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Louie Anderson (North Shore Center)

WGN Radio Theatre’s Lisa Wolf interviews iconic comedian Louie Anderson prior to his upcoming show at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 11. Louie talks about how he first started in comedy as a dare, his debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and how his Emmy Award-winning role of Christine Baskets is inspired by his own mom. He explains that he has a new respect for women and says “I wish I …

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Hamilton Education Program

On November 29, 2017 1,900 students and teachers from 25 Chicago Public Schools attended the matinee performance of HAMILTON at Broadway in Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. The innovative Hamilton Education Program will provide 20,000 CPS high school students the opportunity to experience HAMILTON after studying American history through a special curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The students also participated in a Q&A with cast members, and several students performed original songs, raps, poetry, scenes and monologues …

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Gateway to Cancer Research Gala

Lisa Wolf attended the Gateway for Cancer Research 26th annual Cures Gala, “Gateway to OZ” and was able to speak with various guests and performers of the night on the red carpet including members of Earth, Wind & Fire; President of Gateway for Cancer Research, Teresa Hall Bartels; American Idol Finalist, Pia Toscano; and more! Co-chaired by Richard J. Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, and supported by many, the gala raised $3.5 million this year.

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Do not miss the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT, starring the incomparable Gene Weygandt, November 27 – December 31, 2016, at The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago). For information, go to greenhousetheater.org Gene and I talked about his character’s journey of self-discovery, the challenges involved in this one-man show, and the importance of family sentiment.

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WGN AM 720 Will Get a Weekend Boost

Robert Feder Chicago media served fresh daily since 1980 Weekends on WGN AM 720 will get a boost in the new year with the debut of “The Saturday Night Special” anchored by Amy Guth and the addition of a second night of “WGN Radio Theater” with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf. Doubling their presence on WGN will be Amari and Wolf, whose showcase for classic radio dramas and other gems from the Golden Age of Radio now …

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Laurie Metcalf (Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts)

‘Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts’ honors original ensemble member and award-winning actor Laurie Metcalf, whose remarkable career has spanned theater, film and television. Since joining the original Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1976, she has performed in more than 35 productions with the company. She has also performed in a wide range of films, but has gained wide-spread fame for her role as Jackie Harris in the hit series ‘Roseanne’. I last spoke with Laurie Metcalf in October, …

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