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Comedians Coming To Chicago
Comedians Coming to Chicago

Chicago is buzzing with excitement as a star-studded lineup of comedians prepares to take the stage in the Windy City. Known for its vibrant comedy scene, Chicago is about to become even funnier with these upcoming comedy shows. Whether you're a fan of stand-up comedy shows, improv, or satirical humor, there's something for everyone. A night out at.... Read More

Summer shows in Chicago Theaters
A Summer of Spectacular Shows: Chicago's Theatre Scene Heats Up

Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of live theater as Chicago's stages come alive with an incredible lineup of must-see shows this summer. From the electrifying pop musical "Six" to the timeless romance of "Romeo & Juliet," and the nostalgic charm of "Back to the Future: The Musical," the Windy City is set to become.... Read More

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
The Lord of the Rings - A Musical Tale set for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as part of their 2024-25 Season

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, under the visionary guidance of Artistic Director Edward Hall and Executive Director Kimberly Motes, are set for its highly anticipated 2024/25 season, promising a spectacular lineup of theatrical brilliance. With a bold vision and unwavering commitment to artistic excellence, Hall and Motes have curated a diverse selection of 10 compelling productions that will.... Read More

Black Sunday at TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago
Black Sunday World Premiere at TimeLine Theatre

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time to experience a poignant tale intertwining climate upheaval, migration, and familial bonds, set against the backdrop of the impending disaster of one of America's most devastating dust storms. Directed by Helen Young, TimeLine Theatre presents the world premiere of "Black Sunday" by Dolores Díaz, offering a fresh perspective on.... Read More

Judgement Day at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Judgment Day starring Jason Alexander set for Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is set for Judgment Day, a hilariously irreverent world premiere comedy starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) in his Chicago stage debut. Alexander leads a cast that features Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker as Father Michael and Candy Buckley as the Angel, along with Maggie Bofill, Olivia Denise Dawson, Joe.... Read More

Back To The Future: The Musical in Chicago
Back To The Future: The Musical coming to Chicago

Theatre enthusiasts and time-travel aficionados, mark your calendars! The 2022 Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical, "Back to the Future: The Musical," is set to dazzle audiences in Chicago. This electrifying production, based on the iconic Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, will grace the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre from August 13 to September 1, 2024. This.... Read More

Chicago Theater preview
Melting Winter's Chill: Theater to Chase Away the Darkness

The theaters that so gallantly kept working right up to Martin Luther King Day in order to rescue us from the post-yuletide doldrums are not about to abandon us. Over eight plays opened before the end of January, with more on the way—some reminding us of the resolutions we vowed to uphold, to be sure, but others arriving.... Read More

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Live in Chicago
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: A Unique Blend of News, Comedy, and Quiz Show at Chicago's Studebaker Theater

National Public Radio's (NPR) Peabody Award-winning quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!", is not just a program; it's an experience. The show, currently playing at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, represents the epitome of what happens when the worlds of news, comedy, and competition collide. "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" has captivated audiences for over.... Read More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Nederlander Theatre in Chicago
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to Chicago

The world of Harry Potter continues to enchant audiences, this time bringing its magic to Chicago with the highly anticipated play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". Set to open at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, this production marks the beginning of its North American Tour. Fans in Chicago can experience the wonder from September 10,.... Read More

Girl From The North Country at CIBC Theatre in Chicago
Girl From The North Country Brings Bob Dylan's Music to Life in Chicago

The critically acclaimed musical "Girl From The North Country," written and directed by Conor McPherson, is set to captivate audiences at Chicago's CIBC Theatre from February 13 to February 25, 2024. This unique production reimagines many of Bob Dylan's legendary songs, offering audiences a fresh and spiritually uplifting experience.

Set in the winter of 1934.... Read More

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago
The Grinch is coming to steal Christmas in Chicago

Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre is set to host a heartwarming holiday event as "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" takes the stage. From December 19 to December 31, this beloved musical, which has captivated audiences nationwide, will offer a limited two-week engagement in the heart of the Windy City at 151 W. Randolph.... Read More

The Wiz at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago
The Wiz set for the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago

Chicago's theater scene is set to welcome a dazzling production this season as The Wiz makes its much-anticipated arrival to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. This revival of the classic musical, which reimagines L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" within the context of African-American culture, promises to be a spectacle of soulful music, vibrant storytelling,.... Read More

Holiday Shows In Chicago 2023
A Holiday Festivus For All Of Us (Every One)

Who could have predicted that the yearly grumbles about the shrinking separation of winter iconography would guide us to a season for everybody to be jolly? Pre-pando autumn calendars typically featured a few hastily-mounted Halloween spooky-tunes closing promptly on October 31, followed by Fireplace-Food-and-Family fables commencing the day after Thanksgiving and closing Christmas Eve, abandoning audiences to solitary.... Read More

Beetlejuice at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago
Beetlejuice the Musical: Chicago's Supernatural Sensation

Chicagoans are in for a ghostly treat as "Beetlejuice the Musical" takes center stage at the Auditorium Theatre. From November 7th to November 19th, 2023, the city will be haunted by the mischievous spirit, Beetlejuice, and a cast of otherworldly characters. Based on Tim Burton's cherished movie, this comedic musical narrates the tale of Lydia Deetz, an.... Read More

Theater shows Shows playing In Chicago's Suburbs
Pastoral Settings and Scenic Drives: Shows Playing In Chicago's Suburbs

The American Suburb, proliferating just after World War Two, was invented to combine the best of rural and urban lifestyles. Decreasing numbers of available servants and increasing numbers of privately-owned automobiles both played a part in disrupting these optimistic goals, but the ancient bonds connecting the Dionysian play festivals of antiquity with our diverse Community Arts Leagues today.... Read More

Chicago Theatre plays and musicals
HOLD THAT CRISIS: Chicago's Fall Season Is Off to an Exuberant Start

"American Theater is IMPLODING Before Our Eyes!" howled the perpetually-alarmed New York Times last month, as it warned of an impending "crisis" in the arts. Does this sound familiar? Didn't we hear this same outcry at the start of the pandemic in 2020, and in 2016. when gentrification displaced several storefront venues, or, even earlier, following on the.... Read More

Stand Up Comedians at Chicago Theaters
Chicago's Comedy Scene Heats Up: A Look at the Star-Studded Lineup

Laughter is guaranteed to echo through Chicago's theaters and arenas over the next several months, as some of the biggest and most acclaimed names in comedy descend on the city. The upcoming lineup is a veritable feast of laughter, featuring household names and rising stars alike, all geared up to serve a smorgasbord of humor. Here's what you.... Read More

Mrs. Doubtfire at Nederlander Theatre in Chicago
Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Set to Charm Chicago

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the smash-hit musical comedy, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, adapted from the much-loved film, will come to Chicago next year. The celebrated production, described as "wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny" by the Manchester Evening News and helmed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, is set to run at Broadway In Chicago's James.... Read More

Ubiquitous Players Virtual Theater Chicago
Road Show On The Information Highway: Ubiquitous Players Celebrate Four Years of Zooming Plays

Back in 2020, when citizens were advised to sequester themselves against the contagious and then-dangerously fatal Covid-19 virus, distraught playgoers and theater artists confronting the temporary closure of Chicago playhouses found comfort in solutions arising from England's eighteen-year ban on entertainment venues from 1642 to 1660—namely, a proliferation of play readings held in private homes. Quarantine isolation (or.... Read More

MJ The Musical at Nederlander Theatre Chicago
Experience the Magic of Michael Jackson: 'MJ' The Musical Set to Dazzle at Chicago's Nederlander Theatre

Chicago Theatergoers, mark your calendars for a thrilling musical experience! The highly anticipated "MJ" is set to grace the stage of the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago from August 1 to September 2, 2023. This musical is a tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson, and offers a rare look into the.... Read More