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THE TEN TENORS AND CATS Are Featured as Off-Season Specials

CHICAGO (May 6, 2009) – Broadway In Chicago is proud to announce the complete 2009/2010 Broadway In Chicago Season Series.

The 2009/2010 Season Series emphasizes Broadway In Chicago’s long-standing commitment to bringing the best of Broadway to Chicago. The complete season lineup, including performance dates, is as follows:

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN- The New Mel Brooks Musical

November 3 – December 13, 2009

at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE…and it’s headed here! You’ll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Audience Award for BEST MUSICAL! Don’t miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including “Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster—but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony® Award-winner Mel Brooks himself—who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book—along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony® Award winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony® Award winning writer Thomas Meehan.


December 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010

at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

EXPERIENCE AN EXILARATING JOURNEY INTO one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities, where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Welcome to IN THE HEIGHTS, the 2008 Tony® Award winning BEST MUSICAL, with an amazing cast, incredible dancing and a gripping tale of hope and self-discovery. The New York Times calls it, “A musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home, with enough energy to light up the George Washington Bridge. A SINGULAR NEW SENSATION!”


January 19 – 31, 2010

at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

CATCH THE DREAM! Direct from the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City, a brand new, sensational stage production of DREAMGIRLS comes to Chicago! Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, DREAMGIRLS tells the rags-to-riches story of a 1960s Motown girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. With music by Academy Award-nominee Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tony® and Grammy® Award – winning Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “Listen.” Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom and co-choreographer Shane Sparks (TV’s So You Think You Can Dance), along with some of Broadway’s top designers, re-envision this Tony® Award and Academy Award winning musical so it sparkles like never before!


February 16 – 28, 2010

at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre

101 DALMATIANS THE MUSICAL is an experience for the entire family about what it means to be a family, canine and courageous. More than a simple story about good versus bad, the family bands together to overcome every hurdle and hardship in the most difficult times. Led by the creative team of Jerry Zaks (La Cage Aux Folles, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Everybody Loves Raymond), B.T. McNicholl (Spamalot, Billy Elliot, Cabaret) and Dennis DeYoung (founding member of the rock group Styx, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), 101 DALMATIANS THE MUSICAL will transport audiences to a slightly topsy-turvy, exciting, and altogether fantastic reality that gives grand license for song, dance and spectacle in a one-of-a-kind show that will leave everyone cheering.

The line-up will also feature the opportunity for priority purchase of the following 2009/2010 Off-Season specials:


October 13 – 18, 2009

at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway’s history. Winner of seven Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song “Memory.”


November 24 – 29, 2009

at the Auditorium Theatre

The internationally renowned Australian singing group THE TEN TENORS returns to Chicago for the holidays, featuring songs from their new album Nostalgica as well as holiday classics. THE TEN TENORS captures the intimacy between themselves and the audience during live performances, whilst invoking nostalgic memories of people, places or times in history, with songs ranging from Mexican bestsellers to post-war classics to jazz, including “Granada,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World.” Also included is their all-time, most requested song, Irish favorite, “Danny Boy,” and “Besame Mucho.”