Pullman Porter Blues
Subway: Blue to Washington; Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Clark/Lake; Red to Lake$25–$75
Event Info: (312) 443-3800 goodmantheatre.org
The Goodman Theatre's fall season opens with the Chicago premiere of this piece centered on the 1937 championship bout between Joe Louis and James Braddock as well as three generations of African-American train porters. The play, by Cheryl L. West and directed by Chuck Smith, is infused with classic blues numbers.