• Theater This Week


    Now Playing in Indiana:   


    Now Playing in Illinois:     

    May 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 7:30 pm, Workshop Presentation, Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University, Wirtz Theater (Room 203), Abbott Hall, CHICAGO Campus of Northwestern University, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive (Southeast corner of Lake Shore Drive and Superior Street), Chicago.  FYI https://ci.ovationtix.com/1771/production/1186132

    May 25th, 7:00 pm, Curious Theatre Branch presents the 35th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival kickoff, Full Moon Vaudeville concert event headlined by art/folk/cabaret act The Crooked Mouth.  Facility Theatre, 1138 N. California Ave., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can suggested donation $20.  FYI rhinofest.com.

    Through May 25th, 2024 Black Excellence Revue, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/the-black-excellence-revue-2024/?tickets=&date=#schedule

    May 24th through 26th, THE GLORIA BOND CLUNIE PLAYWRIGHT’S FESTIVAL 2024, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Ave., Evanston.  FYI www.fjtheatre.com

    May 25th, 7:30 pm, May 26th, 3:00 pm, World Premiere Tour, Music of Remembrance: Before It All Goes Dark, Chicago Opera Theater, Studebaker Theater at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. $40-$75.   FYI (312) 704-8414 or www.cot.org/season/dark

    May 25th, 7:30 pm, May 26th, 3:00 pm, No One Cares About Clown Pain, written & performed by Phil Johnson, The Commons Series, American Blues Theater, 5627 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  16 & over.  $25 or Pay-what-you-can.  FYI www.americanbluestheater.com

    Through May 26th, The Choir of Man, Apollo Theater, 2550 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI (773) 935-6100 or www.ticketmaster.com. 

    Through May 26th, Beetlejuice, Broadway in Chicago Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through May 26th, The Tempest, Josephine Louis Theater, Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.  FYI (847) 491-7282 or https://wirtz.northwestern.edu/box-office/

    Through May  26th, Definition Theatre presents a World Premiere, An Educated Guess, to be performed in Hyde Park with location, casts and crew to be announced at a later date.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI www.definitiontheatre.org 

    Through June 1st, Jump, Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI  (773) 975-8150 or sgtheatre.org

    **** Through June 2nd, Last Stop on Market Street, Young People's Theatre of Chicago, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  Ages 4+.  (773) 404- 7336 or yptchi.org.

    Through June 2nd, World Premiere, Judgment Day starring Jason Alexander, The Yard, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.   FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.

    Through June 2nd, Death Becomes Her, Broadway in Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com. 

    Through June 2nd, World Premiere, Into the Earth with YouBuffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), McAninch Arts Center (MAC), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn.  $44 (Single show tickets go on sale July 27th).  FYI www.btechicago.com.

    Through June 2nd, The Music Man, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com

    Through June 2nd, Chicago Premiere, The Thanksgiving Play, In the Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org

    Through June 8th, Lavendar MenAbout Face Theatre, The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago,  Tickets on sale September 15th.  FYI www.aboutfacetheatre.com

    Through June 8th, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, Village Theatre Guild, 2S720, 3S020 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn.  FYI  (630) 469-8230 or www.villagetheatreguild.com.  

    Through June 9th, Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue, Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago.  FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through June 9th, The Conspirators present the World Premiere of Viva la Mort, Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago.  $30.  FYI www.otherworldtheatre.org

    Through June 9th, World Premiere, Prodigal Daughter: The Third Installment of the "Grand Boulevard Trilogy" by Joshua Allen, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville), Chicago.  FYI (773) 338-2177 or raventheatre.com 

    Through June 9th, Guys and Dolls, Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    **** Through June 9th, 9:30 - 11:30 am Saturdays & Sundays, A Year with Frog and Toad, Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine St., Chicago.  All ages.  Tickets go on sale August 1st: $30 single; $53 2-play pkg: $83 3-play pkg.  FYI (312) 374-8835 or chicagochildrenstheater.org.

    Through June 9th, A Red Orchid Theatre presents the World Premiere of Turret, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. $70.  FYI (312) 943-8722 or  www.aredorchidtheatre.org.  

    Through June 15th, World Premiere, Pro-Am, First Floor Theater, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Cbicago. $5 - $35.  FYI www.thedentheatre.com.  

    May 24th through June 16th, Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.

    Through June 16th,  A Chicago Premiere Co-Production with Guthrie Theater, EnglishOwen Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

    Through June 16th, POOR PEOPLE! The Parody Musical, Hell in a Handbag Productions.  Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, Chicago.  FYI https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hellinahandbagproductions/980115

    Through June 16th, Murder in the Cathedral, City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773)-293-3682 or www.citylit.org

    Through June 16thBeautiful: The Carole King Musical, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    Through June 22nd, The Singularity Play, Jackalope Theatre Company, Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago.  $15-$35.  FYI  (773) 340-2543 or JackalopeTheatre.com

    Through June 23rd, World Premiere, The Prodigal Daughter, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Chicago.  FYI www.raventheatre.com 

    Through June 29th, Black Sunday, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.  $52-$67.  FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or timelinetheatre.com

    May 25th through June 30th, Curious Theatre Branch presents the 35th annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival.  Venues: Facility Theatre, 1138 N. California Ave.; Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.; Labyrinth Arts Club, 3658 N. Pulaski Ave.; Perceptions Theater, 1825 East 79th St.; Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave.; Women and Children First Bookstore 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago.  Pay-what-you-can suggested donation $20.  FYI rhinofest.com.

    Through June 30th, Native Son, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

    Through June 30th, 7:30 pm, Dennis Watkins in partnership with the Goodman Theatre & Petterino's announces The Magic Parlor with Dennis Watkins, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $85 ($115 for performance + encore experience).  FYI (312) 443-3800 or TheMagicParlourChicago.com.

    Through July 28th, Jersey Boys, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.   FYI www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/ 

    At Second City 

    Open Run, Tuesdays through Thursdays. 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 om, Sundays, 7:00 pm, 112th Revue, Mainstage, The Second City. 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Sundays, 4:00 pm, Oh, the Places You'll Glow, e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    Through August 28th, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, You Got Gamed,  e.t.c. Theatre, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.secondcity.com.

    May 24th through November 25th, Sundays, 12:00 noon, The Second City’s Improv Brunch, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    May 24th through November 24th, Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00 pm, After Hours, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

    Open Run, Mondays, 8:00 pm, The Best of The Second City, Main Stage, The Second City, 1616 N. Wells, Chicago.  FYI 312-337-3992 or www.secondcity.com.

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    Now Playing Elsewhere: 

    Through July 7th, Chicago Shakespeare's The Notebook,  Schoenfeld Theare, 236 W 45th St. (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, NY.  FYI https://notebookmusical.com/tickets/

    Now Playing in London: 

    Link to London guide: https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/your-guide-to-london-theatre-shows

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