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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 snags 'Chicago' for Chicago for the first time since '83

Posted: April 28, 2017

A quiz for you, theater-loving reader: When was the last time a professional Chicago theater company produced "Chicago," a musical that burnishes the city's scandalous reputation each and every night on Broadway? I'm not talking about Barry and Fr…


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Drury Lane jazzed to perform 'Chicago' after nearly 30 years of hot pursuit

Posted: April 16, 2017

It's taken close to 30 years, but the merry murderesses of the cell block tango have finally arrived in Oakbrook Terrace. After decades of relentless pursuit, Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek has succeeded in bringing "Chicago" to …


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Broadway Actors Set for Drury Lane’s Chicago

Posted: April 4, 2017

Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of the award-winning musical Chicago, which will be presented April 20–June 18. Drury Lane Theatre artistic director William Osetek will direct with choreography by Ton…


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James & The Giant Peach: 10-year-old Lake Zurich resident embraces the acting stage

Posted: March 16, 2017

Getting paid for doing what you love is a common goal for many. Some of us have the pleasure of realizing snippets of this dream by venturing into off-the-beaten-path careers. But this coveted opportunity to make money from one's passion has already…


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Rising Chicago talent sing the best of Broadway 1969

Posted: March 9, 2017

Ten talented performers who are launching musical theater careers in Chicago will be showcased in Porchlight Music Theatre's New Faces Sing Broadway 1969 at the Skokie Theatre. Michael Weber, Porchlight's artistic director, is co-creator and dramt…


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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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