Broadway in Chicago is a series of touring shows presented by the Nederlander organization at several theaters in Chicago’s Downtown Theater District, including the Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theater, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Bank of America Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre, and the Broadway Playhouse. Offerings include such crowd pleasers as Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Wicked, and White Christmas. Created in July 2000, Broadway in Chicago has grown to become one of the largest commercial touring businesses in the country, entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually.
Broadway In Chicago Information
- Venues: Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe; Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph Street; Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph; Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway; Drury Lane Theatre, Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street
- Public Transportation: Good (all)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good (all)
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedules and pricing vary, since Broadway in Chicago has so many shows in so many different theaters, but it’s somewhat comparable to Broadway, with Tuesday–Sunday schedules being the norm. There are some unusual prices, though, as low as $7.50 for gallery seats at Mamma Mia! and as high as $147 for a few of the shows. Student discounts are available, as well as discounts for seniors on weekday matinées and group discounts for parties of 20 or more. For a $25 yearly fee, you can be a member of the Broadway in Chicago Club and get special offers
- Subscriptions: Subscriptions are available for $108–$458. Subscriber benefits include ticket exchanges and the ability to request additional tickets in advance.