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
"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
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
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
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
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
The lives of George Bernard Shaw (who omitted the "George" in daily life) and James "Gene" Tunney could have been mythologized as fables of unpretentious lads whose talents and ambitions brought them worldwide recognition, or as romances of questing polymaths who won the hands and hearts of—if not royal princesses—ladies of immense wealth and social status, nevertheless. A.... Read More
Broadway In Chicago has announced new events for the upcoming holidays: THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, STOMP and Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL will all be in Chicago for the festive season. An exciting line-up for sure!
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announced that the 33rd TCG National Conference will be hosted in Chicago, IL from June 20th to 22nd, 2024, in association with the League of Chicago Theatres. The TCG National Conference draws between 700 to over 1,000 theatre professionals from around the world for professional development, community-building, performances, and.... Read More
The chickens dubbed "Jersey Giants" by poultry breeders can grow to heights of over twenty-four inches and weigh up to fourteen pounds, but urban audiences at Hell In a Handbag's Agatha Christie parody A Fine Feathered Murder were still unprepared for the entrance of a SIX-FOOT-TALL ROOSTER that proceeded to nuzzle people's pockets in search of snacks and.... Read More
Broadway In Chicago has unveiled its upcoming season, featuring the acclaimed Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival COMPANY; Broadway sensation BEETLEJUICE; a forthcoming pre-Broadway revival of THE WIZ; the Pre-Broadway A WONDERFUL WORLD; TimeLine Theatre's Chicago debut of the acclaimed Tony Award-winning Best Play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY; and the World Premiere of BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL.
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After a 3.5 year absence, the hit musical HAMILTON is returning to Chicago this fall. Starting on September 13, 2023, the show will be playing at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. The news was announced by Broadway in Chicago and has been met with great excitement from theater-goers across the city. Fans of the.... Read More
Tickets for the new tour of the classic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE are now on sale! You can catch the show at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) during a limited engagement from March 7-19, and get ready to say "Leapin' Lizards!"
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Get excited, Chicago! The beloved Tony award-winning musical 1776 is coming to the Windy City from February 28 through March 12 at the CIBC Theatre. Prepare for a fantastic evening full of history, drama, and entertaining song and dance numbers as the show takes you back to Philadelphia in 1776 and the birth of.... Read More
The critically acclaimed and beloved Broadway adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning show, Into the Woods, is set to have a run in Chicago in 2023. Starring Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block as The Baker's Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker and Gavin Creel as Cinderella's Prince/Wolf reprising their original Broadway.... Read More
If you're looking for some Holiday Shows to get you in the spirit this holiday season, Chicago has plenty to offer. From musicals to family-friendly shows, there's something for everyone. Seeing a live holiday performance is a great way to get into the festive mood. There's nothing like watching a story be brought to life right in front.... Read More
The Lion King is coming back to Chicago for the fifth time since 2003. The popular musical will play at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from November 17 - January 14. The Lion King is a timeless story that has captivated audiences of all ages. The music, the costumes, and the sets are all incredible. If you.... Read More
Looking for something fun and engaging to do with the kids? Check out these upcoming children's theatre shows coming to Chicago! From classic tales to new favorites, there's something for everyone. And what better way to introduce young ones to the magic of live theater than by seeing a show designed just for them?
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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
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