First, find out which Broadway shows are deemed award winners when the 76th annual Tonys are on CBS at 8 p.m. ET June 11, 2023.
Then, don’t wait until Fall to see some former good Tony-award winning musicals playing this summer in the Chicago area.
- The hot ticket this summer is Goodman Theatre’s “The Who’s Tommy.” Opening June 13 for previews, Goodman has already added eight performances.
Three decades after the show won Tonys for its creators, Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, the duo has reimagined their production and is presenting this updated version first in Chicago.
The show’s official opening night is June 26 and runs through July 30 in Goodman’s Albert Theatre. For tickets and other information visit Goodman Theatre.
- Another musical that brings back the old goodies is “Hair,” once a ground breaker in (tongue firmly in cheek) costume design.
Playing at Skokie Theatre June 23-July 30, audiences are likely to want to hum or join in such old favorites as “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In.”
Its book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot will remind audiences that yesterdays’ important issues of world peace and global responsibility are still around. For directions and more information visit SkokieTheatre.org.
- A third musical, a goodie though not at all oldie except arguably in an underworld concept that uses such know characters as Orpheus and Eurydice, is the 2019 Tony Award winning production, “Hadestown.” On stage at the CIBC Theatre for a short run, June 20-June 25, the production is brought to the city by Broadway in Chicago. For tickets and other information visit Broadwayinchicago/Hadestown.