It's that time of year again, when the world comes to Chicago – and Chicago stages a giant temporary art exhibition to welcome the world. With 43 international cities represented, 17 countries and literally thousands of artists participating, this weekend’s Expo Chicago has been anticipated well beyond the city limits. Learn more about the show.
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This adaptation was first produced at Lookingglass Theatre in 2004Sep 15, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
George Orwell’s dystopian classic takes the stage at Steppenwolf starting Oct. 21 as part of the theater's Young Adults series.
Prize-winning drama begins previews at Goodman Theatre SaturdaySep 11, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Chicago director Kimberly Senior talks about her experiences directing – for the fourth time – playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced.
Comic actors George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky appear together in Bruce Graham's new play Funnyman, opening this week at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. The duo joins Chicago Tonight to talk about the world premiere play, recall their days at Second City, and fact-check a couple of Internet rumors about their long careers.
This fall, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will assess architectural projects and experiments from around the world. We'll get a preview of what to expect and find out the results of a competition to add kiosks to the city's lakefront.
Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Released This WeekJul 16, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Harper's Lee's hugely anticipated sequel Go Set a Watchman stirs debate about its plot and its value as a successor to the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960. Chicago writer Marja Mills became close friends with Harper Lee and her sister and wrote a book about the experience. She joins us to share her thoughts on the new book.
Archibald Motley Painted the People and Places of Jazz Age ChicagoMar 10, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
From jazz clubs to barbecues to poker games, a Chicago artist painted the town. The son of a Pullman porter, his colorful canvases and provocative portraits are rooted in an eloquent pursuit of identity.
This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath AwayJan 29, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.
The Joffrey Ballet just hired 10 new dancers; you may have already met 2 of themSep 14, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
New Joffrey Ballet dancers speak about their experience with crafting public persona in the world of professional ballet.
Art, dance, music and theater: Get the best of everything in our guide to fall arts in Chicago.
Struggling artist Frank Dudley visited the Indiana Dunes 100 years ago and discovered his life's work – painting the fragile and constantly evolving landscape and promoting and preserving the dunes. Chicago Tonight looks at the enduring impact of Dudley's dramatic oil paintings, and talks with local experts such as James Dabbert, an IIT professor who co-wrote the book The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley.
Chicago-based rock critic Jessica Hopper has earned a reputation as a sharp observer and a fearless firebrand of the form. She joins us to discuss her newest book, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.
Remembering Chicago’s Lion of the ArtsFeb 3, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Champion of Art and Culture Shared His Enthusiasm and His Smarts
An Artist Confronts His DemonsDec 22, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
The Art Institute’s current show is a kind of nightmare before Christmas.
Beyond His Outer Space Paintings, Influential Artist Chesley Bonestell also Made Earthbound Art for Hollywood MoviesDec 3, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Before CGI visual effects dominated Hollywood movies, filmmakers often used a painting of a landscape or location to create a non-existent environment.