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  • Russell Watson

    Jun 10, 2017

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

    Jun 14 - Jul 2, 2017

  • Something Rotten!

    Jul 11 - 23, 2017

  • An American in Paris

    Jul 25 - Aug 13, 2017

  • Escape to Margaritaville

    Nov 9 - Dec 3, 2017

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Russell Watson

Oriental Theatre

June 10, 2017

Following his successful comeback Songs From The Heart tour in 2016, the UK's top-selling classical singer heads once again over to North America this year for his True Stories tour, in support of his newest album of the same name! A truly self-made man from humble beginnings in a parts factory, he escaped the drudgery of the assembly line by winning a local radio competition; his debut album The Voice won the Classical BRIT Awards Album Of The Year, earning him the popular adage, "The People's Tenor".

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Oriental Theatre

June 14 - July 2, 2017

After sweeping Broadway of its feet in 2015, the latest revival of the King and I heads out on tour. Regarded as one of Rodger and Hammerstein's greatest works, The King and I tells the story of the unlikely bond which grows between an English governess and the King of 19th Century Siam.

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Something Rotten!

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Tony Award Winner

Oriental Theatre

July 11 - 23, 2017

A bold, brash and hugely irreverent musical comedy, Something Rotten! is a loving send up of both Shakespeare and Broadway's greatest hits. The story follows a lowly playwriting duo who attempt at steal The Bard's limelight by creating the world's first ever musical!

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An American in Paris

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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Oriental Theatre

July 25 - August 13, 2017

Based on the Oscar-winning Gene Kelly movie, An American in Paris follows the fortunes of American expat Jerry Mulligan as he soaks in the romantic atmosphere of post-war Paris. Stunningly adapted by Christopher Wheeldon, this Broadway smash was nominated for an incredible 12 Tony Awards in 2015, and won four.

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Escape to Margaritaville

Oriental Theatre

November 9 - December 3, 2017

Featuring Jimmy Buffett songs old and new, Escape to Margaritaville is a sunny new jukebox musical which debuts in Chicago before heading off to Broadway. Set on an idyllic island paradise, the show follows the burgeoning romance behind laid-back bartender Tully and a career-minded tourist who steals his heart.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts

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24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Also known as the Oriental Theatre (its original name), The Ford Center has seen legendary performers, including The Three Stooges and Judy Garland, take to its stage. When the theatre's doors opened in 1926, it took the form of a grand movie palace with exotic architecture inspired by India. Although it is no longer a luxurious cinema, the center has thrived as a live performance venue, hosting the finest Broadway productions. A night out at the Ford Centre is just as glamorous an affair as it was in the theatre's early days as its vintage grandeur has been lovingly restored and maintained.

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The Walnut Room - Chicago
0.07 mi away at 111 North State Street

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Burnham Hotel Valet
0.11 mi away at 1 W. Washington St.

ABM Parking Services
0.14 mi away at 60 E. Randolph St.

LAZ Parking
0.15 mi away at 1 E. Wacker Dr.

Black and White Valet
0.15 mi away at 111 N. Wabash Ave.

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