Upcoming openings in Chicago

Opened this week

“The Last Ship”

World premiere and pre-Broadway run of Sting’s musical at Bank of America Theater

Opened this week

“This Is Our Youth”


The pre-Broadway run, starring
Michael Cera, will be at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Opened this week

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“Death and the Maiden”

Starring Sandra Oh at Victory Gardens

Opening July 3

“The Qualms”

World premiere of new work by ensemble member (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Bruce Norris

Opening July 3


“The Trail to Oregon” and “Ani — A Parody”

From StarKid, creators of “A Very Potter Musical” and “Holy Musical B@man,” come two original musicals, one a time-travel period piece and the other about a galaxy far, far away.

Opening July 30


Circus and food-filled theatrical event, starring chef Rick Bayless, at the Goodman

Opening Aug. 1

“All Our Tragic”


Sean Graney’s 12-hour adaptation of all 32 surviving Greek tragedies, staged by The Hypocrites


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks puts on free performances in neighborhood parks across the city.