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Upstaging the Rest with our Brand of Broadway

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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.

Broadway In Chicago is a collective of venues 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 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.

With so many different venues, and a constant stream of touring hits like Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins and Jersey Boys, Broadway In Chicago is guaranteed to get you humming a favorite tune after every performance.

And coming in late fall 2012 is the extremely popular The Book of Mormon, from the comic geniuses behind "South Park." Get your tickets now for this nine Tony Award®-winning production that critics have hailed as the most brilliant and outrageous productions of all time.

Of course, you never know when you might catch a pre-Broadway showstopper. That's what happened to thousands of Broadway In Chicago theatergoers when The Producers, Spamalot and The Addams Family premiered here first. Chicago audiences were second to none for those major first-run productions.

Who knows? You might even bump into Nathan Lane or David Hyde Pierce at a local restaurant. 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.

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.

Check out the events calendar to see what exciting productions are on stage while you're here. You may even want to change your plans to catch a performance you've always wanted to see.


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