Expanding Coverage

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Just a quick word to let everyone know that, as of today, ChicagoOnStage is expanding its coverage into Raleigh-Durham, an area with over 95 theatres and a thriving community. Our reporter for Raligh-Durham shows is Lauren Van Hemert. She is one of two Raleigh Regional Contributing Editors for Broadway World Raleigh, and we’re happy to have […]

It’s Inevitable: North Carolina Theatre’s “Newsies” is a Hit

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By Lauren Van Hemert; photo by Curtis Brown Photography Note: With this review, ChicagoOnStage’s USAOnStage expands its coverage to the Raleigh-Durham area. In July 1899, hundreds of newsboys formed a union and went on strike against Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst to protest an increase in the wholesale price of the Evening World and […]

Fleetwood-Jourdain’s “Topdog/Underdog” is a dark comedy with deep drama

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member In the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks, two brothers struggles with some of the cultural, family, and societal aspects of being young black men in America. Named Lincoln and Booth by their father for a joke, the boys were abandoned by both parents when they […]

American Players Theatre: Four Days + Five Plays = Five Standing Ovations

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Highlights of the 2018 American Theater Critics Association Conference in Spring Green, Wisconsin. By Beverly Friend, PHD, Member American Theater Critics Association One essential piece of advice I always offered my students was that no matter what career they chose, they should be sure to join the relevant professional organizations. Not only does this keep […]