Reviews of Chicago’s stage shows and news from the actors and actresses putting on the performances.

As a regular at the Belmont Avenue folk club Quiet Knight, Buffett became a friend and collaborator with Chicago favorite Steve Goodman.
Steppenwolf’s troubles make it clear that City Hall, business leaders and the philanthropic community must now work together to help preserve live theater.
The digital lottery system offers a limited number of tickets so Chicagoans can see the musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton without breaking the bank. Here’s how to not throw away your shot at the coveted tickets.
Lucia Spina’s performance can feel shockingly down to earth for a stage mother whose delusions of grandeur are her one constant.
The iconic Chicago theater company is the latest of many arts outlets dealing with fallout from the pandemic.
Brandi Carlile at Ravinia, the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park and North Coast Music Fest are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
A Jonas Brothers concert at Wrigley, a new ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and a Frankie Knuckles festival are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
The Chicago Air and Water Show, the Marriott Theatre’s ‘Gypsy’ and a Chance the Rapper show are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
Scotto made her U.S. debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1960, followed by 314 appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York from her debut in 1965 to her finale in 1987.
The stage musical, set for the summer of 2024, will feature a book by Taylor Mac, directed by Rob Ashford.
The 55th anniversary edition of the Equity Jeff Awards presentation will take place in the fall.
The glossy new stage musical lets you know with its first big number that this is a celebration of the King of Pop.
The Bud Billiken Parade, Pink in concert, Retro on Roscoe and Fan Expo are among the highlights in the week ahead.
Mr. Bragan helped foster the city’s off-Loop theater scene as the owner of Ivanhoe for nearly two decades.
Tony-winning ‘MJ,’ now showing at the Nederlander Theatre, aims to be ‘collage’ of the King of Pop’s life and music.
The cast is up to the demands of this electrifying musical about the torment of mental illness and the often cruelly fickle nature of recovery.
Four days of Lollapalooza, Bruce Springsteen shows at Wrigley Field and the return of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ are among the week’s highlights.
The humanity, wit and open-hearted hope instilled in the immigrant stories of this Albany Park Theater Project production shine through.
Ed Sheeran in concert, “MJ” the musical in previews, the Silver Room Block Party and Fiesta del Sol are among the week’s highlights.
This is an abstract work, absurdist if you care to call it that, grounded in the realities of aging but equally informed by the instability of memories and dreams.
This is a show that’s pure fun, blasting a sound worthy of turning up to 11.
Beyonce in concert, Pitchfork music festival and a Taste of Lincoln Avenue are among the cool things to check out in the week ahead in Chicago.
Mr. Carlson, who acted at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as well as the Goodman, died July 6 at 48.
Edward Hall and Kimberly Motes will helm the Tony Award-winning theater company on Navy Pier.
Chicago actor Mark Ulrich will step into the role of Spooner, previously held by Pendleton.
The City Council’s Finance Committee extended the life of the tax increment financing district until Dec. 31, 2027, and gave the development team tackling the project a $27 million city subsidy.