Patrick Rybarczyk

Patrick Rybarczyk


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BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in SocietyBWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
Posted: Feb. 15, 2017


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The Czyk In Podcast, Episode 12: Lane Anthony Flores And Rob Lindley of THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face TheatreThe Czyk In Podcast, Episode 12: Lane Anthony Flores And Rob Lindley of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
Posted: Feb. 3, 2017


BWW Review: Profiles Theatre's JERUSALEM Is a Poetic Trip Into the WoodsBWW Review: JERUSALEM at Profiles Theatre
Posted: Mar. 14, 2016


Cheers is Live On Stage but Better on TVCheers is Live On Stage but Better on TV
Posted: Sep. 22, 2016


BWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with LossBWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with Loss
Posted: Sep. 27, 2016


BWW Interview: Jerre Dye, Janice O'Neil, Erica Weiss, And Mike Dailey of DISTANCE at Strawdog Theatre CompanyThe Czyk In Podcast Interview with Jerre Dye, Janice O'Neil, Erica Weiss, & Mike Dailey of DISTANCE
Posted: Sep. 6, 2016


BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in SocietyBWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
Posted: Feb. 15, 2017


BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and JoyBWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and Joy
Posted: Aug. 31, 2016


BWW Review: WICKED at Oriental TheatreBWW Review: WICKED at Oriental Theatre
December 11, 2017

It doesn't matter how many times you watch Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, fly to rafters at the end of Defying Gravity. You still get the chills during this classic moment in the musical, WICKED. It strikes a chord with you and has you cheering for 'the green girl.' You know, the villain from The Wizard of Oz.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Goodman TheatreBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Goodman Theatre
November 30, 2017

With its mixture of darkness and light, Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a long-standing holiday tradition that takes audiences on a journey of misery, revelation, and redemption. Now in its 40th year on stage at The Goodman Theatre, this tale stands the test of time, with some fresh updates that reveal room for even more.

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS - THE MUSICAL at The Cadillac Palace TheatreBWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS - THE MUSICAL at The Cadillac Palace Theatre
November 24, 2017

Every year, a group of my friends and I go to The Music Box Theatre here in Chicago for our annual viewing of White Christmas. It's a perfect way to ring in the holidays with a mix of sentimentality and tradition.

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in SocietyBWW Review: Steppenwolf's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Examine Their Role in Society
February 15, 2017

As you walk into the theatre for Steppenwolf's production of Jean Lee's Straight White Men, you are offered ear plugs. Why? There is extremely loud music playing and it contains lyrics that could certainly be considered offensive to some. Starting off this way has likely, as we are told by two gender fluid actors, made 'some of you' uncomfortable. The idea is that we all live in varying levels of comfort in our society based on our race, sexual identity, or social status.

The Czyk In Podcast, Episode 12: Lane Anthony Flores And Rob Lindley of THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face TheatreThe Czyk In Podcast, Episode 12: Lane Anthony Flores And Rob Lindley of THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face Theatre
February 3, 2017

Patrick Rybarczyk, host of The Czyk In and Broadway World Chicago contributor, talks with Lane Anthony Flores and Rob Lindley both starring in About Face Theatre's production of Jon Marans' The Temperamentals. We discuss details about the Mattachine Society, the relevance of the show opening on inauguration weekend, and more about Chicago theatre.

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with LossBWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with Loss
September 27, 2016

Plays that deal with a terminal illness are tough. The storytelling can be tricky as each audience member comes to it with varying degrees of personal impact. In Visiting Edna, currently making its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, cancer is an actual character who gives voice to its own experience. Mostly clever, this device (along with an actor playing a television and another an angel), provides an interesting point of view in this lengthy tale.

Cheers is Live On Stage but Better on TVCheers is Live On Stage but Better on TV
September 22, 2016


BWW Interview: Jerre Dye, Janice O'Neil, Erica Weiss, And Mike Dailey of DISTANCE at Strawdog Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Jerre Dye, Janice O'Neil, Erica Weiss, And Mike Dailey of DISTANCE at Strawdog Theatre Company
September 6, 2016

EPISODE 11 is now available! Hear my conversation with playwright Jerre Dye whose play Distance is currently making its world premiere at Strawdog Theatre Company. We're joined by director Erica Weiss and cast member Janice O'Neill. Strawdog ensemble member, Mike Dailey, also discusses the company's recent move out of their home of 26 years.

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and JoyBWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and Joy
August 31, 2016

When I saw Kinky Boots here in Chicago during its pre-Broadway tryouts, I left the theatre with a huge smile on my face. While the show does have its share of heavier moments, it is also full of so much joy. As it returns for a short run to the Oriental Theatre, I was thrilled to see it maintained the same sense of fun and sentiment that it had in 2012.

BWW Interview: The Czyk In Podcast/Interview with Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City PlayhouseBWW Interview: The Czyk In Podcast/Interview with Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City Playhouse
August 8, 2016

Hear Patrick Rybarczyk's conversation with Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Windy City Playhouse.

BWW Interviews: The Czyk In Podcast_Teressa LaGamba and Neil Stratman of TOMORROW MORNING  at Kokandy ProductionsBWW Interviews: The Czyk In Podcast_Teressa LaGamba and Neil Stratman of TOMORROW MORNING at Kokandy Productions
July 26, 2016

Broadway World contributor, Patrick Rybarczyk, host of the podcast The Czyk In, talked with Teressa LaGamba and Neil Stratman, stars of Kokandy Productions' acclaimed production of Tomorrow Morning!

BWW Review: Sometimes You Get Stuck BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Sometimes You Get Stuck BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
July 19, 2016

Parts of the plot of Between Riverside and Crazy reflect events and situations very similar to those happening in society today. At times they are so close to home that you could feel a sense of unease in the audience. These elements ring true but don't always have enough strength to sustain the story.

BWW Interview: Matt Edmonds And Patrick Rooney of RENT  at Theo Ubique on The Czyk In PodcastBWW Interview: Matt Edmonds And Patrick Rooney of RENT at Theo Ubique on The Czyk In Podcast
April 11, 2016

Broadway World Chicago contributor and host of the podcast, The Czyk In, talked with Matt Edmonds and Patrick Rooney of Theo Ubique's production of RENT.

BWW Review: RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS at Interrobang Theatre ProjectBWW Review: RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS at Interrobang Theatre Project
March 20, 2016

With the tragedy of 9/11, thousands of lives were turned upside down in an instant. Others were faced with a lingering sense of helplessness. As the hours, and in some cases days passed, there were attempts by many to locate loved ones who were unaccounted for in the aftermath. That painful waiting game plays out in Craig Wright's Recent Tragic Events produced by Interrobang Theatre Project.

BWW Review: Profiles Theatre's JERUSALEM Is a Poetic Trip Into the WoodsBWW Review: Profiles Theatre's JERUSALEM Is a Poetic Trip Into the Woods
March 14, 2016

It's St. George's Day and a merry band of rural England revelers wake in the aftermath of a night of debauchery. The leader of the pack, a Falstaff of sorts Johnny 'Rooster' Byron, surveys the surroundings outside of his trailer home - a refrigerator, scattered bottles and chairs at a table, and a destroyed 'telly.' The tales begin to spin as plans for a day of fun at the local county fair are marred by an eviction notice on Rooster's door. Country life seems anything but simple in Profiles Theatre's ambitious production of Jez Butterworth's Tony winning play, Jerusalem.