Posts Tagged ‘broadway’

On Your Feet! Webisode #1

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

Coming to the Oriental Theatre for Five Weeks Only June 2 – July 5 before heading to Broadway, ON YOUR FEET! is a world premiere musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan.

Check out the first episode in ON YOUR FEET!’s new “The Journey to Broadway” series below to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring this new musical to the Great White Way!

Tickets to Disney’s NEWSIES are now on sale!

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

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Single tickets for the Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney’s NEWSIES, are now on sale! NEWSIES will play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Tickets to Disney’s NEWSIES range from $35-$110. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and here on our website.

When it opened on March 29, 2012 NEWSIES was intended for a Broadway run of just 101 performances. The show’s fiercely devoted fans had other ideas, however; they propelled the show to a run of 1005 performances, attendance of more than 1 million and a gross of over $100M.

While on Broadway, NEWSIES set and broke seven Nederlander Theatre house records and became the highest-grossing show from the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right

NEWSIES is inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.

The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’

Since the film’s 1992 theatrical release and subsequent DVD release, NEWSIES has grown into a cult phenomenon, and for years had been the single most requested title of all the Disney musical films not yet adapted for the stage. (The film featured a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White (Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians).)

Visit NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour, Facebook.com/Newsies and Twitter.com/Newsies for more information.

How It Feels To Watch Evil Dead The Musical

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

What do you get when you mix a fun-filled weekend gone rogue with zombies, chainsaws, and enough fake blood to cover the front row? Evil Dead the Musical! Here’s what it feels like to watch this bloody good musical!

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You don’t really know how they are going to pull off a horror musical…

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But then the first song plays and you’re like, “Wow this awesome!”

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You relax because the first part is fun and you forget that it’s a thriller musical. 

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But then there’s a wicked twist that leaves you a little terrified.

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You remember that the show is titled “EVIL DEAD,” so you get psyched again!

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And the songs are so catchy you want to sing and dance along…

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Even though you are still a little terrified.

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But you don’t even care because you’re so entertained!

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Through all the blood and thrilling moments you are still laughing!

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And if you are sitting in the “Splatter Zone” you are anxiously waiting for some fake blood to be spilled on you.

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You feel festive because it’s almost Halloween…

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And you can’t wait to plan your Evil Dead themed party!

 

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And as always, after the show, you are thankful musicals exist because they are awesome!

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Evil Dead opens on September 23! Get your tickets now for this thriller musical that will be the scariest fun you’ll have at the theater!

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Click Here to get Your Tickets Now!

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

Our summer concert is one week away! Join us August 18 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St) for an evening of music and fun, and best of all, it’s free! In attendance this year will be cast members from our upcoming productions of Amazing GraceEvil Dead the MusicalDee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas TaleAnnieHansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical TreatDisney’s NewsiesRodgers & Hammerstein’s CinderellaFirst Wives ClubThe Illusionists – Witness The ImpossibleDisney’s Beauty and the BeastJersey BoysKinky Boots and Pippin.

This unique event is open to everyone and is perfect for families, friends and anyone who enjoys music. Last year we had a blast and we’re hoping to make this year even better! The pre-show begins at 5:45 p.m. so arrive early to grab your favorite spot on the lawn as seating is not reserved. We’ll have lots of activities (including BIC-GO) to help keep you occupied before the show begins!

Top 5 Reasons to go to the Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert

1. Everything you see at our summer concert will be coming to Chicago! It’s a perfect preview to decide what productions you want to see this fall or in 2015!

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2. It’s a relaxing way to spend one of your final summer evenings. No stress, just enjoy the music with friends or family. Plus it’s free!

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3. It’s always fun to have a picnic with your friends in the park! You can bring or pick something up and enjoy dinner and a (free) show!

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4. You can play BIC-GO! It’s our fun version of BINGO. Play before, during or after the summer concert! Submit your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #BICconcert, then post using #BICGO when you get bingo (five squares in a row) and tag Broadway In Chicago. If you get BIC-GO, you will be entered to win a pair of tickets to any of the upcoming shows of your choice that are at the concert.

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5. Enjoy the beautiful Millennium Park. The 24.5 acre park is the second largest tourist attraction in the city. It is Chicago’s number one place for art, architecture, beautiful sceneries and music. Can you think of a better place to enjoy music in the park? Neither can we.

Photo Credit: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html

Hope to see you there!

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Interview with Shawna Hamic from “The Last Ship”

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago spoke to Shawna Hamic, who plays Mrs. Dees in the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, and asked her all about what it’s like working with Sting, mastering the very particular accent of Wallsend and the creative process since the show began playing in Chicago.

There are only 7 more performances remaining at the Bank of America Theatre before The Last Ship sails to Broadway – don’t miss this epic event that the Chicago Sun-Times calls “a true masterwork”!