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Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

Harris Channels ’Hedwig’ When Audience Acts Unruly

By John Carucci | Apr 23
Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.

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Theatre Reviews

Suli Holum performance is delivered in intimate HD in ArtEmerson’s "The Wholehearted"

The Wholehearted

By Michael Cox | Apr 23
Stein/Holum Project brings the power of the close-up to the Arts Emerson Jackie Liebergott Black Box in "The Wholehearted." Staged in an intimate setting, it uses video projection to bring the audience closer to Suli Holum’s nuanced performance.

’The Great Immensity’ tackles climate change and a missing person

The Great Immensity

By Brooke Pierce | Apr 22
With their newest work, "The Great Immensity," The Civilians take on climate change and pull us into a thrilling narrative that features anonymous ship spotters, ditties about charismatic mega-fauna and dead passenger pigeons.

Audra Day as Billie Holiday

Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill

By Frank J. Avella | Apr 21
Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald wows as Billie Holiday before her death, at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.

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Theatre Features

Pride Films and Plays is accepting submissions through May 1

Chicago’s Pride Films Accepts Submissions for Women’s Words Fest

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Pride Films and Plays is now accepting submissions of new works for the stage and screen for Women’s Words Fest, through May 1.

Billy Porter on ’Kinky Boots’ anniversary, new CD

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 14
Billy Porter has good reason to be happy these days. He’s celebrating his anniversary in the hit musical "Kinky Boots" and is about to release a new CD of Broadway standards.

Yannick Greweldinger, Reinier Schimmel & Silke Hundertmark in "Lebensraum" at ArtsEmerson

Double Reality :: Bringing Humanity to Life in ’Lebensraum’

By Michael Cox | Apr 8
Director Jakop Ahlbom discusses his darkly comic homage to the silent film auteur Buster Keaton, "Lebensraum." In this surreal and dialogue-free play, two male inventors run into problems when they create a mechanical doll to help them keep house.

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