Entertainment

Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring

(1 hr 30 mins)

Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician,” dazzles audiences (adults only) with such tricks as mind reading and object levitation in a luxurious private hotel suite.

Schedule: F 7 & 9 pm, Sa 2, 7 & 9 pm

Tickets: $99-$180

Dress code: Jackets and ties for gentlemen, cocktail attire for ladies.

Audiences must be 12 years old and older

Chicago

(Previews began Oct. 23, 1996, opened Nov. 14, 1996)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical—now Broadway’s longest-running American musical—two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption.

Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2:30 & 8 pm, Su 2:30 & 7 pm

Tickets: $49.50-$180

Chicago City Limits

Masters of improvisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy.

 

Cleopatra's Needle

Nightly live jazz and jam sessions make this Uptown venue swing.

No cover, $10 minimum per person

CLOSED Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017, closes Jan. 6, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? 

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

Come From Away

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

On Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland; when the 6,579 passengers landed, they found themselves stranded in a small town with a population half their size. How they and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is the basis of the upbeat musical with a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley)

Comedy Cellar

The Greenwich Village spot is known for unexpected appearances from such famous comedians as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle.

Several shows nightly.

Comic Strip Live

Stand-up and open-mic nights rule at this popular venue, where an 18-year-old Eddie Murphy started out.

Nightly

Times/prices vary

Company XIV: Queen of Hearts

(Previews began March 29, 2019, opened April 11, 2019, tickets on sale thru Aug. 18, 2019)

The world-premiere production is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” but with an avant-garde twist. Immersive cocktails have been imaginatively created to accompany the show.

Th & F 8 pm, Sa 5 & 10 pm, Su 8 pm

Single tickets: $75-$105; VIP couches for two: $325 & $365

Dan Cody’s Yacht

(Previews begin May 15, 2018, opened June 6, 2018, closes July 1, 2018)

The relationship between educational opportunity and the ability to pay for it in America today is at the heart of Anthony Giardina’s new play, set in a Boston suburb. A single schoolteacher, struggling to make ends meet, receives a surprise financial proposal from the wealthy father of one of her students that could significantly change her daughter’s future. Should she go for the opportunity, even if the means to the end are questionable?

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