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Hamilton

CIBC Theatre Open Run

The exhilarating hit musical that is changing the face of theater!

Hamilton, CIBC Theatre, Chicago
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
tony award

Winner of 11 Tony Awards

Don't miss Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, the exhilarating show that is changing the face of musicals. It's a rollicking historical epic, equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G.,...

Prices from: $35

Rent

Oriental Theatre May 10 - 19, 2019

A Pulitzer-winning musical that celebrates living life to its fullest

Rent, Oriental Theatre, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical returns in a special 20th Anniversary touring production. Bursting with energy and a rocking score, Rent tells the story of a band of young artists living...

Prices from: $70

Chicago - The Musical

Cadillac Palace Theater May 7 - 12, 2019

Murder, sex and celebrity - a musical that transcends the ages

Chicago The Musical, Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating
tony award

Winner of 6 Tony Awards

A Broadway phenomenon since its inception in 1975, Chicago puts the BAD in, well bad-ass dames. A scorching musical satire on celebrity and crime, Chicago is a fearless portrayal of the pursuit of infamy...

Prices from: $65

Falsettos

Oriental Theatre May 28 - Jun 9, 2019

The acclaimed revival of James Lapine and William Finn's Tony winning musical is on tour!

Falsettos, Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Set in 1979 New York, Falsettos was a landmark musical when it played Broadway in the 90s for its exploration of the AIDS crisis and the gay family unit. Now, after 23 years, it's returning to Broadway...

Prices from: $90

A Chorus Line

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Apr 10 - May 26, 2019

The groundbreaking musical comes to town!

A Chorus Line, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A Chorus Line shines a light on the ensemble; the fear, struggle and emotion that is behind every anonymous face in the crowd. Through a mixture of dramatic performance and a confessional score, Marvin...

Prices from: $80

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - Pygmalion

Auditorium Theatre May 17 - 19, 2019

Back with a North American premiere for 2019!

Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg Pygmalion, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

The esteemed Eifman Ballet of Pygmalion returns in 2019 with their newest premiere for North American audiences, Artistic Director Boris Eifman's own, comedic interpretation of the classical Greek myth...

Prices from: $110

Footloose

Marriott Theatre Apr 10 - Jun 3, 2019

Footloose Showcases the Importance of Dance

Footloose, Marriott Theatre, Chicago

When Ren moves from the big city to a small town, he is shocked to discover that the town's Reverend has banned dancing and rock music. Ren becomes both a rebel and a hero when he attempts to loosen up...

Prices from: $80

Hamlet

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Apr 17 - Jun 9, 2019

Tony nominee Raul Esparza stars as Shakespeare's Danish prince

Hamlet, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

Four-time Tony nominee Raul Esparza takes on the role of a lifetime in this new production of Hamlet, following in the footsteps of Olivier, Burton and Cumberbatch.

Prices from: $115

The Children

Steppenwolf Theatre Apr 18 - Jun 9, 2019

Lucy Kirkwood's sly post-apocalyptic drama

The Children, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

This intriguing drama from British playwright Lucy Kirkwood asks where our responsibility for the future of our planet ends and where it begins. The story begins in a remote coastal town in England, when...

Prices from: $105

Joffrey Ballet - Across The Pond

Auditorium Theatre Apr 26 - May 5, 2019

Celebrating wonderful work from 'across the pond'.

Joffrey Ballet Across The Pond, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Chicago's most prestigious Ballet company, Joffrey Ballet, bring you a celebration of British Ballet and choreography in 2019. Celebrating the best and most innovative work from 'across the pond', Joffrey...

Prices from: $65

Damien Escobar

Park West May 11 - 12, 2019

The world renowned violinist is back from retirement!

Damien Escobar, Park West, Chicago

Emmy award-winning violinist Damien Escobar is back. After officially coming out of retirement Escobar is heading out on the road once more. After starting out as a duo with his older brother in Nuttin...

Prices from: $90

Lyric Opera of Chicago - West Side Story

Civic Opera House May 3 - Jun 2, 2019

The iconic musical theater is the jewel in the crown of Lyric Opera of Chicago's latest season

Lyric Opera of Chicago West Side Story, Civic Opera House, Chicago

With a silver screen remake helmed by Steven Spielberg rumoured to be on the horizon in the coming years, it's safe to say that West Side Story has secured an enduring place in the hearts of many. Composed...

Prices from: $95

Minnie's Boys

Ruth Page Center for the Arts May 22 - 23, 2019

The 'Porchlight Revisits!' series shines a spotlight on forgotten gem Minnie's Boys

Minnies Boys, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago

The Windy City's critically acclaimed Porchlight Music Theatre Company is turning back the clocks during the return of their ever popular 'Porchlight Revists!' series. Dedicated to shining the spotlight...

Prices from: $100

Evgeny Kissin

Symphony Center Orchestra Hall May 12, 2019

The prodigious classical pianist returns to stage!

Evgeny Kissin, Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Showcasing artistry of the highest caliber and a powerful key-touch, the Grammy award-winning virtuoso has worked with almost all of the world's leading orchestras.

Prices from: $95

National Geographic Live

Auditorium Theatre Jan 24 - May 7, 2019

Meet your favorite scientists and hear their adventures!

National Geographic Live, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Gear up for a thrilling speaker series by esteemed scientific magazine National Geographic as they head out on tour. With a whole range of incredible programs going to various cities in North America,...

Prices from: $70

Eddie Izzard

The Chicago Theatre May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

British comedy royalty, Eddie's back for another round of Believe Me!

Eddie Izzard, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

A brand new tour! British comedian Eddie Izzard is often lauded as one of the most influential comics of the last 25 years. Now he returns Stateside five years after his last tour, Force Majeure, saw him...

Prices from: $100

Judas Priest

Rosemont Theater May 25 - 26, 2019

The British rock superstars are back on tour in 2019!

Judas Priest, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Judas Priest are heading back to the US for their 2019 tour which continues to support their critically acclaimed recently released album, Firepower. This tour will feature the band's latest line up of...

Prices from: $60

The 1975

United Center May 8, 2019

The British indie four piece return to tour the USA

The 1975, United Center, Chicago

The 1975 are back and better than ever for 2019 with their third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships and a brand new tour! The indie four-piece encapsulate all the joy, heartbreak and hate...

Prices from: $55

Derek Hough

Rosemont Theater May 5, 2019

Dancing With Star's Derek Hough's heads out on first solo tour!

Derek Hough, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Derek Hough has been wowing American audiences with his talents for years. From Dancing With The Stars to Hairspray Live this man on many talents has done it all! Now Hough heads out on his first solo...

Prices from: $95

Lea Salonga

Copernicus Center Theater May 10, 2019

The Miss Saigon Star is back on tour!

Lea Salonga, Copernicus Center Theater, Chicago

Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Allegiance, Once On This Island) returns to the world of Cabaret in 2019 to bring you her favorite Broadway tunes. Boasting one of the finest...

Prices from: $130

The Who

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL May 21 - 22, 2019

One of the all time greatest Rock 'n' Roll bands!

The Who, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre IL, Chicago

The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Fans will be delighted to hear that the worlds most untameable rock back, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are returning to the road! The North American...

Prices from: $80

Cat and Nat

Athenaeum Theater May 10 - 11, 2019

Let off some steam with Cat and Nat!

Cat and Nat, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago

Since bursting onto YouTube Cat and Nat have become hugely popular with their honest take on 'mom life'. In their weekly videos, the duo tackle common misconceptions on what it means to be the 'perfect'...

Prices from: $65

Johnnyswim

Riviera Theater May 25 - 26, 2019

The ultimate soul-folk power couple are live on tour!

Johnnyswim, Riviera Theater, Chicago

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up Johnnyswim. After meeting in Nashville in 2005 the pair clicked, not only creatively but also romantically. After releasing various EPs the couple created...

Prices from: $60

Victor Manuelle

Rosemont Theater May 31 - Jun 1, 2019

The Latin salsa singing superstar heads out on tour again!

Victor Manuelle, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Singer Of Youths"), Manuelle is part of the highly successful group of Latin singers that came to prominence during the Nineties, that also included...

Prices from: $105

Penn & Teller

Genesee Theater May 10, 2019

Magic's funniest and most awe-inspiring double act

Penn Teller, Genesee Theater, Chicago

Penn and Teller's brand of awe-inspiring illusions mixed with buddy-comedy shtick has kept the duo at the very top of the magic profession for the past 30 years. Their trademark is the updating of worn...

Prices from: $75

The Australian Bee Gees

Rosemont Theater May 3, 2019

A pitch-perfect tribute to the Gibb Brothers

The Australian Bee Gees, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

From the producers that brought you RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles, Let It Be, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, PFX - The Pink Floyd Experience, THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW is a celebration of...

Prices from: $70

The Fun Show with Cat and Nat

Athenaeum Theater May 10 - 11, 2019

Hang out with Youtube's funniest moms!

The Fun Show with Cat and Nat, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago

With a YouTube channel with over 30,000 subscribers, Cat and Nat are the coolest mom's on the web. Battling modern conceptions of the 'perfect mom' Cat and Nat, and their hilarious videos, have built up...

Prices from: $65

Banda MS

All State Arena May 3 - 4, 2019

A fresh take on the classic Banda style

Banda MS, All State Arena, Chicago

The MS Band, AKA MS Band Sinaloa Sergio Lizarraga, formed in 2003 and have been entertaining audiences around the world with their modern twist on the Mexican brass-based traditional music ever since....

Prices from: $95

Jack & Jack

House of Blues May 3, 2019

Jack and Jack hit the road with brand new debut album 'A Good Friend Is Nice'

Jack Jack, House of Blues, Chicago

Fusing their love of hip-hop beats, and R&B-tinged melodies with unabashed, dance floor-filling pop production, dynamic duo Jack & Jack launched their career in a distinctly modern way in 2014, parlaying...

Prices from: $35

Marianas Trench

House of Blues Closed Feb 10, 2016

Fun pop rockers Marianas Trench tour Canada once again this winter!

Marianas Trench, House of Blues, Chicago

Keep warm this winter with Marianas Trench, the Canadian pop-rock purveyors of effervescent, feel-good anthems about love, life and all things in between! Don't miss out on their infectious energy as they...

Prices from: $55

Paul Reiser

Center East Theatre May 3, 2019

The Mad About You and Stranger Things star returns to his stand-up roots

Paul Reiser, Center East Theatre, Chicago

Paul Reiser began performing stand-up while he was still at university, and was just honing his craft when Hollywood came a calling. Getting his big break in the iconic Barry Levinson movie Diner ("Nuance,...

Prices from: $65

Michael Schenker

Concord Music Hall May 4, 2019

German guitar virtuoso and last of the living rock gods Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker, Concord Music Hall, Chicago

Michael Schenker's virtuosic shredding has influenced an entire generation of metal music makers. The Blonde Bomber first rose to attention during his stint as a founding member of heavy metal icons the...

Prices from: $75

Arrival - The Music of ABBA

Rosemont Theater May 10, 2019

Don't miss these globe-trotting super troupers!

Arrival The Music of ABBA, Rosemont Theater, Chicago

Prices from: $75

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks - The Musical

Chicago Shakespeare Theater May 30 - Jul 28, 2019

The beloved Disney film set to adapt into a full-throttle stage musical!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks The Musical, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

Six

Chicago Shakespeare Theater May 14 - Jun 30, 2019

The most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre!

Six, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago

The Dandy Warhols

Metro Smart Bar May 11 - 12, 2019

The indie heroes celebrate 25 years

The Dandy Warhols, Metro Smart Bar, Chicago

Prices from: $50

SOLD OUT

lovelytheband

House of Blues Chicago May 1, 2019

Prices from: $45

Itzhak Perlman and Evgeny Kissin

Chicago Symphony Center May 1, 2019

Prices from: $95

Turnover

Concord Music Hall May 2, 2019

Prices from: $110

Turnstile

Concord Music Hall May 2, 2019

Prices from: $85

Chick Corea

Chicago Symphony Center May 3, 2019

Prices from: $125

Lil Rob

Vic Theatre May 4, 2019

Prices from: $80

Herb Alpert

City Winery - Chicago May 4, 2019

Prices from: $130

Elka (18+ Event)

Park West May 4, 2019

Prices from: $125

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

City Winery - Chicago May 5, 2019

Prices from: $195

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Muti Conducts Pines of Rome

Chicago Symphony Center May 2, 2019 - May 7, 2019

Prices from: $130

Snow Patrol (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL May 7, 2019

Prices from: $60

Manila Killa (17+ Event)

Subterranean May 7, 2019

Prices from: $55

Dallas Moore

Reggies Rock Club May 9, 2019

Prices from: $40

Nargiz (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall May 9, 2019

Prices from: $170

Professor Brian Cox

Athenaeum Theatre May 9, 2019

Prices from: $100

Last Dinosaurs (17+ Event)

Beat Kitchen May 9, 2019

Prices from: $210

Perturbator (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall May 9, 2019

Prices from: $55

Parachute

House of Blues Chicago May 10, 2019

Prices from: $85

Leon Vynehall (21+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar May 10, 2019

Prices from: $40

Once Upon A Symphony - The Boy and the Violin

Chicago Symphony Center May 11, 2019

Prices from: $110

Last Dinosaurs

Beat Kitchen May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Prices from: $85

Dandy Warhols (18+ Event)

Metro Smart Bar May 11, 2019

Prices from: $50

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Muti, Uchida & Mozart

Chicago Symphony Center May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Prices from: $65

Imogen Heap (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre May 14, 2019

Prices from: $50

Classic Encounter Lecture

Chicago Symphony Center May 16, 2019

Prices from: $85

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius Violin Concerto

Chicago Symphony Center May 16, 2019

Prices from: $120

FKJ (18+ Event)

Concord Music Hall May 17, 2019

Prices from: $70

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Pictures from an Exhibition

Chicago Symphony Center May 18, 2019

Prices from: $75

Snarky Puppy (18+ Event)

Riviera Theatre - IL May 18, 2019

Prices from: $65

Yann Tiersen (17+ Event)

Thalia Hall May 18, 2019

Prices from: $95

Movements

Metro Smart Bar May 19, 2019

Prices from: $50

The Hives (18+ Event)

Vic Theatre May 20, 2019

Prices from: $60

MusicNOW

Chicago Symphony Center May 20, 2019

Prices from: $85

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Hahn Plays Sibelius Violin Concerto

Chicago Symphony Center May 17, 2019 - May 21, 2019

Prices from: $125

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Rodrigo Concierto Aranjuez

Chicago Symphony Center May 23, 2019

Prices from: $130

Casey

Bottom Lounge May 24, 2019

Prices from: $85

The Architects

Concord Music Hall May 25, 2019

Prices from: $60

Second City 107th Mainstage Revue

Second City Chicago - Mainstage May 4, 2019 - May 25, 2019

Prices from: $110

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Chicago Symphony Center May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Prices from: $130

Murder Junkies

Reggies Rock Club May 26, 2019

Prices from: $210

TSOL

Reggies Rock Club May 31, 2019

Prices from: $70

Zveri (17+ Event)

Concord Music Hall May 31, 2019

Prices from: $145

Ms. Blakk for President

Steppenwolf Theatre May 23, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $140

Cirque du Soleil Volta

Soldier Field May 18, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $125

The Winters Tale

Goodman Theatre - Albert May 4, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $140

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Stravinsky and The Joffrey Ballet

Chicago Symphony Center May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Prices from: $65


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