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Broadway In Chicago’s Summer Concert to Feature “Motown” Excerpts and More
It has become a rite of summer for Broadway In Chicago — a free concert in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion designed as an introductory teaser for its upcoming season. This year’s big night is slated for Aug. 5 beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Headlining the performances will be cast members from the hit Broadway musical “Motown the Musical” (playing April 22–July 13, 2014 at the Oriental Theatre), as well as “Wicked” (in a return visit to Chicago, Oct. 30–Dec. 21 of this year at the Oriental).
Additional performances will include numbers from: “Flashdance The Musical” (running Aug. 6-18,2013 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre); “Evita” (Sept. 17-Oct. 6, 2013 at the Oriental Theatre); “Once” (Oct. 9-27, 2013 at the Oriental Theatre); “We Will Rock You” (Oct. 22-27 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre); “Elf The Musical” (Nov. 26-Dec. 15, 2013 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre); “Ghost the Musical” (Jan. 7-19, 2014 at the Oriental Theatre), and Chicago’s longrunning “Million Dollar Quartet” (now at the Apollo Theatre).
Janet Davies, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini will serve as hosts for the show which is being sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago in partnership with The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
This year’s concert also will feature performances by the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theater Award recipients: John Clay III of Oak Park and Taylor Marie Sherry of St. Charles. On July 1, Clay and Sherry will participate in The Jimmy Awards in New York City, named for Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander.
For ticket information for the shows featured at the Summer Concert, or for any of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming performances, call (800) 775-2000 or visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.