New play reviews
Laura Marks's eerie play marries modern parenting anxieties with folklore, but the Gift's production doesn't bring it to full fruition.
Jackie Taylor doesn't find much drama in the life of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, but as usual Black Ensemble does a bang-up job on the music.
Alexi Kaye Campbell's time-shifting gay drama gets an accomplished and overdue Chicago premiere.
The flow of songs isn't always elegant, but there's much about this new Cole Porter revue that's easy to love.
Chicago theater news
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Tracy Letts unexpectedly beat out Tom Hanks for best actor.
Highlights from the 2013 Non-Equity awards ceremony and the complete list of winners.
The best shows in Chicago theater right now.
Theater shows in Chicago: reviews and comprehensive listings of plays and musicals
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