Danahey on the Loose at THE LAST SHIP

Despite its pedigree – with director Joe Mantello, writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey and choreographer Steven Hoggett all award-winners – I was prepared not to like “This Last Ship”, the musical heading for Broadway making its debut in the fall and running through July 13 at the Bank of America Theatre downtown. The reason: […]

Danahey on the Loose at “Celtic Woman: Emerald”

Sunday of my St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I headed downtown for “Celtic Woman: Emerald”  at the Chicago Theatre for another take on how the PBS Irish mark the holiday. Of all the sets I have seen for shows of this sort, this was one of my favorites. Sure, there was the requisite purple lighting for […]

Danahey on the Loose with playwright Will Dunne

Playwright Will Dunne can’t remember exactly when he heard what quite possibly is the quintessential Chicago-Irish screwball crime caper, but the tale stuck with him well enough that he wrote a play about it. “The Roper” has its world premiere in March at The Den Theater Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The action takes […]