Chicago Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Chicago.

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The 2024 Lab Artists
by A.A. Cristi - November 30, 2023

Chicago Dancemakers Forum announces the 2024 Lab Artists. Get the details on the upcoming artists and their work.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 30, 2023

Broadway's Sean Allan Krill and Kathy Voytko will star in Porchlight in Concert: Sunday in the Park with George. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 5 at 12 p.m.

Robbie Fairchild, Ricky Ubeda & More to Star in Justin Peck & Jackie Sibblies Drury's ILLINOISE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 30, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast of the highly anticipated Illinoise, a new kind of musical based on Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 29, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Jeff Hiller is Coming To The Den Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 29, 2023

The Den Theatre will present Jeff Hiller, featuring a one-night only stand-up performance on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 7:15 p.m. 

Next On Stage Top 15 Live Shows Will Air Friday, December 1st
by Team BWW - November 29, 2023

BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students, will air its first live shows on December 1st.

All New Production of SHREK THE MUSICAL Will Embark on Tour in 2024
by Stephi Wild - November 29, 2023

An all-new version of SHREK THE MUSICAL will depart Duloc to embark on a cross-country national tour in February 2024.  Find out where to catch the show in a city near you!

Review: A Sensory Feast of Yuletide Splendor: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Goodman Theatre
by Kathleen Anwar - November 29, 2023

What did our critic think of A CHIRSTMAS CAROL at The Goodman Theatre?

Theatre At The Center to Welcome the Holidays With CHRISTMAS FROM THE FARM Dinner-Show
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 28, 2023

Join us for a fun and folksy holiday dinner-show at Theatre at the Center. Experience 'Christmas From the Farm' with live music, storytelling, and audience participation. Don't miss this nostalgic and heartwarming production. Get your tickets now!

Photos: Take a Look Back at Opening Night of POTUS at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 28, 2023

Take a look back at opening night at Steppenwolf’s POTUS- as it enters two weeks of extension!

Cast Set for Steppenwolf's World Premiere of A HOME WHAT HOWLS (OR THE HOUSE WHAT WAS RAVINE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 28, 2023

Get the latest news on the cast announcement for Steppenwolf Theatre's world premiere of A Home What Howls (or The House What Was Ravine) running from February 7 to March 2, 2024 in the Ensemble Theater.

Sugar Sammy to Perform at The Den Theatre in Spring 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 27, 2023

Sugar Sammy Comes To The Den Theatre, 3/10 - 3/11. Sugar Sammy, one of the hottest comedians on the international circuit, brings his fearless and provoking comedy to The Den Theatre in Chicago. Don't miss this master of crowd work and audience interaction. Tickets on sale now.

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; DARYO'S ALL-AMERICAN DINER Leads Best Play!
by BWW Awards - November 27, 2023

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The Hidden History of BOOP! THE MUSICAL Animation Icon, Betty Boop!
by A.A. Cristi - November 27, 2023

Betty Boop is currently making her musical theatre debut in BOOP! The Musical, a colorful new tuner from director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell. Go inside the hidden history of this animation icon! 

Today is the Final Day to Vote For BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage Season 4
by Team BWW - November 27, 2023

November 27 is the final day to vote for BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students. Find out more about the competition and how to vote here!

by Zac Thriffiley - November 26, 2023

Few dramatic adaptations of A Christmas Carol manage to convey the magic, the emotional power, and—yes—the terror of Dickens’s original as effectively and impactfully as Manual Cinema’s version, now playing at Writers Theatre in Glencoe through December 24th.

VIDEO: Watch Nina Stemme as Kostelnička in Janáček's JENŮFA (Act Three)
by Blair Ingenthron - November 26, 2023

Lyric Opera of Chicago has released video footage of Nina Stemme from their production of Janáček’s JENŮFA. Watch the footage here!

Shop Black Friday in the BroadwayWorld Theater Shop
by Team BWW - November 24, 2023

Shop Black Friday deals in the BroadwayWorld Theater Shop with free shipping and a free gift (limit one per customer, while supplies last) beginning Friday, November 24th, through November 26th.


Sleeping with Beauty in Chicago Sleeping with Beauty
Sleeping With Beauty (11/16 - 12/17)
Christmas From the Farm 2023 in Chicago Christmas From the Farm 2023
Theatre at the Center (12/1 - 12/10)
The Wiz in Chicago The Wiz
Cadillac Palace Theatre (11/28 - 12/10)
Mrs Claus! in Chicago Mrs Claus!
Apollo Theater (12/5 - 12/29)
Holidays a cappella in Chicago Holidays a cappella
Nichols Concert Hall (12/17 - 12/17)
Ballet Chicago 'The Nutcracker' in Chicago Ballet Chicago 'The Nutcracker'
Athenaeum Theatre (12/8 - 12/10)
Holiday Cabernet 2023 in Chicago Holiday Cabernet 2023
Ghostlight Ensemble (12/17 - 12/17)

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