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Chicago Premiere of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the prequel to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, to open at Broadway Playhouse

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, today announce a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the live musical, will make its debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement, running from June 30 through September 9, 2018.

From the creator of the Tony Award-winning smash-hit Million Dollar Quartet, HEARTBREAK HOTEL is a record-breaking musical, selling out at its world premiere at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. This prequel to Million Dollar Quartet follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his burgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’ career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered, and “Colonel” Tom Parker changes the course of history, all in just 18 short months.

“We’re excited to debut HEARTBREAK HOTEL in Chicago, a city known for its dynamic arts and entertainment scene,” said Corey Salter, EVP of Celebrity and Entertainment at ABG. “This is the only Broadway musical that tells the remarkable story of Elvis’ rise to fame and we are thrilled with the momentum it has picked up.”

This brand new musical features hit songs from the King of Rock ‘n Roll as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music, with chart-toppers including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Tutti Frutti,” “That’s All Right Mamma,” “Shake Rattle and Roll,” and, of course, “Heartbreak Hotel.” This is where the story begins with a “walk down lonely street.”

“For those who long for another trip down memory lane with Elvis, for those that want to recreate the excitement of Million Dollar Quartet, and for those that want to dance in their seats – don’t miss this show!” Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago said.

Tickets for HEARTBREAK HOTEL at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected]. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

New Block of HAMILTON tickets on sale for performances May 1 – September 2, 2018

Posted on: December 5th, 2017 by B.I. C. No Comments

A new 18 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe) is now on sale!  Tickets will be available for performances through September 2, 2018.

Tickets are available at the CIBC Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.  The CIBC Theatre Box Office will be open for sales from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a maximum purchase limit of 12 tickets per household for performances May 1 through September 2, 2018.  Tickets range from $75 – $195 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 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.

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.”