Category: National Tours

Chicago’s Best Theater of 2016

  

Miguel Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway ChicagoDana Omar and Gay Glenn star in Cinderella at the Theater Potatotes, Hypocrites TheatreKaren Rodriguez stars in The Way She Spoke, Solo Celebration, Greenhouse Theater 3ETHL_ShowPageFINAL_450x665James Vincent Meredith and Bethany Jillard in Othello, Chicago Shakespeare TheatreBryce Gangel, Jessica Ervin and Charlotte Thomas in Dry Land, RivendellJulissa Contreras, Sarah Cartwright and Ada Grey in The Haven Place, Red Orchid TheatreEvan Linder and Liz Sharpe in Byhalia Mississippi, New Colony Definition TheatreBrian Parry and Aaron Kirby in The Drawer Boy, Redtwist TheatreChristian Castro and D’Wayne Taylor in Jesus Hopped A Train, Eclipse TheatreThomas Cox, Bolden. (Back) Ruiz, Sullivan, Brown. Photo by Michael Brosilow (2)Mary Beth Fisher and Harris Yulin in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Court TheatreEliza Stoughton and Sam Hubbard in A Loss of Roses, Raven TheatreBlair Brown and Alan Wilder in Mary Page Marlowe, Steppenwolf TheatreChristina Saliba with mirror from Learning Curve, Albany Park Theater ProjectThe Joffrey Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Auditorium TheatreJustin Keyes, Chris Sams, Tyrone L. Robinson, Will Skrip and Sean Blake in Smokey Joe's CafeDash Barber and Christopher Borek in Posh by Laura Wade, Steep Theatre LMSarah Goeden, Justine C. Turner and Nicole Bloomsmith in Once in a Lifetime, StrawdogSydney Charles and Julian Parker in Prowess, Jackalope TheatreIt’s the classic tale of the Sharks versus the Jets in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals ever, playing March 16-April 24, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. Photo credit: Liz Lauren.Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 2Amy Stricker, Britain Gebhardt, Max DeTogne, Lizzie Schwarzrock, Kelly Baskin, Caitlin JacksonMonica Raymund stars in Thaddeus and Slocum, Lookingglass TheatreBrenda Barrie, James Doherty. Michael E Martin, Johnny Arena and Rudy Galvan in United Flight 232

     

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January 3, 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
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     

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
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     

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
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments 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      

Check for half-price tickets    
     

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
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     

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

Review: Kinky Boots (Broadway in Chicago, 2016)

J. Harrison Ghee in Kinky Boots tour, Broadway in Chicago           
 

Kinky Boots

Music/Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
   Book by Harvey Fierstein
at Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph (map)
thru Sept 4  |  tix: $25-$98  |  more info
       
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August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More