See What's Coming to the Stages of Broadway in Chicago

Comedy, jazz clubs, fine dining and towering skyscrapers, plus a Midwestern style that's all its own — when you travel to Chicago, you're charmed by a wholly unique destination. And now when you take the train there you can enjoy one of its biggest attractions — Broadway In Chicago. Best known for attracting pre-Broadway productions, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Theater District with a full range of entertainment. Plan your trip today to see an upcoming show:

Hamilton: An American Musical

Begins September 27, 2016, at the CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe)

Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.

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Tootsie

September 11 - October 14, 2018, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

A new comedy musical is coming to Chicago: TOOTSIE.

It’s the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime—including adopting a new persona as Dorothy Michaels.

Starring Tony® nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella, the film Frozen), this new production features a score by Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty), a book by Robert Horn (13, Dame Edna Back with a Vengeance), choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winner Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On The Twentieth Century).

TOOTSIE will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11 - October 14. TOOTSIE will go to Broadway in Spring 2019.

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Hello, Dolly!

October 23 - November 17, 2018, at the Oriental Theatre

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in HELLO, DOLLY! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this HELLO, DOLLY! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”

Get $20 off a pair of tickets when you use code AMTRAK!

*Offer valid on Tuesday, Wednesday evening, Thursday and Sunday evening performances through November 7.  Offer ends Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30PM. Offer valid on select seating locations only. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or with any other offer. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

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Emerald City Theatre presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

November 3 - December 30, 2018, at the Broadway Playhouse

A merry, modern mystery!

Go on a playful polar odyssey with Emily and her best friend Amos the mouse as they search for Santa’s missing Naughty or Nice List. Teamwork, determination and heart save the day in this fantastic, slapstick holiday affair. A returning favorite filled with yuletide swashbuckling, this cheery production is a holiday hit for all ages!

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

October 2 – 21 at the Oriental Theatre

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Chicago’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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$49 rear orchestra tickets and $39 mid balcony tickets for all evening performances through October 12*. Use code AMTRAK

*Offer valid on all evening performances through October 12. Offer ends Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm. Offer valid on rear orchestra and mid balcony seats only. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets or with any other offer. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

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Miss Saigon

November 13 – December 8 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

“A DYNAMITE BROADWAY REVIVAL.” – The New Yorker

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

“THE NEW MISS SAIGON SOARS TO THE RAFTERS!” – NY1

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The Book of Mormon

November 20 – December 2 at the Oriental Theatre

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. 

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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Stomp

December 5 – 30 at the Broadway Playhouse

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP.  See what all the noise is about.

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