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Theater Review: Stellar ‘A Star Without a Name’ at Campbell’s Starbright Theater, April 13-14, 2024

A Star Without a Name

CAMPBELL, CA – The PM Theater of New York City will bring a touring production of their Off-Broadway hit “A Star Without a Name” to the Starbright Theater in Campbell, California on April 13th and 14th, 2024 (click here for tickets/info) The following is a review from last weekend’s show (April 7th) in Chicago, Illinois.

Theater News: Touring ‘A Star Without a Name’ at Chicago’s Chopin Theatre, April 6-7. 2024

A Star Without a Name

CHICAGO – The heralded Off-Broadway play from 2023 is on tour and headed for Chicago. “A Star Without a Name,” a melodramatic tragicomedy translated from Mikhail Sebastian’s “Steua Fare Nume” will be performed at the Chopin Theatre on April 6th and 7th, 2024. For details and ticket information, click PM THEATER.

Audio Film Review: ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ is Busted

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” a sequel to the reboot of 2021, which was adapted from the 1984 classic and featuring OGs Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. In theaters since March 22nd.

Vodcast: Kicking the Seat Presents the Cop Drama 'Serpico' (1973)

Serpico, KICKING THE SEAT

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on Ian Simmons’ Vodcast, KICKING THE SEAT, talking the 1973 Cop Drama classic, “Serpico” … it’s 50th Anniversary. Why was this particular anniversary film chosen? Because it was once parodied in MAD MAGAZINE as “Serpicool.”

Tribeca2023: Three More Films From the 22nd Tribeca Festval

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NEW YORK, NY – The 2023 Tribeca Festival may be over, but TRIBECA AT HOME continues through July 2nd, click link below. HollywoodChicago.com reviewed 12 films total from the fest, and the last three capsule reviews are below. The 23rd edition of the Tribeca Festival will take place in 2024.

Pride Week! Three Audio Film Reviews for a Happier Pride

CHICAGO – Happy Pride! One of the best ways to celebrate Pride Week in Chicago is to take in some LGBTQ+ themed films, and HollywoodChicago.com presents three choices, reviewed by Patrick McDonald, contributor Jon Lennon Espino and guest reviewer, Chicago Preservationist Carla Bruni.

Tribeca2023: Reviewing the Tribeca Festival Award Winners

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‘Cypher’ was Best U.S. Narrative Film.

NEW YORK, NY – June 18th is the final day of the in-person Tribeca Festival, wrapping up 11 days of top festival film picks and other storytelling forms, including TV, VR, gaming, music and audio online. Beginning June 19th, the Tribeca at Home screenings begin, with an opportunity to experience what the festival has to offer. Tribeca prides itself on being a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment.

Tribeca2023: Tribeca Festival Highlighting Upcoming Film Releases

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Jon Hamm is Chief Jordan Sanders in ‘Maggie Moore(s).’

NEW YORK, NY – With five days to go, the 22nd Tribeca Festival is in the middle of the festival, with a wild ride of screenings and events. On June 12th, Tribeca hosted the world premiere of “Maggie Moore(s),” a new film featuring Jon Hamm and Tina Fey, and directed by Hamm’s old “Mad Men” co-star John Slattery.

Tribeca2023: Three for the Reel as Tribeca Festival Opens

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Matt Damon, Co-Producer of Tribeca Opener ‘Kiss the Future.’

NEW YORK, NY – The 22nd edition of the Tribeca Festival opened with its usual combination of exalted cinema, star power glitz and the power of New York City, baby. “Kiss the Future,” produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, screened on Wednesday, June 7th at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Tribeca2023: 22nd Tribeca Festival Opens with Film ‘Kiss the Future’

NEW YORK – The Summer film festival season kicks off with a legend, New York City’s preeminent Tribeca Festival, beginning Wednesday, June 7th with the Opening Night film “Kiss the Future.” The Fest will be in-person, but there is also an opportunity to experience “Tribeca at Home” by clicking TRIBECAatHOME.

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  • Michael Shannon and Travis A. Knight, Red Orchid's TURRET

    CHICAGO – When in the presence of a powerful acting force like Michael Shannon, the depth of performance is emotional and passionately essential. He co-leads with Travis A. Knight in Red Orchid Theatre’s World Premiere of Levi Holloway’s “Turret,” just extended to June 22nd at the Chopin Theatre.

  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone Goodman Theatre

    CHICAGO – The late playwright August Wilson left a gift to the world in the form of his “American Century Cycle,” a series of plays each individually set in a decade of the 20th Century, focusing on the black experience. Chicago’s Goodman Theatre presents Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” now through May 19th, 2024 (click here).

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