1776 Half-Price Tickets to Broadway In Chicago Shows

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney’s NEWSIES and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres’ Hot Tix program Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 10. Tickets will be available to select performances in July for purchase through Hot Tix booth locations (72 E. Randolph St., 108 N State St., or 163 E. Pearson St.) or at www.HotTix.org while supplies last. Broadway In Chicago has developed this offer in conjunction with the League of Chicago Theatres which provides services and support to over 200 Chicagoland theatres.


Pre-Broadway World Premiere!

Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL explodes with energy. THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie. With additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

This offer is valid on the following performances:


June 28 at 7:30 PM

June 29 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

June 30 at 7:30 PM

July 1 at 7:30 PM

July 2 at 2 PM and 8 PM

July 3 at 2 PM

July 5 at 7:30 PM

July 6 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

July 7 at 7:30 PM

July 8 at 7:30 PM

July 9 at 2 PM and 8 PM

July 10 at 2 PM


The PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

This offer is valid on the following performances:


July 3 at 2 PM

July 5 at 7:30 PM

July 6 at 7:30 PM

July 8 at 7:30 PM

July 10 at 7:30 PM


Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.


This offer is valid on the following performances:


July 28 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

July 29 at 7:30 PM

July 31 at 6:30 PM


Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! is directed by Morgan Ashley Madison, originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, with a book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall and music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.

Through unforgettable songs such as “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction,” a nervous schoolteacher must discover how to charm his students through imagination and music on the first day of class. Based on the entertaining and educational Emmy Award-winning animated series, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! brings the treasured Saturday-morning melodies of the ‘70s back in a hip new way. Children with recognition of educational subject matter and familiarity of the scholastic cartoon of the same name will enjoy this classic show, reimagined into an academic rock concert that features booming musical recordings and a funkadellic stage.

This offer is valid on the following performances:


July 8 at 10 AM

July 9 at 10 AM

July 10 at 10 AM

July 14 at 10 AM

July 15 at 10 AM

July 16 at 10 AM

July 17 at 10 AM

July 21 at 10 AM

July 22 at 10 AM

July 23 at 10 AM

July 24 at 10 AM

For more information about THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney’s NEWSIES andSCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, please visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.


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 Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. 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 including its newly named The PrivateBank Theatre, the Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

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