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The Book of Mormon

Bank of America Theater

Booking until May 17

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical

Kinky Boots

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens Jul 07

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The fabulous smash hit musical, which won six Tonys, heads out on tour

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theater

Now Showing

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Musical genius at its most inventive - a unique experience for your ears and eyes!

Million Dollar Quartet

Apollo Theater Mainstage

Now Showing

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Great Balls of Fire! Here's a hit! A palpable hit!

The Lion King

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens Dec 02

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Quit 'lion' around and book those tickets before it sells out!

Matilda - The Musical

Oriental Theatre

Opens Mar 22, 2016

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The four-time Tony winning musical heads out on a US tour!

Jersey Boys

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens May 12

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This Tony-winning musical is swinging back into town - slick back your hair and get your dancing shoes on!

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Bank of America Theater

Opens May 20

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Every generation deserves its version of Beatlemania.

Once

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens Jun 02

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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

On Your Feet!

Oriental Theatre

Opens Jun 02

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See it before it hotsteps its way to New York!

Pippin

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens Jul 29

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We've got magic to do!

Dirty Dancing

Cadillac Palace Theater

Opens Aug 18

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Nobody puts Baby in the corner - make sure you don't!

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The Book of Mormon

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With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic calling it the best new musical of the century, this is one show you won't want to miss. Read more Buy Tickets.

Chicago Favorite

Million Dollar Quartet

Now Showing

Great Balls of Fire! Here's a hit! A palpable hit! Read more Buy Tickets.

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Once

Booking from June 2nd

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical! Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Jersey Boys

Dates from May 12th

This Tony-winning musical is swinging back into town - slick back your hair and get your dancing shoes on! Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Dates from May 20th

Every generation deserves its version of Beatlemania. Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

On Your Feet!

Dates from June 2nd

See it before it hotsteps its way to New York! Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Kinky Boots

Booking from July 7th

The fabulous smash hit musical, which won six Tonys, heads out on tour Read more Buy Tickets.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Opens Sep 29 at Bank of America Theater

Anything Goes

Opens Apr 08 at Marriott Theatre

Beaches

Opens Jun 24 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Opens Dec 01 at Oriental Theatre

Billy Elliot

Opens Apr 10 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Bye Bye Birdie

Opens Jan 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Cabaret

Opens Feb 09, 2016 at Bank of America Theater

Carousel

Opens Apr 10 at Civic Opera House

Dirty Dancing

Opens Aug 18 at Cadillac Palace Theater

First Date

Booking until Apr 26 at Royal George Cabaret Theater

If/Then

Opens Feb 23, 2016 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Opens Oct 29 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Jersey Boys

Opens May 12 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Kinky Boots

Opens Jul 07 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Louis and Keely

Booking until May 31 at Royal George Theatre MainStage

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

Opens Apr 29, 2016 at Civic Opera House

Marriott Theatre: City of Angels

Opens Jun 10 at Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre: Elf

Opens Oct 21 at Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre: October Sky

Opens Aug 19 at Marriott Theatre

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Mar 22, 2016 at Oriental Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet

Now Showing at Apollo Theater Mainstage

N The Queen Of Paris

Opens Nov 24 at Bank of America Theater

On Your Feet!

Opens Jun 02 at Oriental Theatre

Once

Opens Jun 02 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Pippin

Opens Jul 29 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Opens May 20 at Bank of America Theater

The Addams Family

Booking until Apr 12 at Mercury Theater

The Book of Mormon

Booking until May 17 at Bank of America Theater

The Lion King

Opens Dec 02 at Cadillac Palace Theater

The Little Mermaid

Opens Apr 22 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

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Plays

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences: The Princess and The Pea

Booking until May 03 at Marriott Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher

Opens Aug 27 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Two Trains Running

Booking until Apr 19 at Albert Goodman Theater

Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run

Opens Apr 17 at Arie Crown Theater

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Family Shows

Blue Man Group

Now Showing at Briar Street Theater

Chuggington Live

May 9, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Comedysportz

Now Showing at Comedysportz Theatre

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Opens Oct 29 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Cinderella

Opens Oct 04 at Civic Opera House

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences: The Princess and The Pea

Booking until May 03 at Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre: Elf

Opens Oct 21 at Marriott Theatre

Marvel Universe Live!

Opens Sep 10 at United Center

Marvel Universe Live!

Opens Sep 18 at All State Arena

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Mar 22, 2016 at Oriental Theatre

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 6, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Move Live on Tour: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough

Jul 25, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Peter and the Starcatcher

Opens Aug 27 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Nov 18, 2016 at United Center

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Nov 05 at All State Arena

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Sep 04 at I Wireless Center

Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance

Opens Apr 23 at Star Plaza Theater

Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance

Opens Apr 17 at Sears Center Arena

The Lion King

Opens Dec 02 at Cadillac Palace Theater

The Little Mermaid

Opens Apr 22 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace

Wild Kratts - Live

May 31, 2015 at Star Plaza Theater

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Comedy & Stand-up

Billy Gardell

Jun 5, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Brian Regan

Dec 5, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Cedric The Entertainer

Apr 11, 2015 at Arie Crown Theater

Comedysportz

Now Showing at Comedysportz Theatre

Craig Ferguson

May 29, 2015 at Star Plaza Theater

Craig Ferguson

May 31, 2015 at Genesee Theater

David Sedaris

Oct 30, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

Hannibal Buress

Apr 9, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Jay Leno

Oct 29, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Jim Gaffigan

Aug 6, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Jim Jefferies

Opens Nov 13 at Vic Theater

John Mulaney

May 30, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Kathleen Madigan

May 8, 2015 at City Winery

Kevin Hart

Jul 30, 2015 at United Center

Late Nite Catechism

Booking until Nov 22 at Great Room - Royal George Theater

Mike Epps

May 9, 2015 at Arie Crown Theater

Miranda Sings

Aug 8, 2015 at Copernicus Center Theater

Nephew Tommy

May 9, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Ralphie May

May 16, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Weird Al Yankovic

Jun 27, 2015 at Chicago Theater

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Concerts

311

Jul 11, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom

5 Seconds of Summer

Opens Aug 01 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

A.R. Rahman

May 31, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

ABC's Nashville Live

May 5, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Aretha Franklin

Jul 11, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes & Colin Hay

Jun 16, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Belle & Sebastian

Apr 3, 2015 at Riviera Theater

Ben Folds & Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Jun 6, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Ben Folds & YMusic

May 16, 2015 at Park West

Bette Midler

Jun 18, 2015 at United Center

Billy Joel

Aug 27, 2015 at Wrigley Field

Bryan Adams

Jul 25, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Celtic Woman

Jun 16, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Chayanne

Aug 23, 2015 at All State Arena

Chicago - The Band

Opens Aug 22 at Ravinia Pavillion

Chris Botti

Jun 13, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Opens May 05 at Chicago Theater

Damien Rice

Jun 21, 2015 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Damien Rice

Apr 14, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

Dark Star Orchestra

Opens Jul 02 at Vic Theater

David Gray & Amos Lee

Jun 28, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Dayglow: Life In Color Tour

Apr 18, 2015 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Death Cab For Cutie

Opens Apr 30 at Chicago Theater

Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla

Sep 5, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Diana Krall

Aug 9, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Doobie Brothers

Jun 30, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Dr. John

Jun 28, 2015 at City Winery

Ed Sheeran

Sep 16, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Emmanuel y Mijares

May 28, 2015 at All State Arena

Engelbert Humperdinck

May 9, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Faith No More

May 7, 2015 at V Live

Foo Fighters

Aug 29, 2015 at Wrigley Field

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Apr 11, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Gipsy Kings

Jun 17, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea

Apr 17, 2015 at Symphony Center Orchestra Hall

His Way - A Centennial Celebration Of Sinatra

May 30, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

Idina Menzel

Aug 16, 2015 at Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Iggy Azalea

Oct 2, 2015 at All State Arena

Imagine Dragons

Jun 15, 2015 at All State Arena

J. Cole, Big Sean, YG & Jeremih

Jul 28, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Jackson Browne

Sep 5, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Jeff Tweedy

May 15, 2015 at Vic Theater

Jimmy Buffett

Jun 27, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Joe Bonamassa

Opens Apr 16 at Chicago Theater

John Fogerty

Jul 8, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Judas Priest

May 21, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Eric Hutchinson

Aug 1, 2015 at All State Arena

Lana Del Rey

May 30, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Lila Downs

May 6, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

Lindsey Stirling

Jun 5, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Luke Bryan, Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch

Opens Oct 28 at United Center

Madonna

Sep 28, 2015 at United Center

Mark Knopfler

Oct 2, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Matt and Kim

May 21, 2015 at Riviera Theater

Max Raabe and The Palast Orchestra

Apr 8, 2015 at Symphony Center Orchestra Hall

Meghan Trainor

Jul 12, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom

Milky Chance

Opens Apr 24 at Vic Theater

Moody Blues

Apr 9, 2015 at Star Plaza Theater

Motley Crue & Alice Cooper

Aug 8, 2015 at All State Arena

Neil Diamond

Apr 14, 2015 at United Center

New Kids On The Block, TLC & Nelly

Opens May 23 at All State Arena

Nickelback

Jul 10, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd

Aug 9, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

May 29, 2015 at Riviera Theater

Of Monsters and Men

May 12, 2015 at Riviera Theater

One Direction

Aug 23, 2015 at Soldier Field Stadium

Paramore & Copeland

May 3, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Paul Weller

Jun 17, 2015 at Vic Theater

Postmodern Jukebox

Jun 4, 2015 at Vic Theater

Primus

Apr 10, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

Opens May 20 at Bank of America Theater

Ricky Martin

Oct 11, 2015 at All State Arena

Romeo Santos

Jun 12, 2015 at All State Arena

Rush

Jun 12, 2015 at United Center

Santana

Opens Aug 29 at Ravinia Pavillion

Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw

Jul 29, 2015 at All State Arena

Shania Twain & Gavin DeGraw

Jul 26, 2015 at I Wireless Center

Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson

Aug 7, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion

Spandau Ballet

Apr 25, 2015 at House of Blues

Steely Dan

Opens Jul 24 at Ravinia Pavillion

Steve Winwood

Apr 18, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Stone Temple Pilots

Apr 22, 2015 at House of Blues

Straight No Chaser

Apr 11, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Sufjan Stevens

Opens Apr 24 at Chicago Theater

Tame Impala

May 15, 2015 at Riviera Theater

Taylor Swift

Jul 18, 2015 at Soldier Field Stadium

The Jesus & Mary Chain

May 5, 2015 at Riviera Theater

The Kooks

May 2, 2015 at Vic Theater

The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses

Oct 1, 2015 at Auditorium Theatre

The Piano Guys

Aug 26, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

The Replacements

Opens Apr 29 at Riviera Theater

The Script

Jun 6, 2015 at Riviera Theater

The Waterboys

May 6, 2015 at House of Blues

The Who

Oct 15, 2015 at United Center

The Who

May 13, 2015 at All State Arena

Third Day

Apr 17, 2015 at Copernicus Center Theater

Todd Rundgren

Apr 22, 2015 at Vic Theater

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Opens Jun 26 at Ravinia Pavillion

Train The Fray & Matt Nathanson

Jul 3, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

U2

Opens Jun 24 at United Center

Umphrey's McGee

Aug 14, 2015 at Ravinia Pavillion

Under The Streetlamp

May 8, 2015 at Genesee Theater

Vans Warped Tour

Jul 25, 2015 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Volbeat & Anthrax

May 20, 2015 at Aragon Ballroom

Weird Al Yankovic

Jun 27, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Zac Brown Band

Sep 11, 2015 at Wrigley Field

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Dance & Ballet

Eifman Ballet

Opens May 08 at Auditorium Theatre

Joffrey Ballet: New Works

Opens Apr 22 at Cadillac Palace Theater

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 6, 2015 at Rosemont Theater

Move Live on Tour: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough

Jul 25, 2015 at Chicago Theater

Royal Ballet: Don Quixote

Opens Jun 18 at Auditorium Theatre

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Classical & Opera

Carousel

Opens Apr 10 at Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Bel Canto

Opens Dec 07 at Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Cinderella

Opens Oct 04 at Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

Opens Apr 29, 2016 at Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Marriage Of Figaro

Opens Sep 26 at Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wozzeck

Opens Nov 01 at Civic Opera House

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Cirque

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Nov 18, 2016 at United Center

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Nov 05 at All State Arena

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Sep 04 at I Wireless Center

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