Chicago Theatre Week 2016: Tickets on Sale Now!
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Chicago Theatre Week 2016: Tickets on Sale Now!

Chicago Theatre Week

February 11 – 21, 2016
$15 or $30 Tickets (or less!)
Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago’s world-class theatre scene. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its fourth year and will take place February 11-21, 2016. Visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.

At these special prices, tickets will go fast! You will find the list of participating shows and offer details below. For inventory updates and new show announcements, follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter.

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Theatre Week Events  for the week of 2/11 to 2/17

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Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
2666 is a five hour, three intermission production. It contains adult language, sexuality, and descriptions of extreme sexual violence. It is recommended for mature audiences only. This epic adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel, named the “Best Book of 2008” by Time magazine and winner of the National ... Read More

Rasaka Theatre Company
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
The Midwest Premiere of the Romantic Comedy A Widow of No Importance by playwright Shane Sakhrani. Deepa, a devout Hindu woman living in Mumbai India, has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter Tara married so that she can die in peace. ... Read More

UrbanTheater Company
Batey Urbano
2620 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
312767UTC1

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
In this searing, magical-realist, coming-of-age drama from Academy Award-nominee and two-time Obie Award-winner José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries; References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot; Marisol), a rebellious New Jersey teenager encounters family secrets, political turmoil, an alluring ghost, a haunted bed and a love triangle of her own ... Read More

Shattered Globe Theatre
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
Animals Out of Paper is an uncommon love story from acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Andy, a calculus teacher and avid fan, pressures a reclusive Ilana, a world famous origami artist, into becoming an unwitting mentor to a troubled teenage prodigy, ... Read More

Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-443-3800

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
Another Word for Beauty contains adult language and references to sexuality and violence. It is recommended for audiences 14+. A stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago. Each year the female inmates at a Bogotá, Colombia prison compete ... Read More

Broadway In Chicago
Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
800-775-2000

Theatre Week - Musical
2/11/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* BEAUTIFUL is the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being ... Read More

Chicago Dramatists
Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
312-633-0630

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
It’s the early 90s in Chicago, and 24-year-old Jimmy has a terrible time making friends. Despite his uncommonly good looks, casual banter in bars comes screeching to a halt when he begins to rattle off facts about ­­­­­­­­­­­­­nanotechnology or dark matter, topics about which he is deeply obsessed…due to ... Read More

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-348-4000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Don’t miss Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE ... Read More

Tympanic Theatre Company
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-935-6875

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
It's a Sunday morning in a sunny, suburban kitchen. Barb is making breakfast for her husband, Walt. Their children, Jack and Jill, are busy writing a play. When Barb and Walt disagree over a seemingly innocuous piece of blueberry toast, the veneer of their polished existence begins to crack ... Read More

American Theater Company
American Theater Company
1909 W. Byron St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-409-4125

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
World Premiere written by Dan LeFranc directed by Joanie Schultz Suburbia. Today. In the glow of florescent streetlights, two estranged siblings meet in the driveway of their childhood home and begin the conversation of a lifetime. From the writer of ATC’s blockbuster play, The Big Meal, comes this poetic ... Read More

Drury Lane Theatre
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Ln.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630-530-0111

Theatre Week - Musical
2/11/2016
Directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader It's the late 1950's and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager Albert is going innto debt and is banking on Conrad's success. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice ... Read More

The New Colony and Definition Theatre Company
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
*Theatre Week tickets for this production are SOLD OUT. Full price tickets may still be available. Visit the theatre's website for more information. Follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter or #CTW16 for inventory updates.* Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are “proud ... Read More

Broadway In Chicago
The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
800-775-2000

Theatre Week - Musical
2/11/2016
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Chicago! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Come ... Read More

Uptown Underground
Uptown Underground
4707 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60641

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
Thursday's are magical with Chicago Magic Lounge presenting old-school illusions from table-hopping magicians to main stage acts who elicit a whole lot of WOW. Then stick around for the popular 'Magic Bar' - an historical take on the magic clubs of yesteryear where everyone is a magician, even the ... Read More

Halcyon Theatre
Halcyon Theatre
3255 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
A play about a mother and daughter. Also featuring: helpful tips on what to do if you get knocked up by the lord of the underworld and it turns out he’s a little meh about the whole thing. Also about having Bette Davis as your imaginary best friend, a ... Read More

MCA Stage presents: Faye Driscoll
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-397-4010

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
Experience theater as a shared political act in Thank You for Coming. As the dance begins, five performers gradually become tangled together into one ever-morphing body—building new formations and revealing fleeting feelings and states of being. Staged in the round, the audience is gradually invited into an expansive song, ... Read More

The Ruckus
Berry United Methodist Church
4754 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60625

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
BY DAN CAFFREY DIRECTED BY DEREK VAN BARHAM They go to their graves like beds...or they don’t. Spurred by a simple question—what if Romeo and Juliet really faked their deaths?—The Ruckus falls down a rabbit hole that looks an awful lot like The Globe Theatre, sending two star-crossed lovers ... Read More

BoHo Theatre
Heartland Studio
7016 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

Theatre Week - Musical
2/11/2016
Fugitive Songs is an innovative song cycle focusing on everyday people on the run: a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his will, and many others. The writing team of Miller and Tysen ... Read More

The Theatre School at DePaul University
Fullerton Stage
2350 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-325-7900

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
by Jenny Schwartz directed by Andrew Peters A child dies and a family shatters. Two parents grapple with the language of loss as they fight to pull their family back together. The couple navigates their new reality using dark humor, disjointed poetry, and rampant clichés​—​with the occasional visit from ... Read More

Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-896-6666

Theatre Week - Musical
2/11/2016
Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance her way onto Baltimore’s smash hit TV show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Every day after school, she and best friend Penny bee-line home to watch the cool kids shake the ... Read More

Strawdog Theatre Company
Strawdog Theatre Company - Mainstage
3829 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-528-9696

Theatre Week - Drama
2/11/2016
A gripping and poetic new work from the author of Victory Gardens' acclaimed production Samsara. Fiona must sort through what's left of her life and sanity when her son mysteriously vanishes. The director of The House Theatre's hit Season on the Line makes her Strawdog debut. See below for ... Read More

The Artistic Home
The Artistic Home
1376 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
On the heels of his 2014 critically-acclaimed play Beaten, Chicago Dramatist resident playwright Scott Woldman returns to The Artistic Home with another darkly-comic tale of fractured family life. Interrogation peeks inside a seemingly simple family reunion, where old feuds simmer, passions ignite and one family struggles not to go ... Read More

First Folio Theatre
Mayslake Hall
1717 31st St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-986-8067

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
On board a yacht anchored in Monte Carlo, the feather-brained Bertie Wooster finds himself once more in the soup, caught between the romantic intentions of both the mischievous Lady Stella and the stern Miss Minerva. Throw in twin brothers Percy and Alfred Crumpworth, and you have a predicament that ... Read More

About Face Theatre
Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
In Philip Dawkins' world-premiere romantic comedy, Le Switch, marriage equality finally reaches the U.S., and commitment-shy David finds himself unsure how to react to the nation's honeymoon phase. When his best friend's bachelor party takes him to Montreal, he is unexpectedly swept off his feet by a beautiful, young ... Read More

Broadway In Chicago
Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611
800-775-2000

Theatre Week - Comedy
2/11/2016
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series ... Read More

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FAQ

How do I take part in Chicago Theatre Week (CTW)?
Attend a show! Specially-priced tickets for CTW performances are now on sale for performances February 11-21, 2016. There are limited quantities available, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance. All participating shows and offer details are listed on this website.

Which theatres are involved?
Over 115 productions are participating in Chicago Theatre Week 2016! Participating theatres range from downtown venues to the suburbs, comedies, dramas, musicals, family theatre, and more. Chicago Theatre Week participants are members of the League of Chicago Theatres. For a list of League members, visit ChicagoPlays.com and choose About Us > Member List.

Do tickets need to be purchased in advance?
It is highly recommended that patrons purchase their Theatre Week tickets in advance. Tickets are on sale now and are first come, first served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out quickly, but with over 115 participating shows, it’s a great opportunity to see something NEW!

I would like to visit Chicago for Chicago Theatre Week. Where should I stay?
There are special Chicago Theatre Week hotel room rates available at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, dana hotel and spa, and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago. There is a link to more information in the “Special Hotel Offer” box above.

FROM CTW PATRONS

“It’s the best thing to happen in Chicago!”

“It makes me feel SO GOOD to know that I live in a city that celebrates, elevates, and participates in theatre to such an incredible degree.”

“Theatre Week has sparked my interest in theater. I want to go more often.”

“I wouldn’t have seen this play otherwise, but I’m glad I did.”

“We had a great experience from ticketing to the theater to the show.”

CONTACTS
For Media/Press Inquiries
Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations
773.564.9564
For Theatre Week Information
Laura Nair, League of Chicago Theatres