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2016 Tony Award Nominations – Best Choreography

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is beyond excited for the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday June 12th 7-10PM CT! We’ll be highlighting the nominees in each category and filling you in on some fun facts each week leading up to the award ceremony.

Here are this year’s nominees for Best Choreography:

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Andy Blankenbuehler – “Hamilton”

Savion Glover – “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”

Hofesh Shechter – “Fiddler on the Roof”

Randy Skinner – “Dames at Sea”

Sergio Trujillo – “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan”

Here are a few fun facts:

-Sergio Trujillo’s nomination for “On Your Feet” is quite exciting since it recently premiered here at the Oriental Theatre June 2 – July 5, 2015 before moving to Broadway.

-Randy Skinner choreographed the 42nd St tour that recently came through Chicago this year at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from March 8 – 20.

-A bit of an off topic but fact about Savion Glover was that his grandmother, Anna Lundy Lewis, was the minister of music at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ and she played for Whitney Houston when she was sang in the gospel choir there as a child.

-Andy Blankenbuehler’s first touring production choreography credit was for “In The Heights” which played the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010.  He also directed the revival of Joseph starring Ace Young & Diana de Garmo also at the Cadillac Palace Theatre March 18 – 30, 2014.

Lead Actors announced for ON YOUR FEET! Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments
Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

Emilio & Gloria Estefan appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to announce that Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra will portray them in the upcoming world premiere musical ON YOUR FEET!, which holds its Pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago this summer from June 2 – July 5.

Watch the appearance, as well as the behind-the-scenes casting webisode from “The Journey to Broadway”, below:

On Your Feet! Webisode #1

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

 

Coming to the Oriental Theatre for Five Weeks Only June 2 – July 5 before heading to Broadway, ON YOUR FEET! is a world premiere musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan.

Check out the first episode in ON YOUR FEET!’s new “The Journey to Broadway” series below to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring this new musical to the Great White Way!

Tickets to ON YOUR FEET! are now on sale

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Get ON YOUR FEET Chicago! Tickets to the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new musical inspired by the story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan are now on sale online, at all Broadway In Chicago box offices and Ticketmaster retail outlets, or by calling 800-775-2000.

Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 Grammy® Awards. But their music is only half the story.

ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation.

ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark,” and the Broadway musical boasts a creative team to match its incomparable song list. Two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) directs the cast of twenty, with choreography by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® nominee Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).

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!