Delve Into the Man Behind the Big Top in Barnum
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The last date listed for Barnum was Sunday June 16, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Broadway's Into the Woods combines a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim with the iconic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (the giant killer) -- cleverly turning the fairy tale world on its head to deliver a deeper message about the nature of greed and whether "happily ever after" is even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant their wish, sending them on an eventful journey, where they encounter several familiar characters. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards, including a trio of Tonys. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy, and a movie is now in production for a Christmas 2014 release with an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and more. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "A big, fat, family-friendly show ... bounces with infectious life and enthusiasm ... The sort of top-drawer Equity talent that one generally has to drive downtown or out to the suburbs to see." --<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
- "An expertly mounted, talent-filled Mercury Theater revival ... You can almost feel the large, polished cast pumping its last best breath into the material." --<em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>
- "Extremely ambitious, extremely well-staged, and extremely entertaining ... You’d be hard pressed to find a show that delivers as many thrills as Barnum ... one of the finest shows mounted in Chicago in years! Don’t miss it!" --<em>Chicago Critic</em>
- "Whimsical, exhilarating, fresh ... a genuine must see!" --<em>Chicago Now</em>
- "A wonderfully entertaining two hours of theater that is ideal family entertainment." --examiner.com
- "One of this season’s best productions on any stage ... This is one you will want to return to see a second time." --<em>Around Town Chicago</em>