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15 Chicago theater shows to see in April

A new play by Tracy Letts, a Disney genie and a touring production from Peter Brook are this month’s highlights

Photograph: Deen van Meer
Disney’s Aladdin

Tracy Letts brings another new work to Steppenwolf’s stage, Peter Brook returns to the Mahabharata and Disney’s Aladdin and friends settle in for a six-month stay this month in Chicago theater. All that plus Odysseo’s equestrian spectacle, Lerner and Loewe at the Lyric and Chicago’s first production of the musical Chicago in over two decades. Check out our picks for what to see in April.