Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More

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Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More

Broadway In Chicago has announced their upcoming 2015 Spring Season will go on sale to new subscribers on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Spring Season will include two Pre-Broadway World Premieres FIRST WIVES CLUB and ON YOUR FEET!, two 2013 Tony Award-winning musicals KINKY BOOTS and PIPPIN and two shows direct from Broadway THE ILLUSIONISTS and BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical. To purchase tickets, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717.

The Broadway In Chicago 2015 Spring Season line-up, including performance dates and venues, is as follows:

FIRST WIVES CLUB
Pre-Broadway World Premiere
February 17 - March 29, 2015
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason ("Designing Women") makes her theatrical debut as book writer and Simon Phillips will direct the musical. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures Film, FIRST WIVES CLUB, still the ultimate story of female empowerment, and will feature songs - both new original music and classics - by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, who are responsible for such hits as "Reach Out...I'll Be There," "Stop in the Name of Love," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," and "My World Is Empty Without You."

THE ILLUSIONISTS
March 10 - 22, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

Having shattered box office records around the world, THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, "We can't wait to bring this electrifying show to Chicago for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage."

ON YOUR FEET!
Pre-Broadway World Premiere
June 2 - July 5, 2015
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray). ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will get audiences on their feet.

KINKY BOOTS
July 7 - 26, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

KINKY BOOTS will make its triumphant return to Chicago for the first time since its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in 2012. KINKY BOOTS took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades. In KINKY BOOTS, Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

PIPPIN
July 28 - August 9, 2015
Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph)

PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including "Magic To Do," "Corner of the Sky," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song." This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical
December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph)

Broadway's newest smash hit and Tony Award-winning BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, with a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

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