Top Stories

Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd"

Consuming Humans :: Amelia Broome Plays Mrs. Lovett

By Michael Cox | Sep 20
Amelia Broome plays Mrs. Lovett one of the most compelling antiheros written for the musical theatre in the Lyric Stage Company's production of: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through October 11.

More»

Theatre Reviews

Meredith Forlenza and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The Huntington Theatre's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

By Michael Cox | Sep 17
Huntington Theatre Company's theatrical adaptation struggles only partly under the burden of celebrity. For the most part, the talented cast in this restatement of one of the seminal race relations films of the 1960s stands on its own.

Christopher Pazdernik and his comic foil, the versatile pianist Aaron Benham

Option Up!

By Christine Malcom | Sep 17
It's a cozy evening down a wonderfully nerdy rabbit hole of love for all things musical theater in general, and Chicago musical theater in particular.

Grant Niezgodski in 'Richard III'

Richard III

By Colleen Cottet | Sep 16
The Athenaeum Theatre stages a bare-bones presentation of Shakespeare's 'Richard III.'

More»

Theatre Features

Billie Allen

Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for League of Pro Theatre Women

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 20
On September 22, actress Phylicia Rashad will interview Billie Allen, for the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Join in Women's Words Fest

Women's Words Fest Includes a Week of Lesbian-Themed Entertainment

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Chicago's Women's Words Fest will now include a week of lesbian-themed entertainment, including a film festival, staged readings, dance, prose and plays, all at the Chicago Public House Theater.

Milton L. Wright

Re-telling Job's Story, From a Contemporary Point-of-View

By Kay Bourne | Sep 17
Retired judge Milton L. Wright offers a retelling of the Biblical story of Job in a new musical that premieres this weekend. It features Wright's sister R & B great Betty Wright as its narrator. EDGE spoke to Wright about his ambitious project.

More»