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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’ debuts in Chicago

‘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...

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

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’ brings revolution to Chicago

‘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...

Tony Award Best Musical brings comedic thrill to Chicago

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...

Robots take over Museum of Science and Industry

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 ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

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, ...

College’s million-dollar deficit shrinks

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...

Examining ’50s avant-garde cinema

By Trevor Ballanger

December 3, 2012

The concern of experimental filmmaking has long been challenging conventional narrative, which constantly attempts to find new modes of expression and visual language. Exploring the history of this unconventional style, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., is offering a look back at the 1950s American avant-garde scene on Dec. 7 and 11 as part of a series titled American Cinema of the 1950s.The films, ranging in le...

Seven Harry Potter books in just 70 minutes

By Dannis Valera

November 26, 2012

70 minutes, seven Harry Potter books. This is the tagline of Potted Potter, a parody of the Harry Potter series by former BBC TV hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner.The parody duo first met in 2005 when Clarkson needed a partner to do a show for the midnight launch of the sixth book—the first five books in five minutes. He found Turner as he was performing on the streets of London.“That’s the kind of style I wa...

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