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Broadway in Chicago announces season including School of Rock, Wicked, specials
From a press release
2017-03-13

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CHICAGO ( March 13, 2017 ) — Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season line-up: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, 2016 Tony Award®-winning Best Play THE HUMANSand LOVE NEVER DIES. Joining the season shows are two off-season specials: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The upcoming season will go on sale to the public March 29, 2017 but current subscribers can renew subscriptions today. To renew or purchase a new subscription, please visitBroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717. Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 50% off ticket prices, discounts on parking and suite service, invitations to Broadway In Chicago exclusive events, free exchange privileges and more. The Broadway In Chicago season line-up, including performance dates and venues, is as follows:

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Nov. 1 — 19, 2017

Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph )

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics' Pick and "AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!" ( Entertainment Weekly ). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!"

WICKED

Dec. 6, 2017 — Jan. 21, 2018

Oriental Theatre ( 24 W. Randolph )

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ( Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt ) and book by Winnie Holzman ( "My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething" ),WICKED is directed by two-time Tony Award® -winner Joe Mantello ( The Humans, Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues ) and features musical staging by Tony Award® -winner Wayne Cilento ( Aida,The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed… ). The musical is based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. The Broadway sensation, WICKED, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."

THE HUMANS

Jan. 30 — Feb. 11, 2018

Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph )

Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

LOVE NEVER DIES

Feb. 14 — March 4, 2018

Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph )

This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. Don't miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world's greatest love stories as it makes its premiere in Chicago.

OFF-SEASON SPECIALS

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Sept. 25 — Oct. 8, 2017

Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph )

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Nov. 21 — Dec. 3, 2017

Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph )

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 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 PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

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