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.
WINTER 2016 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical
December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Oriental Theatre (24 W. 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.
February 9-21, 2016
The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe)
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Chicago! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."
February 23, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today - and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this "fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical" (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
March 8-20, 2016
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and of course "42nd Street." Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady.
COMING UP: MORE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO DATES
- Bullets Over Broadway
April 19, 2016 - May 1, 2016
- Riverdance | The 20th Anniversary World Tour
April 5-10, 2016
May 10-15, 2016
- Disney's Beauty and the Beast
May 24-29, 2016
- The SpongeBob Musical
June 7, 2016 - July 3, 2016
- The Sound of Music
June 7-19, 2016
- The Book of Mormon
June 29, 2016 - August 14, 2016
- Disney's Newsies
July 28, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Performances Begin September 27, 2016
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(800) 775-2000 FREE.
**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.