Cadillac Palace Theater
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and, over the past 16 years, has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Company, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well over 1.7 million people annually. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop: The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Broadway In Chicago is best known for attracting pre-Broadway productions, highlights of those include The Producers, Spamalot, Movin' Out, The Addams Family, Kinky Boots and Big Fish, as well as long-run engagements including Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, and Billy Elliott the Musical to name a few.
About Cadillac Palace Theater
The Palace Theatre opened at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle Streets in Chicago on October 4, 1926. Designed by legendary theatre architects the Rapp Brothers, the theatre originally opened as the flagship of vaudeville’s legendary Orpheum Circuit. The theatre’s interior featured a splendor previously unseen in Chicago — a breathtaking vision inspired by the French palaces of Fontainebleau and Versailles. Despite the beauty of the theatre and the popularity of its shows, audiences in the late 1920s and early 1930s had begun to lose interest in vaudeville, and in 1931 the theatre was converted into a movie palace, initially presenting films with live stage shows, and then eventually showing only movies. When movie audiences began staying at home to watch television in the 1950s, the theatre managers, hoping to attract bigger audiences, booked Broadway shows into the theatre. In 1984, the theatre, now renamed the Bismarck Theatre, was converted into a rock venue. Sporadically used during the 1990s, the venue was completely restored and renovated during 1999, and reopened as the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Since then, the Cadillac Palace has been the home to several pre-Broadway hits including The Producers and Mamma Mia! and long-run engagements of Disney’s The Lion King and Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple.
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