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

Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain WGN Radio

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

    ‘Purpose’ at Steppenwolf, a show NOT to be missed plays through May 12th

    ‘Purpose’ at Steppenwolf, a show NOT to be missed plays through May 12th

    Purpose is a powerful new work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by the legendary Phylicia Rashad (who played Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”).  The story revolves around the politically and culturally influential Jasper family which has for decades been a pillar of Black American Politics including in civil rights. But like every family, there are cracks […]

    Magic and sleight of hand ‘card cheating’ techniques of Harry Milas wow audiences at Steppenwolf Garage Space through May 5th

    Magic and sleight of hand ‘card cheating’ techniques of Harry Milas wow audiences at Steppenwolf Garage Space through May 5th

    Paul goes Behind the Curtain with Magician and Card Cheating expert Harry Milas who discusses his amazing show playing through May 5th at Steppenwolf’s Merle Reskin Garage Space. Milas brings his highly acclaimed show from Australia for this U.S. debut. “The Unfair Advantage” discloses the sleight of hand techniques utilized by those who cheat at cards. The hour-long show is […]

    A very personal look at Sondheim: A Tribute Review playing at Theo Ubique Theatre Plays through April 28th

    A very personal look at Sondheim: A Tribute Review playing at Theo Ubique Theatre Plays through April 28th

    Sondheim is the best and these days Tribute Reviews are the thing to do especially since the Sondheim estate has allowed theater companies to craft individualized reviews (unlike the Pre-existing Side by Side by Sondheim, for example), subject to certain restrictions (Sondheim must have written both music and lyrics, no more than 3 songs from any one show and no show dialogue […]

    Chicago landmark business Architectural Artifacts heads to Texas; meet owner Stuart Grannen

    Chicago landmark business Architectural Artifacts heads to Texas; meet owner Stuart Grannen

    Paul goes behind the curtain with the owner of the legendary business, Architectural Artifacts, Stuart Grannen. Located in Chicago for 37 years, Stuart chose to leave our cold winters for the temperate climate of Round Top, Texas (located about an hour from Austin or Houston, TX). Grannen is an archaeologist by training, loved spending his childhood weekends […]

    Ronnie Marmo returns to Chicago with ‘Bill W. and Dr. Bob,’ and ‘I’m not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce’ at the Biograph Theater

    Ronnie Marmo returns to Chicago with ‘Bill W. and Dr. Bob,’ and ‘I’m not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce’ at the Biograph Theater

    In this new podcast, Paul visits with actor/director/playwright Ronnie Marmo who became a fixture in Chicago with the play, “I’m Not a Comedian, I’m Lenny Bruce.” He returns to the city but now performing that role in rep with a new show: “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” which is a gripping and true story about the founders […]

    The Band’s Visit at Writer’s Theatre is timely, moving and fantastic!

    The Band’s Visit at Writer’s Theatre is timely, moving and fantastic!

    In this new podcast, Paul chats with the cast and director of The Band’s Visit about the power of this musical now playing through March 24th. Joining in the conversation is Director Zi Alikhan, along with cast members Armand Akbari (Haled), Sophie Madorsky (Dina) and Rom Barkhordar (Tewfiq). It’s the story of an Egyptian military […]

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