Steppenwolf's basketball drama 'The Great Leap' impresses, though script misses a few shots
The personal becomes very political in Lauren Yee's basketball drama "The Great Leap," now receiving a strong Chicago premiere by Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Set in 1989, "The Great Leap" blends fact and fiction around a "friendly match" between Chinese and American university basketball players.
Major-league talent makes for Paramount's winning 'Newsies'Paramount Theatre opens its ninth season with a winning revival of "Newsies," Disney Theatrical Productions' stage adaptation of the well-loved film about the 1899 newsboy strike in New York City.
Deaf actress makes Wheaton Drama history in 'Addams Family' musicalThe first deaf actor in the history of Wheaton Drama is bringing deaf culture to her character and depth to the company's production of "The Addams Family -- A New Musical."
What a school assembly: Larkin High students get free concert, recording studio donationFor two hours Monday, the baseball field at Larkin High School in Elgin was transformed into a concert venue with live music as a homecoming week treat.
Plan ahead: Branford Marsalis at College of DuPage, Mother Truckin' Booze Fest in Hoffman EstatesGet your tickets now: Political satirist Randy Rainbow tours to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre, living jazz legend Branford Marsalis performs at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn and the Mother Truckin' Booze Fest returns to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.
'It' is tops again, but 'Hustlers' is full of flash at the box officeIt wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even its high expectations at the weekend box office.
'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture EmmysBradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their "The Handmaid's Tale" roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony while Dolton native Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the comedy side, both for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
Beatles vs. Stones showdown coming to Elgin's Hemmens Sept. 23Who's better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? People will have a chance to debate that when "Beatles vs. Stones -- A Musical Showdown" -- with help from St. Charles East High School's string quartet -- takes the stage Monday, Sept. 23, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.
'It: Chapter 2' mounts a defense of the social media mobOf all the complaints that could be leveled against "It: Chapter 2," the most curious is that its opening moments represent a case of stark homophobia.
Schaumburg writer's book tells of inspirational amputees. So does golf tournament.Fifty-nine men and women took part in the All Disability Open at the Odyssey Golf Foundation course in Tinley Park last weekend. Each person's story about becoming an amputee is different, but all inspire and remind us how strong the human spirit is and how much we can accomplish.
In 'Hustlers,' Jennifer Lopez steals money, and the show"Hustlers" is, in itself, a hustle. It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of "Hustlers," written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, cloaks an empowering feminist tale about a sisterhood of women who turn the tables on a male-controlled industry.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The unsung heroes behind the musicI am lucky to have a grand group of dedicated and passionate people who love what they do and believe in the scope and direction of my company. But a true "unsung hero" of the Onesti Entertainment Corp., and the "Man Behind the Curtain," has always been my brother, Rich.
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