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Pre-Broadway World Premieres PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL and THE CHER SHOW

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

This week we were excited to announce the upcoming engagements of TWO Pre-Broadway World Premieres coming to Chicago, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show! Both shows will be a part of our upcoming season subscription, which you won’t want to miss – you can reserve your season tickets now by calling our Subscription office at 312-977-1717 or email [email protected] before they go on sale to the public October 18, 2017. More details can be found on our Season Tickets page.

A new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s PRETTY WOMAN, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a strictly limited 5-week engagement beginning March 13 through April 15, 2018.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will star rising stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as ‘Vivian’ opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as ‘Edward’.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

“From the first time I saw this magical movie I felt it cried out to be a musical.  PRETTY WOMAN is a classic story with a very contemporary message. I think we all want to fall deeply in love with someone – it is something you never stop hoping for,” said director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell. “I got to work with Garry for over a year on this musical adaptation and experienced firsthand his sense of humor, his joy, his uplifting attitude in life, and mostly his love for these characters…I want that to infuse what I am doing with PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL as he is the true heart of this story.”

The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago beginning performances at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) on June 12, 2018 for a limited five-week engagement through July 15, 2018.

Recognized for her influential contributions to music, film, television, fashion, and popular culture, the Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning entertainer’s life story will be brought to the stage in this new musical featuring her beloved chart-topping hits.

“My life as a musical on Broadway. It seems crazy, exciting and bizarre – but that’s probably how my life seems to most people,” said Cher.

The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or, as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they’re all the star of The Cher Show.

The Cher Show will feature a book by Rick Elice (Tony Award-winning best musical Jersey Boys), direction by Jason Moore (Tony Award-winning best musical Avenue Q), choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Tony Award-winner Daryl Waters (Memphis).

Be Smart. Be Safe. Ticketing Tips from Broadway In Chicago

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

With the number of shows coming to Chicago this fall, Broadway In Chicago would like to highlight safe buying practices for your favorite Broadway shows.

“Today the consumer has many options when purchasing tickets for all live events but for Broadway In Chicago there is only one official ticket source that will provide the consumer the best seats, at the best price, with assurance of the best service,” Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago, said.

Be Smart. Be Safe. Ticketing Tips Include:

• Only Buy from the Official Ticketing Source.
BroadwayInChicago.com and Ticketmaster.com are the only official sites for tickets.
PHONE: 800-775-2000
ONLINE: Ticketmaster.com and BroadwayInChicago.com
BOX OFFICES: The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe), Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) and Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut)
APP: Download the Ticketmaster App here

• Visit a Broadway In Chicago Box Office for personal service with no service charges. Hours are available here.

• Watch our “Be Smart. Be Safe” Video


This video has been produced with the consumer in mind.

This information is to help the consumer who is often confused by the disparity in pricing for popular shows on the internet. And there are risks in buying from unofficial sources that are sometimes not obvious. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources may be stolen, counterfeit or invalid and may not be honored. Tickets purchased from other sources are often inflated in price and not eligible for assistance if tickets are lost, stolen or in the event the show is cancelled or rescheduled.

Lou Raizin adds, “We don’t want our customers coming to the theatre for a great night out to find out that their tickets are not valid.”

Janet Davies of ABC7 Chicago’s “190 North” previews upcoming shows

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

Watch reporter Janet Davies cover current and upcoming Broadway In Chicago shows on ABC7 Chicago’s “190 North” program.

Broadway In Chicago holiday show schedule

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Broadway In Chicago! Spend the season with us and see a show! See our special holiday schedule below.

Hamilton: An American Musical

Dec. 21: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24: 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 27: 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29: 7:30 p.m

Dec. 30: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 31: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 1: 2:00 p.m.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Dec. 21: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24 (final performance): 2:00 p.m.

The Phantom of the Opera

Dec. 21: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24: 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 26: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 27: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 30: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 31: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Stomp

Dec. 21: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24: 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 26: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 27: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 30: 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 31: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Jan. 1: 2:00 p.m.

Emerald City Theatre presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec. 23: 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 24: 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 26: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 27: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 28: 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 29: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Dec. 30: 10:00 a.m.

Dec. 31: 10:00 a.m.

 

ABC7 Chicago’s 190 North – Broadway In Chicago preview

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Watch a preview of current and upcoming Broadway In Chicago shows on ABC 7 Chicago’s 190 North with Janet Davies. Original airdate: December 11, 2016