New Year’s Resolutions for Chicago Theater

‘It is one of the most important functions of both art and entertainment to help us transcend such times, sometimes by helping us to think things through, sometimes by helping us not to think at all.’ – Sheldon Patinkin

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PerformInk’s Most Viewed Stories of 2016
With a turbulent and triumphant year in Chicago theater coming to a close, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 most viewed articles on PerformInk since our March re-launch. Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll be with us as we follow Chicago theater throughout 2017 and beyond! Click... Read more
Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.

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2016 Company of the Year: Writers Theatre

There’s no question that 2016 was the year of the “big” theater in Chicago. After a few years of what some might regard as stagnation at some of Chicago’s most prominent theater institutions, in 2016 nearly every one of them set out to confound that perception.

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