Larissa FastHorse. (Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Larissa FastHorse is the first Native American woman to have a play produced on Broadway. “The Thanksgiving Play” is now onstage at Steppenwolf Theatre. It’s a satire about earnest theater folks who attempt to stage a historically accurate Thanksgiving play.

Chita Rivera arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Chita Rivera first gained wide notice in 1957 as Anita in the original production of ”West Side Story” and was still dancing on Broadway with her trademark energy a half-century later in 2015’s “The Visit.”

Angela Lansbury poses for a portrait during press day for “Blithe Spirit” in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2014. (Photo by Casey Curry / Invision / AP, File)

Angela Lansbury won five Tony Awards for her Broadway performances and a lifetime achievement award. She earned Academy Award nominations as supporting actress for two of her first three films, “Gaslight” (1945) and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1946), and was nominated again in 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate.” 

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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