Chicago Shakespeare Theater is taking their work outdoors; they're calling their upcoming summer of free Shakespeare productions Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, without any apparent fear of litigation from the New York original.
1. Alan Cumming is coming to Chicago (how many times has that pun been made?)! He'll be performing his one man cabaret show I Bought a Blue Car Today on May 28th. Yes, that's a long time from now, but he's a big deal, so get on it.