Broadway In Chicago Announces Next Season, Featuring THE HUMANS

Broadway In Chicago has announced its next season line-up: SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED, THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER DIES. Two additional shows — IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL — will be available for purchase outside of the regular season ticket. Tickets go on sale March 29, but current subscribers can renew subscriptions starting today.

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BEAUTIFUL Adds 4 Weeks at the Cadillac Palace

The first national tour of BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical has added four additional weeks to the Chicago return engagement, and will now play Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre December 5, 2017 through January 28, 2018.

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Chicago’s HAMILTON Announces Next Burr
Producer Jeffrey Seller announced this morning that Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker will replace Wayne Brady in the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr. He will begin performances on Tuesday, April 11. Brady’s run as Burr is ending as previously scheduled. Breaker received a Tony Award nomination for... Read more
Energetic and Enjoyable BODYGUARD Lives Up To Whitney Houston’s Legacy

I was skeptical about this production — Whitney Houston’s incomparable voice is near impossible to take on because it commands so much authority and energy.

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WICKED Returns to Chicago for 7 Week Run
WICKED will return to Chicago’s Oriental Theatre during the holiday season for a seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once... Read more
Broadway’s ALADDIN Star to Lead National Tour

Pictured: Adam Jacobs in ALADDIN. Photo courtesy of Broadway In Chicago.

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Wayne Brady to Star in Chicago’s Hamilton
Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that five-time time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. After getting... Read more
Flimsy PHANTOM’s Makeover Not yet Complete

The bright spot in this production is Derrick Davis’ portrayal of The Phantom. Though the direction left much to be desired, Davis had a twitchy, nervousness about him that was compelling to watch.

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Hamilton Shows Its Power to Pence – 8 Thoughts
VIEW FROM THE MEZZANINE PerformInk Publisher Jason Epperson’s take on the business and life of producing theater. In case you missed it … Vice-President Elect Mike Pence was booed before Friday night’s Broadway performance of HAMILTON by the audience. During several moments relevant to our current political discourse, the... Read more
ANNIE Tour Is Suddenly as Timely as It Is Enjoyable
Pictured: Tori Bates (Annie).  ANNIE, the adorable little-redheaded orphan who finds love and a family with Oliver Warbucks, is about as feel-goody as musicals get. But, outside of the warm fuzzies many of us experienced with all the little people in the audience, a lot of big people discovered... Read more