Season Overview

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019

Explosive, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
Shakespeare's tale of magic and mayhem—reimagined.
A "76 trombone," Tony Award-winning musical revival.
And so much more!

The 2018/2019 Season: A timely, original and inspired line-up with the range, scale and artistry only the Goodman can deliver.

St. Nicholas

Become a Classic Member and add-on St. Nicholas––starring Olivier Award-winner Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots)—before tickets go on sale, plus SAVE 15%! Select a package and seats, then you'll have the option to include single tickets to St. Nicholas before checking out.

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In the Albert Theatre

  • How to Catch Creation

    By Christina Anderson
    Directed by Niegel Smith 

    Four artists and intellectuals struggle to nurture creative impulse and establish legacy—in both their professional and personal lives. When one discovers the works of a black queer feminist writer from a bygone era, their lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways.

  • Sweat

    By Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Ron OJ Parson

    Direct from Broadway comes a Pulitzer Prize-winning collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. A group of friends in a Rust Belt town has spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they’re pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight.

  • The Winter's Tale

    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Following his celebrated productions of King Lear and Measure for Measure, Robert Falls reimagines one of Shakespeare's most wildly theatrical tales. A paranoid king accuses his queen of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series of events spanning 16 years.

  • The Music Man

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
    Based on a Story by Willson and Franklin Lacey
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman

    He’s charming and charismatic—no wonder con man Harold Hill assumes he can easily fleece the citizens of staid River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band. But the smooth-talking swindler can’t tell a trombone from a treble clef—and Marian, the local librarian, knows it.

In the Owen Theatre

  • Lady in Denmark

    By Dael Orlandersmith
    Directed by Chay Yew

    After the death of her husband, a Danish American woman living in Chicago finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of the couple’s favorite singer, Billie Holiday.

  • Twilight Bowl

    By Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Erica Weiss

    After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on scholarship—but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright. As the young women and their friends face adulthood, their local bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges and perhaps even forge new identities. 

  • Lottery Day

    By Ike Holter
    Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

    Long the matriarch of a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, Mallory invites the lonely residents, hardcore activists and starving artists of her block to what she hopes will go down as a legendary barbeque—thanks to a special surprise. Her mysterious plan to revitalize her community, however, may just be the very thing that tears it apart.

Special Event Productions

  • The Santaland Diaries

    By David Sedaris
    Adapted by Joe Mantello
    Directed by Steve Scott

    Brimming "with Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this delightfully irreverent “theatrical stocking stuffer” (Chicago Reader) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

  • St. Nicholas

    By Conor McPherson

    A limited engagement direct from London’s internationally renowned Donmar Warehouse, starring Olivier Award-winner Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, Mary Queen of ScotsPaths to Freedom). When a jaded Dublin theater critic abandons his ordinary life in pursuit of a beautiful young actress, his desires lead him to strike an irreversible bargain with a band of modern-day vampires.