September 2021 - August 2022

The 2021/2022 Season

A thrilling line-up awaits as we return to stage and resume performances. The 2021/2022 Season reflects the artistic excellence that you love, and the commitment to our Chicago community that you expect. Come share the moments—together, in-person, once again—that inspire our collective humanity.

Welcome back to your home for theater, Goodman Theatre.


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Season Overview

Albert Theatre Series

  • Gem of the Ocean

    Gem of the Ocean

    By August Wilson
    Directed by Chuck Smith

    Jan 22 - Feb 27, 2022

    A major revival of the play that begins August Wilson’s epic 10-play American Century Cycle—on the stage where it premiered in 2003.

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  • The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

    The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

    Adapted & Directed by Mary Zimmerman

    Feb 11 - Mar 20, 2022 (Presented in the Owen Theatre)

    Mary Zimmerman brings her celebrated play about one of history’s most imaginative minds back to the Goodman nearly three decades after its acclaimed debut.

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  • Good Night, Oscar

    Good Night, Oscar

    By Doug Wright
    Directed by Lisa Peterson

    Mar 12 - Apr 17, 2022

    Anything can happen on live TV. And one night, it did. Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) stars as character actor, pianist and wild card Oscar Levant.

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  • Life After

    Life After

    By Britta Johnson
    Directed by Annie Tippe

    June 11 - July 17, 2022

    “Musical theater perfection…exquisite from start to finish” (BroadwayWorld).

Owen Theatre Series

  • Swing State

    Swing State

    By Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Apr 1 - May 1, 2022

    Robert Falls marks his 35th anniversary season—and his final year as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director—directing a world premiere from his longtime collaborator, “one of Chicago’s hottest playwrights” (Chicago Tribune).