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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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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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Photo Flash: First Look - ROCK OF AGES Hits Drury Lane Theatre with Its Best Shot

Posted: September 7, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre presents the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Kl…


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Looking for a favorite title for fall? Yes, 'Les Mis' and 'Wicked' are back

Posted: September 6, 2017

It’s fall. Like every year — and, as a loyal reader will understand, there have been a few — I’m looking for something smart, new, risky and exciting. Ideally something like that to see every night. Coming this Sunday: My top-10 list of Chicago sh…


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Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season

Posted: September 5, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces 2018-2019 Season 9/5/2017 0 Comments Drury Lane Theatre is thrilled to announce the complete lineup of its 2018/2019 season, opening with Tony Award-winning South Pacific. The season continues with Tennessee Williams…


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3 September arts and culture events for Chicago families

Posted: September 5, 2017

Rock of Ages Through Oct. 15; Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace


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Review: Crazy For You

Posted: November 14, 2016

Too often area musical theaters import performers to star in local productions when there are Chicagoland actors who are as good or better. No such accusation can be filed against the Drury Lane Theatre for bringing in Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to…


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Tuneful, well-danced Gershwin musical fable entertains

Posted: November 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook has mounted a fabulous production of George & Ira Gershwin’s tunes, set upon Ken Ludwig’s charming, witty and hilarious book, that becomes Crazy for You–the winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.


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BWW Review: Drury Lane's CRAZY FOR YOU Brings a Much-Needed Dose of Broadway Magic

Posted: November 14, 2016

This holiday season, the intimate Drury Lane Theatre receives a dash of Broadway magic. George and Ira Gershwin's classical music comes to life in a dazzling revue. Big dance numbers, familiar tunes and slapstick comedy make for a wondrous, two-hour …


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Something new to be found in 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'

Posted: September 16, 2016

It's a straight revue. No real book. Cool singers. Band on stage. No surprises? Until now. Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge's superb revival of this title at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace is the first production I've seen to effectively theatricali…


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‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ catches fire at Drury Lane

Posted: September 16, 2016

This is no simple "and then-they-wrote" medley. And it is better than ever in its current incarnation at the Drury Lane Theatre, where Marcia Milgrom Dodge (a New York-based director-choreographer whose long list of credits includes the rave-garnerin…