BROADWAY IN CHICAGO IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2011-2012
BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: WEST SIDE STORY; LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; ANN: AN AFFECTIONATE PORTRAIT OF ANN RICHARDS; MEMPHIS; DONNY & MARIE: CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO; LA CAGE AUX FOLLES AND COME FLY AWAY
Off-season specials include: CHICAGO, MARY POPPINS, ROCK OF AGES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE ADDAMS FAMILY
CHICAGO (March 29, 2011) - Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the complete 2011-2012 subscription series. The upcoming season will include WEST SIDE STORY; LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; ANN: AN AFFECTIONATE PORTRAIT OF ANN RICHARDS; MEMPHIS; DONNY & MARIE: CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO; LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and COME FLY AWAY. Off-season specials include CHICAGO, MARY POPPINS, ROCK OF AGES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Season ticket packages go on sale to new subscribers this Friday, April 1. Tickets are available now to all shows for groups of 15 or more.
The 2011-2012 Season Series emphasizes Broadway In Chicago’s long-standing commitment of bringing the best of Broadway to Chicago. The complete season line-up, including performances dates and venues, is as follows:
WEST SIDE STORY
July 19, 2011 – Aug. 14, 2011
Cadillac Palace Theatre
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by David Saint, using Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, WEST SIDE STORY 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.”
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
Sep. 13 – Oct. 23, 2011
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, with its starry rotating cast and wildly entertaining subject matter, is the toast of New York, and the “Best Of The Year!”–Time Out New York. Like the popular book, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that women of all ages can relate to. “Goes directly to the heart, soul, and vanity of every woman, young and old.”–Liz Smith, Variety.
ANN: AN AFFECTIONATE PORTRAIT OF ANN RICHARDS
Nov. 13, 2011 – Dec. 4, 2011
Bank of America Theatre
ANN: AN AFFECTIONATE PORTRAIT OF ANN RICHARDS is a play with Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress Holland Taylor, from TVs "Two and A Half Men.” This hilarious and touching evening of theatre joyously celebrates a dynamic, inspiring woman and beloved daughter of Texas. From the fiery politician to the compassionate loving mother, Holland Taylor weaves a magical touch of the past and present in this no-holds barred story of Ann Richards that will leave audiences with an enhanced sense not only of a person and a time, but of themselves. Hold onto your hat!
Nov. 22, 2011 – Dec. 4, 2011
Cadillac Palace Theatre
TURN UP THAT DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves— filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ’n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical. Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination... MEMPHIS!
DONNY & MARIE: CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO
Dec. 6, 2011 – Dec. 24, 2011
Spend the holidays with America’s favorite brother and sister team! DONNY & MARIE – CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO, a holiday production starring America’s favorite sibling entertainers, will play a limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre. DONNY & MARIE are coming to Chicago fresh off their Broadway debut together with the critically acclaimed successful and twice-extended run at the Marquis Theatre in New York. In the holiday tradition of the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials, DONNY & MARIE invite you and your family to join them to celebrate the joy of the season in true Osmond fashion, in person, as the pair share a Chicago stage for the first time. With a dash of Christmas spirit and their trademark show-stopping production numbers, DONNY & MARIE – CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO features your favorite hits mixed with the irresistible chemistry that made them international stars.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Dec. 20, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012
Bank of America Theatre
Three-time Tony Award®-winner including the award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is coming to the Bank of America Theatre. This hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves.
COME FLY AWAY
Jan. 10, 2012- Jan. 22, 2012
Bank of America Theatre
COME FLY AWAY is the new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary music of FRANK SINATRA and the creative vision of Tony® Award-winner TWYLA THARP (Movin’ Out). This one-of-a-kind experience combines the seductive vocals of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” with the sizzling sound of a live on-stage big band and the visceral thrill of Tharp’s choreography. As 14 of the world’s best dancers tell the story of four couples falling in and out of love, you will experience the exhilaration of a first kiss, the excitement of a first dance, and the bittersweet moments of a first good-bye in a world of sparkling romance and astonishing beauty. COME FLY AWAY features a score of beloved Sinatra classics including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “New York, New York” and “Witchcraft.”
OFF-SERIES SUBSCRIPTION SHOWS
June 7, 2011 – June 12, 2011
As the longest-running musical revival playing on Broadway, the second longest-running musical production currently playing on Broadway and the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history, it must be something in its name that makes CHICAGO so successful! Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s and starring John O’Hurley, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Oct. 13, 2011 - Nov. 6, 2011
Cadillac Palace Theatre
This high-flying musical returns, bringing its own brand of Disney magic back to Chicago! Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this dazzling musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a perfect piece of musical theater.”
ROCK OF AGES
Nov. 8, 2011 - Nov. 13, 2011
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. It’s ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! Ellen Hager from LA Splash for Chicago raves, “ROCK OF AGES will be the most fun you’ll have all year! It doesn’t matter what your age; this immensely entertaining roller coaster ride through the 80s is something you will not want to miss out on!”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Nov. 22, 2011 - Nov. 27, 2011
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the Tony Award®-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Dec. 13, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Lurching back into Chicago for a return engagement, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.
2011 Broadway In Chicago Season Series ticket holders will receive a multitude of special benefits, including savings up to 69%, priority seating at each venue, ticket exchange privileges, pre-paid and discounted parking, access to gift cards to give tickets as gifts, as well as the first opportunity to purchase additional tickets to future Broadway In Chicago productions, including those not currently listed in the 2011 Season Series. 2011 Season Series subscription packages are on sale now, and are available by logging onto www.BroadwayInChicago.com or calling the Season Ticket Hotline at (312) 977-1717.
Group tickets are currently available for all of the 2011 Season Series shows. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710. 2011 Season Series subscription packages will go on-sale to new subscribers on Friday, April 1, 2011. Broadway In Chicago gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, www.BroadwayInChicago.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775-2000.
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I'm excited that we are getting the Tony Award winning Best Musical "Memphis" along with 1st return engagements of "Rock of Ages," "Mary Poppins,"and "The Adams Family," though it's a little surprising that we're given the chance to see the touring cast of "The Adams Family" as opposed to the original cast so soon after it priemed in Chicago. I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the upteenth touring production of "West Side Story," "La Cage aux Folles," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Chicago" but I think at this point anyone is going to feel that way. I'm also not quite sure how to take Donny and Marie but I've heard that Broadway in Chicago treats their subscribers like gold and at since at point it's Christmas so I'll let others be a Scrooge about it and just enjoy the many blessings that Broadway in Chicago brings.