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CIBC Theatre

18 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL, USA

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description

The CIBC Theatre opened as the Majestic Theatre in 1906 and was Chicago's first million-dollar-plus venue and the city's tallest building at the time. A hot spot on the vaudeville circuit and later host to such luminaries as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry, the Majestic closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for the heyday of favorites like Carousel, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls. More recent production highlights include the Chicago premiere of Rent, the Tony-Award winning Sweet Smell of Success and the pre-Broadway, world premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out and Monty Python's Spamalot.
From 1945 to the 1990s, the theatre was known as the Sam Shubert Theatre, then the LaSalle Theatre, then the Bank of America Theatre, then the PrivateBank theatre, before being renamed the CIBC Theatre in 2017.

Media
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Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Feb 09, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
I Love Lucy
Dec 09, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Play Original Comedy
Peter and the Starcatcher
Apr 01, 2014 - Apr 13, 2014
Music by Wayne Barker; Written by Rick Elice
Play Original Play with music
Chicago
Feb 25, 2014 - Mar 02, 2014
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Apr 03, 2012 - Jun 03, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Come Fly Away
Jan 10, 2012 - Jan 22, 2012
Concept and Book by Twyla Tharp
Musical Original Dance
La Cage Aux Folles
Dec 20, 2011 - Jan 01, 2012
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Next to Normal
Apr 26, 2011 - May 08, 2011
Music by Tom Kitt; Book by Brian Yorkey; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Musical Original
9 to 5
Jan 18, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Musical Original Comedy
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2010
Dec 14, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
Rock of Ages
Sep 21, 2010 - Oct 03, 2010
Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Musical Original
The 39 Steps
May 18, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Play Original Comedy
Camelot
May 01, 2007 - May 13, 2007
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Mar 27, 2007 - Apr 08, 2007
Written by Edward Albee
Play Revival Drama
Legends!
Feb 20, 2007 - Mar 04, 2007
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Revival Comedy
Twelve Angry Men
Jan 30, 2007 - Feb 11, 2007
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
Doubt
Jan 09, 2007 - Jan 28, 2007
Play Original Drama
Altar Boyz
Oct 10, 2006 - Oct 29, 2006
Musical Original Farce
Annie
Sep 19, 2006 - Oct 01, 2006
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Golda's Balcony
May 30, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006
Written by William Gibson
Play Original Solo Drama
The Graduate
Feb 24, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Urinetown
Dec 09, 2003 - Dec 21, 2003
Music by Mark Hollmann; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
Musical Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Nov 04, 2003 - Nov 16, 2003
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Sep 02, 2003 - Sep 21, 2003
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Tick, Tick...Boom!
May 13, 2003 - May 25, 2003
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original
The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife
Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 26, 2003
Written by Charles Busch
Play Original Comedy
Proof
Mar 26, 2002 - Apr 07, 2002
Written by David Auburn
Play Original Drama
Copenhagen
Feb 04, 2002 - Feb 24, 2002
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Drama
The Full Monty
Sep 06, 2001 - Oct 27, 2001
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Rent - Benny
May 08, 2001 - May 13, 2001
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
Mar 27, 2001 - Apr 08, 2001
Songs, Music & Lyrics by Barry Humphries; Devised and Written by Barry Humphries
Special Original ComedySolo
Fiddler on the Roof
Dec 19, 2000 - Jan 07, 2001
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Tallulah
Nov 14, 2000 - Nov 26, 2000
Written by Sandra Ryan Heyward
Play Original
Annie Get Your Gun
Oct 17, 2000 - Oct 29, 2000
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields; Revised book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Aug 08, 2000 - Aug 27, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Musical Original Comedy
The Sound of Music
Feb 15, 2000 - Feb 27, 2000
Musical Revival Drama
Footloose
Jan 18, 2000 - Jan 30, 2000
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Musical Original
Rent - Benny
Sep 07, 1999 - Oct 10, 1999
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Cabaret
Jun 08, 1999 - Aug 08, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Nov 24, 1998 - Jan 31, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Barrymore
Oct 20, 1998 - Nov 01, 1998
Written by William Luce
Play Original
Peter Pan
Sep 08, 1998 - Sep 20, 1998
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Aug 04, 1998 - Aug 09, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Jun 16, 1998 - Jul 12, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Cats - Fourth National
Apr 14, 1998 - Apr 26, 1998
Musical Original
Rent - Angel
Nov 04, 1997 - Apr 05, 1998
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Chicago
Jul 15, 1997 - Oct 05, 1997
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Grease
Mar 11, 1997 - Mar 30, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Master Class
Feb 04, 1997 - Feb 16, 1997
Written by Terrence McNally
Play Original
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Oct 15, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Musical Original Revue
Damn Yankees
Jul 02, 1996 - Jul 28, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Revival Comedy
Dial M For Murder
Feb 27, 1996 - Mar 10, 1996
Written by Frederick Knott
Play Revival DramaMysteryThriller
Jekyll & Hyde
Jan 16, 1996 - Jan 28, 1996
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Original Drama
Grease
Dec 12, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
State Fair
Dec 05, 1995 - Dec 10, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
Grease
Dec 06, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995
Musical Revival Comedy
The Sisters Rosensweig
Oct 11, 1994 - Nov 06, 1994
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
Blood Brothers
Sep 27, 1994 - Oct 09, 1994
Music by Willy Russell; Book by Willy Russell; Lyrics by Willy Russell
Musical Original
Hello, Dolly!
Aug 02, 1994 - Aug 14, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Jun 07, 1994 - Jul 03, 1994
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
La Cage Aux Folles
Feb 22, 1994 - Mar 06, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Breaking Legs
Oct 26, 1993 - Oct 31, 1993
Written by Tom Dulack
Play Original Comedy
Camelot
May 04, 1993 - May 23, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
The Will Rogers Follies
Mar 09, 1993 - Apr 18, 1993
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
The World Goes 'Round
Feb 09, 1993 - Feb 21, 1993
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Revue
The Secret Garden
Jan 27, 1993 - Feb 13, 1994
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
The Wiz
Sep 29, 1992 - Oct 18, 1992
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Jul 07, 1992 - Jul 26, 1992
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Musical Original
Lettice and Lovage
Jun 16, 1992 - Jul 05, 1992
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Comedy
Once on This Island
Mar 31, 1992 - Apr 18, 1992
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
A Few Good Men
Feb 18, 1992 - Mar 08, 1992
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Play Original Drama
Broadway Bound
Mar 09, 1988 - Mar 27, 1988
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Arsenic and Old Lace
Sep 29, 1987 - Oct 24, 1987
Play Revival Comedy
I'm Not Rappaport
Apr 21, 1987 - May 09, 1987
Written by Herb Gardner
Play Original Comedy
Biloxi Blues
Oct 29, 1986 - Nov 22, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Legends!
Oct 08, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Original Comedy
Cats - First National
Mar 23, 1985 - Jun 01, 1986
Musical Original
42nd Street
Dec 18, 1984 - Feb 24, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Jerry's Girls
Nov 13, 1984 - Dec 09, 1984
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Revue
Dreamgirls
Apr 03, 1984 - Jul 15, 1984
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Original
The Wiz
Oct 05, 1983 - Nov 06, 1983
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
May 03, 1983 - May 29, 1983
Musical Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Jan 26, 1983 - Feb 26, 1983
Musical Original Drama
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jun 15, 1982 - Aug 22, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
The Pirates of Penzance
Jan 04, 1982 - Mar 14, 1982
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Dancin'
Oct 13, 1981 - Nov 01, 1981
Musical Original Revue
A Chorus Line
Sep 02, 1981 - Oct 03, 1981
Musical Original Drama
Evita
Sep 25, 1980 - Aug 22, 1981
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
May 20, 1980 - Aug 03, 1980
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
They're Playing Our Song
Dec 03, 1979 - May 10, 1980
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
Annie - First National
Jun 15, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Dancin'
Apr 16, 1979 - Jun 03, 1979
Musical Original Revue
Dracula
Feb 07, 1979 - Apr 08, 1979
Play Revival Drama
A Chorus Line
Jan 10, 1978 - Dec 02, 1978
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Nicholas Dante; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Musical Original Drama
Pippin
Sep 08, 1977 - Dec 31, 1977
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original Comedy
The Wiz
Nov 02, 1976 - Jun 11, 1977
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Jun 22, 1976 - Aug 29, 1976
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Sherlock Holmes
May 18, 1976 - Jun 12, 1976
Play Revival Drama
Sherlock Holmes
May 12, 1976 - May 16, 1976
Play Revival Drama
Raisin
Mar 25, 1976 - May 09, 1976
Musical Original
A Little Night Music
Oct 24, 1974 - Jan 05, 1975
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy
Good News
Aug 12, 1974 - Sep 01, 1974
Musical Revival Comedy
Good News
Jun 26, 1974 - Aug 03, 1974
Musical Revival Comedy
Grease
Dec 18, 1973 - May 25, 1974
Musical Original Comedy
The Student Prince
Jul 10, 1973 - Sep 01, 1973
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Dorothy Donnelly; Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
Musical Revival Operetta
No, No, Nanette
Oct 25, 1972 - Mar 10, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy