Posts Tagged ‘Broadway In Chicago’

The Last Ship EXCLUSIVE Pre-Sale

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Last Ship Logo with billing


As an EXCLUSIVE offer for our blog readers, you can access tickets to The Last Ship before they go on sale to the public! The new musical from Sting will have its pre-Broadway WORLD PREMIERE at the Bank of America Theatre June 10 – July 13, 2014. Use the offer code SOCIAL when purchasing your tickets. 

Carla R. Stewart Will Lift Your Spirits in ‘GHOST The Musical’

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments


Chicago “the Windy City”,  my home town. The second I got the call from my agent saying I booked the role of Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical I immediately checked the itinerary. I waited until then because I didn’t want to get excited about the itinerary if I wasn’t going to be a part of the production. There it was, this tour was heading to my home, Chicago, and I couldn’t be happier!

Performing is one thing, but to do it in Chicago has a whole other type of excitement. There are so many people here who have encouraged, supported, and helped cultivate my talent and gift, so when I hit the stage here it’s for all my family and friends.

Chicago has so much to offer – one of my favorites to talk and rave about is THE FOOD! Now I will admit I am biased, but rightfully so. I’ve been to quite a few cities so far but none can compare. I’m all for real local, eating pizza from Beggars, Home Run Inn, Italian Fiesta and other places like Harold’s Chicken, going to Greek town, and oh you can’t forget a staple like Garrett’s Popcorn. Needless to say I better stick to my workout regimen because I’m hitting up all my favorites! Chicago…my home town.

You can catch Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown in GHOST The Musical, now playing at the Oriental Theatre through January 19, 2014. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Carla at 12:30pm today! Ask any questions you might have for her using #GhostBIC and she’ll reach into the great beyond for the answer you seek.

10 Reasons You Need to See GHOST The Musical

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Ghost The Musical is a stage adaptation of the classic Patrick Swayze-Demi Moore film. A timeless romance that will have you believing that love continues in the afterlife, the show will be playing at the Oriental Theatre from January 7-19, 2014. Even if you’re not familiar with the movie there are plenty of reasons to come see Ghost The Musical. Here are 10 of our favorites:

1. The visual effects in the show are astounding. Most of these illusions have never been done in a musical before.



2. Who doesn’t enjoy a ‘love is eternal’ scenario?


3. THIS:



4. An original pop music score by Dave Stewart (of The Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (famed producer of Alanis Morrissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’, amongst others).


5. You still get the classic ‘Unchained Melody’ song that you already love.

6. Three little words…ODA MAE BROWN. Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.



7. It involves ghosts, but isn’t all that scary.



8. It’s totally okay to cry while watching this show. Nobody’s going to fault you for it.


Source: Twitter

9. The Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of the film, Bruce Joel Rubin, helped translate his work to the stage as the book writer and co-lyricist.

Source: Courtland Review

10. You will BELIEVE your eyes.


Sting Performs ‘And Yet’ on The Ellen Show

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Sting stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to serenade the audience with a song from The Last Ship.

He also took the opportunity to share about his winemaking experience and offered her a sample from his vineyards. Let’s hope he brings a few bottles to Chicago with him!

Broadway In Chicago Gift Certificates: The Perfect Present for any Theatre Lover

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

It’s the time of year when we show our love and appreciation for the people in our lives who mean a lot to us. However, you may not always be certain of the best way to give back to them. If you know someone who is a theatre lover, but aren’t sure which show they’d like to see or when they’ll be free to see a show, Broadway In Chicago gift certificates are a fantastic idea. You can choose from any upcoming event that BIC has announced, which means if you have a Starcatcher or a Fansie in your household you can ensure they’ll have the capacity to purchase tickets when Peter and the Starcatcher or Newsies goes on sale. Not everyone has the chance to see a show when they want to either, so this is a perfect opportunity to give them something special that will make their holiday!


You can purchase them online HERE  or at any theatre box office during operating hours (call (312) 977-1700 for the current week’s hours):

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph

Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph

Bank of America Theatre
18 W. Monroe

Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut

You can easily take care of gifts for fans of Broadway, theatre and the arts this holiday season. They’re also a great idea for any special occasion throughout the year.

Also, make sure you continue to check out The 12 Show Business Days of Broadway In Chicago for the chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show and restaurant gift certificate! For the sixth day, we’re ‘presenting’ Rock of Ages, returning March 11-16, 2014 at the Bank of America Theatre.