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Top 3 Chicago Theaters


In the late 1990s the Windy City started revitalizing its downtown Chicago theater scene, which is now thriving and in full force. Here's a list of the best Chicago theaters to catch a Broadway-style show, musical, or touring production.

1. LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Schubert Theatre)

The historic LaSalle Bank Theatre first opened in 1906 as the Majestic, and was later renamed the Schubert. It has a long history of hosting Broadway-style musical productions from classics like Guys and Dolls to modern hits such as Monty Python's Spamalot.
  • Address: 18 West Monroe, Chicago
  • Phone: 312-977-1700

2. Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Currently, the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre is host to the hit musical "Wicked", which tells the story of the Witches of Oz "before Dorothy dropped in." The original touring production of "Wicked" sold out so fast a separate Chicago production company was created. "Wicked" is still one of the hottest tickets in town, and is currently enjoying an open run that's not likely to end anytime soon.
  • Address: 24 West Randolph, Chicago
  • Phone: 312-384-1501

3. Cadillac Palace Theatre

Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre first opened opened in 1926, at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle. Completely renovated in 1999, the Cadillac Palace Theatre is currently home to quality Broadway musicals, having hosted big hits such as "Aida", "The Producers", "Mamma Mia", "The Lion King", and the Oprah produced "The Color Purple".
  • Address: 151 West Randolph, Chicago
  • Phone: 312-977-1700
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