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Broadway Playhouse

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This started out as a theatre-in-the-round in the 1970s, went to a movie multiplex (really bad) and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Elvis is Alive!

We enjoyed this production by a very talented actor with a great voice. He even had the side sneer... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Dee O
Marathon, Florida
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This started out as a theatre-in-the-round in the 1970s, went to a movie multiplex (really bad) and back to a proscenium theatre about 10 years ago. it is an intimate, "Black Box" auditorium; good seating (as close to continental seating as Chicago Fire Laws allow)...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Went online to the Broadway Playhouse's website to purchase tickets. They use Ticketmaster which in my opinion is an incredible rip-off I rarely purchase tickets via Ticketmaster because there fees are outrageous but there isn't any other way to buy advance tickets other than using...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this production by a very talented actor with a great voice. He even had the side sneer smile like Elvis!!

Thank Dee O
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Took my mom to see Heartbreak Hotel here. The venue is very nice. Not too big, not too small. Intimate venue. The seating and proximity to the stage were awesome. Great location, and very well kept.

Thank KiaChew08
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I would recommend this venue above most because of the comfortable seating, the excellent layout of the seats and the proximity of any seat to the stage. Sound quality was also very good.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The theater is relatively new with a nice lobby area and good lighting. There isn't a bad seat in the house. We saw Heartbreak Hotel, which was outstanding. The lead had a great voice, the "disc jockey" was authentically glib with a genuine 1950's way...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This theater is intimate enough that every seat has a great view. There was a concession area and the staff was helpful.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I was in a girls weekend and it was really hot! So we decided to go see Heartbreak Hotel and it blew my expectations! I would consider it a must see. I’m not that big of an Elvis fan and thought this was fantastic! It’s...More

Thank Dellcomm3
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Recommend the Broadway Playhouse. Every seat was good in this intimate setting. Good location and a talented cast.

Thank coyotepack5
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We went to see "Heartbreak Hotel" (an Elvis retrospective) here. The center seats afforded a great view and sound experience, but the entrances and exits to the auditorium were awkward for exiting (crowded). The actual show we saw was sub-par. The Elvis actor was marginal,...More

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Carol D
November 14, 2018|
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Response from AnnArborMHT | Reviewed this property |
be careful to note the location of the seats when you purchase tickets and try to find out how many steps must be climbed. There is a ramp but it doesn't reach all the seats and a few steps must be climbed. If you buy... More
Kevin T
August 28, 2018|
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Response from family4MI | Reviewed this property |
People were on vacation - saw all types of dress.
July 18, 2018|
Response from ParisgalChicagoIL | Reviewed this property |
i think it depends....there are sexual innuendos/Tom Parker is really portrayed as a rat/the great Elvis music is at the end/ the story is told with a background of current events so there is racial violence reported Now... More