12 Can't-Miss Plays in Chicago This Winter: David Schwimmer

Lookingglass co-founder David Schwimmer will reprise his role as director this winter — this time for Plantation! (Photo courtesy of Lookingglass Theatre Company.)

From dramas as chilling as the season to musicals that offer a warm respite, Chicago’s winter lineup has something for everyone. “Blind Date“ Jan. 20 to Feb. 25  This world premiere takes us behind the scenes as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev negotiate during the final act of the Cold War. The Goodman’s artistic director,

Let It Show: Plays in Chicago for the Holiday Season

The cast of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre (Photo by Liz Lauren.)

’Tis the season to be jolly, spread holiday cheer — and, of course, join loved ones for theater classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But while the perennial favorites are indeed returning to local stages, the wise men and women of Chicago’s theatrical community have other gifts in store, too. So,