Dean sits down with WGN regular “Elton” Jim Turano and director Michael Van Belle to discuss the new production of Mel Brooks’ hilarious classic, “Young Frankenstein”, by the North Riverside Players. The show runs April 27th-29th and May 4th-6th TICKET INFORMATION: www.nrplayers.com or call 708-512-7015
Dean Richards sits down with the husband and wife stars of the most talked about movie of the weekend, “A Quiet Place”. John Krasinski, who also directed the film, talks about the classic horror flicks that inspired and influenced his vision for “A Quiet Place” and why he enjoyed the family dynamic at the core of the story. Meanwhile, actress Emily Blunt shares what it was like to work with her husband on the film and lays out the preparation […]
A sixth grade avid Cub fan from Joliet. His goal in life is to be a fighting Irish leprechaun mascot for Notre Dame! Publishes weekly Casey’s Tribune Sports, a six-page newsletter with local, Chicago, and national sports stories. He is also part of a travel baseball league and he also plays golf at his school at Troy Shorewood, IL. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3486435/kids-sport-3-25-18_2018-04-02-105635.64kmono.mp3
Dean Richards breaks down the Cinderella story of Loyola’s men’s basketball team surprising the nation with a run to the Final Four. He talks to WGN TV’s Pat Elwood, and WGN Radio’s Kevin Powell, who were both in San Antonio to cover the team’s loss to Michigan.
Dean Richards talks to Kathy Griffin about her upcoming tour. She’ll be performing at the Chicago Theater in June. They also chat about the controversial picture she posted and the reaction that took place afterwards. Later on in the interview, Kathy and Dean talk about the most money they would spend on a bottle of wine, and Dean reads some of the texts sent from listeners about Kathy being on the air with him.
Dean Richards invites Tom Deering into the studio to talk about being the conductor of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyric Opera House. Tom describes the inspiration behind the production of the show. He also talks about the differences viewers can expect from the previous versions and how excited he is about the venue.
This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: Dean recaps Loyola’s loss in the Final Four with WGN TV’s Pat Elwood, who was in San Antonio covering the team. A Kid Sports report from Amanda Janis, a student at Mother McAuley High School. In the Far Flung Forecast with Dave Schwan, we go up north to Alaska. Tom Deering, the conductor for ‘Jesus Chris Super Star’ at the Lyric Opera House, stops by the studio. Dean talks to Kathy Griffin who […]
This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: In Kid’s Sports, we welcome Casey Tyrell a sixth grader at Troy Shorewood Middle School, his goal in life is to be a fighting Irish leprechaun for Notre Dame! He publishes weekly Casey’s Tribune Sports, a six-page newsletter with local, Chicago, and national sports stories. He is into his travel team baseball league right now and he also plays golf. In the Far Flung Forecast with Dave Schwan, we find out how Normal, Illinois got it’s name....
“The Office” star and New Trier alum Rainn Wilson joins Dean on the phone to talk about his new play, The Doppelgänger. Coming soon to the Steppenwolf Theatre, The Doppelgänger is a hilarious, irreverent and timely look at the back-room deals that shape our world and the unlikely cast of characters who make them. They look back on Wilson’s appearances in T.V. and movies and also his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs.
Dean sits down with author Jean Iversen to talk about her new book, Local Flavor: Restaurants that Shaped Chicago’s neighborhoods. They discuss some of Chicago’s most legendary food spots and look at the city’s rich food history.
WGN’s Dean Richards is joined by the Mother McAualey Liberal Arts High School A Cappella Choir during his LIVE broadcast from Presidential Towers. The choir performs and Dean talks to the choir’s director, Julie McKee, about her upcoming award for dedication and commitment excellence from the National Catholic Education Association.
On today’s show, Dean broadcasts LIVE from Presidential Towers for the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb. Guests include the Irish folk band Arranmore; Executive Director at the American Lung Association, Kristen Young; and the Mother McAualey Liberal Arts High School A Cappella Choir.
This week in theater, Post-Tribune columnist Phil Potempa shares the shows that you need to see now, including “The Wolves”, “Love Never Dies” and “You Got Older”, and the shows we can look forward to such as “A Taste of Things to Come” from Broadway in Chicago.
On this edition of “This Week in Theater”, Dean welcomes the cast of “Cabaret” from the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Kelly Felthous (Sally Bowles), sings the classic title song made famous by Liza Minnelli and Joseph Anthony Byrd (The Emcee) sings the song “Money” with help from the “Cabaret” ensemble. Regular performances run through March 18: Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at […]