Stars show up to support Joan Allen at Steppenwolf

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Joan Allen stars in “The Wheel” at Steppenwolf Theatre

SEEN ON THE SCENE: For The official opening performance of “The Wheel” at Steppenwolf, there were a few special guests in the audience. Christian Slater — in town filming “Mind Games” for ABC — who co-starred with “The Wheel” star Joan Allen in her Oscar-nominated role in “The Contender” — came out to support Allen, joined by his “Mind Games” co-stars Steve Zahn and Marina Squerciati. … While in town filming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” — the fourth film in the mega-blockbuster franchise — director Michael Bay has been seen all over the place, including a couple times at Parliament during the past few days, where Lance Briggs was also spied making the scene. … Chicago’s own Eli’s Cheesecake was gobbled-up by lots of celebs at the Emmy gifting party at L.A.’s Sportsman’s Lodge, hosted by Nancee Borgnine, the daughter of the late, great Ernest Borgnine. Nancee requested the yummy dessert, after first tasting it at Joe Mantegna’s Hollywood Walk of Fame party. … Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray, Harry Caray’s grandson, dined with his broadcast partner Joe Simpson at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie, while the Braves were in town to play the Cubs. … Also seen at the original Harry Caray’s was the Cubs’ Junior Lake, while Hall of Fame Hawks announcer Eddie Olzyk dined at Harry Caray’s in Rosemont.

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