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.
FALL/WINTER 2014-2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
October 9 - November 2, 2014
Based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song, this captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history's sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
DEE SNIDER'S ROCK AND ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE
November 4, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Follow the story of Däisy Cütter, a heavy metal bar band looking to make it big even though the 80s are LONG over. Dee Snider, infamous lead singer of Twisted Sister, has created and stars in a VERY funny, VERY rocking and (sshhh!) VERY sweet new holiday musical, guaranteed to rock your whole family's holiday.
November 18 - 30, 2014
Leapin' Lizards! The world's best-loved musical returns as a brand new incarnation of the iconic original with such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
HANSEL & GRETEL: A WICKEDLY DELICIOUS MUSICAL TREAT
November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015
The classic story of Hansel & Gretel is reimagined as a rock musical for all ages by Emerald City Theatre, with music and lyrics by GRAMMY-nominated Chicagoan Justin Roberts, one of America's top children's recording artists.
December 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes the crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney based on true events, one that follows a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York.
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA
December 16, 2014 - January 4, 2015
The Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical is a contemporary take on the classic tale that features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and some surprising new twists!
SPRING 2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
FIRST WIVES CLUB
February 17, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Based on the hit 1996 film and Olivia Goldsmith's bestselling novel, three former college friends reunite to find that they have more in common than their alma mater! The hilarious and inspiring story about friendship at its strongest (and revenge at its sweetest) features music both original and classic by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
February 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Following its record-breaking 43-week engagement in the 2013-14 season, the 9-time Tony award winner returns for a strictly limited engagement.
March 10 - 22, 2015
Having shattered box office records around the world, this live showcase features the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth performing hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts for audiences of all ages.
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
March 25 - 29, 2015
Experience the romance of Disney's Academy Award-winning animated feature film in an eye-popping spectacle. The classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
April 14 - 19, 2015
The live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band with the hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics providing the soundtrack: "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together" and "Hey Jude."
May 12 - 24, 2015
The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Meet the group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks and see their rise as the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.
ON YOUR FEET!
June 2 - July 5, 2015
**Pre-Broadway World Premiere
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".
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.