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2019-07-10

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Six, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, through Aug. 4—This acclaimed and proudly feminist British fringe musical smartly reimagines the six wives of King Henry VIII as contemporary pop song contestants in a flashy sing-off. SCM

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, Underscore Theatre, through July 14—Jokes, puns and nonsense fly at you fast and furious in this lickety-split new musical about two comedians transitioning from vaudeville to Hollywood circa 1927. JA

Prophet$, Factory Theater, through July 20. The golden-calf age of huckster televangelism may be 20th century history now, but the Factory still thinks we should be warned to beware of false you-know-what. MSB

Ms. Blakk for President, Steppenwolf Theatre, through July 21—The past is very present in Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tina Landau's deliberately rough-around-the-edges collaboration about Chicago drag queen Joan Jett Blakk and her 1992 protest candidacy for Prez. SCM

—by Mary Shen Barnidge, Jonathan Abarbanel and Scott C. Morgan


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