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The controversy over a Sun-Times theater review is about more than ‘Pass Over’
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The controversy over a Sun-Times theater review is about more than ‘Pass Over’

The complaints aren’t just sour grapes

‘Trevor’ debuts at Writers Theatre
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‘Trevor’ debuts at Writers Theatre

The new musical is based on an Oscar-winning coming-out tale

Chicago D(ART)
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Chicago D(ART)

A new theater company launches to serve deaf artists and audiences

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The King and I

The King and I

Perhaps this touring production of the discomfiting chestnut should mark the end of its era

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Ragtime

Ragtime

Griffin reinvents Ragtime in a “chamber musical” revival that’s brimming with invention and heart

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Bright Half Life

Bright Half Life

Two women experience love's ups, downs, ins and outs out of order in Tanya Barfield’s gem of a romance

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Parade

Parade

Jason Robert Brown’s impressive score and a strong cast make for an enjoyable staging of the somewhat chilly musical

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bright Half Life

Bright Half Life

Two women experience love's ups, downs, ins and outs out of order in Tanya Barfield’s gem of a romance

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Native Gardens

Native Gardens

Neighborly goodwill gets mowed down in a property dispute in Karen Zacarías’s carefully pruned comedy

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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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Pass Over

Pass Over

The promised land remains out of reach in Antoinette Nwandu’s allegorical portrait of young black men waiting for change

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Ragtime

Ragtime

Griffin reinvents Ragtime in a “chamber musical” revival that’s brimming with invention and heart

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

A powerful, thrilling and acrobatic new adaptation that, like Ahab, just can’t quite capture the whale

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
Goodman Theatre
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Goodman Theatre

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

The Den Theatre
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The Den Theatre

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Greenhouse Theater Center
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Greenhouse Theater Center

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Theater Wit
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Theater Wit

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