The internationally recognized choreographer discusses his history with the Joffrey Ballet, the de-gendering of ballet, and who – if not him – acts as the true successor to the father of American Ballet.
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Hubbard Street Dance stages a tribute to the international choreographer
Cutting-edge architecture built by a robot, spiders and even you! That's just a small part of what you can experience when the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites around the city. Geoffrey Baer has been watching 75 top architects put the finishing touches on it all, and he's here to give us a preview.
Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the new production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.
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.
This adaptation was first produced at Lookingglass Theatre in 2004
George Orwell’s dystopian classic takes the stage at Steppenwolf starting Oct. 21 as part of the theater's Young Adults series.
The Joffrey Ballet just hired 10 new dancers; you may have already met 2 of them
New Joffrey Ballet dancers speak about their experience with crafting public persona in the world of professional ballet.
Prize-winning drama begins previews at Goodman Theatre Saturday
Chicago director Kimberly Senior talks about her experiences directing – for the fourth time – playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced.
Art, dance, music and theater: Get the best of everything in our guide to fall arts in Chicago.
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.
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.
Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Released This Week
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.
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.
Archibald Motley Painted the People and Places of Jazz Age Chicago
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.
Remembering Chicago’s Lion of the Arts
Champion of Art and Culture Shared His Enthusiasm and His Smarts