DearJohnHughes_16CandlesBroadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Signature Cocktail winning name “Fat Hughesday,” submitted by contestant David Lello for Broadway In Chicago’s #FTRHUGHES “Name That Drink” contest  and selected by voting cast members in the show.  FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES is an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes and opens tonight at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) playing through March 15, 2015. 

The refreshing “Fat Hughesday” reveals itself as a nostalgic pretty in pink cocktail and contains a medley of white rum with cranberry and a splash of orange juice.  The specialty cocktail will be offered at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse for $8.00 during performances through its Chicago engagement.

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES featuring Rumer Willis (90210, House Bunny), Chicago natives Patrick Mulvey (Billy Elliot), Jackie Seiden (Jersey Boys) as well as Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You), Olivia Harris, Michael Thomas Grant, James Byous, Payson Lewis and Ciaran McCarthy. Evan Rachel Wood will replace Rumer Willis for the second week of performances March 12 – 15, 2015.

Created by Shane Scheel, Christopher Lloyd Bratten and Anderson Davis, the FOR THE RECORD series reinvents cabaret for a new generation.  Choreography by Emmy Award winner Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance). Christopher Lloyd Bratten serves as Music Director. Directed by Anderson Davis. Produced by Shane Scheel and Siobhan O’Neill for Ad Astra Live. The series has featured the works of acclaimed directors Quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrmann, Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, and Garry and Penny Marshall.

The hit Los Angeles FOR THE RECORD series breathes a new life into the movies by adapting the works and movie soundtracks of iconic directors into a theatrical concert setting. “For The Record: Dear John Hughes” includes acclaimed coming of age 1980’s teen films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


The series originally began in 2009 in a small bar in Los Angeles, CA.  Over the past few years, FOR THE RECORD has become the “must-see show” in Los Angeles and has grown in popularity around the country.  FOR THE RECORD has been seen in New York, Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, SXSW in Austin, TX and this past summer at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.


For more show information, visit www.ForTheRecordLive.com .



Thursdays at 7:30pm

Fridays at 8:00pm

Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm



Individual tickets are on-sale now.  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 Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online atwww.BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.