All right, all you culture vultures constantly complaining that live theater is too expensive: you have officially lost your excuse.
For one night, anyway.
Broadway in Chicago is presenting a free sneak peek at much of their upcoming season on Aug. 6 at 6:15 p.m. in the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park.
The highlight of the evening will no doubt be a performance by actress and recording legend Cyndi Lauper. She is expected to perform a song or two from her brand new musical "Kinky Boots." The show will have its world premiere in Chicago on Oct. 2.
Although Broadway in Chicago was tight-lipped about the set-list for the free concert, Broadway World was able to obtain a list of which shows are set to perform:
- National Anthem – Meadow Nguy and Nathan Salstone, Illinois High School Musical Award Recipients
- MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
- War Horse
- PETER PAN
- THE VERONA PROJECT (American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University)
- POTTED POTTER
- PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
- I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE
- LES MISERABLES
- A Tribute to the Centennial of the Nederlander Organization
- CINDERELLA (Emerald City Theatre)
- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
- SISTER ACT
- KINKY BOOTS
One obvious ommission? The boys from "The Book of Mormon." Theatergoers will have to wait until that show opens Dec. 11 to say "Hello" to the Mormon lads.
No tickets are required but space is at a first-come basis.
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Misha Davenport is a Chicago-based freelance writer, blogger, critic and singer. He studied playwriting at Michigan State University under the late Arthur Athanason. He has been covering theater in the Windy City for more than a decade at the Chicago Sun-Times and currently as a contributor to BroadwayWorld.com. He sits on the board of the not-for-profit arts group Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and resides in Rogers Park, just steps away from the emerging theater district located there. He is a fierce advocate and lover of live theater from shows in 50-seat storefronts to big Broadway blockbusters. |
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