Musical theater in Chicago

Find new and classic musicals and revues onstage in Chicago, including Broadway in Chicago touring shows
West Side Story at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace
Photograph: Brett Beiner West Side Story at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace

Chicago is host to a wealth of musical theater, much of it among the best theater in Chicago. In the downtown theater district, Broadway in Chicago's historic palaces house touring productions along with a steady stream of pre-Broadway tryouts, while the Goodman Theatre regularly stages splashy revivals and new works alike. Suburban venues like Drury Lane and the Marriott Theatre trade off between polished productions of the classics and premiering new works. Elsewhere in the city, you can find tuners new and old on every scale, down to the scrappiest storefront theaters. Here's our guide to the shows to see now and in the coming weeks.