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Friday, December 15, 2017

CHICAGO PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE: COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CHICAGO PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE!



COMPANY INCLUDES
ALLISON BLACKWELL, TOMMY BRACCO, BRIAN CALÍ, ROBBY CLATER, 
JESSICA CROUCH
ANNA EILINSFELD, MATT FARCHER, LAUREN LIM JACKSON, RENÉE MARINO, ELLYN MARIE MARSH
JILLIAN MUELLER, JAKE ODMARK, JENNIFER SANCHEZ, MATTHEW STOCKE
ALEX MICHAEL STOLL, ALAN WIGGINS, JESSE MCGRAW WILDMAN, DARIUS WRIGHT

JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED STARS
SAMANTHA BARKS              
TONY & GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE KAZEE
WITH
ERIC ANDERSON  JASON DANIELEY  KINGSLEY LEGGS
AND
TONY AWARD NOMINEE ORFEH

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BRYAN ADAMS
& JIM VALLANCE

BOOK BY
GARRY MARSHALL & J.F. LAWTON

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER JERRY MITCHELL

Broadway In Chicago and Producer Paula Wagner announces PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will star Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) as ‘Vivian’ opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee (Once) as ‘Edward,’ with Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) as ‘Kit,’ Eric Anderson (Waitress) as ‘Mr. Thompson,’ Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) as ‘Philip Stuckey,’ and Kingsley Leggs (Sister Act) as ‘James Morse’ in a company of 24 that includes Allison Blackwell, Tommy Bracco, Brian Calí, Robby Clater, Jessica Crouch, Anna Eilinsfeld, Matt Farcher, Lauren Lim Jackson, Renée Marino, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins, Jesse McGraw Wildman and Darius Wright.

Tickets are now on sale for the PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Chicago world premiere engagement.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke, and casting by Telsey + Company.  101 Productions, Ltd is the Executive Producer and General Manager.

The world premiere of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) begins performances Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for a strictly limited 5-week engagement, and tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at 800.775.2000, and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.  

Chicago world premiere tickets range from $33 - $110.  The playing schedule for PRETTTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre is: Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.  Please note there will be added 2pm matinees on April 4 and April 11, and no evening performances on April 8 and April 15.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway on Friday, July 20, 2018, at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), with an official opening night of Thursday, August 16, 2018. 

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is produced by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions, Hunter Arnold, Ed Walson, Michael Cassel Group, Stage Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group and The John Gore Organization.

One of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time, PRETTY WOMAN was produced by Arnon Milchan (New Regency Productions) and swept the world off its feet in 1990 reinventing the romantic comedy genre by making the world believe in happily-ever-after.

Samantha Barks is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.

For more information visit: PrettyWomanTheMusical.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/PrettyWoman
Twitter: Twitter.com/PrettyWoman
Instagram: Instagram.com/prettywoman/


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 CIBC 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Orfeh to Return to Broadway in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

TONY AWARD NOMINEE ORFEH
CAST IN PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF
ORIENTAL THEATRE
MARCH 13 - APRIL 15, 2018

STARRING
SAMANTHA BARKS
TONY & GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE KAZEE

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BRYAN ADAMS
& JIM VALLANCE

BOOK BY
GARRY MARSHALL & J.F. LAWTON

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER JERRY MITCHELL

Broadway In Chicago and Producer Paula Wagner are delighted to announce that Tony Award nominee Orfeh will return to Broadway in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL. Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s PRETTY WOMAN, the new musical will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a strictly limited 5-week engagement beginning March 13, through April 15, 2018.




PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will star stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as ‘Vivian’ opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as ‘Edward,’ with Tony Award nominee Orfeh as ‘Kit.’

“When Bryan and Jim played me a song they had written for the character ‘Kit’ called ‘Rodeo Drive’ I immediately thought Orfeh!” said director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, “I told the guys...here’s the voice that will make this song fly on Broadway!”

ORFEH (Kit) was last on Broadway as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical for which she was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Orfeh’s other Broadway credits include Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm and Footloose. Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Love, Janis. Television and film work includes Sleeping with the Fishes (with Gina Rodgriguez), Across the Universe, “Film U,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Sex and the City” and “Chappelle's Show.” She has performed at Lincoln Center with her husband, Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Andy Karl, and in numerous Broadway benefits including Hair for the Actors Fund (Grammy nomination). Her extensive recording career includes music with '90s top-40 group Or-N-More. She has performed with many music icons from legends the O'Jays to Chaka Khan. Her solo CD, "What Do You Want From Me" and latest single, "Forget My Name" are available on iTunes, as well as her most recent release, a live album titled "Legally Bound" that she and her husband recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below. Twitter: @official_orfeh, IG: @orfeh

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and will begin performances Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for a strictly limited 5-week engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL).

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at a Nederlander Theater to be announced.

One of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time, PRETTY WOMAN was produced by Arnon Milchan (New Regency Productions) and swept the world off its feet in 1990 reinventing the romantic comedy genre by making the world believe in happily-ever-after.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner & Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke, and casting by Telsey + Company. 101 Productions, Ltd will be the Executive Producer and General Manager.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is produced by Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Caiola Productions, Hunter Arnold, Stage Entertainment and The John Gore Organization.

For more information visit: PrettyWomanMusical.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/PrettyWomanBway
Twitter: twitter.com/PrettyWomanBway
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prettywomanbway/

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 Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental 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.

Facebook @BroadwayInChicago ● Twitter @broadwaychicago ● Instagram @broadwayinchicago ● #broadwayinchicago

Monday, October 2, 2017

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO 2018 Season On Sale to the General Public Wednesday, Oct. 18

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES NEXT SEASON
TO FEATURE
TWO NEW PRE-BROADWAY MUSICALS: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
and THE CHER SHOW,
TONY AWARD®-WINNING THE COLOR PURPLE,
WAITRESS, ON YOUR FEET! 
and A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME

OFF-SEASON SPECIALS WILL INCLUDE 
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, 
THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

On Sale to the General Public Wednesday, Oct. 18






Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce its 2018 season line-up set to feature two new Pre-Broadway musicals: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved Garry Marshall  film, and THE CHER SHOW based on the life of the legendary Cher. The season also includes Tony Award®-winning THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET!, WAITRESS: A NEW MUSICAL and A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME. Off Season specials will include: DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE and two Rodgers & Hammerstein classics, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and CINDERELLA. The upcoming season will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. To renew or purchase a new subscription, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717.  


Subscriber benefits include savings of up to 59% off ticket prices, discounts on parking and suite service, invitations to Broadway In Chicago exclusive events, exchange privileges based on availability and more. The Broadway In Chicago line-up, including performance dates and venues, is as follows:




PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
March 13-April 15, 2018
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph
Based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will have its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. With music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.  “We found two amazing, charismatic actors with incredible chemistry to play ‘Vivian’ and ‘Edward,’” said producer Paula Wagner, “The gorgeous, triple-threat, Samantha Barks, and one of Broadway’s most dashing and talented leading men, Tony and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee.” 



A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
March 20 – April 29, 2018
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut
It’s the 1950’s in Winnetka, IL. Every Wednesday best friends Joan, Connie, Dottie, & Agnes enter a Betty Crocker cooking contest, dreaming how the prizes might change their mundane lives. On this particular Wednesday, Joan replaces the cookbook with the Kinsey Report on female sexuality and life begins to get very interesting! In A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, a slice-of-life original musical comedy, we watch as this cooking club becomes a turning point in their lives.



ON YOUR FEET! 
March 21 – April 8, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
This Broadway musical will dance its way back to Chicago where it originated its Pre-Broadway engagement the summer of 2015. It follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping hits, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” and more. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), choreographed by Tony Award® nominee & Olivier Award® winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis), with book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).




THE CHER SHOW
June 12-July 15, 2018
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph
THE CHER SHOW, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its Pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago before making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018. Recognized for her influential contributions to music, film, television, fashion, and popular culture, the Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning entertainer’s life story will be brought to stage in this new musical featuring her beloved chart-topping hits. THE CHER SHOW is produced by Flody Suarez (What’s New Pussycat) and four-time Tony Award-winner Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton).




WAITRESS
July 3-22, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.



THE COLOR PURPLE
July 17-29, 2018
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress
This revival of THE COLOR PURPLE won two Tony Awards® in 2016, including Best Revival of a Musical and two Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. THE COLOR PURPLE revival also won the 2017 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album.  Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony Award® winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize®-winning story.


OFF SEASON SPECIALS WILL INCLUDE:

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 
April 10-15, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Chicago! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.



Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
April 27-May 6, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”



DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
May 29-June 3, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

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 Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental 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.

Facebook @BroadwayInChicago ● Twitter @broadwaychicago ● Instagram @broadwayinchicago ● #broadwayinchicago


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