Category: Broadway in Chicago

Top 10 Chicago Productions of 2016

 

Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda at PrivateBank Theatre, Broadway in Chicago 3Brenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232The Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium Theatre 27Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel in Dry Land, Rivendell TheatreMichael Holding by Laura Wade in Posh, Steep Theatre GGMaria Velazquez in Library from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Cecelia Wingate and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope Theatre (Joel Maisonet)Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin Jackson

Another year, another 12 months of great theater! 2016 blessed the Windy City with inspired new works and riveting revivals from a wide range of companies – from the largest equity houses and dance companies to the smallest of Chicago’s storefronts. Taking into account the hundreds of productions that we reviewed this past year, here are our picks, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 productions of 2016. Bravo to all!!  

See our picks below the fold

     
January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway in Chicago)

Adam Langdon and Maria Elena Ramirez star as Christopher and Siobhan           
      

The Curious Incident
  of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Simon Stephens
Based on novel by Mark Haddon
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 24  |  tix: $55-$90  |  more info
       
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December 16, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: STOMP (Broadway in Chicago, 2016)

Stomp by Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse - Hands and Feet - Trash Bins 2           
      
  

STOMP

Created by Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Jan 1  |  tix: $39-$84  |  more info
       
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December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Finding Neverland (Broadway in Chicago)

Finding Neverland cast, Broadway Chicago (photo Carol Rosegg)           
         

Finding Neverland

By James Graham (book), and
 Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy (music, lyrics) 
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Dec 4  |  tix: $34-$115  |  more info
       
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November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Broadway Playhouse, 2016)

Jason Goff, Charlie Brown Christmas, Emerald City Theatre, Broadway in Chciago           
      
  

A Charlie Brown Christmas 

Written by Charles M. Schulz
Adapted for stage by Eric Schaeffer
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map)
thru Jan 8  |  tix: $16-$32  |  more info
       
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November 16, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: Annie (Broadway in Chicago, 2016)

Tori Bates stars as Annie, with Sandy, Broadway in Chicago tour           
      
  

Annie

Written by Charles Strouse (music),
Thomas Meehan (book), Martin Charnin (lyrics)
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 13  |  tix: $25-$110  |  more info      

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November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Fun Home (Broadway in Chicago)

Alessandra Baldacchino and Kathe Shindle star as Small Alison and Alison in Fun Home           
  

Fun Home

By Jeanine Tesori (music), Lisa Kron (book, lyrics)
Based on novel by Alison Bechdel
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 13  |  tix: $25-$113  |  more info
       
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November 7, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Review: Hamilton (Broadway in Chicago)

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway Chicago          
      
  

Hamilton
 
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda 
PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe (map) 
Open Run  |  tix: $65-$400  |  more info
       
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October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More