15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘The King and I’

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Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban in 'The King and I' (Courtesy of the Lyric Opera)

The star of "The King and I," now on stage at the Lyric Opera, talks about her Evanston roots and performs songs from the production.

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This year two Illinois teenagers made it to the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City and one of them even took home top honors.

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Broadway icon Elaine Stritch died on Thursday morning at the age of 89. Revisit John Callaway's 2006 conversation with Elaine Stritch.

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Fresh from sharing the Broadway stage with Denzel Washington, Chicago actor/director David Cromer joins us to talk about his latest projects. He’s joined by another mainstay of the Chicago stage, Marc Grapey, who’ll tell us about performing with Cromer in “The Normal Heart” and his Three Oaks Theater Festival in Michigan.

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A polar plunge, a tour of Chicago's theater district, and a zombie maze game; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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On Friday, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Sting introduced his new musical, The Last Ship, at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. The musical, which will open on Broadway in 2014, is a story inspired by Sting’s own childhood experience in a shipyard town in England. Watch Sting perform a song from the musical, view a slideshow, and read a blog about the event.

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Chicago Sun-Times Theater Critic Hedy Weiss brings the drama, reviewing four shows currently on stage in Chicago.

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