Chicago Theatre Review
BROADWAY IN CHICAGO’S FREE 2013 SUMMER CONCERT
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce their annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT will take place on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Hosted by ABC 7 Chicago’s Janet Davies, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, the headlining performance will feature cast members from the smash hit Broadway musical MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, as well as Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED, and showcase additional cast performances from ELF, EVITA, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, GHOST THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and WE WILL ROCK YOU. The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and produced in partnership with The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
This year’s concert will also feature performances by the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theater Award recipients: John Clay III of Oak Park, Illinois, and Taylor Marie Sherry of St. Charles, Illinois. Clay and Sherry will participate in The Jimmy™ Awards in New York City, named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, on July 1, 2013.
“We love being able to give back to our loyal fans and the residents of Chicago with this free concert,” said Eileen LaCario, vice president of Broadway In Chicago. “To see the number of Broadway performers who gather together for this one special night and their joy in performing on the stage of one of the most extraordinary outdoor concert settings – it is truly one of our favorite nights.”
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of Millennium Park Presents, May 26–September 11 (various dates; start times vary), Millennium Park proudly presents symphonic music, dance, opera, Broadway hits and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions. For full calendar information, visit millenniumpark.org. For exciting facts about the Park, program updates and weather cancellations, follow us on Twitter @Millennium_Park and like us on Facebook.