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Broadway In Chicago Updates Regarding COVID-19

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by B.I. C. No Comments

This post will be updated regularly with the most recent information in regards to upcoming Broadway In Chicago performances and the current situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO UPDATES WITH MORE CHANGES IN SHOW SCHEDULES (Changes Highlighted)

March 24, 2020) The safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority.  In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) here is an update of the shows that are canceled or are rescheduled:

KEANE – CAUSE AND EFFECT TOUR, CADILLAC PALACE THEATRE, MARCH 20, 2020 – CANCELLED

MY FAIR LADY, CADILLAC PALACE THEATRE, MARCH 24 – APRIL 12, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO MAY 12 – 23, 2021

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020 – CANCELLED

ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, JAMES M. NEDERLANDER THEATRE, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED APRIL 14 – MAY 17, 2020 – CANCELLED

THE CHOIR OF MAN, BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, APRIL 14 – 19, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 2 – 7, 2021

THE CROWN – LIVE!, BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, APRIL 21 – 26, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 23 – 28, 2021

THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY, BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, APRIL 28 – MAY 17, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 9 – 21, 2021

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, CIBC THEATRE, MAY 12 – 17, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 1 – 6, 2020

WAITRESS, CIBC THEATRE, MAY 19 – 24, 2020 IS RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 16 – 21, 2021

GOSHEN,  BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE,  MAY 22 – 31, 2020 – CANCELLED

ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDSBROADWAY PLAYHOUSE, JUNE 1, 2020 – Broadway In Chicago is cancelling the IHSMTA 2020 event; however, we will continue to take 2020 student submissions and will recognize the students virtually including highlighting their talent on a virtual stage through Broadway In Chicago’s “Around Broadway In 80 Days” social media campaign

Ticket holders for the above productions, including refunds for KEANE, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME and GOSHEN

AND refunds or exchanges for MY FAIR LADY, THE CHOIR OF MAN, THE CROWN – LIVE, THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY and WAITRESS should contact their point of purchase.

If you purchased through Ticketmaster, call 800-775-2000 or click here for more information.

If you purchased through the box office, email Broadway In Chicago Customer Service at [email protected] or call 312-977-1702 (email will be quicker).

If you are a Broadway In Chicago Subscriber, email [email protected] or call 312-977-1717 (email will be quicker)

If you purchased your tickets through Broadway In Chicago Group Sales email [email protected] or call 312-977-1710 (email will be quicker)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Ticketmaster is dealing with hundreds of thousands of cancelled events from around the world and Broadway In Chicago is working with them to give you the best service possible. Your patience is requested in this difficult time, refunds and exchanges are being processed but may take up to 45 days to resolve.

Our future productions will continue to be reviewed as further guidance and recommendations are provided by the CDC and Chicago Department of Public Health.

 

Grammy Award-Winning Donald Lawrence and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Present the World Premiere of GOSHEN

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Quiet Water Entertainment are thrilled to announce that GOSHEN, featuring dancers and singers performing to music by GRAMMY Award winner Donald Lawrence, will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited engagement from May 22 – 31, 2020.

GOSHEN, The Story of the Exodus, brings together GRAMMY Award-winning producer, songwriter, and gospel artist Donald Lawrence and members of The Tri-City Singers, rapper Sir The Baptist, poet J. Ivy and choir master Zeke Locke with Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater for a collaboration of gospel music, song, dramatic narrative, and dance-theater rooted in African-American traditions. The work addresses contemporary matters of race and equity while exploring historic themes of power, wealth, fear, and oppression depicted in ancient biblical narrative. Performers include 11 Deeply Rooted dancers, 8 principal singers, and 11 choral singers. The score includes music from Lawrence’s GRAMMY-nominated album Goshen, released on RCA Inspiration, a division of Sony, along with new music for this production.

The production is directed and co-choreographed by Deeply Rooted Co-Founder and Creative Director Kevin Iega Jeff.

Additional Deeply Rooted choreographers include Artistic Director Nicole Clarke-Springer, Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott, and Artistic Team member/Rehearsal Director Joshua L. Ishmon, joined by South African choreographer Tshediso Kabulu.

ABOUT DEEPLY ROOTED DANCE THEATER
“…The company has not just withstood, but it has flourished during two decades of the country’s political, social and economic roller-coasters.” – Joanna Furnans, Windy City Times
Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance, storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. DRDT collaborates with nationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, to reflect contemporary voices.
In Chicago, the company has performed at numerous renowned venues including the Auditorium Theatre, the Shubert Theater, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

ABOUT DONALD LAWRENCE

A GRAMMY® Award and multiple Stellar and Dove Award winner, Donald Lawrence has had a prolific career that spans more than 25 years as a recording artist, songwriter, producer, choir master, and music director. Renowned in creating fresh sounds, inspired storytelling, and vivid live performances, Lawrence conceived the GRAMMY-nominated 2019 album Goshen, featuring the smash hit “Deliver Me (This Is My Exodus)” [featuring Le’Andria Johnson], which was named Billboard’s #1 Gospel Airplay Song of the Year for 2019. He did the choral arrangement for Hamilton’s “One Last Time” (44 Remix) that featured former President Barack Obama from its Hamildrop series. Lawrence studied musical theatre at the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, received BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year Award for “The Gift” and BMI’s Christian Songwriter of the Year Award, hosted multiple years of Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound nationwide choir competition, led the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour as music director, and worked with En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Stephanie Mills, The Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, and BeBe Winans. He is the music producer for the upcoming Lifetime biopic on The Clark Sisters, which is produced by Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, and Queen Latifah. Lawrence produces through his company Quiet Water Entertainment.