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13 Chicago theater shows to see in June
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13 Chicago theater shows to see in June

School may be almost out for summer, but theater’s not going anywhere soon

Shakespeare in the parks
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Shakespeare in the parks

When and where to spread out a blanket and see a play under the stars this summer

2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations announced
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2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations announced

The Wiz, Urinetown and High Fidelity lead the noms

Musical theater in Chicago
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Musical theater in Chicago

From tours to local tuners, see what's playing now and in coming weeks

Latest theater reviews

The Night Season

The Night Season

Strawdog finds famliar truths in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Chekhovian Irish family

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

British playwright Tanika Gupta’s adaptation brings a colonial eye to Charles Dickens’s orphan story

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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American Hero

American Hero

Subway meets Sartre in Bess Wohl’s dark comedy about sandwich artists gone rogue

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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She Loves Me

She Loves Me

You’re sure to love Marriott’s smartly cast and strongly staged revival of this most romantic comedy

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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We’re Gonna Die

We’re Gonna Die

Young Jean Lee’s charming theatrical rock show makes us think about our inevitable demise and like it

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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She Loves Me

She Loves Me

You’re sure to love Marriott’s smartly cast and strongly staged revival of this most romantic comedy

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Night Season

The Night Season

Strawdog finds famliar truths in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Chekhovian Irish family

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Aladdin

Aladdin

Disney unleashes its lavish magic as the Broadway musical kicks off its national tour in Chicago

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Spamilton

Spamilton

Musical-satire mastermind Gerard Alessandrini’s latest follows its source material into an open Chicago run

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Hamilton

Hamilton

Nobody’s throwing away their shot in this top-shelf Chicago staging of the most talked-about new musical in years

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

Users say
  • 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

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Greenhouse Theater Center
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Greenhouse Theater Center

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Theater Wit
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Theater Wit

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  • 5 out of 5 stars