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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).

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is coming to Chicago!

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago and Producer Stacey Mindich are pleased to announce that the first national touring production of this year’s Best Musical Tony Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen will make its way to Chicago (Broadway In Chicago), and more than 50 other cities, as part of the 2018-19 season. Cities announced in addition to Chicago include Denver, Buffalo, NY, Charlotte, NC and Los Angeles.

To inquire about Group tickets for Dear Evan Hansen call Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets and subscription sales will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

“I fell in love with Dear Evan Hansen the moment I experienced it. I truly connected with its emotional core and love that it reaches so many people of all ages,” Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago said. “Broadway In Chicago couldn’t be happier to share such a remarkable musical with all of Chicago. Since it has opened on Broadway, people have called and requested that it be added to our schedule and we are thrilled to be able to announce that it is for sure coming to Chicago and that this not-to-be-missed show is worth the wait.”

Casting, dates and further ticket information will be announced at a later date.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award and Tony winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 4-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961.

Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards.

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.”

New block of HAMILTON tickets goes on sale August 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced that a new 16 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) will go on-sale Tuesday, August 29.  Tickets will be available for performances through April 29, 2018.

Tickets for the new block will go on sale on Tuesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at The PrivateBank Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.  The PrivateBank Theatre Box Office will be open for advance sales from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a maximum purchase limit of 12 tickets per household for performances January 9 through April 29, 2018.  Tickets range from $65 – $190 for regular performances with select number of premium seats available for all performances. There will continue to be an online lottery for forty-four (44) $10 seats for all performances.  Lottery seat locations vary per performance but will always include seats in the first row.  Visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com/HamiltonLotteryFAQ or download the new official Hamilton app at HamiltonBroadway.com/app for more lottery information.

There are many sites and people that are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets.   For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases should be made through authorized Broadway In Chicago outlets.

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert – Frequently Asked Questions 2017

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

The annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7, will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year, there will be preview performances from Disney’s ALADDIN (now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre), BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Pre-Broadway Engagement of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, LES MISÉRABLES, LOVE NEVER DIES, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS and WICKED.

How long will the summer concert last?
The concert is expected to run approximately 70 minutes.

What time should I arrive to get seating for the concert?
The concert will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. Seating will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Expect to wait in line before seating begins as we do anticipate a large crowd for this event. Seating in the bowl is first come, first serve. Millennium Park staff is responsible for crowd control and organization of lines/entry.

Come prepared with blankets, lawn chairs and an umbrella or poncho (just in case!) as this concert will take place rain or shine! Additional information can be found at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-frequentlyaskedquestions.html

Can we meet the performers after the show?
Unfortunately there is no arranged meet-and-greet opportunity available for this event.

Is food and drink permitted?
Yes, per Millennium Park’s Frequently Asked Questions: For most public performances in Millennium Park, alcohol is allowed in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn. As long as guests are orderly and respectful of the Park and other guests, they may remain for an hour after the concert ends. Millennium Park is the perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco. However, in order to ensure that events are enjoyable for all attendees and to protect the lawn from wear and tear, please respect the following rules of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbeque grills, open flame candles or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.

Our partner restaurants have also put together some great “boxed dinner” specials for you to pick up before the concert to bring with you and enjoy! Giordano’s in Prudential Plaza is offering a 6” individual deep dish and soda for $10 and Roti Modern Mediterraneanat 33 N Dearborn is offering your choice of sandwich (choose from chicken, falafel, or veggie), hummus, pita chips, cookie, and a bottle of water for $10.25, while FoodEase in Water Tower Place is offering your choice of sandwich, chips and drink for $11 – enjoy a complimentary cookie and $5 FoodLife gift certificate by pre-ordering before August 13. Ordering details are at: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/summer-concert-2017-picnic/

When do tickets go on sale for these shows?
Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin, Motown the Musical, Les Misérables and Escape to Margaritaville are already on sale and can be purchased at BroadwayInChicago.com, by calling 800-775-2000 or visiting any Broadway In Chicago box office.

For the other shows performing, tickets typically go on sale 8-10 weeks before performances begin in Chicago; however, concert attendees will be given a special presale code to begin booking tickets before anyone else for select shows! Can’t make the concert? Join our mailing list at BroadwayInChicago.com

How else can I get tickets for upcoming shows?
You can win tickets by joining the Broadway In Chicago mobile club! Text ‘BICCONCERT’ to the number shown up on screen before the concert to enter to win!

You can also win tickets by playing BIC-GO, our summer concert social media Bingo! Our staff will be handing out game cards and helping to assist you with getting your pieces completed to enter to win. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and confirmation of your contest entry.

Visit this page for more details on how to enter to win!

We look forward to seeing you there next week!