How to Get $45 Tickets to Illinoise on Broadway | Playbill

Broadway News How to Get $45 Tickets to Illinoise on Broadway

Directed and choreographed by Justin Peck, the show previously played an Off-Broadway premiere at Park Avenue Armory.

Company of Illinoise Liz Lauren

Digital lottery, digital rush, and in-person rush policies have been revealed for Broadway's new dance musical Illinoise, which will begin performances at the St. James Theatre April 24. All three low-priced ticket schemes offer seats for $45 each.

In-person rush tickets will be sold at the St. James box office starting at 10 AM Monday through Saturday, and starting at noon Sundays. Theatregoers can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Locations will be based on availability, and seats may be partial view. Digital rush tickets will also be available via TodayTix, beginning at 9 AM the day of the performance. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for a performance, and like the in-person rush, said tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats may be partial view.

Lastly, digital lottery tickets will be available via LuckySeat the day before the winning performance. For weekday performances, entries will be accepted until 9:30 AM, with winners selected at 10 AM, and continuing throughout the day as needed. For weekend performances, entries will be accepted until 9:30 AM the Friday before, with winner selection following at 10 AM that Friday for all Saturday and Sunday performances. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for a performance.

The Sufjan Stevens dance musical Illinoise previously enjoyed an Off-Broadway run at Park Avenue Armory. The strictly limited Broadway engagement will continue through August 10. Read reviews for the Park Avenue Armory run here.

The work is inspired by Stevens' album Illinois and features direction and choreography by Justin Peck (Carousel, West Side Story). The musical's story is by Peck and Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview). The production is set around a campfire as dancers, singers, and a live band lead audiences on an epic journey set to Stevens' music, arranged by Timo Andres.

The dance ensemble for the Broadway bow will feature much of the performers from the show's earlier runs Off-Broadway and at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's The Yard. The company will include Yesenia Ayala (West Side Story), Kara Chan (Twyla Tharp Dance), Ben Cook (West Side Story), Gaby Diaz (So You Think You Can Dance?), Jeanette Delgado (West Side Story), Carlos Falu (West Side Story), Christine Flores (Dance Heginbotham), Jada German (Twyla Tharp Dance), Zachary Gonder (Pam Tanowitz Dance), Rachel Lockhart (Jacob's Pillow), Brandt Martinez (Aladdin), Dario Natarelli (Maestro), Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein (West Side Story), Ahmad Simmons (Fosse/Verdon), Byron Tittle (Dorrance Dance), Ricky Ubeda (So You Think You Can Dance?), and Alejandro Vargas.

The work was co-commissioned by Fisher Center at Bard (where the piece made its world premiere in 2023), Park Avenue Armory, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Southbank Centre, TO Live, and Perelman Performing Arts Center. The show's Chicago run finished February 18.

The creative team includes music director and supervisor Nathan Koci, music arranger and orchestrator Andres, scenic designer Adam Rigg, lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker, sound designer Garth MacAleavey, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, prop designer Andrew Diaz, and mask designer Julian Crouch. Thomas Gates is production stage manager.

Orin Wolf, John Styles, and David Binder are producing, in association with Seaview and Executive Producer Nate Koch.


See pictures from the Chicago run of Illinoise below:

Photos: Illinoise At Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!