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 2016 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
The Book of Mormon
June 28, 2016 - August 14, 2016
The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe)
Broadway's smash hit The Book of Mormon is back! The 9 time Tony® Award-winning musical has returned to Chicago for a third time. From the creators of "South Park", this Broadway show tells the tale of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, two missionaries sent forth to spread the Mormon faith to the people of Uganda. However, the violent, AIDS and poverty stricken people prove harder to convert than the young Mormons had thought until the quirky Elder Cunningham comes up with a creative solution.
Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!
July 8, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Broadway Playhouse (175 E Chestnut)
Audiences will be rocking, rolling and learning to the catchy tunes of Schoolhouse Rock Live! This high-energy show is based off the Emmy Award-winning, hit '70s cartoon. Sing along to childhood favorites like "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction" while the young ones experience it for the first time.Only 50 minutes long, the performances is perfect for ages 3 to 11. Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! makes learning too cool for school when it takes the stage in Chicago this summer.
July 28, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)
The cast of Disney's Newsies is delivering a hit to Chicago! The direct from Broadway musical is based on a true of story of paper boys turned crime fighting heroes in 1899 New York City. With musical numbers from Beauty and the Beast's Alan Menken and The Lion King II's Jack Feldman, Newsies' song and dance numbers will have audience members on their feet! See the heartwarming Disney musical and 2012 Tony® Award winner for Best Score and Best Choreography when it stops in Chicago during its North American tour.
Cheers Live on Stage
September 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Broadway Playhouse (175 E Chestnut)
The '90s sitcom has come to life on the Chicago stage! See all your favorite characters including Sam, Diane, Carla and the rest of the gang. The Broadway adaptation of the 26 Emmy® Award winning show will play out favorite moments from the first season of the series. Experience the production live for the first time since its original taping.
COMING UP: MORE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO DATES
- Kinky Boots
August 30, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Performances Begin September 27, 2016
- Graeme of Thrones
November 1-13, 2016
- Fun Home
November 2-13, 2016
November 9-13, 2016
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
November 11, 2016 - January 8, 2017
- Finding Neverland
November 22, 2016 - December 4, 2016
TICKETS & FULL SCHEDULE
For the full performance schedule, ticket details and theater information, visit the official website: www.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.