IL Marriott Will Welcome Spelling Bee, Piazza, My Fair Lady and More in 2009

News   IL Marriott Will Welcome Spelling Bee, Piazza, My Fair Lady and More in 2009
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, known for revivals, new works and its own versions of recent Broadway titles, announced its 2009 season Aug. 22.

Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are among contemporary titles, while My Fair Lady and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are also on the slate.

The record-breaking audience favorite Joseph, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's pop take on the Old Testament tale, will play Feb. 18-May 10, 2009.

William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will play May 13-July 19, 2009. The interactive musical charts the highs and lows of a collection of misfit kids at a spelling bee. Sheinkin won a Tony for her quirky, heartfelt libretto.

The romantic musical, The Light in the Piazza, a tale of a mother and her fragile daughter on vacation in Italy, with a score by Adam Guettel (Tony Award winner, Best Score) and book by Craig Lucas, will run July 22-Sept. 20, 2009.

The Broadway hit Hairspray, with songs by Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, plays Sept. 23-Dec. 6, 2009. My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe's classic take on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2009-Feb. 14, 2010.

Creative teams will be announced at a later date.

The Marriott Theatre, the most subscribed musical theatre in the country with more than 40,000 subscribers, offers a limited number of new subscriptions available for purchase each fall. Call the box office at (847) 634-0200 and ask to be put on the waiting list to become a new subscriber in 2009. After the theatre's 2008 subscribers renew, the waiting list will be given priority.

To reserve tickets with a major credit card, call the Marriott Theatre box office at (847) 634-0200 or visit

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