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The best theater in Chicago, including reviews of plays and musicals

21 shows to see at Chicago Theater Week this year
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21 shows to see at Chicago Theater Week this year

Every year, in the coldest depths of the winter, Chicago Theatre Week gives us a great reason to venture outside.

10 Chicago theater shows to see in January
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10 Chicago theater shows to see in January

Kick off the new decade by becoming a theater buff (or amateur—we’re not judging).

Chicago Theatre Week returns next month

Chicago Theatre Week returns next month

Patrons can catch productions at the deeply discounted rate of $15 or $30 (or less, in some cases).

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The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop
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The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop

Browse the best downtown theaters and reserve a ticket to see a show today.

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

Top Girls

Top Girls

Although the world may be horrible to women, the way to overcome it is not to be just as horrible back.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Dance Nation

Dance Nation

Settle in for a thrilling, theatrically daring, utterly singular night of theater.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Working

Working

It’s not so strange that a musical based on the work of oral historian Studs Terkel would find it’s ideal match in a Chicago storefront.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The Adult in the Room

The Adult in the Room

This one-woman show chronicles the life and times of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she builds her career and shifts from achieving consensus to fighting the good partisan fight.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre

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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

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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