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Play BIC-GO at the Summer Concert to win tickets!

Posted on: August 5th, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

Here’s your chance to win tickets to a show by playing Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert BIC-GO on social media!

Join us in Millennium Park at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion August 12 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 HAMILTON, COME FROM AWAY, THE BAND’S VISIT, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, MY FAIR LADY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and FROZEN, as well as a special guest appearance from The Caesar from TEATRO ZINZANNI!

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 @broadwaychicago on Twitter or @broadwayinchicago on Instagram. You have up until August 18 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!

Competition Description

The Broadway In Chicago BIC-GO Bingo Competition (“Competition”) will be conducted exclusively online. One (1) winner will be awarded one (1) pair of tickets (date to be at Broadway In Chicago’s discretion) to see an upcoming Broadway In Chicago production (“Prize”). Competition is being conducted by Broadway In Chicago (“Company”) 17 N State St, Suite 810, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

How to Enter

You may enter the Competition by following the instructions on the Bingo card to share photos on Twitter and/or Instagram. The Bingo card with instructions is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

You may only submit photos you have taken yourself.

You may enter as many times as you like until the BIC-GO card is complete for a total of 12 entries. Only entries that collectively comprise a “BIC-GO,” as detailed on the Bingo card, will be considered eligible.

All entries must be received no later than August 18 at 11:59pm Central Time.

Company will select winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will take place on or about August 20, 2019. Winners will be notified by direct message and/or email.

All decisions made by Company regarding any aspect of this Sweepstakes are final.

Broadway In Chicago FREE Summer Concert lineup announced!

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the concert line-up for the annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7. The concert will take place on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year there will be performances including: COME FROM AWAY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FROZEN, HAMILTON,  MEAN GIRLS, MY FAIR LADY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, THE BAND’S VISIT and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

“This is our favorite night of the year gathering so many Broadway performers to celebrate the best of Broadway.  Under the Chicago skyline thousands of dedicated, enthusiastic theater fans enjoy the evening – it is a truly must-see event,” said Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago.

The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert is presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Every summer in Millennium Park, the City of Chicago proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. For the latest news and events, download the Millennium Park app, visit millenniumpark.org, and follow Millennium Park on Twitter (@Millennium_Park), Instagram (Millennium_Park) and Facebook (@MillenniumParkChicago).

For more information on the Summer Concert and Broadway In Chicago, visit our website.

“In Too Deep”: New Interview Series sponsored by Giordano’s Pizza

Posted on: July 18th, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

Direct from the Les Misérables National Tour, Nick Cartell and Jillian Butler get In Too Deep with host T.J. Pieffer as they contemplate reality, mukbangs, and Giordano’s Deep Dish Pizza. Don’t miss the show, now playing only through July 27 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Recipients of 2019 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Announced

Posted on: May 7th, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the award recipients of the Eighth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) sponsored by NBC 5: Jacob Simon of Deerfield, IL (Deerfield High School) as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of “Bobby Child” in CRAZY FOR YOU  and Marguerite Reed of Palos Park, IL (Mother McAuley High School) as BEST ACTRESS for her portrayal of “Betty Haynes” in IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS. Jacob and Marguerite will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards® (also known as The National High School Musical Theatre Awards®) in New York on June 24, 2019.

Cary-Grove High School was awarded Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel for their production of ALL SHOOK UP and Benet Academy was awarded Best Scenic Design presented by SPL, celebrating excellence in scenic design, for their production of PIPPIN (designed by Ramon Marth and Charlie Pipal). Susan S. Gorman was awarded the Best Direction Award for her direction of Deerfield High School’s production of CRAZY FOR YOU. Two new categories were presented this year: Cary-Grove High School was awarded Best Choreography for their production of ALL SHOOK UP (choreographed by Amy Krigas), and Libertyville High School was awarded Best Ensemble for their production of PIPPIN.

On Monday, May 6, Broadway In Chicago crafted a full day of workshops with theatre professionals for twenty-four nominees that culminated in a performance on stage at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. During the day, nominees performed for a panel of casting agents and theater professionals who chose the recipients of performance awards.

In addition to a workshop led by CHICAGO THE MUSICAL cast member Christophe Caballero (Dance Captain/Swing), whose previous theatrical credits include four Broadway shows including original Tony®-winning companies of La Cage Aux Folles & Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (who also performed at the Tony Awards® during each of the last three decades), each nominee received tickets to CHICAGO THE MUSICAL. 

BEST ACTOR Jacob Simon and BEST ACTRESS Marguerite Reed will be sent to New York City, on an all-expense paid trip, for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase, where they will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards® on Broadway, on Monday, June 24, 2019. The Jimmy Awards® are named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. Broadway In Chicago is a Nederlander presentation, and is excited to join the network of theatres across the country participating in The Jimmy Awards®.

The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards have proven to be a stepping stone for young performers, with several appearing in Broadway productions. Nathan Salstone (2012 IHSMTA Best Actor) made his Broadway debut in HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD, and John Clay III (2013 IHSMTA Best Actor) made his Broadway debut this year in CHOIR BOY. Other Illinois winners have also been successful at The Jimmy Awards®: Jonah Rawitz (2014 IHSMTA Best Actor) was awarded the 2014 Jimmy Award® for Best Performance by an Actor, Cecilia Trippiedi (2016 IHSMTA Best Actress) was awarded the 2016 Jimmy Award® for Best Dancer, and Darian Goulding (2018 IHSMTA Best Actor) was a 2018 Jimmy Award® finalist.

The 72 participating high schools involved in the program are given opportunities to see Broadway In Chicago shows and receive invitations to special events throughout the year. Recently, students performed with the cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN (including the star of the National Tour Ben Levi Ross) at Broadway In Chicago’s Summer Concert at Millennium Park, in addition to performing with HAMILTON Chicago Company’s Miguel Cervantes (Alexander Hamilton) at the Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Party at Navy Pier.

For more information on The Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, visit www.jimmyawards.com. For more information on both awards and complete rules and regulations, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com/about/IHSMTA/.

2019 Nominees Announced for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel, Best Direction, Best Scenic Design presented by SPL, Best Choreography, and Best Ensemble for the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA). The nominees (12 young actors and 12 young actresses), selected after evaluating 72 productions and over 275 student applicants across the state of Illinois, have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:30PM and hosted by NBC 5 entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter. Sponsored by NBC 5, the Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students.

Broadway In Chicago has crafted a workshop led by CHICAGO THE MUSICAL cast member Christophe Caballero (Dance Captain/Swing), whose previous theatrical credits include four Broadway shows including original Tony®-winning companies of La Cage Aux Folles & Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He performed at the Tony Awards® during each of the last three decades. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) from May 7-12, 2019.

The workshop for these twenty-four nominees will culminate in a performance onstage at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. During the day, nominees will perform for a panel of casting agents and theatre professionals who will choose the recipients of performance awards. A Best Actress and Best Actor winner from Illinois will be sent to New York City, on an all-expense paid trip, for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase, where they will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards® on Broadway.

The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards have proven to be a stepping stone for young performers, with several appearing in Broadway productions. Nathan Salstone (2012 IHSMTA Best Actor) recently performed in HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD, and John Clay III (2013 IHSMTA Best Actor) made his Broadway debut this year in CHOIR BOY. Other Illinois winners have also been successful at The Jimmy Awards®: Jonah Rawitz (2014 IHSMTA Best Actor) was awarded the 2014 Jimmy Award® for Best Performance by an Actor, Cecilia Trippiedi (2016 IHSMTA Best Actress) was awarded the 2016 Jimmy Award® for Best Dancer, and Darian Goulding (2018 IHSMTA Best Actor) was a 2018 Jimmy Award® finalist.

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTRESS

  • Barrington High School’s Into the Woods as “Bakers Wife”: Margaret Baustert
  • Barrington High School’s Into the Woods as “The Witch”: Sierra Fermin
  • Benet Academy’s Pippin as “Catherine”: Megan Delaney
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up as “Sylvia”: Alysha Brezina
  • Grayslake Central High School’s Les Miserables as “Fantine”: Liyana Ishamuddin
  • Harry D. Jacobs High School’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid as “Ariel”:  Sydney Olson
  • Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Chicago as “Velma Kelly”: Jaira Stanley
  • Loyola Academy’s Oliver! as “Nancy” : Emma Samuelson
  • Mother McAuley High School’s Irving Berlin’s White Christmas as “Betty Haynes”: Marguerite Reed
  • Stevenson High School’s Shrek the Musical as “Princess Fiona”: Isabel Koleno
  • York Community High School’s Bright Star as “Margo”: Bridey Costello
  • York Community High School’s Bright Star as “Alice Murphy”: Erin Lee

 NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTOR

  • Addison Trail High School’s Newsies as “Jack Kelly”: Connor White
  • Benet Academy’s Pippin as “Pippin”: Patrick Vivoda
  • Bolingbrook High School’s Jekyll & Hyde as “Jekyll/Hyde”: Spencer Avery
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up as “Dennis”: Nathan Ancheta
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up as “Chad”: Blake Nolan
  • Coal City High School’s Tuck Everlasting as “Jesse Tuck”:Gavyn Williams
  • Deerfield High School’s Crazy For You as “Bobby Child”: Jacob Simon
  • Grayslake Central High School’s Les Miserables as “Jean Valjean”:Sean Lambie
  • Harry D. Jacobs High School’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid as “Prince Eric”: Mitchell Barrett
  • John Hersey High School’s Urinetown as “Bobby Strong”: Jason Schmidt
  • Oak Park and River Forest High School’s Chicago as “Amos Hart”: Declan Collins
  • York Community High School’s Bright Star as “Jimmy Ray Dobbs”:  Michael Bindeman

 NOMINEES FOR BEST PRODUCTION presented by Guardian Music Travel

  • Benet Academy’s Pippin
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up
  • Coal City High School’s Tuck Everlasting
  • Deerfield High School’s Crazy for You
  • York Community High School’s Bright Star

 NOMINEES FOR BEST DIRECTION

  • Brian Wand & Lauren Butera, Benet Academy’s Pippin
  • Jack Micetich, Coal City High School’s Tuck Everlasting
  • Susan Gorman, Deerfield High School’s Crazy For You
  • Jennifer Goss, St. Charles East High School’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Abra Chusid, Stevenson High School’s Shrek the Musical

 NOMINEES FOR BEST SCENIC DESIGN presented by SPL

  • Benet Academy’s Pippin
  • Bolingbrook High School’s Jekyll & Hyde
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up
  • Coal City High School’s Tuck Everlasting
  • Hinsdale South High School’s Chicago

NOMINEES FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up
  • Crystal Lake South’s Newsies
  • Deerfield High School’s Crazy for You
  • Libertyville High School’s Pippin
  • The Chicago High School for the Arts’ Bring It On the Musical

 NOMINEES FOR BEST ENSEMBLE

  • Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School’s Les Miserables
  • Cary-Grove High School’s All Shook Up
  • Deerfield High School’s Crazy for You
  • Libertyville High School’s Pippin
  • Oak Park and River Forest High School’s Chicago