Monthly Archives: April 2018

NEW ATHLETIC FIELD

Chicago, IL – March 19, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, Representative Luis Gutierrez, CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and Jose Lopez to cut the ribbon on new athletic facility Wells Community Academy High School. The field will support school sports, as well as recreational programming for the entire community.

“Over 1 million was contributed to Wells Community Academy High School Soccer Field from the West Town Impact Fund. 27th Ward Developers paid into that fund from various projects taking place in the 27th Ward.” Although Wells Community Academy High School is not located in the 27th Ward, Alumni Alderman Burnett, Jr. did not hesitate in making this contribution on behalf of the 27th Ward students who attend and will be utilizing the facility at Wells High School.

 

Wells Community Academy High School is now home to a competition-size synthetic turf soccer field and baseball field. Additional funding supported parking lot improvements, chain link fencing and a netted nylon ball stopper system. The $3.3 million investment was funded by CPS and OSIF, and supported by the Department of Planning and Development.

 

LIVE IN CONCERT feat. Teddy Riley, Jagged Edge, 112, Faith Evans

Live in concert – Guy feat Teddy Riley, Jagged Edge, 112, Faith Evans & SWV.
Don’t miss the concert party that will have you dancing all night long! Doors at 6:30PM.

Artists scheduled to appear are subject to change. No refunds or exchanges.
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
Internet Presale : Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM

The Cher Show

Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce that individual tickets for The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will go on-sale this Friday, March 23.  The Cher Show will have its Pre-Broadway Premiere at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited-engagement June 12 through July 15, 2018.

Recognized for her influential contributions to music, film, television, fashion, and popular culture, the Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning entertainer’s life story will be brought to stage in this new musical featuring her beloved chart-topping hits including If I Could Turn Back Time, Believe, I Got You Babe, Strong Enough, Half Breed, I Found Someone, A Different Kind of Love Song, Take Me Home, and Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.

The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher! The kid on a tricycle, vowing to be famous. The teenage phenom who crashes by twenty. The glam TV star who quits at the top. The would-be actress with an Oscar. The rock goddess with a hundred million records sold. The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill, singing their asses off, telling it like it is. And they’re all the star of The Cher Show.

The new musical is produced by Flody Suarez (What’s New Pussycat) and four-time Tony Award-winner Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton).

The new bio-musical will feature a book by Rick Elice (Tony Award-winning best musical Jersey Boys), direction by Jason Moore (Tony Award-winning best musical Avenue Q), choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies), and orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Tony Award-winner Daryl Waters (Memphis).

Rounding out the creative team are nine-time Emmy Award winning costume designer Bob Mackie, Tony-Award winning set designer Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and American Idiot), set designer Brett J. Banakis, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams (Hedwig and the Angry Inch and American Idiot), and sound designer Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen).