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Broadway in Chicago suspends ongoing and upcoming shows
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Broadway in Chicago suspends ongoing and upcoming shows

Theatergoers, take note that a number of Broadway in Chicago productions have been suspended or canceled in accordance with state recommendations on COVID-19

Keep the kids busy for a few hours with Chicago Children’s Theatre’s play-making contest
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Keep the kids busy for a few hours with Chicago Children’s Theatre’s play-making contest

This one goes out to all the parents out there.

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ blends righteous anger and civic zeal with magnificent results

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ blends righteous anger and civic zeal with magnificent results

Heidi Schreck’s play is so wonderful—so smart, so moving, so invigorating—that I wish I could describe it in one catchy sentence to help spread the word.

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

In the spirit of Chicago’s notoriously unpredictable spring forecast, the local theater scene has a wide array of genres on tap in March.

Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them
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Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them

See Chicago theater on the cheap with our expert tips and tricks

Theater reviews and upcoming shows to see

What the Constitution Means to Me

What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck’s play is so wonderful—so smart, so moving, so invigorating—that I wish I could describe it in one catchy sentence to help spread the word.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Plano

Plano

Will Arbery’s Plano is like a dream unfolding at double speed: a heady brew of theatrical tropes, whip-smart jokes and Catholic theology that goes right to your head.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Kill Move Paradise

Kill Move Paradise

Four young black men look back at their lives and at the world that put them in an early grave.

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