Broadway In Chicago Announces THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Returns May 12-17

Ben Cooley (left) and Taylor Bloom in “The Simon & Garfunkel Story.” (Photo by Lane Peters)

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY will return for a limited one-week engagement May 12 – 17, 2020 at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe).  THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is now playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) through December 8, 2019.  Tickets for the return engagement are now on sale.

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. 

Using state of the art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

More information about THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY can be found at: TheSimonAndGarfunkelStory.com.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY are now on sale and range in price from $25-$80 with a select number of premium tickets available. Individual tickets are available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected]

ABOUT MAPLE TREE ENTERTAINMENT (Producers):

Headed by Dean Elliott, Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd is a theatrical production company that specialize in creating, presenting and producing high quality music, drama and musicals both in the UK and across the world. Maple Tree Entertainment’s flagship show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people across the world and is still today the leading theatrical show concerning Simon & Garfunkel. The company is committed to extremely high quality work and will always have the satisfaction of the audience as its main driving goal.  www.mapletreeentertainment.com

ABOUT QUATRO ENTERTAINMENT (Producers):

Quatro Entertainment co-produces The Simon & Garfunkel Story, The Life and Music of George Michael and promotes national Broadway touring shows. With offices in Calgary and Victoria, they present hundreds of events across North America each year. Recent Broadway touring shows include: Dirty Dancing, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages and The Illusionists. For more information visit: http://quatroentertainment.com/

ABOUT RIGHT ANGLE ENTERTAINMENT (Producers)

Right Angle Entertainment (Producer) led by founding partners Alison Spiriti and Justin Sudds, specializes in the production, marketing, management and distribution of live branded non-traditional entertainment from the digital, theatrical and concert worlds and beyond.  RAE’s proud roster includes: Disney – Dance Upon a Dream, Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour, The Price is Right LIVE, America’s Got Talent LIVE, The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical (National Tour and Grand Ole Opry,) Cat and Nat #MomTruths, Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, The Office: Musical Parody (off-Broadway and National Tour,) Together LIVE with Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach, Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour, among many more. visit us @ RightAngleEntertainment.com

 ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 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 more than 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 CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.

Broadway In Chicago proudly celebrates 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre. For more information, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.