Goodman Theatre

Stellar Performances

The oldest professional theater company in Chicago, the Goodman Theatre opened its doors in 1925 as the dramatic arm and school of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Founded on a generous $250,000 grant from a Chicago couple whose son, who died of influenza in 1918, was a playwright, the Goodman Theatre built its reputation on a mix of premieres and traditional repertoire.  Under Robert Falls, artistic director since 1986, the company moved to a two-theater space downtown in 2000, disassociating itself from the Art Institute.  Milestones include the premiere of David Mamet’s seminal play American Buffalo in 1980 and bravura productions of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day Journey Into Night, both of which went on to win Tony Awards in New York.

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170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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