"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.
VENUE & TICKET INFORMATION
170 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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.
Individual tickets are available online at goodmantheatre.org/Tickets and through the box office 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm daily at (312) 443-3800.
2016-2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Big. Bold. Brilliant. Join the Goodman for a season that earns each of these superlatives. The Albert stage features rarely seen masterworks by renowned theater legends, as well as not-to-be-missed new plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated playwrights during their 2016/2017 lineup:
Destiny of Desire
By Karen Zacarias
March 11 - April 16, 2017
A new Telenovela-style production is packed with comedy and drama. Two children born on the same eerie evening in the same Mexican hospital, but into to very different lives - one of weath and the other of poverty. The girls are then switched at birth setting up a plot full of humor and surprises.
Objects in the Mirror
By Charles Smith
April 29 - June 4, 2017
Fleeing the war zone of Liberia, main character Yarkapki moves to the Austrailian coast. While no longer in danger of soldiers, he has to confront another fear, his painful memories. Playwright Charles Smith draws inspiration from real-life Liberian friend and now actor to create a story of surviving.
And two returning favorites, the Goodman Theatre's annual showcase of Charles Dickens' timeless tale and a mash-up with legendary comedy The Second City, also top off the holiday season calendar:
- A Christmas Carol (November 19 - December 31, 2016), a favorite filled with ghosts, jubilant musical numbers, "Bah Humbugs" and Scrooge's joyful discovery of life and love
In The Owen, an intimate stage hosts intimate stories. If you're inspired by new works and fresh perspectives, this is the theater for you. The series includes:
Check out our Events Calendar to see what exciting new shows are coming up on stages across the city, and get the inside scoop from our Chicago Like a Local theater blog.