Hedy Weiss Reviews: ‘In the Heights,’ ‘Wonderful Town,’ More
There is bumper crop of musical comedy at area theaters this fall.
Productions of “In the Heights” by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, a revival of a rare Leonard Bernstein show, and a pair of “jukebox” musicals highlight an abundance of local talent.
Joining us with her recommendations of what to see on local stages is Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.
Sept. 13: It's been more than a decade since there's been a major revival of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Director Mary Zimmerman tells us about the show.
June 14: Actors and other theater professionals have banded together in Chicago to fight sexual harassment. We meet one of the founders of the advocacy group Not In Our House.
Feb. 29: The doo-wop and soul will be going strong as the theater celebrates its 40th anniversary with some of its hit original shows featuring music from The Spaniels, The Chantels, The Supremes and Otis Redding.
Catch up on more reviews from the Chicago Sun-Times theater critic.