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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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13 Chicago theater shows to see in April
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13 Chicago theater shows to see in April

A new Hypocrites omnibus, Rainn Wilson at Steppenwolf and Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Lyric are among the highlights

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

American Theater Company has ended its 33-year run
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American Theater Company has ended its 33-year run

The announcement came suddenly on Friday morning.

The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks
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The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks

The new theater in Andersonville hopes to be a hub for the city’s revitalized sleight-of-hand scene.

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33 to Nothing

33 to Nothing

Is there anything quite so sad as being a rock musician in 2018?

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Lettie

Lettie

Instead of just lecturing, this touching drama lets real-world issues inform its story

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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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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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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Lettie

Lettie

Instead of just lecturing, this touching drama lets real-world issues inform its story

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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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

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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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

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5 out of 5 stars
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Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

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4 out of 5 stars
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Theater Wit

Theater Wit

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5 out of 5 stars
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