV shows shooting there, we look at Chicago’s healthy and vibrant arts scene
William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize–winning “Picnic” requires careful orchestration, but it’s not getting it in director Sam Gold’s tin-eared take for Roundabout Theatre Company.
Ashley Argota is overcoming her fear of heights for a magic carpet ride in “Aladdin and his Winter Wish” at the Pasadena Playhouse Dec. 11-29. She talks about why she loves auditioning and offers some acting tips.
We spent time in the studio with the creative team behind the musical and chatted with the show’s leads, Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez, about tips for performing in a studio, how to create onstage chemistry, and what makes working on new musicals so special.
Names such as Henry Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson, and Alicia Silverstone can’t save David West Read’s cynical “The Performers,” which plays like a square and very bad 1960s sex comedy.
“Einstein on the Beach,” Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, and Lucinda Childs’ 1976 mystifying avant-garde operatic masterpiece, returns to BAM more polished and effective than ever.
Now in its 10th year, Off-Off-Broadway company Ars Nova has been the incubator for such hits as Bridget Everett’s “At Least It’s Pink” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”
With a book co-written by one of L.A.’s most noteworthy publicists and a delightfully irreverent score screwing the movie business to its sticking place, the fresh new musical “Justin Love” emerges as a great Hollywood love story.
Watch the video below to hear from some of Broadway's biggest talent about what acting advice and life lessons they wish they knew early in their careers.
Wendy MacLeod's “The Water Children” tackles the complex issue of abortion with wit and compassion in a sharp production from new theater company Goodly Rotten Apple Productions.