Wayne Brady to Star in Chicago’s Hamilton

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 his...

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Flimsy PHANTOM’s Makeover Not yet Complete

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

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 actors...

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ANNIE Tour Is Suddenly as Timely as It Is Enjoyable

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 just...

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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...

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Jimmy Buffet Musical Will Play Chicago Pre-Broadway

Jimmy Buffet Musical Will Play Chicago Pre-Broadway

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE...

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CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

It’s been a wild fall for commercial theater in Chicago—the early closing follows close on the heels of the crash and burn of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA, which played only one performance at the Royal George before closing after unanimous pans.

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Chicago’s HAMILTON Gets $10 Digital Lottery – How to Enter

Chicago’s HAMILTON Gets $10 Digital Lottery – How to Enter

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced a day-of-show digital lottery for fourty-four tickets to each performance of Chicago’s production of HAMILTON, launching September 27.

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KINKY BOOTS Will “Raise You Up” With Its Uplifting, Entertaining Story

KINKY BOOTS Will “Raise You Up” With Its Uplifting, Entertaining Story

Kick up your heels—the 2013 Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS is back in Chicago for the first time since its pre-Broadway world premiere!

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Chicago Will Dim Marquees for James M. Nederlander

Chicago Will Dim Marquees for James M. Nederlander

Broadway In Chicago and the Broadway community will mourn the loss of Chairman of the Nederlander Organization, theatre owner/operator, producer and presenter James M. Nederlander, who passed away on July 25 at age 94, by honoring the Broadway tradition of dimming the marquee lights. James M. Nederlander, “Jimmy,” was a...

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