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Chicago Native Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History With "Master Of None" Win

Posted: September 14, 2017

Lena Waithe, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, made Emmy history on Sunday, as the first black actress to win for comedy writing, for her work on Netflix comedy series “Master of None.” CBS 2's Susanna Song reports Program: CBS 2 News Mo…


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Rip- Roaring, Electrifying Musical

Posted: September 10, 2017

‘AH,' the 80's, a time in history where Reaganomics ruled the decade. The rise of the "yuppie," and the emergence of cable networks like MTV, which introduced the music video craze that launched the careers of many iconic artists. The age where rock …


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'Rock of Ages' is still nothin' but a good time at Drury Lane

Posted: September 10, 2017

Not long from now, seniors in retirement homes will be head-banging to Whitesnake. A change in the menu in the dining room will risk a spontaneous chorus of "We're Not Gonna Take It," twisting each sister in the joint. Quiet Riot will be commonplace.…


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“Rock of Ages”

Posted: September 9, 2017

★★★★★ Tonight, for the fourth time, I watched “Rock of Ages”, a true “rock concert” made into a play, but with a local flavor. There was no major guest star as we have seen in the previous “Broadway In Chicago” versions circa 2010 ( Bank of America…


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Proudly silly 'Rock of Ages' features a great cast at Drury Lane

Posted: September 9, 2017

With its parade of pre-existing "hair metal" hits shoehorned into a self-aware script and its unrepentant product placement, "Rock of Ages" harbors no pretense of art, no hint of deeper meaning. Instead, this deliberately dopey jukebox musical revels…


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Be good to Mama this Mother's Day with Drury Lane play

Posted: May 9, 2017

According to the National Restaurant Association, six in ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day by dining out. That translates into a lot of busy eateries. But in Oakbrook Terrace, consumers can skip waiting for a table by securing seats to Drury …


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"Chicago" review: All that jazz with a lot of razzle dazzle

Posted: May 6, 2017

Chicago that wonderful town with the numerous nicknames “The Windy City,” The "City of Big Shoulders" and "Hog Butcher to the World," is also known as the third largest city in the United States. People around the world come to Chicago to see its won…


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Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


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'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year

Posted: May 25, 2016

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday.


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Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14

Posted: May 16, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek.


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Drury Lane Announces 18/19 Season

Posted: August 30, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre has jumped out ahead and announced its 2018/2019 season, opening with SOUTH PACIFIC. The season continues with Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, followed by LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and MAMMA MIA!.


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'Mamma Mia!,' 'South Pacific' in Drury Lane's 2018-19 season

Posted: August 29, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday. First up is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “South Pacific” (April 5-June 17). Next up is Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (July 5-Aug. 26), to be directe…


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Musical chestnuts and a ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ set for Drury Lane

Posted: August 29, 2017

The Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook Terrace — which racked up an impressive 19 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations last week for its productions of the past season — has today announced its plans for the 2018-19 season. And the lineup might best be de…


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Jeff Awards Honor Peninsula Players Company Members with Nominations

Posted: August 27, 2017

Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, celebrated the announcement of Chicago's 2017 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Jo…


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Big hair, big dreams, big guitar riffs in 'Rock of Ages'

Posted: August 24, 2017

Rock snobs love to hate the '80. Many's the professional rock critic who dismisses the era as one of auditory punchlines rather than actual music. Scoff if you will. Those who lived through the Golden Era of Walkmen, Pac Man and wine coolers know tha…


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Rip- Roaring, Electrifying Musical

Posted: September 10, 2017

‘AH,' the 80's, a time in history where Reaganomics ruled the decade. The rise of the "yuppie," and the emergence of cable networks like MTV, which introduced the music video craze that launched the careers of many iconic artists. The age where rock …


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'Rock of Ages' is still nothin' but a good time at Drury Lane

Posted: September 10, 2017

Not long from now, seniors in retirement homes will be head-banging to Whitesnake. A change in the menu in the dining room will risk a spontaneous chorus of "We're Not Gonna Take It," twisting each sister in the joint. Quiet Riot will be commonplace.…


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“Rock of Ages”

Posted: September 9, 2017

★★★★★ Tonight, for the fourth time, I watched “Rock of Ages”, a true “rock concert” made into a play, but with a local flavor. There was no major guest star as we have seen in the previous “Broadway In Chicago” versions circa 2010 ( Bank of America…


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Proudly silly 'Rock of Ages' features a great cast at Drury Lane

Posted: September 9, 2017

With its parade of pre-existing "hair metal" hits shoehorned into a self-aware script and its unrepentant product placement, "Rock of Ages" harbors no pretense of art, no hint of deeper meaning. Instead, this deliberately dopey jukebox musical revels…


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Feel the Noize Rock of Ages – Drury Lane Oakbrook

Posted: September 9, 2017

Never hiding the fact that this lighthearted musical is Nothin’ But a Good Time, Scott Weinstein has beautifully directed this enjoyable jukebox musical that cleverly masquerades as a heavy metal rock concert. His pleasure chest party of a play, with…


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