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‘Sweat’ is an enthralling portrait of blue-collar collapse

‘Sweat’ is an enthralling portrait of blue-collar collapse

Sweat is no ordinary spelunking expedition into Trump country.

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A Broadway musical based on the pop hits of Britney Spears will debut in Chicago this fall
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A Broadway musical based on the pop hits of Britney Spears will debut in Chicago this fall

We're so excited. We're in too deep. 

10 Chicago theater shows to see in March
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10 Chicago theater shows to see in March

This month, there are so many great plays and musicals to see in Chicago that we recommend doubling down on your theatrical intake.

Steppenwolf Theatre’s gigantic expansion will add an intimate new performance space
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Steppenwolf Theatre’s gigantic expansion will add an intimate new performance space

The project includes a 400-seat in-the-round theater, an entire floor dedicated to theater education and new social spaces.

Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ Musical is coming to Chicago this year

Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ Musical is coming to Chicago this year

Get in, loser! These tickets are going to go fast.

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Latest theater reviews

Sweat

Sweat

A portrait of blue-collar collapse and an inquiry into the cold-blooded murder of the American Dream.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Remember the Alamo

Remember the Alamo

The play is more interested in creating space for the thoughts and experiences of its Mexican-American cast members.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Red Rex

Red Rex

A brave, incisive and wickedly funny dissection of the ways in which Chicago storefront theater has failed.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Theater Wit

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