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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 59 shows now playing, and a total of 315 different reviews!!!  
Chicago Theater Reviews The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (1 Review)
pH Comedy Theater

Amour (7 Reviews)
Black Button Eyes Productions at Athenaeum Theatre

Bakersfield Mist (13 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
TimeLine Theatre Company at Stage 773

The Bardy Bunch (4 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Mercury Theater

Bible Bingo (4 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

The Black Slot (5 Reviews)
AstonRep at Raven Theatre

Bleacher Bums (2 Reviews)
Pride Arts Center - The Broadway

Blue Man Group (9 Reviews)
Briar Street Theatre

Bye Bye Liver (2 Reviews)
The Public House Theatre

Carroll Gardens (4 Reviews)
16th Street Theater at Berwyn Cultural Center

Cheers Live On Stage (8 Reviews)
Broadway Playhouse

The City Of Conversation (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Northlight Theatre

The Colored Museum (1 Review)
Pulse Theatre Company at eta Creative Arts Foundation

A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre

Cupid Has a Heart On (1 Review)
Stage 773

Dead Children (1 Review)
Chicago Dramatists and the Side Project Theater at Chicago Dramatists

Distance (7 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Strawdog Theatre at Factory Theater

Dog Night (1 Review)
Rabid Bat Theatricals at North Lakeside Cultural Center

Farewell My Friend: The Tragic Romance of Star-Crossed Lovers (4 Reviews)
(re)discover theatre at Epsworth United Methodist Church

The Feast (3 Reviews)
Red Theater Chicago at The Den Theatre

Fefu and Her Friends (4 Reviews)
Halcyon Theatre at Christ Lutheran Church

Fly by Night (4 Reviews)
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe

Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu (8 Reviews)
Second City

Funny Girl (1 Review)
MadKap Productions at Skokie Theatre

Grizzly Mama (4 Reviews)
Rivendell Theatre

Hand In Hand (3 Reviews)
Akvavit Theatre at The Den Theatre

Hand to God (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

The Happiest Place On Earth (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Sideshow Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center

The Heidi Chronicles (1 Review)
The Cuckoo's Theater Project at Prop Theatre

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

I Do Today (6 Reviews)
The Greenhouse Theater Center

In The Heights (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773

Julius Caesar (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Writers Theatre

Late Nite Catechism (3 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Life Sucks (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Lookingglass Theatre

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

Mamma Mia! (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Paramount Theatre

Man in the Ring (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Court Theatre

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

Misalliance (1 Review)
ShawChicago at Ruth Page Center For Arts

Miss Holmes (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Lifeline Theatre

Naperville (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Theater Wit

Next To Normal (5 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
BoHo Theatre at Theater Wit

Parachute Men (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater - Biograph

The People's Choice (1 Review)
Genesis Theatrical Productions at Redtwist Theatre

Pump Boys and Dinettes (2 Reviews)
Theatre At The Center

A Red Line Runs Through It (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Second City

Scarcity (6 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Redtwist Theatre

Smokey Joe's Cafe (10 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Drury Lane- Oakbrook

Thee Trinity (2 Reviews)
Royal George Theatre

Thrones! The Musical Parody (2 Reviews)
Apollo Theater

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

True West (7 Reviews)
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit

Tug Of War: Civil Strife (8 Reviews)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ubu the King (2 Reviews)
Rough House Theater Company at Chopin Theatre

Visiting Edna (8 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Steppenwolf Theatre

We Gotta Bingo (9 Reviews)
Chicago Theatre Works

Wonderful Town (11 Reviews) Jeff Recommended*
Goodman Theatre

You On The Moors Now (3 Reviews)
The Hypocrites at The Den Theatre

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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