Audra McDonald, the reigning Queen of Broadway, is a woman who needs no introduction in the theatre community. This is probably why the seats at the Steppenwolf Theatre were packed Monday evening with audience members who clung silently to her every word, laughed heartily at every joke, and exploded with applause and ovations at every possibility.BWW Review: Concert For America Brings All the Stars to Chicago! April 6, 2017
Concert for America is a humanitarian effort by the Broadway community that woke up in early November, as we all did, to the realities of President Trump. The initiative seeks to raise money for organizations that have always been important for social justice, but will prove ever more vital in the current administration. These include such causes as the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Sierra Club, NCADV, and National Immigration Law Center.BWW Review: The High Kings Keep the Tradition Alive in Glen Ellyn April 6, 2017
The High Kings made their inaugural visit to College of DuPage as part of their tour to celebrate and promote their fourth studio album Grace & Glory. The band consists of four Irish men who perform folk music: some original compositions, some traditional songs that many Irish bands have covered over the years. Many songs during the performance were from the new album, which includes Irish standards like Follow Me Up to Carlow but also surprises like American folk song Goodnight Irene and even a charming arrangement of Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town.