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Berlin Film Festival Jury Questioned Over Diversity

By Frank Jordans | Feb 13
The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."

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The Hamburg Ballet Returns to Chicago for Their Only U.S. Engagements This Season

Feb 13
The world-renowned Hamburg Ballet is making its highly anticipated and long awaited return to Chicago bringing two works, in their only United States performance of their season.

Ken Watanabe Due to Return to 'The King and I' on March 17

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 11
Ken Watanabe will return to his royal robes on Broadway in "The King and I" starting March 17 after he recovers from stomach cancer treatment.

Russell Tovey Apologizes for His Hot Bod, Which Made Man Literally Faint

Feb 10
"Looking" star Russell Tovey apologized in a recent interview with Heat magazine, saying he's sorry his chiseled body made a male theatergoer pass out when he took off his shirt during a Broadway show earlier this month.

New Adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Heads to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 10
Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" - and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch - are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.

Stage Version of 'Frozen' to be Directed by Broadway Veteran

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 9
Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen."

Theatre Review :: The Convert

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 9
One can sense the playwright's skepticism: Other than clothing and customs, Danai Gurira seems to be saying, different tribes of humans are identical in the wrongs they perpetrate.

Performance Review :: Chicago Opera Theater 'La Voix Humaine' and 'Gianni Schicchi'

By Colleen Cottet | Feb 9
Chicago Opera Theater continues its season with a unique double bill of one-act operas: "La Voix Humaine," by mid-20th century French composer Francis Poulenc, and "Gianni Schicchi."

To Relieve Stress, Ted Cruz Sings Show Tunes

Feb 8
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz apparently really loves Broadway. So much so that his wife, Heidi Cruz, said last week that her husband calls her up to sing show tunes as a way to cope with stress.

Hot Choreography at the Ballet

By Paul Parish | Feb 6
San Francisco Ballet opened its winter season last week with two programs of mixed bills, each of which featured a world premiere by a hot choreographer.

Theatre Review :: Sunset Baby

By Louise Adams | Feb 5
Dominique Morrisseau's "Sunset Baby" takes a look at African-American disenfranchisement.

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