Goodman Theatre


Best Theaters In Chicago

No matter whether the city’s critics give a show four stars or only sort-of recommend it, the visitor is likely to leave impressed if the theater is historical, ornate or atmospheric.


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Powerball-Winning Former Monk To Fund Goodman Theatre Production

A production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


"Smokefall" at Goodman Theatre. (Credit; Goodman Theatre)

Goodman Theatre Turns 90 Years Young

Chicago’s oldest theater company is celebrating its 90th season.


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Best Unique Holiday Experiences For Kids In Chicago

Bundle up and head out for some fun this winter break with the following five holiday activities in Chicago.



Best Directors In The Local Theater Scene In Chicago

From comedy to drama, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities to see a play by award-winning directors. Get your theatre fix by checking out the following productions.


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Chicago Local Theater Spring Preview

When considering your next performing arts venue, the following list of Chicago theaters are sure to provide a most delightful experience this spring, with memorable performances that will linger in your imagination.



Broadway Director Returns To Chicago For Goodman Production

It will be a homecoming for an acclaimed director next September, when Chicago’s Goodman Theatre opens its new season.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

'A Christmas Carol'

Robin Ventura Joins 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Onstage For ‘A Christmas Carol’

A 9-year-old Chicago cancer patient’s wish was granted Wednesday night at the Goodman Theatre.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011


Best Places To Grab A Post Show Drink Downtown

Unlike the city’s rock venues, most of the shows for downtown dance and theater establishments let out early enough to leave you jonesing for cocktail before moving on with the evening. We’ve singled out a few of our best choices for post-show drinks.


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Elizabeth Taylor’s Ties To Chicago

She was the Queen of the Nile, a southern belle and an American icon. On Wednesday, the world was remembering the great Elizabeth Taylor for her many roles. And Chicago was remembering her work for charity and local theater.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

William Brown has directed the Goodman Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol," and played the work's lead role, too. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: “Christmas Carol” Director

William Brown, who has directed the play for five years and played the lead role previously, has his finger on the pulse of the great Dickens work.


Maggie and Richard Daley at an event to honor them for their support of the arts on Nov. 22, 2010. (CBS)

Daleys Honored For Their Support Of Theater

Mayor Daley and his wife, Maggie, were saluted as “relentless advocates” for the arts, in a celebration at the Goodman Theatre.



Best Large Theatre Companies In Chicago

Looking for a fancy night out at one of Chicago’s 300-plus theatre companies? You won’t go wrong selecting a show from one of the six top-tier groups below. Not only are these companies well-established in […]

CBS Chicago–10/03/2010