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Past articles by Hedy:

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 → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

‘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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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 → Read More

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 → Read More

In 'We're Gonna Be Okay,' identity issues trump the threat of nukes

In its quirky way the story confirms the two abiding points of view that now hold sway more than a half century after the Cuban Missile Crisis. → Read More

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

The cause of death is awaiting results of an autopsy. → Read More

Joseph and his ‘Dreamcoat’ get a wildly zany remix at Drury Lane

Director Alan Souza and musical director Alan Bukowiecki have crafted an ingenious take on the musical. → Read More

Mikhail Baryshnikov finds a meeting of poetic souls at heart of 'Brodsky'

The one-man show that draws on more than 40 poems by Nobel Prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky. → Read More

A major grant is big boost for the arts at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora

The funding will help support three major areas of expansion and improvement, including a new Paramount School of Performing Arts. → Read More

Rainn Wilson to join Steppenwolf cast

You probably know him best as "Dwight Schrute," the role he has played for nine seasons on NBC's "The Office," or perhaps you recall his previous → Read More

Making no small plans for new musical about Daniel Burnham

The show, directed by Erik Wagner, with music direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Jessica Texidor, will run at Theater Wit this summer. → Read More

In 'All My Sons,' guilt and denial over wartime profits and losses

WEISS: It is to the great credit of Charles Newell and his Court cast that they have wrestled so fearlessly with Arthur Miller's bear of a play. → Read More

Theo Ubique's cast for 'Sweeney Todd' to be led by opera singer

The show, which most often is produced on vast Broadway and opera house stages, will also have a formidable cast. → Read More

Musical 'Yank!' captures moment in history of gays in U.S. military

An ironic, knowing laugh rippled through the audience Thursday night as the immensely engaging musical “Yank! A WW II Love Story,” received its Chicago premiere by Pride Films and Plays. → Read More

Raven’s first season under new leadership taps four plays by women

The work of four female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, as well as Anna Jordan and Laura Eason, will → Read More