So this week is going to be a busy one for Broadway In Chicago. We kicked it off yesterday with a float at the Pride Parade. We had prepared ourselves for a long day – the weather report was a little dicier than we would have liked, but it ended up being a perfect day for a parade. We had to scramble a bit at the start of the day, but ended up getting everything ready by the noon start time. The preparation is always a little intense for the parade, but the payoff is fun for our staff.
Today, we have a taping for our Broadway In Chicago Backstage program with Comcast. This is our second of the year (we did WORKING in January) and it always is a fun chance for the audience (and us) to get a little more insight into our shows. Today we are going to have cast members from the show and a performance. Beauty and the Beast starts on Wednesday so it was a great chance for the cast to do the taping and of course, perform at our Taste of Chicago Concert tonight!
Have you all been to our Taste of Chicago concert before? The event kicks off at 6 pm tonight at the Petrillo Band Shell, and our entire staff has their fingers, toes, legs, eyes all crossed in the hopes that the rain will taper off (or at least stop for about 2 hours between 6 – 8 pm). We have several shows coming in for the event – The Addams Family, Memphis, La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins – plus performances from some of our current shows AND a bunch of fun surprises for the evening. It’s one of our favorite events of the year–can you believe this is our 10th year? We are so happy to give the Chicago fans a little “taste” of the shows that we have now and in the future and that the shows are always so supportive of the event.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
See you at the theater,
Memorial Day weekend starts tourist season for those coming to Chicago – you will want to see PETER PAN, the perfect summer experience for the whole family; WORKING, which only plays through June 5, CHICAGO The Musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PINKALICIOUS and the classic WEST SIDE STORY!
For those of you venturing to New York – you may want to check out PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. The show has a personal message for all of you.
Happy Memorial Day!
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Such a great time of year!
Passover, Easter and Spring is trying to bloom! Plus the Macy’s Flower show right here on State Street in the heart of the theatre district. No better time than now to take a stroll down State Street – visit the new Block 37 Mall or Macy’s; have tea time at Argo Tea or dinner at one of Broadway In Chicago’s great partner restaurants , all before you see a show in one of our magnificent theaters. There are still tickets available for the upcoming week – the best availability is below.
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
See you at the theater!
‘WHERE’ DID THE ADDAMS FAMILY GO?
It went to Broadway and from what we hear, the show is in great shape. Pictured on the front cover of Where magazine, they are set to draw that beautiful red curtain again, beginning March 8, revealing the ultimate dysfunctional family that Chicagoans fell in love with and soon New York will too.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET begins previews in March too. Chicago looms large on Broadway this month! And when both of these shows become big hits we can all say – we saw them in Chicago first!
What’s next this month at Broadway In Chicago….
Will we see you at the theater this month?
Broadway In Chicago is proud to announce the complete 2010 Broadway In Chicago Season Series. The shows included in the 2010 Season Series are Billy Elliot the Musical, Shrek The Musical, August: Osage County, NETworks presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The 39 Steps; the selection of shows continue to emphasize Broadway In Chicago’s long-standing commitment to bringing the best of Broadway to Chicago. Season subscriptions go on sale Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 10 a.m.
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