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Along with "Mary Rose" by Black Button Eyes Productions, choose between two interesting, gothic shows now playing in Chicago.
Daniel Fish discusses the "Oklahoma!" musical now on tour: "I see everything I do as a new work. You are doing the show on a contemporary night."
Director Daniel Fish’s radical 2018 Broadway revival arrives in our town at a tough moment for traumatic endings. Fair warning.
I’d say that “8-Track” probably delivered as much sustenance to the audience as any production in this company’s history, at least based on what I saw happen to people’s faces.
Ullah, who is now 53 years old, was one of the first South Asian American comics to get what you might call national recognition.
The Goodman Theatre said Wednesday that it is postponing its planned world-premiere production of “The Outsiders."
With fingers crossed and hope soaring, here are 10 exciting winter theatrical attractions, from the "Come From Away" tour to “King James” at Steppenwolf.
It was supposed to be a year of recovery. But the COVID-19 virus, along with its supporting cast of variants, had other ideas.
“Magic Immersive” bills itself as a chance to see so-called “major illusions” in far more intimate circumstances than usual.
From “Pass Over” to "Bug," it's hard to think of another actor in Chicago who managed to do so much in a terrible theatrical year.
This play is a farce that relies on you not knowing, and certainly not anticipating, what might be going right and what might be going wrong. Easier just to say that the night is full of lau…
“Pretty Woman,” which stars Olivia Valli in the role made famous by Julia Roberts, is a guilty pleasure show, a sexy nostalgia trip. On Tuesday, everyone seemed to leave well pleased wit…
The 1970 musical “Company” ends with Stephen Sondheim’s greatest musical number “Being Alive.”
Penned by Lesley Nicol with original songs by the composer and musician Mark Mueller, the show is titled “How the Hell Did I Get Here?” At Steppenwolf, Birbiglia will perform his new sho…
The new production at Drury Lane is my favorite of the several prior stagings I have seen, including the Broadway bow in 2017.
Producing live theater was such a struggle for everyone over the past 12 months, declaring a Top 10 feels disingenuous. But here we have it.
“There were Blackhawk games,” the character of sports radio personality Harry Teinowitz says, “when I had more shots than they did.”
Thew new Broadway musical Mrs Doubtfire is a welcome feast of physical comedy.
The all-new holiday attraction at the Northlight Theatre is a play with music penned by Michael Hollinger and directed by David Catlin.
Gift also said Thursday that it will exit its longtime cozy home inside the 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront.
“Kiss Me Kate” is a backstage musical about a company performing Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” The sexism of the story needs to be reckoned with.
You’ll have to forgive me for seeing a little extra spring in Larry Yando’s step as the reformed Scrooge, rediscovering the world around him and heading out for dinner with family. “We…
There have been many productions of his shows here, including a 2003 world premiere. In honor of the late composer and lyricist, a few that stand out the most in memory.
House Theatre has a new holiday show with gorgeous puppets and moments. But it's not so easy to follow.
"Cinderella" is a gorgeous retro experience in the guise of a holiday musical. This show is restorative in every sense of the word.
Show reopening these last few weeks often have been emotional experiences on both sides of the stage and “Frozen” was no exception.
The show has a star turn from Joaquina Kalukango that will be formidable competition for anyone and everyone come Tony Awards time.
“Diana, the Musical” offers no meaningful insights (nor even ones lacking in meaning) into a woman who really should be allowed to rest in much-deserved peace. Dramaturgically speaking, …
The hilarious new production at the Mercury Theater, the work of a first-time director named Reneisha Jenkins, offers a reminder of this musical’s other endearing quality: A big, sloppy he…
First Folio Theatre, a longstanding suburban theater company in Oak Brook, is to cease operations at the end of the 2024 season when executive director David Rice retires.
This solo theatrical work is about Polish diplomat Jan Karski, who met with Western leaders in 1943. It's a hard piece to watch.