Broadway In Chicago Completes its 2017 Season.

Broadway In Chicago Completes its 2017 Season.

CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS. Photo by Jose Leon Photography.

Broadway In Chicago has announced its complete 2017 season which includes the Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISÉRABLES.

Additional shows include: MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY, THE NAKED MAGICIANS, CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS, RAIN and the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT.

The upcoming Season goes on sale to the public Monday, November 7, 2016 at BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717.

Broadway In Chicago’s 2017 Season

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S THE KING AND I
June 14 – July 9, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

SOMETHING ROTTEN!
July 11 – July 23, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
July 25 – August 13, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

LES MISÉRABLES
October 11 – 29, 2017
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
A New Pre-Broadway Musical
Performances begin November 9, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement. Featuring both original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

OFF SEASON SPECIALS WILL INCLUDE:

MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!
Opening Valentine’s Day 2017
February 14 – March 5, 2017
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut)
Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
February 21 – 26, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Conceived by Simon Painter, THE ILLUSIONISTS has thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

THE NAKED MAGICIANS
March 14 – 19, 2017
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut)
Direct from Australia, the show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem. Left without sleeves or pockets, their magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.”

CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
March 21 – 26, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
In a world premiere event, the producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby, along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and
much more!

RAIN
March 28 – April 2, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, High-Definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been included with the launch of the 2016 Tour.

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
May 16 – 21, 2017
Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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