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OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Les Mis' captures heart and spirit

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Les Mis' captures heart and spirit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bailiwick Chicago's 'Dessa Rose' moving 'Old South' stage story

OFFBEAT: Bailiwick Chicago's 'Dessa Rose' moving 'Old South' stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Road Show' well worth the trip

OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Road Show' well worth the trip

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Joseph' back with fun, youthful appeal

OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Joseph' back with fun, youthful appeal

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 22, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Muppets Most Wanted' an international funny film hit

OFFBEAT: 'Muppets Most Wanted' an international funny film hit

Even at age 43, I've remained a fan of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter and the rest of the Muppets gang.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Venus Fur' speaks to unspoken desires

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Venus Fur' speaks to unspoken desires

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Animal instincts and romance bloom in wonderful 'Chapatti'

OFFBEAT: Animal instincts and romance bloom in wonderful 'Chapatti'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Rock of Ages' Chicago return is blast from past

OFFBEAT: 'Rock of Ages' Chicago return is blast from past

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Danni Smith and Peter Oyloe shine with tragic love in 'Passion'

OFFBEAT: Danni Smith and Peter Oyloe shine with tragic love in 'Passion'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks' not only film portrayal

OFFBEAT: Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks' not only film portrayal

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Chicago' sizzles with O'Hurley for entertaining stage run

OFFBEAT: 'Chicago' sizzles with O'Hurley for entertaining stage run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Ring of Fire' a hot ticket for Cash craving fans

OFFBEAT: 'Ring of Fire' a hot ticket for Cash craving fans

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Dream Theatre offers eerily entertaining stage tale 'Rio'

OFFBEAT: Dream Theatre offers eerily entertaining stage tale 'Rio'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre's 'Rough Crossing' not so funny

OFFBEAT: First Folio Theatre's 'Rough Crossing' not so funny

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Gypsy' needs a little more mothering

OFFBEAT: Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Gypsy' needs a little more mothering

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Spotlight shifts quickly for this 'Cabaret' casting

OFFBEAT: Spotlight shifts quickly for this 'Cabaret' casting

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Kate Fry at her frosty finest in 'Hedda Gabler'

OFFBEAT: Actress Kate Fry at her frosty finest in 'Hedda Gabler'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Northlight Theatre's 'Tom Jones' wilts under weight of romantic entanglements

OFFBEAT: Northlight Theatre's 'Tom Jones' wilts under weight of romantic entanglements

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Luna Gale' at Goodman shines with talent and powerful stage telling

OFFBEAT: 'Luna Gale' at Goodman shines with talent and powerful stage telling

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Young Frankenstein' alive with electrifying stage talent

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Young Frankenstein' alive with electrifying stage talent

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
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