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November 17, 2016 View email in browser

Josh Groban and a stunning set light up ‘Great Comet of 1812’

Take recording artist Josh Groban, put him at the center of an Imperial Theatre reimagined for this musical that tells part of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” and you get a star performance. But did the rest of the show shine as bright?

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‘King Charles III’ a must-see in a time when anything could happen

4 stars, Robert Bathurst from “Downton Abbey” and a bold play that asks what would happen if the new king actually tried to rule. What’s not to like over at Chicago Shakes?

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Judy Garland in London, at the ‘End of the Rainbow’

We think Angela Ingersoll is the best Judy you’re likely to see. It’s a magnificent performance, especially vocally, and it is likely to make “End of the Rainbow” a must-see holiday hit.

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Dr. Magic hits the cabaret at the Royal George

Has your doctor ever done some magic at the office? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean physician-magicians don’t exist. And one is bringing a new show to the Royal George.

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Steppenwolf announces ‘Linda Vista’ casting, changes in ‘Straight White Men’ cast

Tracy Letts’ world premiere has its cast. And Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” has some new additions. Any star names coming to Steppenwolf?

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Chicago International Puppet Festival is back in January

The puppets are coming! From all over the world! Check out the lineup of the festival returning to Chicago in January.

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SketchFest 2017 lineup includes Defiant Thomas, TJ Miller

Couldn’t we all use a laugh? TJ Miller and more funny folks have been added to this year’s SketchFest lineup.

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At a moment of change, ‘I Am My Own Wife’ heralds a survivor

About Face Theatre again is producing Doug Wright’s Tony Award-winning “I Am My Own Wife,” but this time there’s a different take. Read on…

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