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Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’

Posted: July 26, 2017

Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’ Drama targets despair, not poignancy


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The Gin Game - Review

Posted: July 13, 2017

Highly Recommended ***** Let’s go back in time. The year was 1978 ( about 40 years ago) . During that year a Pulitzer Prize was awarded to D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game”, a two character play that takes place on the patio of a nursing home in any city …


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The Gin Game Takes Center Stage Two of Chicago's most beloved actors bring a mix of comedy and real humanity to Drury Lane Theatre

Posted: July 10, 2017

THERE are some things that happen so routinely that they simply are expected––rising prices, rush-hour traffic jams, TV reality shows, and Jeff Award-winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger sharing the same theater stage.


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The Gin Game "On Stage Now"

Posted: July 7, 2017

The Gin Game "On Stage Now"


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15 Shows to see

Posted: July 6, 2017

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. Now at Drury Lane, that means John Reeger and Paula Scrofano, two longtime stars of the Midwestern musical theater. They play residents of a do…


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Be good to Mama this Mother's Day with Drury Lane play

Posted: May 9, 2017

According to the National Restaurant Association, six in ten Americans will celebrate Mother's Day by dining out. That translates into a lot of busy eateries. But in Oakbrook Terrace, consumers can skip waiting for a table by securing seats to Drury …


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"Chicago" review: All that jazz with a lot of razzle dazzle

Posted: May 6, 2017

Chicago that wonderful town with the numerous nicknames “The Windy City,” The "City of Big Shoulders" and "Hog Butcher to the World," is also known as the third largest city in the United States. People around the world come to Chicago to see its won…


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Casting announced for 'Chicago' at Drury Lane

Posted: March 16, 2017

Casting announced for CHICAGO at Drury Lane


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'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year

Posted: May 25, 2016

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday.


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Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14

Posted: May 16, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek.


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Drury Lane asks patrons to keep mum on 'Deathtrap' twist

Posted: June 8, 2016

Here's the thing about "Deathtrap": You can't really talk about it without spoiling the absolutely forehead-smacking ending for people who haven't seen it. It's like "The Crying Game" or "The Sixth Sense": You think you know what's going on for the t…


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10 ON TUESDAY With Casey Lyons

Posted: May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 ON Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire participant - 11-year-old Casey Lyons!


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Hazel, A Musical Maid in America

Posted: May 9, 2016

What is the specific challenge of basing a musical on an everyday housekeeper? As a writer who doesn’t cook and has never cleaned a window without making it look worse, the answer is clear.


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‘Hazel’ musical a mix of comic panel, classic TV series

Posted: March 29, 2016

To borrow the title of a Stephen Sondheim song: “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” Of course the bawdy characters of ancient Rome who sang that number had someone very different in mind than Hazel Burke, the middle-aged bundle of energy whose innat…


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Drury Lane debuts 'Hazel' musical inspired by '60s sitcom

Posted: March 25, 2016

New York actress Klea Blackhurst couldn't be more grateful to be back at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace. After wowing critics and crowds as Madame Rose in Drury Lane's 2012 revival of "Gypsy," Blackhurst now creates the title leading role in …


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Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’

Posted: July 26, 2017

Theater Review: ‘The Gin Game’ Drama targets despair, not poignancy


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The Gin Game - Review

Posted: July 13, 2017

Highly Recommended ***** Let’s go back in time. The year was 1978 ( about 40 years ago) . During that year a Pulitzer Prize was awarded to D.L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game”, a two character play that takes place on the patio of a nursing home in any city …


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The Gin Game

Posted: July 5, 2017

If Life is a Card Game, Drury Lane Draws a Great Hand. It takes vivid imagination and special skill for a playwright to skew the laws of probability. Tom Stoppard did it when Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern flipped coins 92 times and they always came…


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Review: Chicago acting couple elevates 'The Gin Game'

Posted: July 3, 2017

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. First, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy made the play their own. In the 1990s, Charles Durning and Julie Harris picked up the deck. And just last …


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Facing the Realities of Elderly Life over a Card Game

Posted: July 3, 2017

Life can be like a game of cards and there will come a time in everyone’s life that they will have to deal with the cards that they were dealt. Whether you were dealt a great, average or poor hand in life, you will have to come to the realization and…


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