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Shows To See in Chicago This Fall

As the leaves will begin to change color and a chill fills the air, it can only mean one thing: Fall is approaching! And with Fall comes some of the best theater performances of the year. Chicago is known for its incredible theater scene, and this Fall is no exception. From classic musicals to brand new plays, there's.... Read More

Wicket Tickets in Chicago
How to Get the Best Seats for "Wicked" in Chicago

Wicked will be flying back to Chicago this fall as it returns for an extended engagement. The Nederlander Theatre will host the beloved Tony and Grammy Award winning musical for this extended run from September 28 through December 4, 2022. Use our guide and seating chart below to make sure you get the best tickets for.... Read More

Anastasia at CIBC Theatre in Chicago
Anastasia set for CIBC Theatre in Chicago

Anastasia, the Broadway musical, is set for Chicago and will play at the CIBC Theatre. This spectacular show takes us from the Russian Empire's twilight to the excitement of Paris in 1920s Paris as a young woman attempts to unravel the mysteries of her past. Anya is pursued by a brutal Soviet officer who wants to.... Read More

Stand-up comedians in Chicago
Stand-up Comedians Coming to Chicago

Are you ready to catch some of the best stand-up comedians coming to Chicago? Check out these upcoming dates and pick your favorite stand-up comedian to go see them live. Stand-up comedians have a way of getting people in the mood for some laughs, so don't miss your chance to see one in person. These comedians will bring.... Read More

Richard III - Promethean Theater Ensemble
A Villain For All Seasons (and Genders, and Physiques)

Once the fashion for Juliets, Rosalinds and Lady Macbeths played by actual women became the norm, certain male-identifying characters—Puck, Ariel and Peter Pan, to name a few—also regularly featured female actors in what were called "trouser roles." Whether this practice was grounded in boy-soprano opera or the gender-fluidity traditionally attributed to mythic creatures (e.g. angels or fairies), audiences.... Read More

Jesus Christ Superstar at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago
Musical Phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar set for Chicago

Jesus Christ Superstar is a musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new critically acclaimed production comes to Chicago to the Cadillac Palace Theatre during the North American tour.

The show remains based on the 2016 award-winning revival at London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. But actor.... Read More

My Fair Lady at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago
My Fair Lady coming to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, will come to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from June 28 - July 10, 2022.

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady won five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including.... Read More

Richard Thomas in To Kill A Mockingbird in Chicago
Richard Thomas set for To Kill A Mockingbird in Chicago

The hit Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the best-selling book by Harper Lee, will play Chicago's Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement May 17-29, 2022. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel will come to Chicago as part of.... Read More

The Luckiest - Theatre In Chicago
Rebuilding Rome: Upcoming Spring Productions Proclaim Chicago Theater's FINAL Great Re-Opening

No matter how we try to turn back the clock to 2019, no daylight saving plan can redeem whole two years' worth of lost time. As theaters are discovering during what we hope is the final Great Re-Opening, "normal" is a commodity that can be preserved, but not restored. Companies awaking from their protracted hibernation are slow to.... Read More

The Prom musical at Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago
Throw On A Corsage, Grab Your Dance Partner, And Throw Up Those Jazz Hands Because You Belong At The Prom!

The National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical, The Prom, will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited one-week engagement April 19-24, 2022. Featuring music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, The Prom is based on a Jack Viertel concept and has a book by Bob Martin, Beguelin.... Read More

Six The Musical in Chicago
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Survived... Six the musical set for Chicago

Henry the VIII is known as one of the most charismatic monarchs in British history. He is known as the father of the navy, and his reign was synonymous with clashes between the monarchy and the church. His reign was significant, but he is most commonly known for something else - his six marriages. His wives in order.... Read More

Hadestown the musical at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago
Hadestown comes to the CIBC Theatre in Chicago

Greek mythology is an entire world in itself. There are many tales of Gods, Goddesses, and their children living lives that are far beyond the comprehension of human beings. Their stories are filled with an insane amount of passion, rage, revenge, and lust. The King of Gods, Zeus, reigns over everything. His brothers are Poseidon, the God of.... Read More

The Simon and Garfunkel Story in Chicago at CIBC Theatre
The Simon and Garfunkel Story set for CIBC Theatre in Chicago

When we talk about music icons of the 20th century, names like The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, U2, and Aretha Franklin are just a few names from many industry titans who serenaded the airwaves. Simon and Garfunkel were two incredibly talented lyricists and brilliant harmonists. They are known to have created a soundtrack for an entire generation that.... Read More

Mary Rose in Chicago
Lingering In The Lobby: Slow Starting 2022 Theater Season Finds Its Stride

Philosophers have likened Time to a river in constant flow, dismissing attempts to circumscribe its boundaries as mere convenience proposed by upstart mortals. This might explain why, for theater artists and audiences, the 2019-2020 season ended in mid-May and didn't resume until JULY of 2021, when the discovery and release of Covid-19 vaccines signaled the beginning of the.... Read More

Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical set for Nederlander Theatre in Chicago

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is probably one of the most popular shows in the musical world. The tragic story of love, lust, greed, and ultimately heartbreak has been a huge hit and has won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Theatre fans can rejoice as the musical is will make its grand entrance at the Nederlander Theatre.... Read More

Chicago Theatre Gift Certificates
Give the Gift of Theatre with Theatre Gift Certificates

If you are stuck figuring out what to buy family and friends this holiday season, think of live theatre to get you out of a gifting dilemma. Theatre gift certificates make great holiday presents. In fact, you are not just giving gifts; you are giving enjoyable experiences to your loved ones.

A 20-year study.... Read More

Plays in Chicago
Catching Up And Starting Over: Non-Holiday Plays for "The Rest of Us"

Ho-Ho-Hos, Fa-la-las and Bless Us, Every Ones are always welcome, of course, but after eighteen months of shuttered playhouses, what many theatergoers this year want for Christmas are not just in-person performers staging indoor pageants reflecting the yuletide season, but shows exploring the kinds of topics ignored during those solitary days spent staring at screens.
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Holiday shows in Chicago 2021
Theatre In Chicago's 2021 Holiday Show Round-Up

The holiday season is approaching faster than we realize, and there is no better time to soak up the festive spirit. The holiday season is not complete without a trip to the theater to watch your favorite holiday plays. The stage is set, the lights are ready, and the costumes are sparkling as ever - here is a.... Read More

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice at Court Theatre
Welcome Back, Will: Shakespeare Returns to Chicago Theaters in October

Now that playhouses are cautiously opening their doors again, audiences are united in their enthusiastic welcome to live performance of every kind—musical extravaganzas, topical dramas and drag slapstick alike. For some theatergoers, however, a season just isn't a bona fide season without some SHAKESPEARE.

Fortunately, October features not one, but three, of Willie Shakes'.... Read More

Kinky Boots at Paramount Theatre
If The Shoe Fits: Working the Kinks out of Paramount Theatre's Kinky Boots

Don't be misled by the title—there's nothing kinky in Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's multiple award-winning musical fable. On the contrary, Kinky Boots is about sons trying to fill the big shoes left by their fathers. It's about putting the shoe on the other foot, setting aside prejudices bred of dissimilar cultures and uniting in pursuit of.... Read More