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Pullman Porter Blues

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues' well-traveled stage story

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues' well-traveled stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
E. Faye Butler plays singer with a past Sister Juba, with Chic Street Man as Professor Slick and Anderson Edwards as Shorty in Goodman Theatre's "Pullman Porter Blues"

E. Faye Butler plays singer with a past Sister Juba, with Chic Street Man as Professor Slick and Anderson Edwards as Shorty in Goodman Theatre's "Pullman Porter Blues"

E. Faye Butler plays singer with a past Sister Juba, with Chic Street Man as Professor Slick and Anderson Edwards as Shorty in Cheryl L. West's "Pullman Porter Blues," directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre and playing until Oct. 20.

September 25, 2013 4:14 pm
Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith of "Pullman Porter Blues"

Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith of "Pullman Porter Blues"

Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith's new production of "Pullman Porter Blues" offers tale of the hope and dreams for equality for the porters of the Chicago Pullman Train Car Company.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith is surprised by how few people know the really detailed history of Chicago's Pullman neighborhood on the city's South Side, off the Bishop Ford Expressway at 115th St. and Cottage Grove Avenue.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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From Left, Claire Kander (Lutie), E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba) And Anderson Edwards (Shorty) In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

From Left, Claire Kander (Lutie), E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba) And Anderson Edwards (Shorty) In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

From left, Claire Kander (Lutie), E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba) and Anderson Edwards (Shorty) in rehearsal for "Pullman Porter Blues" at Goodman Theatre running Sept. 14 through Oct. 20.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Set Designer Riccardo Hernández And Director Chuck Smith In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

Set Designer Riccardo Hernández And Director Chuck Smith In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

Set Designer Riccardo Hernández and Director Chuck Smith in rehearsal for "Pullman Porter Blues" at Goodman Theatre running Sept. 14 through Oct. 20.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm
From Left, Senuwell L. Smith (Twist), Claire Kander (Lutie) And Anderson Edwards (Shorty) In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

From Left, Senuwell L. Smith (Twist), Claire Kander (Lutie) And Anderson Edwards (Shorty) In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

From left, Senuwell L. Smith (Twist), Claire Kander (Lutie) and Anderson Edwards (Shorty) in rehearsal for "Pullman Porter Blues" at Goodman Theatre running Sept. 14 through Oct. 20.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Cleavant Derricks, Who Plays Sylvester Sykes, In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

Cleavant Derricks, Who Plays Sylvester Sykes, In Rehearsal For "Pullman Porter Blues" At Goodman Theatre Running Sept. 14 Through Oct. 20.

Cleavant Derricks, who plays Sylvester Sykes, in rehearsal for "Pullman Porter Blues" at Goodman Theatre running Sept. 14 through Oct. 20.

September 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith

Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith

Goodman Theatre Director Chuck Smith's new production of "Pullman Porter Blues" offers tale of the hope and dreams for equality for the porters of the Chicago Pullman Train Car Company.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Right On Track: Chicago premiere of 'Pullman Porter Blues' story of hope and dreams of equality for southside train fame neighborhood

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith is surprised by how few people know the really detailed history of Chicago's Pullman neighborhood on the city's South Side, off the Bishop Ford Expressway at 115th St. and Cottage Grove Avenue.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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