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The best theater in Chicago, including play and musical critical reviews

11 Chicago theater shows to see in May
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11 Chicago theater shows to see in May

Spring is in full bloom in Chicago theater with a bumper crop of new plays and musicals

Here are the nominations for the 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Awards
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Here are the nominations for the 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

Griffin Theatre Company’s Ragtime leads the pack

The Auditorium Theatre’s 2018–2019 season has much to offer dance lovers
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The Auditorium Theatre’s 2018–2019 season has much to offer dance lovers

Dance fans, take note

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

Broadway in Chicago’s complete 2018 slate
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Broadway in Chicago’s complete 2018 slate

Check out the full schedule of touring shows coming to BIC’s downtown theaters

Latest theater reviews

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

Ike Holter’s new play is smart, saucy, touching—and will scare you silly

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

This surface-level bio is more interested in musical fan service than actual insights, but the music, and its star, are top of the line

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Macbeth

Macbeth

Stage magic and surprising laughs combine to make a spooky, memorable Scottish Play

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The Madres

The Madres

‘Jane the Virgin’ star Ivonne Coll shines in this story of mothers against fascism

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Theo Ubique bids farewell to the No Exit Café with a bloody good show

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The Gentleman Caller

The Gentleman Caller

Tennessee Williams and William Inge make a tragic duo for the ages in Philip Dawkins’s new play

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Macbeth

Macbeth

Stage magic and surprising laughs combine to make a spooky, memorable Scottish Play

Time Out says
4 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

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

This surface-level bio is more interested in musical fan service than actual insights, but the music, and its star, are top of the line

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

Ike Holter’s new play is smart, saucy, touching—and will scare you silly

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

The Den Theatre

The Den Theatre

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Theater Wit

Theater Wit

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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