The Goodman is almost as well-known to theater-going audiences outside of Chicago as it is to those in its own hometown, where it was established in 1922. One of the reasons for its notoriety is that the Goodman has been unusually successful in transferring its productions to New York. Recent productions of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman, both starring Brian Dennehy and directed by Goodman artistic director Robert Falls, went on to become huge hits on Broadway.
As the recipient of the 1992 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Goodman Theatre has also demonstrated a dedication to local artists and playwrights, such as David Mamet, Rebecca Gilman, and Mary Zimmerman, having produced several of their new works. In addition, the Goodman has a strong commitment to premiering a variety of new works by celebrated theater artists, including the play Marvin’s Room, Kander & Ebb’s The Visit, and Sondheim’sBounce.
Goodman Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performances Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Albert Theatre shows $25–$82; Owen Theatre shows $10–$40; discounts on partial-view tickets, half-price tickets, and $10 tickets available day of mezzanine seating; groups can get up to 50% savings
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions for all five plays in the Albert Theatre range from $100 to $320; for all three plays in the Owen Theatre $48–$87. Subscriber benefits include the best seats, one free ticket exchange, and free OnStage magazine subscription. Platinum subscribers get unlimited free-ticket exchanges and a subscription to TimeOut Chicago.