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New shows continue to roll out this week in Chicago, among them: The Originalist at Court, Having Our Say at Goodman, Buried Child at Writers and just around the corner, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass. 

Tune in for two new CONVERSATIONS available in our ARCHIVE or for download on iTunes, Stitcher and Libsyn. Happy Mother's Day!

Tony Macaluso, Director of the WFMT Radio Network, joined the CONVERSATION to talk about The Studs Terkel Radio Archive which is launching on May 16th with public events at the American Writers Museum and The Hideout.  All of the excitement is about the new, state-of-the-art website that will soon provide access to over 5,000 interviews. The date also celebrates what would have been Studs 106th birthday! A 1960 interview with silent film star Buster Keaton is featured. PODCAST

You will also enjoy our wide-ranging CONVERSATION with Director, Actor and Northwestern professor, Henry Godinez about the new Chicago Children's Theatre musical Last Stop on Market Street, his professional career and family, and the evolving Latino theater programming at Goodman Theater. PODCAST

You might be able to still get in to see Paul Marinaro's salute "Sinatra at the Sands" on Saturday, May 12th at Studebaker Theater. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. If you are planning to be AROUND & ABOUT this weekend, you will want to check out THE LIST to see what's going on and check out our PICKSINSIX Reviews for BUDDY ... HOW TO USE A KNIFE ... MEMPHIS ... LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET ... GRAND HOTEL!

The cast of Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR turned out at Monday Night Live at Petterino's. Look for cast members from FIREBRAND'S 9 TO 5 this week at Petterino's. See the show through May 20th at The Den Theater ... Chicago Shakespeare's MACBETH is in The Yard at Navy Pier through June 24th. Look for what's happening on The List and watch for our reviews soon on Theatre In Chicago 

PICKSINSIXMercury Theater Chicago's new venue VENUS presents COMPANY through June 3rd ... Drury Lane SOUTH PACIFIC through June 17th ... Firebrand 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL through May 20th ... Marriott Lincolnshire OKLAHOMA through June 10th ... Porchlight MEMPHIS through June 16th HOTPICK: American Blues Theater Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story through May 26th ... E. Faye Butler in Chicago Children's Theatre Last Stop on Market Street through May 27th ... Paul Marinaro sings salute "Sinatra at the Sands" at The Studebaker May 12th Tammy McCann at Winter's May 19th Elaine Dame on June 7th ... Denise Tomasello will be celebrating the Royal Wedding on May 19th at the Drake Hotel. Everyone is still celebrating the 10th anniversary year at Monday Night Live at Petterino's with co-hosts Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie. Firebrand's 9 TO 5 cast will be in the house on May 13th. Make a reservation today! See you there!

PICKSINSIX(sm) a short-form commentary and review platform. Six words. Six comments. All you need to know to go. Like us on Facebook, Follow on Twitter. Read our recent PICKSINSIX reviews and be sure to subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes, Libsyn and Stitcher.

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