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9 Chicago theater shows to see in July

Two new Broadway musicals and Michael Shannon appear on stages this month
Steppenwolf The Roommate
Photograph: Michelle Nolan Photography The Roommate
By Alex Huntsberger |

Last year, actor Stacy Keach suffered a heart attack onstage during the opening night of his one-man performance as Ernest Hemingway in Pamplona at the Goodman Theatre. Though the entire run was canceled, Keach wasn’t down for long. Pamplona is back this summer along with a robust crop of seasonal shows in venues of all sizes. From major musicals like Waitress and Heartbreak Hotel to wild experiments like Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Everybody plus Michael Shannon doing French absurdism in a storefront theatre smaller than your apartment, this month’s got everything. Here are all the shows you can't miss in July.

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