Broadway in Chicago rounds out 2016-17 season with ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Aladdin’
Broadway in Chicago announces next season to feature the Broadway musical “Hamilton” and the North-American tour premiere of Disney’s “Aladdin.”
Season will also include 2014 Tony Award winning “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and 2015 Tony Award winning “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” and “The Bodyguard.”
Tickets go on sale March 1.
CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2016) – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season lineup: the Broadway musical HAMILTON, the North American tour premiere of Disney’s ALADDIN, 2014 Tony Award®Winning Best Revival of a Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the 2015 Tony Award®Winning Best Play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME and THE BODYGUARD. The upcoming Season will go on sale to the public March 1, 2016.
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HAMILTON: Performances Begin September 27, 2016 The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Randolph)
With book, music and lyrics by LinManuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s righthand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hiphop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME: December 6 – 24, 2016 Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteenyear old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but illequipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
THE BODYGUARD: January 31 – February 12, 2017 Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film, starring Grammy® Awardnominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s Oscarnominated Warner Bros. film, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and adapted by Academy Awardwinner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH: March 7 – 19, 2017 Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph)
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genrebending, fourthwallsmashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to recordbreaking sellout crowds on Broadway and promises to take Chicago by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”
Disney’s ALADDIN: April 11 – July 2, 2017 Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph)
Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure GenieUs,” ALADDIN on Broadway featuresfavorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 16 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including its newly named The PrivateBank Theatre, the Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.