Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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  • Escape to Margaritaville

    Until Dec 2, 2017

  • Wicked

    Dec 6, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018

  • Pretty Woman

    Mar 13 - Apr 15, 2018

  • The Cher Show

    Jun 12 - Jul 15, 2018

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Escape to Margaritaville

Until December 2, 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.

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Winner of 3 Tony Awards

December 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Once upon a time in the Land of Oz, there was a girl and her dog - no, scrub that. This musical goes way before the arrival of Dorothy Gale and her pooch Toto. THIS is the story of two magically inclined women, one blonde, and one green of skin - and their coming-of-age as the forces of good and (perceived) 'wicked'. Discover the musical phenomenon of the new century, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, which explores the foundation of the Oz legend, of what made Glinda and Elphaba become the icons of good and bad, and whether all is what it appears to be in later stories.

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Pretty Woman

March 13 - April 15, 2018

Pretty Woman walks down the street and into the Oriental theatre in spring 2018 as the hit 1990 romantic comedy gets a very welcome musical adaptation, starring Samantha Barks (Les Miserables, stage & screen) and Steve Kazee. Lovingly overseen by the film's' director Garry Marshall before his untimely passing, his vision is fulfilled by libretto scribe J.F. Lawton, director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) and rock royalty Bryan Adams and writing partner Jim Vallance, who'll provide an all-new score. Promising to delve deeper into the characters of Vivian and Edward whilst keeping the charm, heart, and humor of the original, this exciting venture is sure to top must-see lists of fans and critics alike.

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The Cher Show

June 12 - July 15, 2018

Cher might not be able to turn back time but she can certainly give her blessing on a musical that will tell the story of her life, career, and how she became one of America's most treasured stars. The musical, that is due to premiere on Broadway in Fall 2018, is offering you the opportunity to see it first in this Pre-Broadway 5 week tryout.

Oriental Theatre

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Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

  • Year opened: 1998
  • Capacity: 2253

Originally opened as a movie palace in 1926, the theater has undergone various incarnations, the most recent being its 1998 revamp into a Broadway theater, and sold to the Nederlander Group in 2007 as part of the revitalised Loop Theater District where it attracts the biggest touring Broadway shows to the city, and continues to attract money to the area.

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0.05 mi away at 150 North Dearborn

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

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0.11 mi away at 1 W. Washington St.

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0.14 mi away at 1 E. Wacker Dr.

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0.14 mi away at 60 E. Randolph St.

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

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0.1 mi away at 201 North State Street
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