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Toni Stone | Goodman Theatre

Jan 28 - Feb 26, 2023 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Play ball! The sensational true story of the first woman to play professional baseball knocks it out of the park as a can’t-miss theatrical event.

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can't play with the boys. Rejected by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League because of her race, Toni sets out to become the first woman to play in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Challenges on and off the field—from hostile crowds to players who slide spikes-first—only steel her resolve to shatter racist and sexist barriers in the sport she’s loved since childhood. An original play inspired by the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann, this New York Times Critic’s Pick will have you cheering along.

Read Content Advisory Info
  • Toni Stone is recommended for ages 14 and up. It contains adult language and themes. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

Please Note: Masks are currently recommended, but not required, while in the theater. Policies may change based on prevailing medical guidance. Learn more about Goodman’s current Health and Safety Protocols at

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Contact the box office at 312.443.3800 (12noon - 5pm, daily).

Critical Praise
  • "It’s based on history, yet it feels new, alive and revolutionary. There is no other play like it.”

    - ArtsATL

  • An "inspiring and powerful play"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "A magnificent drama"

    - The Wrap

  • "You don’t need to be a baseball fan to be inspired by this amazing story.”

    - DC Theater Arts

  • "A deserving tribute to an overlooked pioneer"

    - KC Studio

  • “It stuns. It challenges. It amuses and enlightens. It educates and entertains."

    - ArtsATL

Special Events
  • Scene Night: Toni Stone

    Scene Night: Toni Stone

    Thursday, February 2, 2023

    Enjoy a pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, hear from a cast member in the show, then take in the Chicago premiere of Toni Stone! Just $50 for the reception and ticket.


  • Post-Show Discussions

    Stick around after these performances to discuss the play.

    • Wednesday, February 1 after the 7:30pm performance
    • Thursday, February 9 after the 7:30pm performance
    • Thursday February 16 after the 2pm performance
  • Pre-Show Stories

    Every Thursday in February, 12:30 - 1pm in the Second Floor Lobby

    Separate. Unequal? Arrive early and join Goodman storytellers for true stories of separate races and segregated spaces, inspired by the ripple, the wave that carried me home, and Toni Stone

Enhanced Performances

Join us for any of the following accessible & enhanced performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, February 25
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance
Use code AUDIO for $30 tickets

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, February 24 at 8pm
Use code SIGN for $30 tickets

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, February 26 at 2pm
Use code OPEN for $30 tickets

Spanish Caption Spanish Subtitles Performance
Saturday, February 25 at 8pm
Use code SPANISH for $30 tickets

Learn More About Accessible & Enhanced Performances for Toni Stone

*Touch Tours for the 2022/2023 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

Season Overview

Daring. Dynamic. Iconic. The 2022/2023 Season

Bold voices and vivid stories you won’t find anywhere else await you in our 2022/2023 Season. From world premieres to reimagined classics, a direct-from-Broadway smash hit and an epic revival of a Grammy Award-winning rock opera.