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Meet The Cast of Evil Dead!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

With Evil Dead the Musical premiering tomorrow, read what the cast of this hilarious thriller has to say about their time spent here in Chicago and their experience as Candarian demons. You can live chat with them on Twitter next week on October 1st at 1pm CST! Tweet your questions using #EvilDeadBIC now and you’ll get a response from a cast member that day!

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Julie Baird can’t wait to take the Broadway Playhouse stage tomorrow as Linda, the girlfriend of hero Ash! Read what she has to say about her experience performing for Broadway In Chicago’s hilarious and bloody good musical.

Here we go!! Evil Dead the Musical is moving into the Broadway Playhouse! To be performing as part of the Broadway in Chicago season feels a little unreal. Pinch me. I pop out of the subway station and pass the Water Tower singing Frank Sinatra’s version of “Chicago.” I’m probably getting stares but it’s fine because I get to perform nightly in my favorite city as a dancing zombie with the most amazing cast members a gal could ask for! I just recently moved back to Chicago after spending about a year and a half working at various places near the East Coast, so driving from LSD, the smell of Pequod’s deep dish pizza and the city’s Midwestern charm feels like home.

If you had asked me earlier in the year Evil Dead the Musical is not something I would have predicted to be on my list of projects, however I am so very glad it is!! The cast and crew we travel with are absolutely wonderful, and the over-the-top comedy is something I have grown to love. When we performed our preview a few weeks ago it was apparent that Chicago is going to have a blast embracing this crazy world of Candarian demons, campy fun, and extreme gore. You definitely don’t want to miss out!!!

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Toronto native Andrew Di Rosa welcomes Chicago as his new home in the production of Evil Dead The Musical. Here is what he has to say about the wonderful city of Chicago and the hilarious gory musical it will host for the next three weeks.

Having hailed from Toronto, it is tough for me to admit that a city can rival my hometown quite like Chicago does. I arrived here a little under two months ago and I have instantly fallen in love with this beautiful city. The idea of leaving here is really difficult to imagine. Another thing that was difficult to imagine was that I would one day be performing as part of Broadway in Chicago’s season! It is truly a dream come true. I was first introduced to Broadway in Chicago when I performed during the preview concert in Millennium Park in front of close to twenty thousand people. I realized, very quickly, the support and genuine interest of the Chicago Arts community. It was both an exhilarating and a profound moment in my career.

When I first arrived in Chicago I asked my cast members, all who are current residents of Chicago, where I needed to go. Many people advised me that the deep dish from Pequod’s was the best and that ‘the bean’ was a site to see. I went to both and took pictures and sent them back home to brag to my family. I have quickly fallen in love with the downtown area and especially the beautiful Broadway Playhouse theatre that we are lucky enough to cover in blood. It is a wonderful space to perform this crazy show and I couldn’t have asked for more. Even our first preview in this theatre proved how wonderful the audiences were and how willing they were to go on this bloody and hysterical journey with us. With show stopping chants and thunderous applause, this audience has taken to the show quite wonderfully. They cheered, they laughed, they forgave us for the little mistakes we made along the way. This show has been a truly remarkable experience that I am so excited to share with the beautiful city of Chicago for the next three weeks.

See Evil Dead the Musical at the Broadway Playhouse, now playing through October 12!

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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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!

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!

Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Play Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO and you could win a pair of tickets to any of the upcoming shows of your choice in attendance at the concert!

Our summer concert is right around the corner! Join us in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion August 18th at 6:15 pm for an evening of music and fun.  In attendance this year will be cast members from our upcoming productions of Amazing Grace, Evil Dead the Musical, Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, Annie, Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat, Disney’s Newsies, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, First Wives Club, The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots and Pippin.

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, Instagram or Facebook 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 Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BICGO. You have up until August 22 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!) You can find the full rules below. Good luck and have fun snapping pictures!

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