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Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

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Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

    TOPIC: Senator Sherrod Brown talks impeachment and his New Book “Desk 88;” “Too Hot to Handel returns to the Auditorium Theatre for 15th Year

    TOPIC: Senator Sherrod Brown talks impeachment and his New Book “Desk 88;” “Too Hot to Handel returns to the Auditorium Theatre for 15th Year

    This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to discuss his new book “Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators who Changed America.” But before talking about the book, the Senator opines on whether he believes the upcoming impeachment trial of the President will be fair, whether democrats can defeat President Trump in November and why the democrats desire for a diverse field has dwindled. Then, the history and stories behind his Senate desk and others offers a […]

    Topic: In-depth chat with Chicago’s Very Own Alexandra Billings: The Road to Wicked on Broadway!

    Topic: In-depth chat with Chicago’s Very Own Alexandra Billings: The Road to Wicked on Broadway!

    This program pulls back the curtain on the incredibly talented Alexandra Billings, an actress, singer, teacher, activist and openly transgender woman who is about to make history as the first openly transgender cast member of Wicked on Broadway playing the role of Madame Morrible. Billings began life as a boy named Scott, is remembered by many for her performances at the famous Baton Show Lounge as Shante, and then followed a path leading to stardom including roles in How to […]

    TOPIC: Light in the Piazza at The Lyric; The Beautiful City Project Cabaret Artists will Raise Money for Anti-Cruelty Society

    TOPIC: Light in the Piazza at The Lyric; The Beautiful City Project Cabaret Artists will Raise Money for Anti-Cruelty Society

    This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with the stars of The Light in the Piazza playing at the Lyric Opera House through December 29th. Young lovers Clara Johnson (played by podcast guest Solea Pfeiffer) and Fabrizio Niaccarelli (played by Rob Houchen) talk about the magic of this show with its beautiful score as it appeals to lovers of both opera and Broadway. Originally playing the Goodman Theatre in its infancy, Piazza moved on to Broadway, and now returns with […]

    TOPIC: “The Art of Inventing Hope,” with Author/Tribune writer Howard Reich; “Phantom of the Opera returns-meet the Phantom; “Rutherford and Son” at Timeline Theater

    TOPIC: “The Art of Inventing Hope,” with Author/Tribune writer Howard Reich; “Phantom of the Opera returns-meet the Phantom; “Rutherford and Son” at Timeline Theater

    This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich. Known for his writing about and critique of the music world, Reich is an accomplished filmmaker and author. His latest book, “The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Weisel” is an intimate conversation on his family’s history as Holocaust Survivors and his many conversations with the revered Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel. Candid and fascinating, it’s a conversation you will want to hear on this podcast and […]

    Topic: Tandy Cronyn in “The Tall Boy” at Stage 773; Emerald City’s “Corduroy” at Broadway Playhouse; and “White Christmas” returns to Cadillac Palace

    Topic: Tandy Cronyn in “The Tall Boy” at Stage 773; Emerald City’s “Corduroy” at Broadway Playhouse; and “White Christmas” returns to Cadillac Palace

    This week, Paul goes behind the curtain of three great Chicago productions. First, actress Tandy Cronyn (yes, she is the daughter of theater/movie legends Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn) appears in the one-person show “The Tall Boy” at Stage 773. This moving tale  is told by the American matron of an orphanage for “unaccompanied children” set in occupied Germany following World War II. The story presents an unintended reflection of current events as Ms. Cronyn plays numerous roles in this […]

    Topic: Simon & Garfunkel Story at Broadway Playhouse; and World of Chocolate Event for Aids Foundation of Chicago on December 5th!

    Topic: Simon & Garfunkel Story at Broadway Playhouse; and World of Chocolate Event for Aids Foundation of Chicago on December 5th!

    This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with the actor/musicians playing the iconic music of Simon & Garfunkel in the wonderful musical review of the duo’s greatest hits and much more, in The Simon & Garfunkel Story playing at the Broadway Playhouse through December 8th. Taylor Bloom (Paul Simon) and Ben Cooley (Art Garfunkel) look and sound the parts. If you grew up with Simon and Garfunkel, you will not be disappointed that every hit song you hope to hear […]

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