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Announcing exciting new additions to our schedule, including the upcoming subscription season

Posted on: July 27th, 2022 by B.I. C.

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce a new slate of shows coming in 2023, including its next season which will feature 1776, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, A SOLDIER’S PLAY, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and MJ. Off-season specials include CHICAGO, LES MISÉRABLES, CATS, ANNIE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and Disney’s ALADDIN.

Current subscribers can now renew by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling (312) 977-1717. New subscriptions will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 15, 2022. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 58% off ticket prices this season, discounts on both parking and suite service, invitations to Broadway In Chicago exclusive events, free exchange privileges based on availability and more. Current subscribers can add off-season specials to their season package when renewing by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling (312) 977- 1717. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale at later dates to be announced.

The Broadway In Chicago line-up, including performance dates and venues, is as follows:

CHICAGO
January 17 – 29, 2023
CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.)

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

LES MISÉRABLES
February 15 – March 5, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.)

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, LES MISÉRABLES is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is still undisputedly “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune).

CATS
February 21 – 26, 2023
James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.)

Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

1776
February 28 – March 12, 2023
CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.)

What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences, while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? American Repertory Theater/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award(R)-winning Best Musical, 1776, is a tuneful, witty, and constantly surprising reexamination of a pivotal moment in American history from directors Jeffrey L. Page (Violet) and Diane Paulus (Waitress). 1776 comes to Chicago with the celebrated Broadway cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity. You may never think about our country—who we are and why—the same way again.

ANNIE
March 7 – 19, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.)

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most. ANNIE, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
March 14 – April 2, 2023
James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.)

HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.

THE BOOK OF MORMON
March 28 – April 16, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.)

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®–winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

A SOLDIER’S PLAY
April 4 – 16, 2023
CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.)

A SOLDIER’S PLAY, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller, has rocketed back into the spotlight, thanks to this 2020 Tony Award®-winning Best Revival from Roundabout Theatre Company. In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered. And a series of interrogations triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. Broadway’s Norm Lewis leads a powerhouse cast in the show Variety calls “a knock-your-socks-off-drama,” directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon.

JAGGED LITTLE PILL
April 11 – 23, 2023
James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.)

SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL.

Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, upcoming 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times)

You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at JAGGED LITTLE PILL.

Disney’s ALADDIN
May 17 – 28, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.)

Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.  From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.  It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.  Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and, lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).  See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

MJ
August 1 – September 2, 2023 
James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.) 

The music. The showmanship. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Chicago as MJ, the Tony Award®-winning new musical centering on the making of the 1993 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ offers not just Michael Jackson’s singular moves and signature sound, but also a thrilling glimpse into the creative spirit and obsessive mind that created the biggest pop superstar the world has ever known. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its national tour premiere at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in August 2023.

 

A Fall Not to be Missed!

Posted on: September 11th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

This fall, Broadway In Chicago has a number of upcoming shows that will offer you an unforgettable theatrical experience! Tickets for all of these productions are available for purchase on our website, at our phone line 800-775-2000 and at Broadway In Chicago box offices and Ticketmaster retail outlets. (Note: Hamilton tickets are only available for purchase in-person at The PrivateBank Theatre box office and cannot be purchased at any other retail outlets.)

Cheers Live on Stage is a faithful recreation of the television comedy classic featuring the iconic bar where everybody knows your name. Be sure to purchase VIP Access tickets for the chance to go on stage at intermission and have your photo taken while enjoying a beverage! The show begins performances September 20 at the Broadway Playhouse and runs through October 23.

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Performances begin September 27 at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe).

A hilarious hit direct from London’s West End, Graeme of Thrones is inspired by TV’s hottest fantasy series and is sure to delight both fans and those unfamiliar with the show. Laughter is coming…to the Broadway Playhouse from November 1 through 13.

The true story of graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s childhood became the 2015 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL, Fun Home. This “exquisite” “emotional powerhouse” plays a limited run at the Oriental Theatre from November 2 through 13.

The classic musical featuring everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan and the eternal optimist anthem “Tomorrow,” Annie returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for one week only from November 9 through 13.

After a sold-out run last year, Emerald City Theatre’s A Charlie Brown Christmas returns to the Broadway Playhouse! Performances begin November 11, 2016 and continue through the holiday season until January 8, 2017.

The international sensation STOMP comes to the Broadway Playhouse for an extended holiday season run starting November 16, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017. Come and see what all the noise is about!

Discover the story that inspired ‘Peter Pan’ author J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, the new Broadway musical that will make you believe in magic! The winner of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Musical will play from November 22 to December 4 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is based on the popular novel and brings the acclaimed story of the exceptionally intelligent Christopher Boone to life on stage. See it for yourself at the Oriental Theatre from December 6 through 24!

The spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera makes its triumphant return to Chicago and will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre from December 14, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Make sure to sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to learn when tickets go on sale!

See you at the theatre!

 

Short & Sweet – ANNIE

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments

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Diana Martinez & guest critic Mary Beth Euker give you the Short and Sweet on ANNIE the Musical. Says Martinez, “[This] production is nothing short of a classic, with strong voices, cute kids, an adorable dog and fantastic character actors. The opening night audience was a great mix of enthusiastic young audience members, who were probably attending their first professional theatrical production, and those who have cherished this show from their own youth.” Read more at the Daily Herald and watch the full review!

 

Win tickets to ANNIE the Musical with #imannie!

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by B.I. C. No Comments
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Ivy Gorenstein (17 months old) with her dog, Barkley, as Annie and Sandy!

 

You’re never fully dressed without a smile! Broadway In Chicago would like to see you dressed up as ANNIE when attending ANNIE THE MUSICAL! Share photos of your little one in an ‘Annie’-inspired outfit using #imannie on Twitter @broadwaychicago and Instagram @broadwayinchicago or post on the Broadway In Chicago Facebook (facebook.com/BroadwayInChicago) to enter for the chance to win two tickets to the November 18 7:00 pm performance. Five winners will be selected at random among the entries by 5:00 pm Monday November 17.

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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!