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BROADWAY IN CHICAGO

What do mega-hit musicals, premieres & compelling dramas have in common? Broadway in Chicago.

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When the curtains rise, variety hits the stage big time in Chicago. Classic theaters sparkle with thousands of bright lights gleaming in the night and music, dancing and laughter come from within. Is this Broadway? Even better, it's Broadway In Chicago and it's guaranteed to get you humming a favorite tune after every performance.

Broadway In Chicago is a collective of theaters located in and around the Loop that put on unforgettable productions all year long. Be dazzled by everything from world premieres and Tony Award® winners, to long-running musical mega hits like Wicked, Jersey Boys and The Lion King. All-time family-favorites abound as does sophisticated entertainment for adults.

Clustered throughout our downtown Theater District, you'll find venues like the Cadillac Palace, the Oriental Theatre, the Bank of America Theatre, and the opulent, perfectly-acoustical Auditorium Theatre, designed by famed American architect Louis Sullivan. And the newest addition to the family, The Broadway Playhouse offers compelling theater in an intimate setting.

For an added adventure, go behind-the-scenes on a Theatre Tour offered Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. You'll see the glamour from behind the curtain and find out what makes those special effects so special. And there are many excellent dining spots to choose from scattered throughout the downtown area, so you can easily catch dinner and a show on the nights you're in town.

 

SUMMER 2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 

ON YOUR FEET!
**Pre-Broadway World Premiere
June 2 - July 5, 2015
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

A new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband legendary producer/musician Emilio Estefan is set to Gloria's smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga". Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), ON YOUR FEET! introduces them as a young couple who — through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom.

KINKY BOOTS
July 7 - 26, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

Making its triumphant return to Chicago for the first time since its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in 2012, KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six 2013 Tony Awards — the most of any show in the season — including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades. Follow the story of an unlikely pair who finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

PIPPIN
July 28 - August 9, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

Meet a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including "Magic To Do," "Corner of the Sky," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song." This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE 
August 18 - 30, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

DIRTY DANCING returns to Chicago! This unprecedented live experience explodes with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

 

FALL 2015/WINTER 2016 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
**National Tour Premiere
September 29 - October 11, 2015
Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe)

Getting away with murder can be so much fun... and there's no better proof than the hit comedy that's earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL! Coming direct from New York, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she's after more than just love), his fiancée (she's his cousin but who's keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance... and be done in time for tea.

DISNEY PRESENTS THE LION KING 
December 2, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

In its 18th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 75 million people in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica. The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to the haunting ballad "Shadowland."

MAMMA MIA!
November 10 - 15, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

This smash-hit musical combines ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!. 

BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical
December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

Broadway's newest smash hit and Tony® Award-winning BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, with a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

GOTTA DANCE
**Pre-Broadway World Premiere
December 13, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe)

In 2007, a group of expert dancers was tasked with getting professional basketball's first ever senior citizen dance team performance-ready. The venue? Center court. The genre? Hip-hop. GOTTA DANCE tells the remarkable true story of these wildly diverse seniors with a common goal, the young coaches who help them achieve it, and the unlikely art form that brings them all together. This Broadway-bound musical brings together an all-star creative team that includes book by Tony Award- nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), music by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch (an Emmy, Grammy, Tony® and Oscar winner), book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), music by Tony Award-nominee Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots).

 

TICKETS & FULL SCHEDULE

For the full performance schedule, ticket details and theater information, visit the official website broadwayinchicago.com.

Purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster, at a Broadway In Chicago box office or by phone at (800) 775-2000.

**Visitor tips: You may want to look at a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance, as they typically have the best seating availability. General ticket sales for productions typically go on sale six to eight weeks prior to the first performance. For last minute savings, the League of Chicago Theatres offers discounts through HotTix.


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17 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 977-1701
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2361
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