Category: Theater in Chicago

Review: An Enemy of the People at Goodman Theatre

Review: An Enemy of the People at Goodman Theatre
A wake-up call for the future of our world Henrik Ibsen (Playwright, 1828 – 1906) was on to something nearly 150 years ago when he penned An Enemy of the People. Technically, we’ve come along way since then. Imagine, no airplanes, no televisions, no iphones. And how did people ever exist without the internet? But are we... Read more »

Pretty Woman The Musical heading to Chicago for pre-broadway run

Pretty Woman The Musical heading to Chicago for pre-broadway run
The Pretty Woman musical team was in town yesterday in anticipation of their Broadway bound musical opening at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre Tuesday, March 13. The show based on the 1990 romantic comedy, Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Geer features Samantha Barks in the Roberts roll as Vivian and Steve Kazee as her love interest Edward. The... Read more »

Review: Love Never Dies at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Review: Love Never Dies at Cadillac Palace Theatre
Love Never Dies, billed as the sequel to Broadway’s longest ever running musical Phantom of the Opera, opened in Chicago Thursday night at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s sequel to Phantom that has been bouncing around since it debuted in London in 2010 to not so loving reviews has opened, closed, been remounted and... Read more »
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Review: Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream not just for kids

Review: Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream not just for kids
Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s (CST) Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream—a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare’s riotous take on mismatched love–is currently being performed for 1,000 students a day at CST’s exciting new venue, The Yard, Mondays through Friday’s for six weeks. On Saturdays the show is offered to the public with two, 75-minute performances at 11 am... Read more »

Review: The Humans National Tour at Chicago Palace Theatre

Review: The Humans National Tour at Chicago Palace Theatre
“Humans struggling with how to put one foot in front of the other. That is a timeless question.” Richard Thomas One thing we all have in common, rich, poor, black, white, young, old, we are humans and according to Erik Blake (Richard Thomas who you may remember as John-Boy in the CBS television series The... Read more »

Reagan and Gorbachev go head to head at Goodman Theatre's 'Blind Date'

Reagan and Gorbachev go head to head at Goodman Theatre's 'Blind Date'
History comes alive when US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the world’s two most powerful leaders in 1985, meet at the 1985 Geneva Summit in Rogelio Martinez’s Blind Date now playing at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre through February 25. No one knows exactly what was said in those private moments between Gorbachev, Reagan and other prominent players... Read more »
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Traitor review: Powerful world premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre

Traitor review: Powerful world premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre
They called him a traitor for telling the truth Politics as usual set the foundation for Traitor, a powerful examination of the human condition, deception and desperation. Brett Neveu has taken Henrik Isben’s An Enemy of the People, written in 1882, and transformed it into a story that works seamlessly in today’s troubled times. Whether to... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2018: Tickets and Information

Chicago Theatre Week 2018: Tickets and Information
Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am CST The annual celebration of Chicago’s second to none theatre scene, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW), kicks off February 8th (through the 18th) just in time for Valentine’s Day. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am CST. They are first come, first served with popular productions selling out... Read more »

Review: 'Q Brothers Christmas Carol' a dickens of a show

Review: 'Q Brothers Christmas Carol' a dickens of a show
There’s a new Carol in town. The new Carol, “Q Brothers Christmas Carol,” is based on an old Carol that most of us know very well: The traditional much loved “A Christmas Carol” now being performed at many venues around town including the Goodman Theatre. The new, “Q Brothers” Carol,” originally mounted at Chicago Shakespeare... Read more »
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Tracy Letts' timing on target in 'The Minutes'

Tracy Letts' timing on target in 'The Minutes'
Tracy Letts, the writer of Linda Vista and August: Osage County, captures the pulse of politics in today’s America with his scathing new comedy “The Minutes” now running at Steppenwolf Theatre and slated for Broadway this spring.  Letts uses the lens of the mid-sized town of “Big Cherry” to expose the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held... Read more »
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