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Cirque du Soleil
@Grand Chapiteau At United Center
July 21st - September 3rd, 2017
Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain.
Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The LUZIA album takes Carpentier’s original music written for a live acoustic setting and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible, infused with brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds.
@The PrivateBank Theatre
Dispite what went on with the Broadway cast of this musical, entering political commentary at the end of their performance, the Chicago roadshow contines.
Hamilton the musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner, creator of Hamilton.
The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out.
In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior Off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominated categories.