Broadway in Chicago is back: the 2021-2022 Season


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Broadway in Chicago is back! We at Show Me Chicago couldn’t be more excited 

The 2021-2022 Broadway in Chicago season kicks off October 5. 2021, with an exciting line-up of shows including two pre-Broadways, Paradise Square and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZENWHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO MECOME FROM AWAYMOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and the national tour launch of SIX and more.

From traditional blockbusters to new shows to Pre-Broadway premieres–this highly anticipated season has something for everyone.

And it’s even sweeter because of what we missed.


RENT – 25th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR, October 5 – 10, 2021CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

“Rent”—the 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour. Whether you have seen this show a dozen times or never before this is definitely something you want to put on your calendar.

The Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning show that inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret may be even more timely today than it was produced 25 years ago. 

October 16, 2021 – Two Performances Only!
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

Alton Brown Live 6 – Credit to David Allen

Alton Brown hits the road with a new culinary variety show.  Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous science stuff.  Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers…think twice.

October 26 – November 21, 2021
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.

The national tour of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO MEHeidi Schreck’s Tony Award nominated Pulitzer Prize finalist play,directed by Oliver Butler, will return to Chicago this fall starring Cassie Beck (The Humans, “Shameless”)in the leading role. 

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of PARADISE SQUARE
November 2 – December 5, 2021
James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

The Company of Paradise Square at Berkeley Rep

The creators of such landmark shows as RagtimeSpring AwakeningThe Laramie Project and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical bring Paradise Square to Chicago for a strictly limited engagement, prior to Broadway. New York City. 1863. The country is divided over immigration, racial tensions, and political ideology. The chaos of the Civil War rages on in the heart of the Five Points slum. But in this neighborhood, something extraordinary is occurring. Free born Blacks and those who escaped slavery are living, working, and intermarrying with newly arrived Irish immigrants.

November 2 – 7, 2021
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Disney’s FROZEN
November 19, 2021 – January 22, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.

From the producer of The Lion King and AladdinFROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). FROZEN features the songs from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers.

LESLIE ODOM, JR. THE CHRISTMAS TOURDecember 4, 2021 (One Night Only)
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.
Headshots available here.

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. With a career that spans all performance genres.

December 14 – 19, 2021
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.


PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is returning to Chicago on tour! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL–a love story for the ages.

February 22 – 27, 2022
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

Since its sell-out in London’s West End, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is now the world’s leading theatre show concerning Simon & Garfunkel featuring a full live band and state of the art video projection and lighting. The show includes all of their hits, such as ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound.’

February 22 – March 6, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.

The First North American Tour Company of Come from Away 2018

Broadway’s award winning COME FROM AWAY is the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

February 26 – April 24, 2022
James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory–a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment with MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL

March 29 – July 3, 2022
CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of history.

June 28 – July 10, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.

My Fair Lady

 Lerner & Loewe’s  MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed? Always a favorite.

July 19 – 31, 2022
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base, In celebration of its 50th Anniversary with a modern, theatrical production. The show features award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
July 19 – August 21, 2022
James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss, she finds herself caught between the dreams she thought she wanted, and the cost of what that reality in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.


Individual tickets are on sale now for Disney’s FROZEN and PARADISE SQUARE. Tickets can be purchased for all shows for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing  Broadway In Chicago will announce its new subscription series, led by PARADISE SQUARE, in August. For further information regarding all ticket sales visit Broadway in Chicago.

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