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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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Smokey Joe's Cafe - Review

Posted: September 15, 2016

“Smokey Joe’s Café” ran for five years on Broadway and has come through Chicagoland in large and small productions, all with some merit. But no previous staging of the show can top the triumph at the Drury Lane Theatre. Under the inspired guidance of…


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Baby, That Is Rock and Roll

Posted: September 15, 2016

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote songs as classic as they come. From “Jail House Rock” to “Stand By Me” and many others, these songs are revisited in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at Drury Lane Theatre. This musical review has a limited story line pieced to…


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In the Neighborhood

Posted: September 15, 2016

If you’re looking for a bargain that offers more bang for your entertainment buck, this is the perfect show. Featuring no less than 39 of the hundreds of pop standards penned by the renowned songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, guest d…


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DRURY LANE’S STAGES A HIGH OCTANE SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE

Posted: September 15, 2016

It is always refreshing to see musical theater and walk out of the theater with a smile on your face and feeling good. It is especially gratifying when the entire experience is wonderful from beginning to end. All of this is true with Oak Brook’s Dru…


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Gritty Urban Charm And Powerhouse Vocals Make Smokey Joe’s Cafe Shine

Posted: September 15, 2016

We're under the el tracks and over the moon about Drury Lane's latest, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. This musical is a true crowd pleaser that had the audience woo hooing and clapping along. The tunes are familiar, early era rock and roll classics like "Yakety …