CHICAGO--On May 8, the 10th Anniversary DePaul Theatre School Awards gala, hosted by alumnus Joe Mantegna, will honor Chicago Tribune chief critic Richard Christiansen, actresses Ann Dowd and Irma P. Hall, and actors Ray Liotta, Edward James Olmos, William Petersen and Larry Yando. Past recipients are expected to return, including Dennis Farina, Katherine Helmond, William Warfield and alumni Kevin Anderson and Steve Smith.
The event will be held at the Merle Reskin Theatre, formerly the historic Blackstone Theatre, and at the Grand Ballroom of the Chicago Hilton and Towers. For information call 773-325-7938.
-- By Lawrence Bommer