As the Tony Awards are fast approaching this upcoming Sunday, we’re taking a moment to reflect on upcoming nominees and past winners who will be making their way to Broadway In Chicago in the year ahead. This year’s ceremony will stream on Paramount+ starting at 7 p.m. central time and be hosted by six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. Following the livestream, Broadway’s Back! will air on CBS broadcast television at 9 p.m. central time hosted by star of the upcoming Christmas Tour on December 4, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical launches their North American tour at the James M. Nederlander Theatre beginning February 26 and holds 14 Tony Nominations for this season, including Best Musical. We’re wishing the best for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, as well as the star of the new musical Paradise Square, Joaquina Kalukango, who is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for Slave Play.
To kick off the reopening of our theaters on October 5, we’re thrilled to have Rent’s 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour at the CIBC Theatre! When Rent originally opened on Broadway, it won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score in 1996.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is beloved by many Chicago audiences and was nominated for seven Tonys in 2014, walking away with Best Sound Design of a Musical as well as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for Chicagoan Jessie Mueller. Don’t miss its one week only engagement at the CIBC Theatre November 2 – 7.
As part of our upcoming subscription season, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, winner of the 2019 Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award, and Hadestown, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical, are sure hits that you’ll definitely want to secure seats for now. Tickets to additional winners from that season To Kill a Mockingbird (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play) and Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (Best Choreography) are also included in your package.
Looking back, Hairspray was nominated for 13 Tonys and went home with eight including Best Musical in 2003. Hairspray will be coming for a limited two week run at the CIBC Theatre February 1 – 13, 2022 and completes the shows in the season subscription. To secure your seats now, become a subscriber at: https://bit.ly/BICSub21
Returning by popular demand, Come From Away won Best Direction of a Musical in 2017 out of its seven nominations. This Tony went to the director, Christopher Ashley, who is the Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA.
Jersey Boys will be back for a limited one week run from May 3 – 8. In 2006, it won Best Musical along with four other awards that evening.
In 1957, My Fair Lady won five Tonys including Best Musical and has received a number of nominations over the years for its revivals. Five years later in 1962, Fiddler on the Roof had 10 nominations and went home with nine wins including Best Musical.
To secure your tickets for these shows above and many more coming this season, become a season subscriber and get access to seats before they go on sale to the general public. We’re eager to welcome you back to our theaters soon!