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Illinoise on Broadway Tickets

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About Illinoise on Broadway

Direct from two critically acclaimed, sold-out runs, Illinoise is on Broadway for 16 weeks only. Get Illinoise tickets to embark on a singular journey blending stunning choreography and aching drama, all set to Sufjan Stevens’s famous Illinois album. Featuring the Grammy-nominated 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 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 other adrift souls in the American heartland; together, they share stories around a campfire and travel as far as the stars.

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 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.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing
90
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79 reviews on Show-Score

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gostak
Great staging, Indulgent, Great singing, Great dancing, Absorbing
90 / 100
Dennis
Delightful, Absorbing, Exhilarating, Great dancing, Great singing
90 / 100
Kurtal
Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing
92 / 100
BR
Ambitious, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing
95 / 100
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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 $56.

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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