Two Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals are in Broadway in Chicago’s lineup for its 2017–18 season, which kicks off November 1 with the composer’s latest show: School of Rock.
The musical, which features music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Julian Fellowes, will run through November 19 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The show, based on the 2003 comedy, follows a wannabe rock star who takes up a substitute teaching gig at a private elementary school—and turns his reserved students into bona fide rockers.
The season continues with Wicked, which returns to the Ford Center for the Performing Arts' Oriental Theatre—where the show played 2005–09–from December 6 through January 21, 2018.
2016 Best Play Tony Award winner The Humans will run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from January 30 through February 11. Stephen Karam’s slice-of-life play explores Thanksgiving in a Lower Manhattan apartment, where Brigid Blake hosts her parents, grandmother, sister, and boyfriend—and their deepest fears are unearthed.
Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, heads to the venue from February 14 through March 4. Plans for a tour of the musical, which has played London’s West End and Australia but not New York, were first confirmed in 2015.
Broadway in Chicago will also offer two off-season specials: Motown, playing September 25 through October 8, and White Christmas, which will play a holiday engagement November 21–December 3. Both productions are set for the Cadillac Palace Theatre.