Writers Theatre's 'Into the Woods' casts emotional, enchanting spell
Gary Griffin returns to Writers Theatre in Glencoe to direct the company's first in-the-round production, the deeply felt, utterly enchanting, fairy tale-inspired "Into the Woods."
Weekend picks: The fun of Wizard World continues in RosemontWhat a great weekend ahead: Meet and greet celebrities at Wizard World in Rosemont this weekend, Sting brings his "My Songs" tour to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, The Wiggles play the Rosemont Theatre and Jon Lovitz does standup at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changedNetflix's revival of "Designated Survivor" is an interesting failed experiment. It's also an illustration of how television has changed in a remarkably short time.
Book review: Digital dating proves complicated in 'Love at First Like'In Hannah Orenstein's "Love at First Like," Eliza Roth accidentally leads her Instagram followers to believe that she is engaged and quickly learns that maintaining a picture-perfect life is extremely complicated.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsGrammy Award-winning star Sting brings his "My Songs" tour to Ravinia for two nights and actor and comedian Jon Lovitz does standup at the Arcada in St. Charles. Good times await.
Santa Springs water play area opening today at Santa's Village in East DundeeSanta Springs, a family-friendly, interactive water play attraction within the Santa's Village amusement park, opens Saturday, Aug. 24.
14 for fall: Premier picks for Chicago, suburban theater productionsFall theater consists of the musical sendup "Something Rotten!" at Marriott and a beloved revival of "The Color Purple" at Drury Lane, world premieres at Goodman and Steppenwolf and several high-profile Broadway tours, including "Mean Girls."
The Hampton Social brings satisfying East Coast dining to South BarringtonThe menu at ocean-inspired The Hampton Social in South Barrington has a decidedly nautical East Coast flair, offering a flavorful selection of mostly seafood-based fare and delicious ice cream that's worth the splurge.
Theater events: Patti Vasquez headlines 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny FestivalThe 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Fest continues, Bechdel Fest returns and "Sons and Lovers" premieres at Greenhouse Theater Center, this week in Chicago-area theater.
Taylor Swift's 'Lover': A track-by-track breakdown, from coded lyrics to DiCaprio, Drake referencesTaylor Swift, one of the few artists who can still sell a million albums in a week, has plenty to say on her seventh studio album.
Widescreen: A celebration and a history lesson, 'Pose' was the show of summerFX's "Pose," a portrait of early-'90s LGBTQ ball culture, is a celebration and sometimes a cliche. Most importantly, it's a lesson in a history that so many of us ignore.
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