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18 Chicago theater shows to see in January
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18 Chicago theater shows to see in January

Stay warm with a wide array of new plays to start off the new year

Five comedians to look out for
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Five comedians to look out for

These five stand-ups are taking the reins

The best Chicago theater of 2016
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The best Chicago theater of 2016

Our picks for the top 10 plays of the year

Why is theater in Chicago (still) so white?
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Why is theater in Chicago (still) so white?

A new generation of artists weighs in on Chicago theater’s continuing color bind

Latest theater reviews

Psychonaut Librarians

Psychonaut Librarians

A band of librarian adventurers stands between our reality and chaos in the New Colony’s psychotropic fantasy

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Tall Girls

The Tall Girls

Midwestern girls get a (basketball) league of their own in this 2014 drama by Meg Miroshnik

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
What of the Night?

What of the Night?

Stage Left and Cor Theatre stage Fornes’s grim generational drama

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Hunter and the Bear

The Hunter and the Bear

PigPen Theatre Co. returns to Writers with a new, grief-tinged musical ghost story

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Hunter and the Bear

The Hunter and the Bear

PigPen Theatre Co. returns to Writers with a new, grief-tinged musical ghost story

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Christians

The Christians

Playwright Lucas Hnath takes us to church in a provocative consideration of religious life, individual and organizational

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

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars