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Tony Awards 2015 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here are the women nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical”:

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Patricia Clarkson, “The Elephant Man”

Lydia Leonard, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

Sarah Stiles, “Hand to God”

Julie White, “Airline Highway”

 

Here are a few fun facts:

– Nathan Peck, currently in the Broadway production of “Kinky Boots,” helped Annaleigh Ashford create all of her choreography in “You Can’t Take It With You.”

– The last time Patricia Clarkson was on Broadway was in 1986 when she debuted in “The House of Blue Leaves.”

– The last time you saw Julie White was as the Masha replacement in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from July 30, 2013 – August 25, 2013.

 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Victoria Clark, “Gigi”

Judy Kuhn, “Fun Home”

Sydney Lucas, “Fun Home”

Ruthie Ann Miles, “The King and I”

Emily Skeggs, “Fun Home”

 

Here are a few more fun facts:

– Victoria Clark joined “Gigi” after director Eric Schaeffer asked her and because she had always admired Heidi Thomas’ writing from “Call the Midwife” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”

– Judy Kuhn was seen last season as the ill-fated Fosca in the critically acclaimed, much-extended Classic Stage Company production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion.”

– Ruthie Ann Miles recently played Imelda Marcos in “Here Lies Love,”  which she was won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award and the 2013 Theatre World Award.

Tony Awards 2015 – Best Costume Design

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

Costumes set the tone and time period of a play or musical as soon as an actor walks out on stage.  They’re also able to make an immediate time lapse believable when actors have costume quick changes.  Here are the brilliant designers nominated for this year’s Best Costume Design Tony Awards:

 

costume-d1(Left to Right: Bob Crowley, Jane Greenwood, Christopher Oram, David Zinn)

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Bob Crowley, “The Audience”

Jane Greenwood, “You Can’t Take It With You”

Christopher Oram, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

David Zinn, “Airline Highway”

 

Here’s a few fun facts:

– Bob Crowley designed set and costume for “Mary Poppins,” which played in both the West End, on Broadway, and toured through Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from March 11, 2009 – July 12, 2009.

– David Zinn designed the costumes for the Broadway production of “Xanadu” that toured through Chicago at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place from January 16, 2009 – March 29, 2009.

 

costume-d2(Left to Right: Gregg Barnes, Bob Crowley, William Ivey Long, Catherine Zuber)

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, “Something Rotten!”

Bob Crowley, “An American in Paris”

William Ivey Long, “On the Twentieth Century”

Catherine Zuber, “The King and I”

 

Here’s a few more fun facts:

– Gregg Barnes was nominated for Best Costume Design in 2013 for “Kinky Boots,” which will be returning to Chicago this summer at the Cadillac Palace Theatre July 7 – 26, 2015.

– William Ivey Long has costume designed over 60 Broadway shows, including previous Broadway In Chicago touring companies such as “9 to 5,” “Big Fish,” “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Cabaret” which will play at the Bank of America Theatre February 9 – 21, 2016.

– Catherine Zuber costume designed “South Pacific” that toured through the Cadillac Palace Theatre February 14 – 26, 2012.

Six Great Reasons to Become a Broadway In Chicago Subscriber

Posted on: September 7th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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From the high heels of Kinky Boots to the dazzling hoops of Pippin, this season is sure to take the theater experience to new heights! Broadway in Chicago’s spring season is now on sale and we have six great reasons why you should become a subscriber and be a part of the magic.

1. You’ll never hear the words “Sold Out!” With the incredible lineup Broadway in Chicago has this spring, tickets are sure to go fast. They’ll quickly disappear like the cast from The Illusionists, which will bring magic to the stage this March. Never get left out of a captivating night at the theater when you become subscriber.

2. These shows will have you On Your Feet. Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s autobiographical musical is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and dance. Feel like you’re a part of the show as you move around and sing along to catchy tunes like “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”. And yes, you can hold your subscription responsible for these songs staying in your head days after you see the show!

3. Be a part of the Club. Enjoy a music-filled evening with the ladies from the First Wives Club while enjoying the benefits from a Broadway in Chicago subscription. Subscribers get special perks like discounted parking and seat upgrades. It will be the best club you join all year!

4. Enjoy hassle free exchanges and replacements when you become a subscriber. The only people that will have to jump through hoops at the theater are the wonderfully talented cast of Pippin. Subscribers will enjoy exclusive exchange privileges that include lost tickets being replaced for free! Now those perks dazzle almost as much as Pippin!

5. Six shows for 1 low price! The heels in Kinky Boots are high enough as it is. Don’t be forced to choose between these six amazing shows. Choose your package and pricing for your preferred day and seating section and enjoy all six! The Tony Award winning score from Kinky Boots alone is well worth it.

6. And the final reason to purchase a Broadway in Chicago subscription is to witness a “Beautiful” performance. Enjoy six wonderful evenings of laughter, magic and music at its finest. Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, is just one of the many shows that will provide unforgettable performances that will make purchasing a subscription totally worth it!

 Click here to become a subscriber for the spring 2015 season now!

 

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!