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Hedy Weiss is a former theater and dance critic at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Second City e.t.c. takes kinder, gentler approach to Trump era

The Second City e.t.c.'s new revue bears the title "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno," and I'll give you one guess whose tendency to pile on

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Joffrey remounts “Cinderella” as 60th anniversary dances on

As part of its 60th anniversary, the Joffrey Ballet is remounting Sir Frederick Ashton's full-length ballet, "Cinderella," to a score by Prokofiev.

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‘Merrily We Roll Along’ soars to new heights in Porchlight staging

The intimate but grand-scale production of the show is infused with fierce, precision-tooled, altogether transformative direction by Michael Weber.

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Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Concerto’ sounds the low brass and high beauty of the CSO

Thursday night at Symphony Center, Maestro Riccardo Muti led a program of four works exceptional depth and richness.

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Joffrey Ballet dances the many modes of ‘Modern Masters’ in winter program

George Balanchine's "The Four Temperaments" and Jerome Robbins' "Glass Pieces" are among the pieces slated for the program.

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In ‘Blind Date’ political conversations of a different era speak volumes

Two more wildly different personalities than Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev could not have been put in a room together.

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Patti LuPone booked for Steppenwolf’s LookOut

Audra McDonald did it. So did Chita Rivera. And soon it will be Patti LuPone's turn as the latest Broadway diva to arrive onstage at Steppenwolf

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s grand nod to war, remembrance in 2018-2019 season

These include a unique, grand-scale thematic initiative linked to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918

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Maestro Riccardo Muti signs on with CSO through 2022

The orchestra's music director will continue his schedule of subscription concerts, community engagement and touring.

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Acrobat-actor Raphael Cruz, recently at Lookingglass, dies in Paris

The cause of death is awaiting results of an autopsy.