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#Ham4Ham Lottery Details

Posted on: August 31st, 2023 by B.I. C.



$10 EACH

A digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance, September 13, 2023, in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre.  A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance for $10 each.  The lottery will first open at 10:00 AM Friday, September 1, and will close at noon on Thursday, September 7, for tickets to performances September 13 through September 17. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin on each Friday and close the following Thursday for the upcoming week’s performances.


Enter September 1 – 7 for shows September 13 – 17;
Enter September 8 – 14 for shows September 19 – 24;
Enter September 15 – 21 for shows September 26 – October 1;
Enter September 22 – 28 for shows October 3 – 8;
Enter September 29 – October 5 for shows October 10 – 15;
Enter October 6 – 12 for shows October 17 – 22;
Enter October 13 – 19 for shows October 24 – 29;
Enter October 20 – 26 for shows October 31 – November 5;
Enter October 27 – November 2 for shows November 7 – 12;
Enter November 3 – 9 for shows November 14 – 19;
Enter November 10 – 16 for shows November 21 – 26;
Enter November 17 – 23 for shows November 28 – December 3;
Enter November 24 – 30 for shows December 5 – 10;
Enter December 1 – 7 for shows December 12 – 17;
Enter December 8 – 14 for shows December 19 – 24;
Enter December 15 – 21 for shows December 26 – 30;


Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/app).

The lottery will open at 10:00 AM every Friday and will close for entry at 12:00 PM the next Thursday prior to the following week’s performances.

Winner notifications will be sent between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM every Thursday for the upcoming week’s performances via email and mobile push notification. Winners will have two hours to claim and pay for their ticket(s).

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or participate.

Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.

Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.

Lottery tickets must be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID.

Lottery tickets void if resold.

All times listed are in the local time zone.


Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice.

Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges.  Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.

Tickets for HAMILTON are currently on sale.  Patrons are advised to check the official HAMILTON channels and www.BroadwayInChicago.com for late release seats which may become available at short notice.


HAMILTON tickets on sale through December 30, 2023

Posted on: August 23rd, 2023 by B.I. C.


Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that a new block of tickets for HAMILTON will be available on August 28 for performances between December 5 and December 30, 2023. Ticket prices will range from $42.50 to $152.50 with premium priced seating from $182.50.

HAMILTON returns to Chicago for the first time following a record-breaking 3+ year run. This multi-week engagement begins on September 13, 2023 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph). For the performance schedule visit the show page on BroadwayInChicago.com.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken 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 and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

There are currently six Hamilton companies worldwide, including Broadway, three North American tours, London and Sydney. Hamilton opened in Hamburg, Germany in October 2022 where it was translated and performed in German.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

For information on HAMILTON, visit: HamiltonMusical.com
Follow HAMILTON on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @HamiltonMusical


Broadway In Chicago FREE Summer Concert Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on: August 7th, 2023 by B.I. C. No Comments

We have put together a list of commonly asked questions regarding the upcoming FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert in Millennium Park on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 6:15 p.m.

What time should I arrive?

Plan ahead! There is a security perimeter at Millennium Park. We advise arriving as early as you possibly can to this event as we do expect an extremely large crowd that regularly reaches capacity. The Lawn will open for seating following the set-up of the security perimeter between 3-3:30 p.m and Bowl seating is expected to open at 4:15 p.m. Seating in the bowl is first come, first serve and fans begin lining up several hours before the scheduled concert start time of 6:15 p.m.

All guests for the event will be required to enter through special entrances off of Randolph and Monroe streets. See letters A, B, E, and G.

Enter on Randolph or Monroe Street. Entry to Pritzker Pavilion is not permitted off Michigan Ave.

Millennium Park staff are responsible for crowd control and the organization of lines and entry so please direct any questions on the day of the event to their team members. Visit Millennium Park’s website to plan your visit at: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-planyourvisit.html

What happens if the park fills up?

The venue will close once capacity has been reached. Announcement of capacity closure will come via @Millennium_Park Twitter and with venue signage; there will be no pre-closure capacity based announcements. Concert-goers are recommended to arrive early, as entry cannot be guaranteed. If the venue is nearing capacity, you may be asked to release held space to make room for those waiting to get inside. Late arrivals may not be let in by park staff even if space is held.

What am I allowed to bring into the park with me?

Outside alcohol is permitted for this event. Outside beverages and food will be permitted after passing through a security checkpoint off Randolph or Monroe Streets. Bags and coolers must be smaller than 26L x 15W x 15H. Visitors will have additional food and beverage options, including alcohol, at various price points available for purchase inside the venue.

Please visit https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park6.html for additional Millennium Park rules, policies and list of restricted items not permitted within the venue.

How long is the concert?

The concert will run from approximately 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm. Start and end times are subject to change due to the nature of theatrical performance and depending on weather conditions the day of the show.

What will happen in case of inclement weather?

We’re putting on the concert rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or the imminent threat of lightning in the area. Bring your blankets and chairs, but bring an umbrella or poncho with you as well, just in case. There will be no rescheduling in the event the concert is canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Please make sure to follow Millennium Park on Twitter and Facebook for any updates on the day of the concert.

Will the event be live streamed?

No, due to union regulations, this event will not be live streamed nor recorded and shared at a later date.

Can I meet the performers before/after the concert?

There is no set meet-and-greet opportunity for this performance.

What accommodations are being made for patrons with accessibility needs?

Sign language interpreters will be present at the event for the duration of the performance.

Wheelchair seating spaces are available throughout the Seating Bowl and are first come, first serve once opened to the public.

Courtesy wheelchairs are available before the concert at the Millennium Park Welcome Center (201 E. Randolph Street) and should be returned to any usher or security guard at the end of the concert. Please note: Millennium Park staff is not available to push wheelchairs.

Accessible parking is available in Millennium Garages (5 S. Columbus Drive)

For further information, please visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park1.html

When do tickets go on sale for the shows appearing at the concert?

Bookings for groups of 10 or more are open for all shows performing at the concert and can be made by calling 312-977-1710 or emailing [email protected]

MJ, HAMILTON and A WONDERFUL WORLD are now on sale. Tickets for all currently on sale shows can be purchased here at BroadwayInChicago.com or by visiting any Broadway In Chicago box office.

For the other shows performing, tickets typically go on sale 8-10 weeks before performances begin in Chicago; however, concert attendees will be given a special presale code to begin booking tickets before anyone else for select shows! Can’t make the concert? Join our email list!

Girl From the North Country, Mrs. Doubtfire and Peter Pan are part of the upcoming season subscription. Contact our subscription team for information about becoming a subscriber at 312-977-1717 or email [email protected]


Three New Shows Announced for Upcoming 2024 Season

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

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce three limited engagements coming to Chicago next year as part of its season line-up. The critically acclaimed new musical, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, nominated for seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, will make its Chicago debut at the CIBC Theatre from February 13 through 25. The hit musical comedy based on the beloved movie MRS. DOUBTFIRE will play at the James M. Nederlander Theatre for a limited engagement February 27 to March 10, 2024. The spectacular new version of the Tony Award®-winning musical PETER PAN soars into the Nederlander Theatre March 26 and runs until April 7.

All three shows will be participating in Broadway In Chicago’s free summer concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on August 14 and will be part of the next Broadway In Chicago season subscription package, on sale this fall..

Groups of 10+ are now available for both shows by calling (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected] Single tickets will go on sale for both shows at a later date.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is the Tony Award-winning new musical that the Chicago Tribune declares is “a Broadway revelation!” Written and directed by celebrated playwright  Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon Hale, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before, including “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.” It’s 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota. We meet a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect in a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope. Experience this ‘profoundly beautiful’ production (The New York Times) brought to vivid life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.

Beloved Broadway leading man, Rob McClure, who drew critical raves, standing ovations, and a Tony Award nomination when he created Euphegenia Doubtfire (everybody’s favorite Scottish nanny) in the stage musical MRS. DOUBTFIRE, will take the Tony Award-nominated role on the road as the new musical launches its North American Tour this Fall. Another Broadway favorite, renowned actress and McClure’s wife, Maggie Lakis, will play Miranda Hillard in MRS. DOUBTFIRE. Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together.

The high-flying musical PETER PANhas been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new production directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price with additional book by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse. The adventure begins when PETER PAN and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a few happy thoughts, the children are taken on a magical journey they will never forget.  This extraordinary musical full of excitement and adventure features iconic and timeless songs including “I’m Flying”, “I Gotta Crow”, “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Neverland.” PETER PAN embraces the child in us all so go on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning – your entire family will be Hooked!



Posted on: May 24th, 2023 by B.I. C.

Luke Skorja, Will Gonzalez, Payton Fraser, Jazmin Rhodes – Jennifer Heim Photography


The winners of Broadway In Chicago’s 12th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) were presented in an award ceremony on May 22, 2023 sponsored by NBC 5, celebrating outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre performances at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse.

This year’s BEST PERFORMER IN AN ACTOR ROLE is William Gonzalez of Mundelein High School (Mundelein, IL) for his portrayal of “Usnavi” in IN THE HEIGHTS. Payton Fraser of Joliet West High School (Joliet, IL), for her portrayal of “Suzanne Prevot” in THE HELLO GIRLS, is the BEST PERFORMER IN AN ACTRESS ROLE. William and Payton will represent the State of Illinois on an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in The Jimmy Awards® (also known as The National High School Musical Theatre Awards®). The Jimmy Awards® are named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. The trip to The Jimmy Awards® will consist of a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase on June 26, 2023.

Broadway In Chicago also announced BEST PERFORMER IN AN ACTOR ROLE RUNNER-UP, Luke Skorja of Crystal Lake South High School (Crystal Lake, IL) and BEST PERFORMER IN AN ACTRESS ROLE RUNNER-UP, Jazmin Rhodes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Flossmoor, IL) should either BEST PERFORMERS be unable to represent IHSMTA at the Jimmy Awards®.

Additional awards included Best Direction to Jack Micetich for Coal City High School’s production of ANASTASIA; Best Ensemble Award to Thornton Fractional North High School for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; and Best Production Award to Maine South High School for THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

The nominees performed two musical numbers from Disney’s Aladdin during the award ceremony, taught by Broadway performer Kelly Jacobs. Marcus M. Martin, who plays “Genie” in the North American Tour of Aladdin, led a special Q&A and audition workshop and sat on the panel of judges with fellow industry professionals in the City of Chicago who selected the award recipients.

Nominees with Marcus M. Martin – Jennifer Heim Photograhy