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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.

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.


And found our corner of the sky with Kyle Selig and Ariana DeBose from the musical Pippin.


Then we jammed with the cast from Million Dollar Quartet.



Next the crowd threw up the ‘devil horns’ with Dee Snider and the cast of Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.


Things got delicious during a performance by Alissa Walker and Jack Ball from Emerald City Theatre’s Hansel & Gretel.


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.


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.


Paige Faure and Andy Jones from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella brought the glass slipper back with style.


The sun stayed out for the performance by Adia Dant and Macy (the ADORABLE dog) from Annie.


Then the stage was illuminated by John Michael Dias from Jersey Boys.


Ellyn Marie Marsh from the musical Kinky Boots educated the audience with “The History of Wrong Guys”.


Things got bloody with Callie Johnson, David Sajewich, and Andrew Di Rosa from Evil Dead the Musical.


The cast of the First Wives Club had the audience joining in the fun.


And Adam Kaplan from Disney’s Newsies became the King of Chicago for the night!


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.


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!

Full Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert Line-Up Announced!

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

We’re excited to announce the full concert line-up for the annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago, that will take place Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Hosted by ABC 7 Chicago’s Janet Davies, from the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH, the concert will feature cast members from the World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the World Premiere of DEE SNIDER’S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, the World Premiere of Emerald City Theatre’s HANSEL & GRETEL, the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, and hit shows ANNIE, DISNEY’S NEWSIES, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, JERSEY BOYS, KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE ILLUSIONISTS and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is produced in partnership with The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

“This is our favorite night of the year, being able to share this rare gathering of Broadway performers with all of Chicago” said Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago. “This unparalleled event of the summer brings thousands of enthusiastic and devoted Broadway fans and supporters for a taste of Broadway, experiencing these performances in one of Chicago’s most iconic settings.”

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of Millennium Park Presents. Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. For full calendar information, visit