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Broadway In Chicago announces next subscription season

Posted on: March 13th, 2023 by B.I. C.

Season Packages On Sale to the General Public Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season line-up, which features the Tony®-winning Best Musical Revival COMPANY; Broadway smash-hit BEETLEJUICE, direct from Broadway; the highly anticipated pre-Broadway revival of THE WIZ; the Pre-Broadway A WONDERFUL WORLD; TimeLine Theatre’s Chicago premiere production of the Tony Award®-winning Best Play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY; and the World Premiere of BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL.

Renewals are available now to current subscribers by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling 312-977-1717. The upcoming season will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, and the six-show packages begin at $150. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 50% off ticket prices this season, discounts on both parking and suite service, free exchange privileges based on availability, access to off-season specials before the public, and more.

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

Oct. 31 – Nov. 12, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)


Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, COMPANY “strikes like a lightning bolt. It’s brilliantly conceived and funny as hell” (Variety). Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America), this revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy is boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful and downright hilarious.

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.

COMPANY features Sondheim’s award-winning songs “You Could Drive a Person Crazy”, “The Ladies Who Lunch”, “Side by Side by Side” and the iconic “Being Alive”. Let’s all drink to that!

Nov. 7. – Nov. 19, 2023
Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive)

He earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Chicago.

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

THE WIZ – Pre-Broadway!
Nov. 28 – Dec. 10, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)

Producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, and Ambassador Theatre Group present an all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical THE WIZ, adapted from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The highly anticipated Broadway revival of THE WIZ returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in THE WIZ’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago.

This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. Audiences get to enjoy the epic grooves of such beloved, timeless hits as “Ease on Down the Road,” which became the show’s break-out single, and the bona fide classic “Home” in this spectacular revival.

Featuring a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award®-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), Amber Ruffin (additional material), and Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements) conjure up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before.

THE WIZ design team will include scenic design by Academy Award-winning Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Beyonce’s Black is King and Lemonade), costume design by Emmy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated Sharen Davis (Ray, Dreamgirls), lighting design by Barrymore Award-winning Ryan J. O’Gara (Thoughts of a Colored Man) and wig design by Academy Award-winning Mia Neal (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice!

TimeLine Theatre’s Chicago premiere production of
Sep. 19 – Oct. 29, 2023
Broadway Playhouse (175 E. Chestnut)

Told in three parts over one evening, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is soon joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish—Lehman Brothers—spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this theatrical event charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees.

TimeLine Theatre’s production of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, co-directed by Nick Bowling and Vanessa Stalling, is its Chicago premiere. Throughout its production history, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY has been met with extraordinary international acclaim. The Guardian proclaimed it “a kaleidoscopic social and political metaphor” and “an intimate epic about the shifting definition of the American Dream.” The Chicago Tribune praised it as “a masterwork” and The New York Times as “a vivid tale of profit and pain.” Vanity Fair raved that it is “true blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive until the final curtain call,” with Time Out New York saying “it leaves you dazzled.” And the Wall Street Journal declared that THE LEHMAN TRILOGY “surpasses all praise.”

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY received five 2022 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, plus Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards, and was nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Play.

TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of 60 Jeff Awards as well as the prestigious 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, was founded in April 1997 with a mission to present stories inspired by history that connect with today’s social and political issues. TimeLine previously presented the acclaimed Midwest premiere production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo in partnership with Broadway In Chicago in 2019.

Oct. 11 – Oct. 29, 2023
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)

A Broadway-bound new musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, starring Tony Award® winner James Monroe Iglehart. Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, A WONDERFUL WORLD charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom, featuring beloved songs recorded and made popular by him.

Conceived by Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award® nominee, Christopher Renshaw (Broadway’s The King and I, Taboo), and novelist Andrew Delaplaine, A WONDERFUL WORLD has an original book by author Aurin Squire (This is Us, The Good Fight, Evil) and features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong. Wife and husband team Annastasia Victory (Caroline, or Change; Once on This Island) and Michael O. Mitchell (MJ the Musical, Motown) provide original music, arrangements, orchestrations, and music direction. Renshaw directs the production, with choreography by Rickey Tripp (Associate Choreographer for Broadway’s Once on This Island and Choir Boy). Christina Sajous serves as Associate Director and Aurelia Michael as Associate Choreographer.

World Premiere!
Nov. 19 – Dec. 31, 2023
CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe)

Please welcome to the stage – LIVE and at the CIBC Theatre for the first time ever: Betty Boop! That sassy-sweet champion of empowerment, that spit-curled icon of joy, that songstress of strength comes alive in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, the new Broadway-bound musical comedy extravaganza.

Tony® Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, La Cage Aux Folles, Hairspray) brings the Queen of the Animated Screen to the theater with celebrated multiple Grammy®-winning composer David Foster (“I Have Nothing,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “The Prayer”), Tony-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working, Jelly’s Last Jam), and Tony-winning book writer Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom).

For almost a century, Betty Boop has won hearts and inspired fans around the world with her trademark looks, voice, and style. Now, in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, Betty’s dream of an ordinary day off from the super-celebrity in her black-and-white world leads to an extraordinary adventure of color, music, and love in New York City — one that reminds her and the world, “You are capable of amazing things.” Boop-oop-a-doop!



Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

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We Miss You

Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

We hope this e-mail finds your family safe, well and managing through this most unimaginable year 2020. We want to thank all of you for your kindness, care and understanding during this time.

We know that there have been many schedule changes and there will continue to be more as we follow all the guidelines set forth by the CDC, City of Chicago and State of Illinois Health Officials.

During this time we are away, Broadway In Chicago is working diligently on plans to bring you back safely, from sanitizing to contactless procedures and more. We are committed to keeping you and our audience, staff, and artists safe. Our plans for reopening will evolve as we all learn more about the virus.

Currently we are preparing to implement new guidelines and procedures that may include:

– Heightened sanitation and cleaning services to meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by official recommendations.

– Mandatory proper wearing of masks at all times while in our buildings.

– Self-certification and temperature checks as you enter.

– New entrance regulations for all staff and guests are planned along with hand sanitizer readily available throughout the building.

– A reduction of touch points including mobile ticketing and online programs.

Our goal is to design and implement a plan to enhance your safety and minimize your risks when attending our theatres.

For more information on how you can BE AN ARTS HERO visit www.beanartshero.com, a nationwide campaign championed by some of our favorite Broadway stars!



Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

This has been a difficult time for many of us, especially our partners in the Loop. As Chicago begins to open up, while our theatres are not open, some of our partners have been able to open on some level. We applaud their efforts and hope you can support them.

Visit their website or call for updated regulations relating to your health and safety.

Cochon Volant
Call (312) 754-6560 or visit cochonvolantchicago.com

Hard Rock Cafe
Call (312) 943-2252 or visit hardrockcafe.com

Italian Village
Call (312) 332-7005 or visit italianvillage-chicago.com

Prime & Provisions
Call (312) 726-7777 or visit primeandprovisions.com

Call (312) 782-6000 or visit remingtonschicago.com

Cambria Loop
Call (312) 763-3822 or visit cambriachicagoloop.com

Hampton Majestic
Call (312) 332-5052 or visit hamptonmajestic.com

Absolutely Segway Chicago
Call (312) 552-5100 or visit chicagosegways.com

Argo Tea (for delivery only)
Call (773) 663-4471 or order on Doordash, Ubereats or Postmates

Dark Matter Coffee
Call (312) 631-3553 or visit darkmattercoffee.com

Eli’s Cheesecake (for Delivery or Curbside pickup)
Call (773) 205-3800 or visit elicheesecake.com

Orange Theory Fitness South Loop
Call (312) 734-1100 or visit Orangetheory.com

Roti (takeout only)
Visit ordering.roti.com/

Call (773) 477-9189 or visit sidetrackchicago.com

Wow Bao
Visit wowbao.com/order



Posted on: June 19th, 2020 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

Like much of the country, our team at Broadway In Chicago has been horrified in recent weeks by the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others. We have no tolerance for racism, violence, and hatred, and we stand with the movement towards racial justice in America and around the globe.

Broadway In Chicago is stepping up to make a pledge to do our part to support the movement, but we first must own several truths. Throughout these past few weeks, a light has been rightly shone on how few BIPOC have been able to rise within the ranks of Broadway leadership. We acknowledge that as our team continues to grow, we must move toward a world that gives space to BIPOC voices. Going forward we intend to use our platform to raise voices that have been suppressed, to work towards a more equal future, and to push our industry forward. We acknowledge that we are still learning but must take a stand now toward a greater good. Broadway can and must do better.

In addition to pushing our industry forward, Broadway In Chicago pledges to make donations to support these organizations that advocate for change: Black Lives Matter ChicagoBroadway Advocacy CoalitionColor of Change, My Block, My Hood, My City, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

You too can support these organizations and learn more at the Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s antiracism resources.

This is only the beginning. We plan to continuously reevaluate and improve as we continue to listen and grow, but we hope these first steps will lead to lasting change on Broadway and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you again in the theatre with a better more equal Broadway.