Articles by Leanne Star

‘Time Stands Still’ review — Domestic Life through the Lens of War

‘Time Stands Still’ review — Domestic Life through the Lens of War The characters in Donald Margulies' drama grapple with the horror of war and the ironies of home life

‘Invisible Man’ review — Court Theatre adaptation of Ellison’s novel captures nightmare but fails to engage

‘Invisible Man’ review — Court Theatre adaptation of Ellison’s novel captures nightmare but fails to engage The world premiere dramatic adaptation of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man remains a work in progress

danc(e)volve: New Works Festival review — Hubbard Street mines talent of developing choreographers and strikes gold

danc(e)volve: New Works Festival review — Hubbard Street mines talent of developing choreographers and strikes gold Hubbard Street dancers bring fresh points of view to choreography

Fiddler on the Roof Review — Tradition Worth Keeping

Fiddler on the Roof Review — Tradition Worth Keeping A touring version of the classic musical based on stories by Sholem Aleichem touches down at the Auditorium Theatre over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour Review — A Graceful Farewell

Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour Review — A Graceful Farewell Before his death Merce Cunningham envisioned one last gift to wrap up more than 50 years of his signature style of dance

The Caretaker Review — Total Immersion in Pinter

The Caretaker Review — Total Immersion in Pinter Fans of Pinter will find much to savor in The Caretaker at Writers' Theatre

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Fall Series Review — A Menu of Old Favorites and New Flavors

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Fall Series Review — A Menu of Old Favorites and New Flavors A world premiere by Twyla Tharp mixes things up at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

“Follies” Review — Dazzling and Provocative

“Follies” Review — Dazzling and Provocative Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Follies shows Stephen Sondheim at his best

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play Review — Victorians Seeking Stimulation

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play Review — Victorians Seeking Stimulation Sarah Ruhl's play about Victorians and vibrators entertains but doesn't fully satisfy

‘Porgy and Bess’ Review — Less is More in Court Theatre’s Stripped-Down Version of Gershwin’s Seminal Folk Opera

‘Porgy and Bess’ Review — Less is More in Court Theatre’s Stripped-Down Version of Gershwin’s Seminal Folk Opera For an up-close look at Catfish Row, catch a performance of “Porgy and Bess” at Court Theatre

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Spring Series Review — Inventive Israeli Choreographers Underscore Hubbard Street’s Strengths

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Spring Series Review — Inventive Israeli Choreographers Underscore Hubbard Street’s Strengths Two provocative new pieces by Israeli choreographers use the talents of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to the max

Luna Negra Dance Theater's Spring Program Review — Telling Stories through Dance

Luna Negra Dance Theater's Spring Program Review — Telling Stories through Dance Chicago's premier Latino contemporary dance company, Luna Negra Dance Theater, tells it like it is

Working Review — A Musical that Makes the Daily Grind Sing

Working Review — A Musical that Makes the Daily Grind Sing "Working" is an engaging musical that pays homage to Studs Terkel, Chicago, and the meaning of work.

"A Dream Unfolds: Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr." Review — Chicago Sinfonietta's Lyrical Approach to Cultural Diversity

"A Dream Unfolds: Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr." Review — Chicago Sinfonietta's Lyrical Approach to Cultural Diversity Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates Dr. King with the beautiful music of diversity

Harold and the Purple Crayon Review - A Dance Treat for All Ages with Hubbard Street 2

 Harold and the Purple Crayon Review - A Dance Treat for All Ages with Hubbard Street 2 "Harold and the Purple Crayon" draws in children and adults

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