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The Bodyguard

Mark your calendars, Chicago Theatre Week is back! Participating productions have not been announced yet, but we have an exclusive sneak peek featuring select shows that are sure to sell out fast. Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) go on sale Tuesday, January 10 at 10AM CST. CTW will take place February 9 - 19, 2017.

FRIENDS: The One Where They Sing!

90s nostalgia comes full force in FRIENDS: The One Where They Sing! (The Unauthorized Musical Parody). There were ten seasons of the hit TV show — if you've burned through all 236 episodes on Netflix already, bravo — but this show focuses on the season that stole our hearts: season one. See this 90-minute musical comedy (featuring an all-Chicago cast) now at the MCL Chicago stage.

The Book of Mormon

Summertime in Chicago is the best. There are miles of lakefront to explore, parks to play in, neighborhood festivals to chow down, plus entertaining live theater to enjoy. Take a break from the heat and see a Broadway In Chicago production downtown! Here's their summer lineup...

The Jungle Book

Long before Disney's "The Lion King," there was another story about a young cub learning how to become a man with help of some unlikely animal comrades. In "The Jungle Book," based on Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories, we follow Mowgli, who's raised by the wolves, taunted by a gaggle of monkeys, and taught "The Bear Necessities" by a portly character named Baloo.

Book of Mormon - Broadway - Blog

It's never too early to start thinking of ways to improve yourself through unattainable New Year's resolutions. I kid, but mostly our annual self improvement plans go above and beyond what we can feasibly achieve in a single year, leading to regret and shame. However, I'd like to propose some attainable goals for those who want to expand and enhance their theatrical horizons in 2013, but aren't quite sure where to start.

Scrooge Official

'Tis the season for holiday theatre in Chicago! While Goodman's A Christmas Carol is always a sure-fire family-friendly bet, sometimes we require a little holiday entertainment that's a little... irreverent. I mean, we can only take so much Tiny Tim at one time. So here are some options for those who want to celebrate the holidays with a bent.

Steppenwolf brings 'Good People' to Chicago

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 AM by Robert Bullen


Steppenwolf Theatre brings Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's new play Good People to Chicago, and the buzz is pretty strong. I'm seeing it next week when it opens to the press. But if you're interested in catching the show, buy your tickets now. Good People is purported to be powerful, gritty stuff -- exactly the kind of theatre Chicago excels at.

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