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Robert Falls

First Nighter: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in O'Neill's 'Iceman Cometh'

David Finkle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

First Nighter: Beth Henley's 'The Jacksonian,' the Seth Rudetsky-Jack Plotnick 'Disaster!'

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The Jacksonian begins with Rosie, wrapped in a blanket, howling that a murder is going to take place. It's immediately followed by Bill, wearing a bloodstained white shirt, entering to scoop ice from a large container.

Goodman's Robert Falls Talks Shakespeare, Brian Dennehy ... and Ron Jeremy on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Robert Falls, the Artistic Director for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, stopped by The Interview Show to talk with me about his new production of Measure for Measure, why Shakespeare is usually boring, how to direct Brian Dennehy, and lots more.

Chicago Is Known for Its Fantastic Food. 19 Creatives Name Their Favorite Restaurants

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.16.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

We are a city with an international reputation for award winning restaurants and chefs, consistently taking culinary creativity to the next level. With this in mind, I asked 19 artists to weigh in on their favorite restaurants and chefs.

All the World's a Stage: The Sesquicentennial of Anton Chekhov's Birth

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

For anyone who takes inspiration from one Muse or another and has wondered how to compartmentalize that pursuit with other dreary and more pedestrian ...

Exploring O'Neill at the Goodman

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

The O'Neill festival was a fascinating exploration of the great American playwright's work -- filled with unusual and even daring stagings. Never was it dull, that's for sure.

The Goodman's "Desire Under the Elms" Reaps a Theatric Whirlwind

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

It's allegory for the modern reality-show line-up: classic Jerry Springer and Maury Povich on perpetual familial loop.

Some Critics Enjoy Shooting 'Buffalo'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

It's worth remembering that critics did not greet American Buffalo with universal acclaim when it first appeared in 1975.