HEARTBEAT OF HOME's U.S. Premiere Set for Chicago's Oriental Theatre, March 4-16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced HEARTBEAT OF HOME, from the producers of Riverdance, will make its U.S. premiere in Chicago and will play the Oriental Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 4 - 16, 2014.

Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, HEARTBEAT OF HOME is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of forty includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne.

The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. Produced by Moya Doherty, devised and directed byJohn McColgan with narrative and lyrics by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O'Connor. Joseph comments: 'when we marry the sexiness of salsa to the thunder of Irish dance, the lyricism of tango to the yearning of Sean-nós, what a night of storytelling we shall have'.

The cast includes world-class Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and with choreography by David Bolger, the production will create a dream-world of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance.

Ten of the dancers were cast via an unprecedented online talent search - they come from the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. These dancers are the new generation bringing with them the versatility of other dance forms including tap, ballet, hip hop and street combined with their outstanding Irish dance skills. The online talent website received in excess of 2.2 million hits!

The World Premiere of HEARTBEAT OF HOME will take place at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on October 2, 2013 and will run for 21 performances only prior to embarking on a World Tour. It will have its U.S. premiere in Chicago.

In October 2012 a 40-minute workshop of HEARTBEAT OF HOME was held at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. International promoters travelled from China, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and the UK to attend. They were unanimous in their positive reaction to the presentation.

Individual tickets will go on-sale at a later date and the ticket price range is $30-$85. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Groups of 10 or more are available by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. 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 Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

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