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Appalachian Setting and Music Illuminate Cymbeline at First Folio; Two Other Stalwarts Disappoint

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Perhaps the highest compliment that can be paid to a fresh interpretation of Shakespeare is that it makes you want to go back and re-read the play.

Stunning Eastland Brings a Stirring Voice to an Overlooked Tragedy

Robert Bullen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's a very rare thing when a beautiful and emotionally stirring new musical comes along. But with Eastland, about the overlooked tragedy of the capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River, the writers make a landmark debut.

Culture Beat: Chicago Live! and The Paper Machete

Keith Koeneman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

As a truly global city, Chicago offers up an almost endless variety of culture. From the high arts to pure entertainment, our city has music, performance, art, culinary and comedy venues for nearly every taste.

Chicago's Theater Season Off to a Strong Start

Robert Loerzel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Is the current theater season so delightful that you'd call it a "debauch"? Not exactly -- but a few excellent productions of top-notch scripts are on the city's stages.

WATCH: Rick Bayless Writes, Caters And Stars In New Lookingglass Show

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

As if Chicago's celebrity chef Rick Bayless weren't busy enough managing Xoco, Topolobambo and the many incarnations of Frontera, his newest culinary ...

Chicago Theatre Wins Prestigious Regional Tony Award

Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's storied Lookingglass Theatre has become the fifth company in the city to win a prestigious Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, acco...