"What great theatre should be."
When you can see stars like Brian Dennehy and Diane Lane walk through the front door, you know you are somewhere special. And when you can watch Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Lynn Nottage and Quiara Alegría Hudes and works by American masters like Tennessee Williams, you know you're at the Goodman.
Goodman Theatre Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of its productions, the depth and diversity of its artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. In its 90 years, some of Goodman's great artistic achievements include two Pulitzer Prizes for Theatre, a 1992 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater, as well as 11 more Tony Awards in the last decade.
A play at the Goodman is one you won't soon forget. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls, the Goodman gives life to the work of today's most dynamic artists – from bold new talents to acclaimed national and international voices – and will thrill you with its riveting variety of theatergoing experiences.
Among the theater's esteemed collaborators is the Goodman Artistic Collective, a powerhouse group of diverse theater artists that includes Pulitzer Prize finalists, Tony Award winners and MacArthur "Genius Award" winners.
Witness their vision on stage at the state-of-the-art, two theater complex in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Loop Theatre District. Catch the latest and greatest mainstage productions at the Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre and topical plays and cutting-edge works at the Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre. And in the surrounding area, pre-theater dining options, a lively shopping district and all the sites of beautiful downtown Chicago abound so that you can enjoy your visit to the fullest.
- Other Desert Cities (January 12 - February 17, 2013)
A family is pushed to the brink in Jon Robin Baitz's scintillating new drama, dubbed "the best new play on Broadway" by The New York Times.
- Teddy Ferrara (February 2 - March 3, 2013)
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn comes a gripping new drama that explores what happens when a tragedy sparks a movement-and the truth gets lost along the way.
- Measure for Measure (March 9 - April 14, 2012)
Robert Falls directs Shakespeare's dark comedy, in which virtue and vice collide, and lust and the law clash wills.
- The Happiest Song Plays Last (April 13 - May 12, 2013)
At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action film hero.
- By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (April 27 - June 2, 2013)
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) pulls the curtain back on old Hollywood in her latest play, a sly satire hailed as "not-to-be-missed" by Vogue.
- The Jungle Book (June 21 - July 28, 2013)
From the imagination of Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman comes a dazzling new musical adaptation of a timeless favorite that's sure to enchant audiences of all ages.
Check out our Events Calendar to see what exciting new shows are on stage at Goodman Theatre while you're here
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