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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Theater Top 5: October 2019 by Kevin Greene

Premieres of all varieties across stages big and small this month.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fall Arts Preview 2019: Director Jesca Prudencio on Sports, Family and Culture in Lauren Yee’s “The Great Leap” by Kevin Greene

"Theater and sports have so much common. They are live events that bring groups of people together to witness conflict."

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Fall Arts Preview 2019: Can’t-Miss Fall Theater by Kevin Greene

What could be more American than football, marriage and intellectual discourse? These three premieres take the temperature of the country's conscience and the state of our city's theater mak…

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Theater Top 5: September 2019 by Kevin Greene

Packed with premieres and performances of all kinds, September shows Chicago theater at its best and brightest.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Fall Theater Preview: 2019 Edition by Kevin Greene

A guide to our city's most abundant theatrical season.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Theater Top 5: August 2019 by Kevin Greene

Nary a month goes by in our fair city without a fresh plate of premieres.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Theater Top 5: July 2019 by Kevin Greene

All month long Chicago is serving up hot-off-the-grill premieres featuring all your favorite fixins.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019

Theater Top 5: June 2019 by Kevin Greene

A presidential party, punks versus Putin, a real cliff hanger, and more usher in this first month of (fingers crossed) summer.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dance, Dance, Revolution: A Review of La Havana Madrid at Teatro Vista and Collaboraction by Kevin Greene

Sandra Delgado's megahit returns, bigger and better than ever.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Median and The Mean: A Review of Life On Paper at Jackalope Theatre by Kevin Greene

“Ideation” meets “It’s a Wonderful Life” in this world premiere from Kenneth Lin.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Takes a Tick and Keeps on Licking: A Review of The Adventures of Augie March at Court Theatre by Kevin Greene

At more than three hours, this world premiere at adaptation of Saul Bellow's 1953 novel is epic in length if not quite in scope.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Weight in Soul: A Review of Too Heavy For Your Pocket at TimeLine Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

A new play from Jiréh Breon Holder moves the needle forward on what theater is capable of.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Theater Top 5: May 2019 by Kevin Greene

Fighting for freedom, defending rock 'n' roll, the return of a musical hit, a formula for determining the value of life, a woman over a barrel (literally), and more premiering this month!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hell or High Water: A Review of The Children at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Kevin Greene

Still steaming from sold-out runs in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood's new play organically and gracefully bridges a generational gap.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring/Summer Theater Preview: 2019 Edition by Kevin Greene

Just as matter expands when temperatures rise, so too does the breadth and scope of our city's theatrical offerings.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Beast or Burden: A Review of First Love is the Revolution at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

Blood, lust, and love coalesce in the poignant personification of this Midwest premiere.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Play to Win: A Review of Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre by Kevin Greene

Ike Holter's epic saga concludes with a showdown that pits friends, neighbors and family against each other.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Theater Top 5: April 2019 by Kevin Greene

A rock 'n' roll comedy from the preeminent meta scribe of our time, the conclusion of an epic saga, a wild love story, and more opening this month across our city's many stages.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Glory in the Highest: A Review of Dutch Masters at Jackalope Theatre by Kevin Greene

This breathless Midwest premiere written by Greg Keller and directed by Wardell Julius Clark is a definitive work from the ascendant theater company.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The History of History: A Review of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the by Kevin Greene

The latest from Steppenwolf's educational arm is among the most unflinching and edifying works the company has produced in recent years.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Theater Top 5: March 2019 by Kevin Greene

Epic titles follow ambitious work in this month's selection of theater openings.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Something Swiftly This Way Comes: A Review of Short Shakespeare! Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Kevin Greene

Directed by Marti Lyons, this preciselessly abridged tale of ambition and fear embodies the radically modern possibilities of theater.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Stage Top 5: February 2019 by Kevin Greene

The hits keep coming: August Wilson's blues-tinged vision of Chicago in the twenties, a locally-set sequel-of-sorts from the playwright of "The Madres," and a rock musical from the company t…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The Theater Plays Itself: A Review of Red Rex at Steep Theatre by Kevin Greene

Prolific playwright Ike Holter turns his incisive gaze toward the Chicago storefront theater scene in this meta dramedy at Steep Theatre.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Drama in the Details: Dramaturgs Describe Their Dream Projects by Kevin Greene

Site-specific suffragettes, "All Our August," plays at Trader Joe's: local dramaturgs share their interests and ambitions.

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Stage Top 5: January 2019 by Kevin Greene

A hit from Humana, the second of three world premieres from Ike Holter and the woman hidden in the history of DNA are just a few of the productions debuting in the first month of the new yea…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Stage Top 5: December 2018 by Kevin Greene

Hot, bothered and blue collared, these world premieres and classic mishaps will keep the dawning reality of yet another Midwest winter at bay, at least temporarily.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thirst Entrapment: A Review of Rightlynd at Victory Gardens Theater by Kevin Greene

The first of three world premieres by Ike Holter scheduled for this season is also the thirstiest play he's ever written. And that's saying something.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

All Eyes On He: A Review of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies at First Floor Theater by Kevin Greene

A complex story of identity conjugation at First Floor Theater.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue