Broadway In Chicago 2013 Spring Season!

Broadway In Chicago 2013 Spring Season!

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2013 SPRING SEASON: 

PRE-BROADWAY JEKYLL & HYDE and ANYTHING GOES

join PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

and the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of BIG FISH
Off-season specials include: POTTED POTTERAMERICAN IDIOT and WEST SIDE STORY

 CHICAGO (Sep. 12, 2012) – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2013 spring season line-up.  Broadway In Chicago’s 2013 spring season will include the Pre-Broadway engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE andANYTHING GOES, in addition to the already announced PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, CATCH ME IF YOU CANand the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of BIG FISH.  The 2013 spring season includes POTTED POTTERAMERICAN IDIOT and WEST SIDE STORY The complete spring season line-up, including performances dates and venues, is as follows: 

PRE-BROADWAY!JEKYLL & HYDE

March 12 - March 24, 2013

Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph St.)

American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse, returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDEinto a theatrical phenomenon. 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

March 19 – 31, 2013

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 East Congress Parkway)

This outrageously fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.  An international hit with more than 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive."  The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!" The New York Post declares “Queen of Broadway!  A feel-good show with a big, joyous heart!  PRISCILLA ramps up the thrills!” The New York Times raves "Performed with gleaming verve! Every conceivable surface has been decked with sequins, spattered with colored lights, or trimmed in feathers and fringe."

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN                                                                                                                                             

 April 2 – 14, 2013                                                                                                                             

Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life.  With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE! BIG FISH

April 2 – May 5, 2013

Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August and starring Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in a limited 5-week engagement in the spring of 2013. BIG FISH is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, a book by John August and is produced by Academy Awardwinners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.  A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, BIG FISH centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will.  As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, unraveling the man from the myth, the truth from the tall tales. 

ANYTHING GOES

April 23 - May 5, 2013

Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

“ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography!  One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to Chicago, starring critically-acclaimed actress Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall.  The New York Times calls it “Musical-Comedy Joy” and USA Today hails it as “Glorious and Exhuberant!”  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.  Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”  Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So Delightful, So Delicious, So De-Lovely!”

 OFF-SEASON SPECIALS

POTTED POTTER

Begins Nov. 13, 2012

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut)

Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions’ hit off-Broadway show, Potted PotterThe Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, is a Critic's Pick by the New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out London.  POTTED POTTER won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide.  Written and performed by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or "potting", all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, complete with a game of Quidditch and aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family.

AMERICAN IDIOT

April 16 - April 21, 2013

Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

Winner of two Tony Awards® and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (Spring Awakening).  AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances andwith the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has given audiences the time of their lives night after night since its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre and its critically acclaimed national tour, which returns to Chicago this Spring.

WEST SIDE STORY

June 11 - June 16, 2013

Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY returns to Chicago!  Tony Award-winning librettistArthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them.  WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”  The Associated Press says WEST SIDE STORY “remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.” 

TICKET INFORMATION

The 2013 Spring Season will go on sale to the public on September 21, 2012. Tickets are now available for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for 2013 Season productions will go on sale at a later date.  

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 12 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 the Bank of America Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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