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First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

Theater: Virginia Woolf Bests Cyrano by More Than a Nose

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The guiding principal of this Steppenwolf production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed seamlessly by Pam MacKinnon, is to return to the text, avoid grandstanding and shoot for realism.

Stage Door: Cyrano de Bergerac

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"I shun the normal and the commonplace," proclaims Cyrano de Bergerac, writer and duelist. "My style comes from within!" This production, as Cyrano is fond of saying, is loaded with panache.