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God Save the Queen

August 26, 2017 No Comments


The Audience – Timeline Theatre 


One of Chicago’s most richly talented and critically acclaimed actresses is Janet Ulrich Brooks. For

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Bristol Renaissance Faire

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Watch out interview with Mr. Moonie 

Rolling Stones Exhibit

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June 7, 2017 Comments Off on NEWS FROM GOODMAN THEATRE

After a week of medical observation, it is now confirmed that stage and screen star Stacy Keach experienced a mild heart attack during the May 30 opening night performance of Pamplona, a one-man show by Jim McGrath. After it became clear that Keach was struggling, the performance was halted midway by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls. According to doctors, Keach is expected to make a complete recovery following a period of cardiac rehabilitation and rest. As previously announced, all remaining performances of Pamplona have been canceled; however, plans to reschedule the production are underway.

“On behalf of Stacy Keach, his family and the Goodman, we would like to extend our gratitude for all of the generous support and concern shown to Stacy this past week. I remain awed by Stacy’s courage and strength after experiencing such a disturbing event; his spirits are high and he is resting and recovering comfortably. Jim, Stacy and I look forward to continuing our collaboration on Pamplona,” said Artistic Director Robert Falls.

McGrath’s 80-minute, world premiere production starring Keach as the iconic American author Ernest Hemingway was scheduled to run May 19 through June 25 in the Goodman’s 350-seat Owen Theatre. Keach, who has no understudy given the unique nature of the play and his extensive involvement in the project’s development, completed every preview performance from May 19-28. The May 30 opening night was halted mid-performance, and the following three performances were cancelled as Keach underwent medical testing.

Ticket holders will be offered a full refund to Pamplona, or tickets to the upcoming Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Steve Scott. A Goodman Theatre Ticket Services representative will be in touch, or patrons can call 312.443.3800 or visit the box office in-person at 170 N. Dearborn (the box office is open daily from 12 noon to 5pm; on performance days, it remains open until 30 minutes past curtain).

The Goodman is grateful for its Pamplona sponsors, including The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation (Major Support) and Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (Contributing Sponsor) with additional support from the Director’s Society.

Four Decades of Loving

June 2, 2017 Comments Off on Four Decades of Loving

Bright Half Life – About Face Theatre


“My father’s dying. Will you marry me?” is the unconventional manner in which Erica first proposes to

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Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism



Exhibitionism tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in history, allowing visitors to experience

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FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks


Announce 25 Performances in 18 Parks, July 26–August 27, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare’s timeless classic Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 26–August 27, 2017.

“Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks has been instrumental in connecting Chicago’s communities with world-class theater and shining a spotlight on our local performers,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I have personally enjoyed the performances since its inaugural year, and look forward to this summer’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet as part of our Night Out in the Parks.”

The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour of Romeo and Juliet kicks off as one of the inaugural events of the new performance lawns at Polk Bros Park on Navy Pier with three performances: Wednesday, July 26; Thursday, July 27; and Friday, July 28—all at 7:00pm.

Parks scheduled to be visited, rain or shine, include:

  • Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.) 
  • Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
  • Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm – Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
  • Sunday, July 30 at 4:00pm – Ellis Park (3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 02 at 6:30pm – Gage Park (2411 W. 55th St.)
  • Thursday, August 03 at 6:30pm – Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.)
  • Friday, August 04 at 6:30pm – Eckhart Park (1330 W. Chicago Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 05 at 6:30pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 06 at 4:00pm – Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
  • Tuesday, August 08 at 6:30pm – Columbus Park (500 S. Central Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 09 at 6:30pm – Tuley Park (501 E. 90th Pl.)
  • Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
  • Friday, August 11 at 6:30pm – Humboldt Park (1301 N. Sacramento Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 12 at 6:30pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 13 at 4:00pm – Frank J. Wilson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
  • Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30pm – Garfield Park (100 N. Central Park Ave.)
  • Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm – Dvorak Park (1119 W. Cullerton St.)
  • Friday, August 18 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
  • Saturday, August 19 at 6:30pm – Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th St.)
  • Sunday, August 20 at 4:00pm – Steelworkers Park (E. 87th St. at Lake Michigan)
  • Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30pm – Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd St.)
  • Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm – Piotrowski Park (4247 W. 31st St.)
  • Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
  • Saturday, August 26 at 6:30pm – Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.)
  • Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm – Ping Tom Memorial Park (1700 S. Wentworth Ave.)


For more information on Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, visit


An Eagle Has Landed

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on An Eagle Has Landed

Timothy B. Schmit at City Winery


Easter Sunday 2017 playing to an almost sold out crowd. Another amazing night at the City Winery! This time we were treated to an excellent two 

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White Whine and Cheese

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Phantom Pain, a new play by Barbara Lhota

A conversation play, generally recognized by the action focusing on two or more characters with

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They Like to Move It, Move It!

March 5, 2017 Comments Off on They Like to Move It, Move It!

Madagascar—A Musical Adventure – Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences 


Following a typical day of crowd-pleasing performances at the Central Park Zoo, Marty the zebra is

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