Chicago's Oriental Theatre will host the new Broadway musical Ghost The Musical for its first national tour. The performance, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning film, is set in modern day New York City and chronicles the powerful love story of Sam and Molly, torn apart by death, but still connected in the afterlife. Ghost The Musical, directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus, has been nominated for numerous awards and been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. It will play the Oriental Theatre for two weeks, January 7-19, 2014.
The Thompson Chicago, located in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood, opened its doors after being rebranded from the Sutton Place property. The 247-room hotel is just steps from the Magnificent Mile, Oak Street shopping and downtown. It offers 12,225 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, private dining rooms and an on-site restaurant, NICO, and lounge NICO Salone.
Following the success of their first restaurant RPM Italian, Guiliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman family will open RPM Steak at the corner of Kinzie and Clark in River North. RPM Italian chef Doug Psaltis will also develop the menu for the new restaurant, which is described as a more modern steakhouse. The team is aiming for an early 2014 opening.
Chicago welcomes another small-batch brewery to the scene with the opening of Moxee, a new restaurant in University Village located at 724 W. Maxwell St. Named for Washington state's Moxee City, the new eatery and nanobrewery will feature regional American fare and an in-house brewery called Mad House Brewing. It will feature 120 seats inside, and 50 outdoor seats will be added later.