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Drury Lane and Marriott Theatre make joint decision to postpone seasons

Chicago Tribune logo Chicago Tribune 7/10/2020 By Doug George, Chicago Tribune

The suburban musical houses Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire have made the joint decision to postpone their 2020-21 subscription seasons until spring 2021, with the revised slates to be presented as their 2021-22 seasons.

In an announcement Friday emailed to both theaters’ subscribers, they said the decision to delay was because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and “in observance of current social distancing recommendations and to ensure the health and safety of their patrons, artists, and staff.”

The Drury Lane Theatre (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace; adjusted season will begin in April 2021:

“Evita,” the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (April 2 to June 6, 2021).

“Steel Magnolias,” the Robert Harling favorite set in Louisiana (June 18 to Aug. 8, 2021).

“Forever Plaid” (Aug. 20 to Oct. 2021).

“Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” adapted from the movie (Oct. 22 to Jan. 2, 2022).

“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I” concludes the season (Jan. 14 - March 20, 2022).

The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; season will begin in March 2021, with specific dates to be announced:

“Kiss Me, Kate,” which had previously been in the works starring Susan Moniz (opens March 2021).

“The World Goes Round,” a celebration of songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb (from May 27).

“West Side Story” from Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents (from Aug. 12).

“The Sound of Music” (for the holidays).

Subscribers will have their reservations automatically transferred to the revised seasons. All Chicago-area theaters have been grappling with the question of when and how to put on next shows, such as under current State of Illinois Phase 4 conditions or to postpone or cancel.


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