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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.

CASTING CALL! ‘The Lion King’ Children’s Auditions in Chicago

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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HOW SWEET THE SOUND! Welcoming AMAZING GRACE to Chicago

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

The song the world knows, the story it doesn’t. As Chicago anticipates this Pre-Broadway World Premiere, the cast and crew have already graced us with their presence Monday morning at the Cadillac Palace Theater in downtown Chicago. The show, which begins performances October 9, tells a story of love and redemption behind the classic song we’ve all come to know and love.

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(L to R) Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Laiona Michelle and Chris Hoch

 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound?  Chicago got a taste of the stirring and powerful music at this year’s Summer Concert in Millennium Park. We were lucky enough to experience yet another glimpse of this musical at the Amazing Grace press conference as the ensemble cast performed “We Are Determined” for local press. It is clear this cast is already feeling right at home as they prepare to introduce the show to the world.

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The show ensemble prepares to perform

 

I once was lost, but now I’m found.

The cast traveled from New York City to call Chicago their new home. Because this is a brand new musical, we can only anticipate what these debuting professionals will have in store for us.

Was blind but now I see. Broadway In Chicago welcomes this phenomenal cast as they launch what we can only except to be an inspiring performance with unforgettable and moving songs. We eagerly a wait to be sung back to a time where one song can guide you home…

Click here to get your tickets now!

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert FAQ

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

The annual Broadway In Chicago summer concert will take place Monday, August 18 at 6:15 p.m. at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. It will include performances from Amazing Grace, Annie, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Evil Dead the Musical, First Wives Club, The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet and Emerald City Theatre’s Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat.

How long will the summer concert last?

The concert is expected to run approximately 100 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 served.

Come prepared with blankets, lawn chairs and an umbrella or poncho (just in case!) as this concert will take place rain or shine!

Can we meet the performers after the show?

Unfortunately there is no meet-and-greet opportunity available for this event.

When do tickets go on sale for these shows?

Typically 6-8 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? Sign up here to join our mailing list!

How else can I get tickets for upcoming shows?

You can win tickets by joining the Broadway In Chicago mobile club! Text ‘BIC’ 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 game! Our staff will be handing out BINGO cards and helping to assist you with getting your squares completed to enter to win. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and confirmation of your contest entry.

We look forward to seeing you there today!

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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