'Queens' hopes to earn the TV respect meant for royalty
When Naturi Naughton read the script for ABC's new music-inspired drama "Queens," a feeling of déjà vu rushed through her. "It's definitely a little eerie to me. When I read the script, I was like, 'Oh, this is what I lived though,'" she said.
Q&A: T-Pain talks new book, embracing his musical legacyThere may be a plethora of adjectives to describe music superstar T-Pain, but boring is never included. So when the idea of writing a book was presented, he knew what he would not be writing: an autobiography. "I want to bring joy to other people," he said.
The sun comes out again as Harry Connick Jr. helps NBC stage 'Annie Live!'Thanks to Harry Connick Jr., a certain musical is getting one of the most fit Daddy Warbucks it's had to date. The Primetime Emmy and Grammy winner and Tony nominee is the latest performer to embody the billionaire who becomes the surrogate father to the title orphan as NBC presents "Annie Live!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.
How Chicago-area theaters gave Stephen Sondheim musicals a boostChicago arts institutions played an important part in the development of two musicals by Stephen Sondheim. And the American theater legend who died Friday at age 91 also has been celebrated by suburban venues over decades.
Hoffman Estates extends outdoor dining through another winterHoffman Estates' relaxed regulations that have allowed restaurants to host outdoor dining during the pandemic without the usual restrictions will continue through at least May 31 instead of expiring on Dec. 31, as had been originally planned.
People to be thankful for: Mount Prospect resident Joey Carbone encourages reading by building mini librariesBy his own estimation, Joey Carbone of Mount Prospect has not parked his car in his garage in two years. The space has been transformed into a workshop -- where he builds mini libraries for families who want one. He says they encourage children to read.
Book review: 'You've Reached Sam' delivers an emotional YA debutIn Dustin Thao's "You've Reached Sam," Julie is a senior. She wants to go to Reed College and write for a living. She dreams of returning to big city life with her boyfriend, Sam. But Sam is dead, and Julie's uncertain future is made even more precarious when she discovers a way to talk to him again.
Things to do Nov. 26-Dec. 2: Tree lightings, holiday light shows, fests & moreFrom seasonal light shows to tree lightings to holiday parades to craft fairs to winter festivals, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend.
Citadel's 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' has appeal, especially for young audience membersDespite some pacing problems, Citadel Theatre's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" leaves audience members with full hearts and smiles, which is exactly what this 1967 tuner was created to do.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91.
Dining with Santa 2021: St. Nick prepping to visit suburban brunches and dinnersCalling all kids: Do you have your wish list ready for Santa? A perfect time to share it with the Jolly Old Elf would be at one of the many Santa brunches, lunches or dinners happening in the suburbs over the next couple of weeks.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: No my friends, Thank YOU!Thanksgiving is the time that I, like so many others do this time of year, truly take a few steps back and reflect upon the blessings in my life. This year, MAN, this will be hard to do! Still, I have been blessed with so much up until the pandemic hit. I feel there's still a bit of credit left in the "count your blessings" department.