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The controversy over a Sun-Times theater review is about more than ‘Pass Over’
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The controversy over a Sun-Times theater review is about more than ‘Pass Over’

The complaints aren’t just sour grapes

‘Trevor’ debuts at Writers Theatre
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‘Trevor’ debuts at Writers Theatre

The new musical is based on an Oscar-winning coming-out tale

Chicago D(ART)
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Chicago D(ART)

A new theater company launches to serve deaf artists and audiences

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Fight City

Fight City

Power corrupts in Factory Theater’s action-packed dystopian-future tale

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Lela & Co.

Lela & Co.

Robin Witt stages the U.S. debut of British playwright Cordelia Lynn, a taut two-hander about warfare’s effect on non-combatants

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Triassic Parq

Triassic Parq

Circle Theatre’s remounted musical spoof takes on science, faith and dinosaur sex with songs

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Little Fish

Little Fish

Kokandy Productions stages the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s esoteric 2003 musical about a hesitant young woman in the big pond of NYC

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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At the Table

At the Table

A blazing young ensemble brings its best to the table in this prickly portrait of friends and enmities

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hir

Hir

What you think you know—about gender, family dynamics or Steppenwolf—is up for debate in Taylor Mac’s charming and challenging work

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

A powerful, thrilling and acrobatic new adaptation that, like Ahab, just can’t quite capture the whale

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Aladdin

Aladdin

Disney unleashes its lavish magic as the Broadway musical kicks off its national tour in Chicago

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

Spamilton

Musical-satire mastermind Gerard Alessandrini’s latest follows its source material into an open Chicago run

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 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
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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  • 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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
Greenhouse Theater Center
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Greenhouse Theater Center

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
Theater Wit
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Theater Wit

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  • 5 out of 5 stars