“Anything Goes” and “Jekyll and Hyde” are among the productions that will round out the 2013 season of Broadway in Chicago.
Though much of the season was previously announced, the new productions will be held at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. “Jekyll and Hyde” will be up first, and will run at the theater from March 12-24, 2013. The show, which ran on Broadway for four years, will feature “American Idol” contestant Constantine Maroulis and R&B star Deborah Cox.
“Anything Goes” will come a little later, beginning April 23 and running through May 5. The Broadway revival of the classic Cole Porter musical recently closed in New York.
A slew of other shows will be part of the season as well, including “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” which will be performed at the Auditorium Theatre March 19-31.
Additionally, a new musical adaptation of the 2003 Tim Burton film “Big Fish” will premiere at the Oriental Theatre April 2 and is scheduled to run through May 5. The run is a pre-Broadway production of the musical, which is written by John August and Andrew Lippa. The production will star Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz.
Though not officially a part of Broadway in Chicago, The Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Linconshire, Ill. also has a packed season lined up. The venue is Chicago’s longest running musical theater.
“Now and Forever” will kick off the Marriott’s season, and is scheduled to run from January 16 through March 24. “South Pacific” will follow from April 3 to June 2. The second longest running Off Broadway musical in history, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” will be performed from June 5 through August 11.
The stage adaptation of “9 to 5” will come next, running August 14 through October 20. Finally, the classic “Mary Poppins” will close out the year for the holiday season, running from October 23 to January 5.