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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: Roz and Ray (Victory Gardens Theater)

Mary Beth Fisher, James Vincent Meredith, Roz and Ray, Victory Gardens Theater           
   

Roz and Ray

Written by Karen Hartman 
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru Dec 11  |  tix: $20-$60  |  more info
       
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November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Hillary and Clinton (Victory Gardens Theater)

John Apicella and Cheryl Lynn Bruce in Hillary and Clinton, Victory Gardens Theater          
       

   
Hillary and Clinton

Written by Lucas Hnath
VG Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru May 1  |  tix: $15-$60   |  more info
       
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April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Review: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? (Teatro Vista)

Brian Quijada in Where Do We Sit On the Bus, Teatro Vista Chicago 3          
      
   

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Created/Performed by Brian Quijada  
DCASE Storefront, 66 E. Randolph (map)
thru Apr 10  |  tix: $12-$15  |  more info
       
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March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Death and the Maiden (Victory Gardens Theater)

Sandra Oh and Raul Castillo star as Paulina and Gerardo in Victory Garden's "Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
      
Death and the Maiden

Written by Ariel Dorfman  
Directed by Chay Yew
VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru July 20  |  tickets: $30-$80   |  more info
       
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July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Gospel of Lovingkindness (Victory Gardens Theater)

Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Tosin Morohunfola star in Victory Garden's "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Courier)        
      
The Gospel of Lovingkindness

Written by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Chay Yew
at VG Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln (map)
thru March 30  |  tickets: $30-$60   |  more info
       
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March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Review: Mojada (Victory Gardens Theater)

Juan Francisco Villa and Sandra Delgado star in the world premiere of Victory Gardens Theater's "Mojada" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Mojada 

Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew
Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln  (map)
thru Aug 11  |  tickets: $30-$60   |  more info
       
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July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2012

Taking into account the nearly 700 productions that we reviewed in 2012, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!  (FYI: We’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions here)

Mary Beth Fisher and Rob Lindley star in Court Theatre's "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, directed by Charles Newell. Molly Regan, Lusia Strus and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by K. Todd Freman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Rania Salem Manganaro stars in The Inconveniences' "Hit The Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Borque) Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane star in Goodman Theatre's "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Brandon Dahlquist, Shannon Cochran and Jonathan Weir star in Writers' Theatre's "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)
Adam Poss and Madrid St. Angelo star in star in Victory Gardens' "Oedipus el Rey" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Chiara Mangiameli and Rick Bayless star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel" by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams) Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Show Boat", conducted by John DeMain, directed by Francesca Zambrello. (photo credit: Robert Kusel) Jason Danieley as George and Carmen Cusack as Dot, in Chicago Shakespeare's "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Richard Cotovsky and Preston Tate Jr. star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.  (photo credit: Greg Rothman)

 

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January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More