Danahey on the Loose with Fiddler on the Roof Chicago guy, Jack O’Brien

Actor Jack O’Brien comes to Chicago soon with the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof – and for a brief homecoming. “I was here with Fiddler in 2018 at Christmastime and saw my family then. They are so ready to see more live theater,” O’Brien said. So much so, O’Brien said, that 20 friends […]

Danahey on the Loose at “Come From Away”

  Heading to the parking garage Wednesday night after seeing the musical “Come From Away” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, I had a flashback. A few days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I went downtown to see the original touring production of “The Full Monty” at the Shubert. The Loop was eerily […]

Danahey on the Loose at Paradise Square

The Broadway-bound musical Paradise Square is not based on Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light. And if you have two tickets to Paradise Square at the Nederlander in Chicago, please, for your show date’s sake, don’t start singing along to Eddie Money’s hit from the late 1970s. Glad we got that out of the way. […]

Danahey on the Loose with Erin Mackey of Amazing Grace

A good many of us with Celtic roots best know Amazing Grace as a song every pipe and drum band must know and one that such bands play at funerals, particularly for firefighters and police officers. The story behind Amazing Grace is the subject of a musical of the same name now running at the […]

Danahey on the Loose at Heartbeat of Home

After a six-year layoff, it’s time away from the computer screen and back to the boards with Heartbeat of Home for dancer Ryan McCaffrey. Heartbeat of Home, of course, is the new extravaganza from the producers of Riverdance. After a world premiere in October in Dublin, a visit to Beijing,  then a North American debut […]