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  Critics' Theatre Review Round-Up Of Shows Currently Playing
Theatre In Chicago lists the reviews from 23 different Chicago area publications. We currently have reviews listed for 72 shows now playing, and a total of 445 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews The Adventures of Robin Hood (2 Reviews)
Filament Theatre

The Assembled Parties (12 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Raven Theatre

At The Table (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Broken Nose Theatre at Berger Park Coach House

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1 Review)
Bluebird Arts at Athenaeum Theatre

Beowulf (4 Reviews)
Red Theater at The Den Theatre

Bible Bingo (4 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Blizzard '67 (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center

Blue Man Group (12 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

The Book Of Joseph (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Bootycandy (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Windy City Playhouse

By Association (4 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center

By the Bog of Cats (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Artistic Home

Bye Bye Liver (2 Reviews)
The Public House Theatre

Captain Blood (3 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
First Folio Theatre

Carmen (8 Reviews)
Lyric Opera

Circumference Of A Squirrel (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Columnist (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
American Blues Theater at Stage 773

Death of a Salesman (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

Deep In The Heart Of Tuna (6 Reviews)
New American Folk Theatre at Pride Arts Center - The Buena

Diamond Dogs (6 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

The Dining Room (2 Reviews)
Oil Lamp Theater

A Disappearing Number (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company

Earthquakes in London (8 Reviews)
Steep Theatre

Eleemosynary (1 Review)
AstonRep Theatre Company at The Frontier

Elemeno Pea (5 Reviews)
Citadel Theatre Company

Faceless (9 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Northlight Theatre

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

The Fantasticks (7 Reviews)
Quest Theatre Ensemble at The Blue Theater

Gender Breakdown (3 Reviews)
Flat Iron Arts Building

Gentle (1 Review)
TUTA Theatre Chicago at The Den Theatre

Good People (2 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center

Hamilton (18 Reviews)
The PrivateBank Theatre

High Fidelity (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Refuge Theatre Project at Refuge Records

The History Boys (4 Reviews)
Eclectic Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre

Hobo King (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Congo Square Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre

I Left My Heart: A Salute To The Music Of Tony Bennett (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Mercury Theater

The Illusionists - Live From Broadway (5 Reviews)
Ford Oriental Theatre

Jim Lehrer and the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double (3 Reviews)
Theater Oobleck at Chopin Theatre

Late Nite Catechism (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Love's Labor's Lost (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Macbeth (1 Review)
Shakespeare All-Stars at Filament Theatre

Magic City (2 Reviews)
Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station

The Magic Parlour (6 Reviews)
The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel

Mamma Mia! (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (3 Reviews)
Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle

Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! (5 Reviews)
Broadway Playhouse

Monster (8 Reviews)
Steppenwolf for Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre

My Brother's Keeper- The Story of The Nicholas Brothers (9 Reviews)
Black Ensemble Theater

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (2 Reviews)
Theatre At The Center

Nameless Mountains (1 Review)
Accomplice Theatr at Charnel House Chicago

The Nether (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
A Red Orchid Theatre

Never Mind, It's Nothing (2 Reviews)
Stage 773

Peerless (3 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway

Quest (4 Reviews)
Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Art Center

Saturday Night Fever (10 Reviews)
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

The Scottsboro Boys (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773

Squeeze My Cans (5 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center

Straight White Men (14 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

Thrones! The Musical Parody (4 Reviews)
Apollo Theater

Tommy Gun's Garage (3 Reviews)
Tommy Gun's Garage

Tony 'n Tina's Wedding (10 Reviews)
Chicago Theatre Works

Transit of Venus (1 Review)
Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure Church

Uncle Vanya (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Goodman Theatre

Unseen (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The Gift Theatre

Urinetown (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
BoHo Theatre at Stage 773

Venus In Fur (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Circle Theatre at Heartland Studio Theatre

Waiting For Godot (3 Reviews)
Tympanic Theatre at Berry United Methodist Church

The Winner...of Our Discontent (12 Reviews)
Second City

The Wolf at The End of The Block (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

A Wonder In My Soul (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

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*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the opening night judges of The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee. The entire production is then eligible for nomination for awards at the end of the season. To find out more information visit