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Illinoise on Broadway Tickets

Don't miss this Tony-winning dance musical set to Sufjan Stevens’s spellbinding score.
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About Illinoise on Broadway

Direct from two critically acclaimed, sold-out runs, Illinoise, a 2024 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography, is on Broadway for 16 weeks only. Embark on a singular journey blending stunning choreography and aching drama, all set to Sufjan Stevens’s famous Illinois album. Featuring the hit song “Chicago,” Illinoise is a new Broadway musical created by Tony Award nominee Justin Peck and Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury. Get Illinoise tickets on TodayTix to see this four-time Tony-nominated New York Times Critic’s Pick!

The musical Illinoise is a unique piece of dance theatre, bridging the two art forms to bring Stevens’s concept album to life. In the musical, a young wanderer meets a group of friends around a campfire. Together, they share stories, empowering the young man to share his own tale of love, loss, and healing.

An unforgettable and heart-pounding production, Illinoise is as uplifting and captivating as the album to which it is set. See Illinoise on Broadway and experience a breathtaking piece of dance theatre.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

April 24th, 2024

End date

August 10th, 2024

Categories

Dance, Broadway

Age

Ages 12+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Production note
This production uses strobes, flashing lights & haze effects. After the performance begins, there will be no late seating and no re-admittance to the auditorium.
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695 Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

171 Reviews | 180 Followers
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Touchingly beautiful, Stunning, Enchanting

See it if you want an original, bit different than your typical Broadway show. Great choreography and songs by Sufjan Stevens tell the moving story.

Don’t see it if you can’t use your imagination… if you need dialogue to keep your interest … If you don’t like artful, interpretive dance.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

602 Reviews | 286 Followers
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Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if A stunning ensemble of dancers, musicians&singers performs a sublime dance musical based on Sufjan Stevens'album.Do yourself a favor:See it!

Don’t see it if If you don't like indie rock music,those scores&lyrics will make you change your mind.No dialogues;they would probably spoil the magic here.

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1206 Reviews | 345 Followers
90
Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you would enjoy great music from a fine orchestra, energetic choreography and fine sound and lights in a touching story with no words.

Don’t see it if you need a traditional musical, need a definite explanation of what is going on or do not like dance.

chris_

chris_

300 Reviews | 105 Followers
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Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Lyrical and poetic modern dance set to lush indie rock.

Don’t see it if All dance. No dialogue.

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Illinoise on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury and Justin Peck
Songs by: Sufjan Stevens
Director: Justin Peck
Choreography: Justin Peck
Cast list: Yesenia Ayala, Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Gaby Diaz, Jeanette Delgado, Carlos Falu, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Brandt Martinez, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, Alejandro Vargas, Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova, Tasha Viets-VanLear
Design: Adam Rigg
Costumes: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting: Brandon Stirling Baker
Sound: Garth MacAleavey
Other info: Music direction and supervision by Nathan Koci, arrangements and orchestrations by Timo Andres, props design by Andrew Diaz, mask design by Julian Crouch

Venue

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

More information about Illinoise on Broadway

Many musicals feature song and dance, but Illinoise is something new entirely. Featuring a sparse libretto to help emphasize the music and Justin Peck's choreography, this is a musical that is more about emotions than strict narrative. Peck and Drury, who co-wrote the musical's script, achieve thrilling excitement thanks to their inventive storytelling and staging, and Sufjan Stevens’s playful, plaintive, and yearning music all provides the backdrop and momentum for this one-of-a-kind piece.

Today, many Broadway shows riff on existing films and books, but not as many play with albums to experiment with the form. This makes Illinoise stand out: adventurous fans seeking a new kind of Broadway experience will be delighted, but so will those who are perhaps new to Broadway but love Stevens’s soaring melodies and soulful lyrics. Featuring Broadway performers alongside New York City Ballet dancers and bringing together popular music and theatre artists on the creative team, Illinoise builds a sacred community on stage and off.

What to watch for

  • Illinoise is a special kind of show, but also tried and true: it is coming off of two sold-out, hit productions from this year at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and in New York at Park Avenue Armory.
  • Whether you’re a theatre buff or not, you’ve likely encountered Justin Peck’s work before; he choreographed dance sequences in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, earned a Tony Award nomination for his work on Carousel, and is resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet.
  • After earning a Grammy nomination, Sufjan Stevens has also made a splash in Hollywood, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing and performing Call Me By Your Name’s “Mystery of Love.” Illinoise marks his first major foray into theatre and gives audiences a new way to encounter his work.
  • Give the original Illinois album a listen! It was the best-reviewed album of 2005 on review aggregator Metacritic, and writers at Paste, NPR, and Rolling Stone later named it to "best of the decade" lists.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get tickets for Illinoise on Broadway?

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Which theatre is Illinoise on Broadway at?

Illinoise on Broadway is at New York's St. James Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for Illinoise on Broadway?

Ages 12+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

What is the running time of Illinoise on Broadway?

Illinoise on Broadway runs for 1hr 30min. No intermission.

How much are tickets for Illinoise on Broadway?

Illinoise on Broadway tickets start at $53.

What is Illinoise on Broadway about?

Get Illinoise tickets and experience Sufjan Stevens’s Grammy-nominated work in a whole new light. Plus, don’t miss Tony nominee Justin Peck’s brilliant dances set to Stevens’s acclaimed concept album.

What are the songs in Illinoise?

The songs from this musical are adapted straight from Sufjan Stevens’s album, Illinoise. Fans of the musical will find familiar tunes while newcomers will be introduced to Stevens’s enchanting music.

Who wrote Illinoise?

Sufjan Stevens’s music provides the blueprint for the story while Justin Peck (Carousel choreographer) and Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview writer) create a story around Stevens’s Illinois album.

Who directed Illinoise?

Justin Peck makes his Broadway directing debut with Illinoise.

Is Illinoise appropriate for kids?

This musical is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Illinoise good?

Following two sold-out runs this year before making its Broadway bow, Illinoise has won over critics and audiences. The New York Times calls it “deeply moving” and New York Theatre Guide says it is a “cathartic experience.”

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