Chicago has world-class productions through Broadway in Chicago and incredible local theater, such as Steppenwolf, all over the city. If you find yourself looking for a night of culture, you can’t go wrong. Between Lookingglass, Goodman, Oriental and so many more theaters, you have your pick. Need some suggestions?
The Book of Mormon: The global smash hit returns to Chicago for a second run. If you can make it before May 17, you can laugh until you cry. Bank of America Theatre.
Ring of Fire: Featuring more than two dozen Johnny Cash songs, Ring of Fire takes viewers on a musical tour de force about love, struggle, home and family. At the Mercury Theater through June 28th.
The Herd: A 21st birthday set in suburban London turns into a surprise visit with family and strangers in this dark comedy featuring Frasier‘s John Mahoney. At Steppenwolf through June 7.
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles: In a brief run from May 20-24, Rain is a rousing tribute to one of the most influential bands of all time, offering renditions of Beatles favorites like “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude.” Bank of America Theatre.
Once: Get thee to the streets of Dublin to follow the travails of a young street musician and a beautiful woman who storms his heart and helps make his music reach new heights. At the Cadillac Palace through June 7th.
On Your Feet: Get ready to kick up your heels in this lively show about the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan during their rise to stardom after emigrating from Cuba. At the Oriental Theater through July 5. [LINK: