Danahey NOT On the Loose: When I Met Brian Dennehy

Actor Brian Dennehy passed away April 15 at the age of 81. The prior link takes you to a fine news obit. This upcoming one leads to the Goodman Theatre tribute. I had the good fortune to see him perform in five different productions staged in Chicago.  Back in 1998 Dennehy starred as beleaguered Willy […]

Danahey on the Loose at Brigadoon

Let me preface this by saying that the Goodman Theatre does a nice job with what’s being billed as the first major revival of the Lerner and Loewe musical “Brigadoon” in 34 years. But this ain’t a review. It’s a plot recap, through 21st Century suburban eyes. Here’s what happens: Proto-yuppies and WWII veterans Jeff […]

Danahey on the Loose with cast from THE LAST SHIP & BRIGADOON

This summer, downtown Chicago stages will be lit for tales of Geordies building ships and Scots appearing from the mist. Hey, I had to at least try for lyrical rhymes as both plays are musicals. The former, “The Last Ship”, is the Broadway-bound show conceived by Gordon Sumner – otherwise known as Sting – which […]

Danahey on the Loose at A Christmas Carol

Until last Sunday, I had never seen the Goodman Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol” – which in these parts is like saying you’ve never seen the seasonal windows at Marshall Field’s/Macy’s or headed into the Walnut Room with your grandma to have lunch there while you gawked at the tree as you ate your […]