Chicago Stage Style Reviews

"The Complete History of America (Abridged)" continues through February 12, 2012 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.  Photos by Justin Sienkiewicz and Hollis Gorski.

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Lookingglass Theatre presents "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting" through February 19, 2012.  Photo credit: Sean Williams.

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

Chicago Dramatists presents Blizzard ’67 through February 12, 2012.  Photos by Jeff Pines.

Blizzard '67

Vitalist Theatre presents The Ghost is Here at DCA Storefront Theater through February 19, 2012. Photos by John W. Sisson, Jr.

The Ghost is Here

Kelli O'Hara's solo CD Always is produced by Ghostlight Records

Four Divas on CD

Broadway In Chicago presents Come Fly Away at the Bank of America Theatre January 10-22, 2012.  Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

Come Fly Away

Broadway In Chicago presents the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights at the Oriental Theatre January 10–15, 2012. Photo credit: John Daughtry.

In The Heights

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere fractured fairy tale, How to Survive a Fairy Tale January 7–February 26, 2012. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett.

How to Survive a Fairy Tale

Oracle Theatre presents "Ironmistress" through February 11, 2012.  Photo credit: Ben Fuschen.

Ironmistress

The Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon is produced by Ghostlight Records.

Mormons, Musicals and More

Patti LuPone stars in the original cast album of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, produced by Ghostlight Records

CD's for Christmas or Any Other Time

Stunning and Other Plays by David Adjmi

Stunning and Other Plays by David Adjmi

Steppenwolf Theatre presents Penelope through February 5, 2012.  Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

Penelope

Griffin Theatre presents the musical Spring Awakening through January 8, 2012 at Theater Wit. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

Spring Awakening

Redtwist Theatre presents Opus through January 29, 2012

Opus

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Elizabeth Rex November 29, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Elizabeth Rex

Black Ensemble Theater presents The Jackie Wilson Story through February 19, 2012. Photo credit: Danny Nicholas.

The Jackie Wilson Story

Provision Theater presents the World Premiere musical The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey through December 23, 2011

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The new Broadway cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's Follies starring Bernadette Peter and Ron Raines is produced by PS Classics

Follies on CD

Kristin Chenoweth unveils her latest country pop album Some Lessons Learned on CD

Kristin Chenoweth on CD

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2010-2011 is published by Applause Books

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2010-2011

Emerald City Theatre presents Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! November 17-January 8, 2012  at The Apollo Theater.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Profiles Theatre presents Assisted Living through February 19, 2012 at The Second Stage, 3408 N. Sheffield. Photo credit: Wayne Karl.

Assisted Living

The seventh edition of Broadway Musicals Show by Show by Stanley Green is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Broadway Musicals Show by Show

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical classic The Sound of Music plays through January 8, 2012 at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. Photo credit: Brett Beiner.

The Sound of Music

Godspell 40th Anniversary Celebration includes the original cast recording plus the original motion picture soundtrack on CD

Godspell on CD

Norman Rockwell's painting The Art Critic

To Praise or Not to Praise: A Critical Editorial

The musical Death Takes a Holiday on CD from PS Classics

Death Takes a Holiday on CD

Music on Film books devoted to the movie musicals Grease and A Hard Day's Night are published by Limelight Editions

Music on Film

The Original Off-Broadway cast recording of A Minister's Wife featuring Kate Fry is available on the PS Classics label.

A Minister's Wife on CD

Broadway In Chicago presents Emerald City Theatre’s hit Pinkalicious in an open run at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

Pinkalicious

Emerald City Theatre Company presents If You Give a Cat a Cupcake through January 7, 2012 at the Apollo Theatre

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

The Best American Short Plays of 2009-2010 is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

The Best American Short Plays of 2009-2010

Chicago’s wildly popular entertainment phenomenon, Blue Man Group continues its open run at Briar Street Theatre.

Blue Man Group

Wonderland CD

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books presents the complete book and lyrics of the Broadway musical 13.

13 Libretto & CD

The Book of Transformation, An antholoy of the first 15 years of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company under the vision and leadership of James Bohnen.

The Book of Transformations

A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menkne, 1835-1868, America's Original Superstar

A Dangerous Woman

4 Days Late presents its original production, Jersey Shore: The Musical, July 15-March 31, 2012 at Studio BE (3110 N. Sheffield Ave). Photo credit: Matt Griffo.

Jersey Shore the Musical

Lucille Ball FAQ Book is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Lucille Ball FAQ Book

West Side Story and the American Imagination

The Second City e.t.c. presents an open run of Sky's the Limit (Weather Permitting). Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

Sky's the Limit (Weather Permitting)

Kate Baldwin's latest CD featuring the songs of Sheldon Harnick is among the latest musical releases by PS Classics.

PS Classics on CD

PS Classics' World Premiere recording of Sweet Bye and Bye is now available on CD

Sweet Bye and Bye on CD

The libretto to the Tony Award winning musical Memphis is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Memphis Libretto

The Last Five Years libretto is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

The Last Five Years Libretto

PS Classics presents George & Ira Gershwin's classic musical Strike Up the Band 2011 Studio Cast Recording

Strike Up the Band on CD

Horton Foote: America's Storyteller is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Horton Foote: America's Storyteller

Elaine Stritch at Liberty DVD

Black Swan DVD

Katharine Hepburn: I Know Where I'm Going by Charlotte Chandler is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Katharine Hepburn: I Know Where I'm Going

Theatre World 2009-2010 published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Theatre World 2009-2010

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies

Second City presents its 99th Mainstage revue, South Side of Heaven in an open run. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

South Side of Heaven

Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City by John Anthony Gilvey, is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City

Complete Shakespeare abridged

Tennessee Williams

The Collected Plays of Tennessee Williams

Music on Film: West Side Story

Music on Film

Baby Wants Candy is currently in an open run at the Apollo Theatre. The completely improvised hit production features performances every Friday night at 10:30 p.m. Photo credit: Joanna Feldman.

Baby Wants Candy

A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father by Chris Lermmon

A Twist of Lemmon

Blue Murder & Garrow's Law on DVD

Disovering Hamlet on DVD

Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists by Herbert Keyser

Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre

I Got the Show Right Here, a biography of Producer Cy Feuer

I Got the Show Right Here

The Applause Libretto Library Series

At This Theatre: 110 Years of Broadway Shows, Stories & Stars is published by Applause Books

At This Theatre

The Play That Changed My Life: America's Foremost Playwrights on the Plays that influenced them

The Play That Changed My Life

Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hits and Flops

Million Dollar Quartet

Put on a Happy Face, a Broadway Memoir by Charles Strouse

Put on a Happy Face

The Broadway Musical Quiz Book

The Gentleman Press Agent

The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who inspired Chicago, a Viking novel by Douglas Perry

The Girls of Murder City

Broadway The American Musical, the companion book to the Emmy Award winning PBS documentary, is published by Applause Books

Broadway The American Musical Book

Barrel of Monkeys, the Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble, brings their popular weekly showcase That's Weird, Grandma to The Neo-Futurarium in an open run.

That's Weird, Grandma

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked, a book by Carol de Giere published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Defying Gravity