12 Chicago theater shows to see in November

A new Tracy Letts comedy, a Jimmy Buffett jukebox tuner and more to see on the city’s stages this month
Escape to Margaritaville
Photograph: Matthew Murphy Escape to Margaritaville

November brings with it a curious pair of Broadway-bound shows: The Minutes, a new comedy by the reliably caustic Tracy Letts, will open at Steppenwolf this month before moving to New York courtesy of producer Scott Rudin, while Escape to Margaritaville, a new jukebox musical using the songs of Jimmy Buffett, plays Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for five weeks before moving east. Both shows start Broadway performances in February. But there’s plenty of other intriguing new stuff coming our way this month—not to mention the return of all your favorite holiday shows. Give thanks for the bounty and start making plans.

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