Monday, December 12, 2016
Counting down the best of Chicago theater in 2016
Chicago Tribune: In Chicago theater, 2016 was the year of "Hamilton," for sure. But that high-profile attraction — a raiser of all theatrical boats — landed at a moment of rich, diverse and emotional exploration. Here are my 10 best shows of the year, followed by 10 more that should have made the list. I've not included Broadway tours (otherwise there would have been room for "Fun Home" in November and "The Sound of Music" in June). But these are the 20 fresh nights that live with me most powerfully at this time. As always, the choices were tough. You should see how many shows almost made the cut.