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Cheers Live on Stage

Cheers Live on Stage

A stage adaptation drawn from early episodes of the classic TV comedy is a faithful but hollow imitation of its source material

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

Mary Zimmerman’s postcard to Bernstein’s NYC makes a persuasive case for the show’s title

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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In the Heights

In the Heights

Porchlight’s production doesn't reach all the heights, but it showcases several remarkable young talents

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The Feast

The Feast

Playwright Celine Song uses a meatless world as a meaty metaphor

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Albany Park Theater Project's immersive high-school experience demands your attendance

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Distance

Distance

A woman’s Alzheimer’s brings her caretakers together in Jerre Dye’s nuanced new drama

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Naperville

Naperville

There’s no place like Naperville in Mat Smart’s suburban meditation on community and connection

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

Mary Zimmerman’s postcard to Bernstein’s NYC makes a persuasive case for the show’s title

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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You On the Moors Now

You On the Moors Now

Literary heroines get dangerous in the Hypocrites’ raucous revisiting

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

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The Den Theatre

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Greenhouse Theater Center

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