Cadillac Palace Theatre

Cadillac Palace Theatre

151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL, USA
Seats (approximate)
2336

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Palace Theatre opened at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle Streets in Chicago on October 4, 1926. Designed by legendary theatre architects the Rapp Brothers, the theatre's interior featured a splendor previously unseen in Chicago — a breathtaking vision inspired by the palaces of Fontainebleau and Versailles. The theatre's distinctive characteristics included a lobby richly appointed in huge decorative mirrors and breche violet and white marble, which swept majestically through a succession of lobbies and foyers; great wall surfaces enhanced with gold leaf and wood decorations; and 2,500 plush, roomy seats. The theatre was originally opened as the flagship of vaudeville's legendary Orpheum Circuit, and among the stars believed to have played the Palace in its early years are Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Jack Benny, Sophie Tucker and Bob Hope. Despite the popularity of such acts, audiences in the late 1920s and early 1930s had begun to lose interest in vaudeville, and in 1931 the theatre was converted into a movie palace, initially presenting films with live stage shows, and then eventually showing only movies. When movie audiences began staying at home to watch television in the 1950s, the theatre managers, hoping to attract larger audiences, booked occasional Broadway shows into the theatre, such as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" starring Carol Channing. During the late 1950s, the Palace was fitted with special equipment to show films in Cinerama. During the mid-1970s, the management of the Bismarck Hotel transformed the auditorium into a banquet hall by removing the seats on the orchestra level and bringing the floor flush with the stage. In 1984, the theatre, now renamed the Bismarck Theatre, was converted into a rock venue. Sporadically used during the 1990s, the venue was completely restored and renovated during 1999, and renamed the Cadillac Palace. The renovated theatre was reopened during the fall of 1999, with the premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. Since then, the Cadillac palace has been the home to several pre-Broadway hits including The Producers—The New Mel Brooks Musical and Mamma Mia! in 2001.
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Jesus Christ Superstar
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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
My Fair Lady
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Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
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Jan 21, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020
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The Phantom of the Opera
Dec 18, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020
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Irving Berlin's White Christmas
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Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
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Les Misérables
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On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Mar 21, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
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Les Misérables
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Aladdin
Apr 11, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
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The Phantom of the Opera
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Jun 07, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
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Chicago
May 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
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The Lion King - Gazelle
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Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
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Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
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The Phantom of the Opera
Jan 09, 2014 - Mar 02, 2014
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Elf
Nov 26, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013
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Flashdance The Musical
Aug 06, 2013 - Aug 18, 2013
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Apr 30, 2013 - May 05, 2013
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Jekyll & Hyde
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Peter Pan
Jan 30, 2013 - Feb 10, 2013
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Play Original Drama
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Nov 14, 2012 - Dec 02, 2012
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
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Mar 06, 2012 - Mar 25, 2012
Musical Original Comedy
The Addams Family
Dec 20, 2011 - Jan 01, 2012
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
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Nov 22, 2011 - Dec 04, 2011
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Oct 10, 2011 - Nov 06, 2011
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Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
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Dec 15, 2009 - Jan 03, 2010
Musical Original
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Nov 03, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009
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Musical Original Comedy
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Musical Original Comedy
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Jul 18, 2006 - Jul 30, 2006
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Musical Revival Comedy
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Musical Original Comedy
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Dec 06, 2005 - Dec 18, 2005
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Musical Original Comedy
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Musical Revival Drama
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Musical Revival Drama
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Musical Revival Drama