Five Best Things to Do in September
POCKET GUIDE: From the Route 66 Car Show in Berwyn and the Hyde Park Jazz Fest to Andrew Bird at the Hideout and the Goodman’s production of “Red"—a cultural shortlist for September, in order of buzz
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A prediction: If you don’t snap up tickets now to John Logan’s six-time Tony winner about the artist Mark Rothko, making its Chicago debut at Goodman, you’ll be seeing—well, you know.
9/17–10/23 It’s difficult to reduce John Logan’s Tony-winning exploration of the artist Mark Rothko to blurb length. But if you want a sense of the piece, Google some of the art referenced therein: Caravaggio’s The Conversion of Saul, Matisse’s The Red Studio, and Rembrandt’s Belshazzar’s Feast. Or don’t. Red has the power to thrill all, Rothko expert and art history dropout alike. Previews 9/17–26. All tickets $25–$89. Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org.
Photograph: Courtesy of Goodman Theatre