Collect pieces of each of the shows performing at the FREE Summer Concert in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, beginning at 6:15 pm on Monday, August 15, and share them on Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win a pair of tickets!
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 sharing photos that remind you of the show on social media – just like a scavenger hunt! You can use the suggestions that we’ve offered below, or come up with your own inspiration (a Playbill, a ticket stub, etc.) Post your photos publicly on Twitter or Instagram of 4 items from different shows using #BICconcert and tag Broadway in Chicago so we can record your entry. You have up until 11:59 pm on August 22 to share as many photos as you can to gain a maximum of 8 entries; the more photos you share, the more you will be entered to win! Be creative with your entries as these are open to interpretation. You can find the full rules here. Good luck and have fun snapping pictures!
The annual Broadway In Chicago summer concert, hosted by ABC7’s Janet Davies, will take place Monday, August 15 at 6:15 p.m. at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. It will include performances from Disney’s ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE BODYGUARD with Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX, FINDING NEVERLAND, the 2015 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME, the 2014 Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical Revival HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH featuring composer and lyricist STEPHEN TRASK, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and STOMP.
How long will the summer concert last?
The concert is expected to run approximately 70 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 serve. Millennium Park staff is responsible for crowd control and organization of lines/entry.
Come prepared with blankets, lawn chairs and an umbrella or poncho (just in case!) as this concert will take place rain or shine! Additional information can be found at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-frequentlyaskedquestions.html
Can we meet the performers after the show?
Unfortunately there is no arranged meet-and-greet opportunity available for this event.
Is food and drink permitted?
Yes, per Millennium Park’s Frequently Asked Questions: For most public performances in Millennium Park, alcohol is allowed in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn. As long as guests are orderly and respectful of the Park and other guests, they may remain for an hour after the concert ends. Millennium Park is the perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco. However, in order to ensure that events are enjoyable for all attendees and to protect the lawn from wear and tear, please respect the following rules of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbeque grills, open flame candles or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.
Our partner restaurants have also put together some great “boxed dinner” specials for you to pick up before the concert to bring with you and enjoy!
Swing by our 33 N. Dearborn location and grab a Broadway Box Dinner before you head out and enjoy an evening of some of the best performers Broadway has to offer.
Your Broadway Box Dinner meal includes – your choice of sandwich (choose from chicken, falafel, or veggie), hummus, pita chips, cookie, and a bottle of water for $10.25.
Beat the rush and pre-order your meal by calling 1.877.OMG.ROTI and mentioning “Broadway Box Dinner”. The show will take place at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and will begin at 6:15pm. Broadway Box Dinner meals will be available for pick up any time after 4pm. For more information, please click here.
So bring your friends, pack a blanket, and enjoy the final days of summer with a concert in the park and Roti!
Hard Rock Cafe
Going with a group? The Hard Rock Cafe offers boxed meal for groups of 8 or more at $16 per box (tax and drink included). Call Heather Wishne with the sales department at (312)-943-2252 for details. All box lunch orders must be placed by Friday at 5pm.
Need a last minute option? The Hard Rock Cafe offers take out on our full menu. Call us at (312)-943-5572 and we will get you all set up for your night out in Millennium Park. For take out orders, please click here.
We offer valet parking at $15 for three hours so feel free to pull up, grab your meal, and let us handle parking so you don’t have to!
When do tickets go on sale for these shows?
Typically 8-10 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? Join our mailing list here.
How else can I get tickets for upcoming shows?
You can win tickets by joining the Broadway In Chicago mobile club! Text ‘CONCERT’ to the number shown up on screen before the concert to enter to win!
You can also win tickets by playing Pieces of Broadway In Chicago, our summer concert social media game! Our staff will be handing out bookmarks and helping to assist you with getting your pieces completed to enter to win. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and confirmation of your contest entry.
We look forward to seeing you there on Monday!
Last year we gave you the chance to win tickets by playing Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO and it was so popular we’re doing it again!
Join us in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion August 17th at 6:15 pm for an evening of music and fun. This year’s Broadway In Chicago FREE Summer Concert in Millennium Park will include selections from: “Gotta Dance,” “42nd Street,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “If/Then,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” “Cabaret,” “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” “Newsies,” and “The Lion King.”
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 or Instagram 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 Twitter or Instagram using #BICGO. You have up until August 24 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 – and be creative with your entries as some squares are open to interpretation. You can find the full rules below. Good luck and have fun snapping pictures!
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!