'Pretty Woman' to grace stage
"Pretty Woman: The Musical" opens March 13 for a five-week run at The Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. The show stars Samantha Barks as Vivian and Steve Kazee as Edward.
"Pretty Woman" features original music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance with book by Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer of the production.
The Chicago production is the world premiere of the musical. For tickets and more information, call 800-775-2000 or visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
'Love Never Dies' continues
"Love Never Dies" runs to March 4 at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.
Meghan Picerno stars as Christine in the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which is the sequel to "Phantom of the Opera."
"Love Never Dies," starring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater, is in its first national tour. It tells the story of the Phantom and his love interest, Christine, 10 years after he disappeared from Paris' Opera House. The story is set in New York, and starring as the phantom is Garder Thor Cortes.
"Where we find these characters in their lives is kind of extraordinary," Picerno said. This production, she said, "dives into the psyche" of the characters a bit more than the original "The Phantom of the Opera."
Tickets are $35 to $100. Call 800-775-2000 or visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
Def Leppard/Journey tickets on sale
Def Leppard and Journey will kick off their co-headlining North American tour May 21. The groups will perform at Chicago's Wrigley Field on July 14. Tickets for the concert are currently on sale. There also will be VIP packages available.
The Wrigley Field concert also will feature special guests the Pretenders. Visit Cubs.com/DefLeppardJourney for tickets and other information.