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Chicago theatre community journeys ‘over the rainbow’ to connect with audience

May 20, 2020

When Ed Rutherford read a New York Times article about how rich people were preparing for the coronavirus pandemic, he was inspired to produce a show based on this idea. Unable to put on the show in-person...

(From left) Maria Dizzia and Mike Iverson star in

Q&A: Broadway actor Mike Iveson on what the Constitution means to him

February 28, 2020

To put herself through college, 15-year-old Heidi delivered speeches about the Constitution for prize money. This sets the scene for “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a play written by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler, which follows the story of the ...

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in 'The Band's Visit'

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

September 4, 2019

From playing in his families band to opening a recording and production studio in Bucktown, musician and actor Ronnie Malley is now touring in the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." “The B...

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” based on the 1990 film of the same name, will make its debut March 13 at The Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., for a limited five-week run before heading to Broadway.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ debuts in Chicago

March 5, 2018

In a modern update of the classic Cinderella fairytale, “Pretty Woman” tells the story of Vivian Ward, a Sunset Boulevard prostitute who unexpectedly finds love in Edward Lewis, one of her clients, and ...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

NCAA can’t continue to take advantage of players

By Jackie Murray

March 27, 2017

The brackets, the bets, the heartbreak and the Cinderella stories—so many dramatic elements make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness tournament, a battle of the best Divi...

Northwestern professors discussed Hamilton the musical's influence in the classroom and how the musical has changed—and challenged—historians and college classes Feb. 21 at the Newberry Library on 60 W. Walton Street.

Professors talk ‘What Comes Next?’ in ‘Hamilton’s’ impact

February 27, 2017

Gold Coast’s Newberry Library was bustling with a full crowd of all ages—some even arriving after the panel started—eager to hear a discussion about the hit musical “Hamilton’s” classroom i...

“Hamilton” begins its national tour to Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Sept. 27.

‘Hamilton’ brings revolution to Chicago

May 9, 2016

Chicago theater fans “will not throw away their shot” when the groundbreaking blockbuster musical “Hamilton” starts its national tour in the Windy City Sept. 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Mon...

Jefferson Mays portrayed Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith in the Broadway production of “Gentleman’s Guide.”

Tony Award Best Musical brings comedic thrill to Chicago

September 28, 2015

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Costume Design, is hitting Chicago as its second stop, starting Sept. 29 on the show’s first...

Yasakawa Robotic21 System used suction cups on its arms to deal cards and play blackjack against museum guests.

Robots take over Museum of Science and Industry

September 14, 2015

after visiting the museum’s Robot Revolution exhibit, guests could easily confuse Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry for the set of a new post-apocalyptic movie in which the world is run by art...

Theater Wit’s take on “The Full Monty” blends sexuality and humor in a touching manner in this Americanized live-action musical version of the 1997 British cult classic.

Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

April 6, 2015

With so many established theaters in Chicago, it is always exciting to find a theater on the cutting edge. In Kokandy Productions’ Americanized live version of the 1997 British film of the same name, ...

President Kwang-Wu Kim discusses the college’s deficit, enrollment rates and rising tuition costs April 8 during his State of the College address. The college has cut its $3.5 million deficit by $2 million in the last year, according to Interim Chief Financial Officer Richard Dowsek. 

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

April 22, 2014

Despite falling enrollment and rising tuition, Columbia’s budgetary turbulence may finally be stabilizing. An unexpected combination of better than predicted enrollment numbers, increased tuition cost and decreased departmental spending has reduced the college’s $3.5 million de...

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