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Tony Nominee Katy Sullivan to Play Richard III in Upcoming Chicago Shakespeare Season

Additionally, Jason Alexander will star in the world premiere comedy Judgment Day by Rob Ulin.

Katy Sullivan will play Richard III in the forthcoming season at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
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Katy Sullivan will play the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III in the Courtyard Theater of Chicago Shakespeare Theater February 2-March 3, 2024. Sullivan is currently nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Ani in the Broadway run of Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living. The Paralympic champion will play Shakespeare’s infamous son of York in a new production by director Edward Hall, which was just announced as part of the forthcoming 2023-24 season at Chicago Shakespeare.

That season begins with a new production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which director Tyrone Phillips is reimagining in a Caribbean setting. It is slated to run October 25-November 26 in the Courtyard Theater.

The season will also include the Chicago debut of the new Scottish musical, Islander, November 29-December 17 (click here to read TheaterMania’s review of the off-Broadway run) and a new musical based on the Sufjan Stevens concept album Illinois. The story is written by Justin Peck (choreographer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview). It is slated to run January 12-28, 2024.

In the spring, Rob Ulin’s new comedy, Judgment Day, will star Jason Alexander. It’s the story of a morally corrupt lawyer who seeks guidance from a Catholic priest with issues of his own. Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Broadway’s Hand to God) is slated to direct the production, which will run April 23-May 26, 2024.

Closing out the season will be magician and crossword puzzle artist David Kwong in The Enigmatistan immersive experience of puzzles and illusion. It will run May 29-June 30, 2024.

Click here for more information on the new season at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Twelfth Night

Performances begin: October 25, 2023


Performances begin: January 12, 2024

Judgment Day

Performances begin: April 23, 2024

Richard III

Performances begin: February 2, 2024


Performances begin: November 29, 2023

The Enigmatist

Performances begin: May 29, 2024