You'll Be Back: 'Hamilton' Returns to Chicago in 2023

Whether you’ve been missing “Hamilton” since it left the Chicago stage in January of 2020, or you threw away your shot the first time around — just you wait. After taking Chicago by storm with a record-breaking three-year run, “Hamilton” is returning to Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre September 13, 2023. “We welcome ‘Hamilton’ back to its […]

Chicago Theatre Week 2023 Is Being Extended an Additional Week — What to See and When to Buy Tickets

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 — For the first time ever, due to record ticket sales, League of Chicago Theatres has announced Chicago Theatre Week Continued. The series — February 27-March 5 — directly follows Chicago Theatre Week and promotes audience-loved productions that are currently running or will debut this spring. Chicago Theatre Week Continued tickets will […]

Weekend 101: March 29-31

As we say goodbye to March, don’t miss the national tour of a Broadway hit, the world premiere of a play based on a classic fairy tale, an annual film festival, and an evening with the composer behind some of your favorite Disney songs. “Anastasia“ March 26 to April 7 Chicago This favorite film is […]

'Frozen' the Disney Musical Is Coming to Chicago

Although Chicagoans are ready to be released from Elsa’s icy grip for the winter, fans of Disney’s Frozen will want to mark their calendars for October 2020 when the hit Broadway musical arrives on stage at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). The 11-week Chicago engagement (Oct. 21, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021) will be the […]

Better Makers: Broadway 'Hamilton' Star Headlines Goodman Theatre's Spring Gala

Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest nonprofit theater, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Women’s Board at Ruby Night, the spring fundraiser gala. The May 19 event raised more than $1 million in support of the theater’s education and community engagement programs. More than 500 guests gathered at the Fairmont Chicago for the black-tie evening. The […]

14 Upcoming Shows and Plays in Chicago You Won't Want to Miss

We turn the spotlight on the hottest plays and musicals in Chicago this spring and summer. “Jesus Christ Superstar“ April 27 to May 20 Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its acclaimed Broadway at Lyric initiative with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s popular 1970 rock opera about the last week of Jesus’ life. This is […]

Chicago Native is the Pride of 'The Lion King'

Eighteen years after opening on Broadway, “The Lion King” is still roaring through theaters around the world. Broadway’s highest grossing musical, it’s been translated into eight different languages and seen by more than 80 million people. Leading the current national tour is Chicago native Aaron Nelson, who plays Simba. Nelson shared his thoughts about acting, […]

5 Things to Do: November 13-15

Last weekend’s shopping fun continues with Bling, a jewelry and gift show, and fans of “The Hunger Games” have a chance to win free movie tickets. Plus, the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink and two shows open in Chicago. Bling: The Jewelry & Gift Show Nov. 13-15 Highland Park This Amdur Productions festival features more […]