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2016 Tony Award Nominations – Best Lighting Design of a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is beyond excited for the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday June 12th 7-10PM CT! We’ll be highlighting the nominees in each category and filling you in on some fun facts each week leading up to the award ceremony.


Natasha Katz – “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

Justin Townsend – “The Humans”

Jan Versweyveld – “The Crucible”

Jan Versweyveld – “A View from the Bridge”

Here’s a few fun facts:

-Natasha Katz won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for “Once” which last played in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre June 2nd – June 7th, 2015.

-Justin Townsend first crafted his lighting for “The Humans” for its world premiere at Chicago’s American Theater Company in November 2014.



Howell Binkley – “Hamilton”

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer – “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”

Ben Stanton – “Spring Awakening”

Justin Townsend – “American Psycho”

Here’s a few more fun facts:

-Howell Binkley was the lighting designer of the hit-musical “Jersey Boys” which he then won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in 2006.

-Some of the work Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer are well known for include; Ragtime, Pippin and the original productions of Chicago and La Cage aux Folles which have all toured through Chicago.

Broadway In Chicago – 2016-17 Season

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season line-up: the Broadway musical HAMILTON, the North American tour premiere of Disney’s ALADDIN, 2014 Tony Award®-Winning Best Revival of a Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the 2015 Tony Award®-Winning Best Play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and THE BODYGUARD. The upcoming Season will go on sale to the public March 1, 2016. To renew or purchase a new subscription, please call 312-977-1717. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 50% off ticket prices, discounts on both parking and suite service, invitations to Broadway In Chicago exclusive events, free exchange privileges and more.

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HAMILTON coming to The PrivateBank Theatre

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by B.I. C. No Comments


Producer Jeffrey Seller today announced the blockbuster Broadway musical HAMILTON – with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda – will play its first engagement outside New York this fall in Chicago. Performances begin September 27, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago’s newly named The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe).

HAMILTON will anchor the Broadway In Chicago subscription season that will be sold in the Spring of 2016. Group tickets for 20 or more for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre will go on sale on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Single ticket on-sale for HAMILTON will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation – with a score that blends hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway –HAMILTON opened on Broadway earlier this year to enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences of all ages.

HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 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 and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.

The new musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording received a 2016 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. The album made a stunning arrival on the charts upon its digital release in August, coming in at #1 on the “Top Broadway Albums” chart, #3 on the “Top Rap Albums” chart, #5 on “Top Digital Albums” chart and #9 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. The cast recording was recently selected as #8 on Rolling Stone’s TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2015. The album’s debut stands as the second biggest first week sales ever for a cast recording, behind only RENT in the Nielsen SoundScan era.

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