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Steppenwolf’s latest tells the story of the first black drag-queen presidential candidate
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Steppenwolf’s latest tells the story of the first black drag-queen presidential candidate

Blakk’s slogan: “Lick Bush in ’92!”

15 Chicago theater shows to see in June
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15 Chicago theater shows to see in June

The arrival of summer weather shouldn’t deter you from checking out a stellar lineup of theater happenings around town in June.

‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year
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‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year

Don't throw away your shot to see Hamilton in Chicago before the award-winning musical packs its bags and leaves.

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

Latest theater reviews

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

With an amped-up rock band playing in such close quarters, Hedwig's songs pop with the force of a pipe bomb.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Ms. Blakk for President

Ms. Blakk for President

Mounted on a zig-zagging runway surrounded by “party style” seating, Ms. Blakk blends an exhilarating range of styles.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Cirque du Soleil: Volta

Cirque du Soleil: Volta

The French Canadian megatroupe Cirque du Soleil once again delivers the spine-tingling spectacle that is its raison d’être.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Hamilton

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical biography of Alexander Hamilton is a stunning, singular achievement.

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

Users say
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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