2 Plays to Open in Chicago before their New York Runs

WHAT AN EXCITING SEASON this is going to be in Chicago!  Broadway in Chicago has an amazing line-up including 2 pre-Broadway shows!

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that individual tickets for the all-new
production of JEKYLL & HYDE are now on sale!
 JEKYLL & HYDE will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph St.) for two weeks only, March 12 – 24, 2013.
American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE.  This is going to be a great pairing!!
After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse, returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway
production directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon.

The musical is based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness.

Tickets for JEKYLL & HYDE at the Cadillac Palace Theatre range from $33-$95. A select number of premium seats are also
available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago  Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

April brings us  the pre-Broadway World premiere of BIG FISH!

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will star Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, and have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24
West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning
performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Sunday, April 21, 2013, and
playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013.  Tickets go on sale to the public
Monday, February 4, 2013.

A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, BIG FISH
centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of
his epic adventures frustrate his son Will.  As Edward’s final chapter
approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father
really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall
tales.  Overflowing with heart, humor and inventive stagecraft, BIG FISH is an inspirational tribute to the power of family, dreaming big and the unpredictable adventure of life itself.

IN 2003, a critically acclaimed film of Big Fish was released by
Columbia Pictures directed by Tim Burton, starring Ewan McGregor, Albert
Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lang and Helena Bonham Carter.  The film
was nominated for an Academy Award, Grammy Award, 4 Golden Globe Awards
and 7 BAFTA Awards.

Tickets for BIG FISH at the Oriental Theatre range in
price from $33-$100.  A select number of premium seats are also
available for many performances.