Robert Falls

AGE: 57
OCCUPATION: Artistic director, Goodman Theatre

Chicago’s premier main stage is still earning acclaim 25 years into Falls’s relentless pursuit of theatre for the masses that pushes the envelope. His latest coup: scoring Nathan Lane and longtime collaborator Brian Dennehy for Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, opening April 21.

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