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Two plays featuring seven women each and a gender-swapped Sondheim give October feminist flavor.
The fall season kicks off with some laughs, some music and some heavy themes about America, race and capitalism.
Fall festivals in comedy and Latino theater? Boop-Oop-a-Doop!
Big musicals, star comedians and a show on the beach: summer's last dance.
Shakespeare outdoors, or Pinter and more in the theater.
"Don't Quit Your Daydream" is one of the most consistently funny shows—maybe the funniest—I've ever seen on The Second City's stage.
Take your pick: musical or off-center romantic comedy
May is for musical comedy and edgy new work.
April musicals contemplate bluegrass music, serial killers and Alanis Morissette.
Four world premieres and one fond farewell make March a must-go month for theater and opera fans.
Considerations of race, gender and the music of Earth, Wind and Fire make February a fierce month on Chiicago stages.
The spirit of art on our stages is undaunted, the quality of work unsurpassed.
The new year kicks off with gusto, with opera, performance and theater both local and global.
If you've had enough holiday theater already, here are five shows that are not about Christmas.
The month starts serious and ends with farce, with a bit of comedy and opera in between.
The thought popped into my head that if there was a heaven, it could not be better than this.
Four world premieres and "Rent" — now that's a good month in theater.
This season brings out bold new work by some of the city's most creative
Brett Neveu debuts his "unofficial sequel" to the Welles film, "The Magnificent Ambersons."
Playwright James Ijames makes the case that there's more than one way to tear down a monument with his fever dream of a play about a fever dream.
A vibrant month in Chicago theater with all the major stages coming back to life, almost at once.
Will Allan's "Campaigns, Inc." is an origin story of modern political mendacity, found in the 1934 governor's race between the incumbent buffoon Frank Merriam and the visionary progressive U…
Early in the first act of "The Devil Wears Prada,The Musical," Andy, a frumpy self-important recent college grad, is up for a job as a personal assistant to Miranda Priestly (a thinly veiled…
August stages are filled with famous people, both living and dead.
An eclectic month of performances culminates with the Broadway-bound "The Devil Wears Prada"
Moore's show is set in Englewood, mostly at the fictional Black Women's Health Initiative, inspired loosely by an amalgamation of real-life events back in 2011 that she covered as a journali…
"Skates," the creation of Chicago native Christine Rea (book and lyrics) and her husband Rick Briskin (music and lyrics) has its heart in the seventies, at a South Side roller rink called Wi…
A music-infused month of theater
A mashup of a mother's memories of crossing the border with the "Wizard of Oz" is a masterpiece in the making. "Somewhere Over the Border" reminds us that the world is full of common folks j…
Two Mexican American brothers who've grown up separately in the United States are together on the run, hoping to make it across the border to Mexico and escape the unfriendly confines that…
A big month for new musicals