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Short & Sweet – BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by Kevin Buckstiegel No Comments

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Short and Sweet critic Diana Martinez reviews Beautiful – The Carole King Musical with Daily Herald guest critic Susan DeBouver.

DeBouver writes that the show makes “you smile, sway and warm[s] your heart like a fond childhood memory. This musical was one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

Read more and watch the video review at the Daily Herald.

Play BIC-GO at the Summer Concert!

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Last year we gave you the chance to win tickets by playing Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO and it was so popular we’re doing it again!

Join us in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion August 17th at 6:15 pm for an evening of music and fun. This year’s Broadway In Chicago FREE Summer Concert in Millennium Park will include selections from: “Gotta Dance,” “42nd Street,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “If/Then,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” “Cabaret,” “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” “Newsies,” and “The Lion King.”

Beginning today, you have the opportunity to be entered to win a pair of tickets to one of our upcoming productions of your choice that is featured in the summer concert by playing BIC-GO on social media – just like BINGO! Post your photos on Twitter or Instagram of any of the items on the BIC-GO board using #BICconcert and tag Broadway in Chicago. Once you have a completed row/column/diagonal of 5 in a row, make a post on Twitter or Instagram using #BICGO. You have up until August 24 to finish your BIC-GO card; the more rows you complete, the more you will be entered to win! Don’t forget about that free space – and be creative with your entries as some squares are open to interpretation. You can find the full rules below. Good luck and have fun snapping pictures!

 

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Six Great Reasons to Become a Broadway In Chicago Subscriber

Posted on: September 7th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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From the high heels of Kinky Boots to the dazzling hoops of Pippin, this season is sure to take the theater experience to new heights! Broadway in Chicago’s spring season is now on sale and we have six great reasons why you should become a subscriber and be a part of the magic.

1. You’ll never hear the words “Sold Out!” With the incredible lineup Broadway in Chicago has this spring, tickets are sure to go fast. They’ll quickly disappear like the cast from The Illusionists, which will bring magic to the stage this March. Never get left out of a captivating night at the theater when you become subscriber.

2. These shows will have you On Your Feet. Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s autobiographical musical is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and dance. Feel like you’re a part of the show as you move around and sing along to catchy tunes like “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”. And yes, you can hold your subscription responsible for these songs staying in your head days after you see the show!

3. Be a part of the Club. Enjoy a music-filled evening with the ladies from the First Wives Club while enjoying the benefits from a Broadway in Chicago subscription. Subscribers get special perks like discounted parking and seat upgrades. It will be the best club you join all year!

4. Enjoy hassle free exchanges and replacements when you become a subscriber. The only people that will have to jump through hoops at the theater are the wonderfully talented cast of Pippin. Subscribers will enjoy exclusive exchange privileges that include lost tickets being replaced for free! Now those perks dazzle almost as much as Pippin!

5. Six shows for 1 low price! The heels in Kinky Boots are high enough as it is. Don’t be forced to choose between these six amazing shows. Choose your package and pricing for your preferred day and seating section and enjoy all six! The Tony Award winning score from Kinky Boots alone is well worth it.

6. And the final reason to purchase a Broadway in Chicago subscription is to witness a “Beautiful” performance. Enjoy six wonderful evenings of laughter, magic and music at its finest. Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, is just one of the many shows that will provide unforgettable performances that will make purchasing a subscription totally worth it!

 Click here to become a subscriber for the spring 2015 season now!

 

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert Wrap-Up

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

As another summer goes by, so does another wonderful Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert. Here are some highlights to help you relive the moments that had you cheering, applauding and dancing!

All photos are courtesy of Amy Boyle Photography.

We did some magic with Kevin James “The Inventor” from The Illusionists.

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And found our corner of the sky with Kyle Selig and Ariana DeBose from the musical Pippin.

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Then we jammed with the cast from Million Dollar Quartet.

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Next the crowd threw up the ‘devil horns’ with Dee Snider and the cast of Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.

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Things got delicious during a performance by Alissa Walker and Jack Ball from Emerald City Theatre’s Hansel & Gretel.

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Josh Young and Erin Mackey from Amazing Grace amazed the audience with their performance of “Amazing Grace” as well as other songs from this new musical.

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The event became even more enchanted when two princesses made an appearance. Hilary Maiberger and Darick Pead from Beauty and the Beast dazzled with a performance of the title track.

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Paige Faure and Andy Jones from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella brought the glass slipper back with style.

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The sun stayed out for the performance by Adia Dant and Macy (the ADORABLE dog) from Annie.

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Then the stage was illuminated by John Michael Dias from Jersey Boys.

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Ellyn Marie Marsh from the musical Kinky Boots educated the audience with “The History of Wrong Guys”.

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Things got bloody with Callie Johnson, David Sajewich, and Andrew Di Rosa from Evil Dead the Musical.

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The cast of the First Wives Club had the audience joining in the fun.

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And Adam Kaplan from Disney’s Newsies became the King of Chicago for the night!

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The night was successfully wrapped up in a perfect package with our surprise performance by the stunning Rebecca LaChance from Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

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We could not thank everyone involved enough for helping to put this concert together. From the production staff to the extraordinary talent, and of course the fans that came out and enjoyed it; thank you, thank you, thank you! We love your continued support of Chicago theatre as well as the spectacular BICGO pictures you shared with us! Everybody say YEAH for the best season ever!

Thanks for a spectacular concert and we will see you next year!

Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

 

Sometimes actors will speak words in between all the song and dance of a musical. The nominees for Best Book are there to help move the story along and get the show from one big musical number to the next.

Woody Allen – Bullets Over Broadway

Chad Beguelin – Aladdin

Douglas McGrath – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Robert L. Freedman – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

DID YOU KNOW? Douglas McGrath was the screenwriter of the Woody Allen-directed film “Bullets Over Broadway” that Woody Allen then adapted for the stage by writing the Tony-nominated book!