Theater & Performance
Broadway in Chicago announces latest subscription season
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Broadway in Chicago has firmed up the subscription offerings for a "2015 Spring Season" that stretches well into winter, with new subscriptions going on sale this Sunday, September 7.
The six shows in the package, all previously announced, include two Broadway-aimed musicals: First Wives Club, by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Holland-Dozier-Holland (February 17–March 29, Oriental Theatre), and the autobiographical jukeboxer On Your Feet, by Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio Estefan (June 2–July 5, Oriental Theatre).
Touring productions include the return of Kinky Boots (July 7–26, Cadillac Palace Theatre), the new Broadway revival of Pippin (July 28–August 9, Cadillac Palace Theatre) and Beautiful—The Carole King Musical (December 1, 2015–February 21, 2016, Oriental Theatre). A Toronto Star report yesterday suggested that Tony winner and hometown favorite Jessie Mueller would depart from the Broadway production of Beautiful to headline the show's tour, though producers said no casting has been set.
Rounding out the offerings is The Illusionists (March 10–22, Cadillac Palace Theatre), an Australian-born touring spectacle featuring seven magicians. The 12-week return engagement of The Book of Mormon (February 24–May 17, Bank of America Theatre) is not included in the subscription package.