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May 8 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 23, 2019
By Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Directed by David Cromer
On the outside, The Goodmans seem like the average American family: house in the suburbs, white picket fence and two sharp-witted kids. But inside, their lives are anything but normal, with long-buried secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Featuring powerful lyrics and an electrifying score, this explosive musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how family trauma can fracture the American Dream, while ultimately leading to a chance at new beginnings. This deeply moving and captivating American musical took Broadway by storm in 2009, winning three Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Now, Chicago and Broadway director David Cromer returns to WT where he has directed A Streetcar Named Desire and Picnic to bring his singularly personal touch to this modern musical where the lines between reality and delusion are never quite clear.