“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “The Bodyguard” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” are among the lineup for Broadway In Chicago’s 2016-17 season, joining the previously announced “Hamilton” and “Aladdin.”
Tickets for the powerhouse lineup of Tony Award-winning musicals will go on sale March 1 at broadwayinchicago.com. Currently you can renew or purchase new season subscriptions by calling 312-977-1717 or visiting the website.
Here are some details:
“HAMILTON,” (beginning September 27, The PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Randolph: The musical (everything from hip-hop and jazz to rap and blues), based on the Ron Chernow’s critically acclaimed biography of Alexander Hamilton, features a book, music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed by Thomas Kail.
“THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME,” Dec. 6-24, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph): Adapted from the Mark Haddon best-selling novel about a 15-year-old boy with exceptional intelligence who is suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog and sets out to prove his innocence, the play is written by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.
“THE BODYGUARD,” January 31, 2016 – February 12, 2017, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph): Basted on the hit movie that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the stage musical stars Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron, the hottest pop singer on the planet, who is forced to enlist the services of a former Secret Service agent-turned-personal bodyguard when threats are made against her life.
“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH,” March 7 – 19, 2017, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph): The musical, by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask is directed by Michael Mayer, and tells the gender-bending story of a fictional German rock band fronted by the genderqueer title character, who assumes her new identity after a botched sex-change operation.
DISNEY’S “ALADDIN,” April 11- July 2, 2017, Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph): The hit film comes to the stage, with music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with a book by Chad Beguelin. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the musical tells the tale of the young princess Jasmine, who sneaks away from the constraints of life in the palace, meets up with the charming street urchin Aladdin, and together they set out on the adventure of a lifetime, pursued by the evil Jafar and aided by one heck of a Genie.