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Broadway in Chicago announces 2015–16 season


Broadway in Chicago today announced its full 2015–16 subscription season, to include the previously announced tour launch of Tony winner A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a pre-Broadway tryout of the musical Gotta Dance, and new tours of Cabaret, If/Then and Matilda the Musical.

Gotta Dance, the precious-sounding based-on-a-true-story of the NBA's first senior-citizen hip-hop dance crew, features a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by the late EGOT winner Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and Tony nominee Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer), and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), with direction and choreography by Kinky Boots helmer Jerry Mitchell. It's set to play the Bank of America Theatre December 13–January 17.

Gentleman's Guide will play the Bank of America Theatre September 29–October 11. The same venue will be host to the return of Cabaret, hitting the road again with Roundabout Theatre Company's recent remount of Sam Mendes's 1998 production.

If/Then, last season's new Broadway tuner from the Next to Normal team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre February 23–March 6. Matilda the Musical, the kid-friendly British import based on Roald Dahl's characters, will run March 22–April 10 at the Oriental Theatre.

The subscription slate, which goes on sale Sunday, March 8, kicks off with a return engagement of the stage adaptation of Dirty Dancing, August 18–30 at the Cadillac Palace. Next winter's 12-week engagement of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, running December 1–February 21 at the Oriental Theatre, was included in BIC's Spring 2015 season package, which went on sale last September.

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