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  • Backstage Marathon

    Join Paul Lisnek for #CN100tv Backstage Marathon to raise money for creative industries impacted by the current health crisis. Watch the Best of Broadway with these encore presentations while providing relief through the artsforillinois.org Relief Fund. Watch anytime on #XfinityOnDemand simply say "Get Local" into your voice remote.
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  • Aladdin

    The magical world of Disney comes alive in the legendary Aladdin. This Disney classic became one of Broadway’s most beloved shows which still runs today, and some of the original cast and creative team joined us for “Backstage” to tell us how they created….a whole new world….
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  • Betty White

    What artist exemplifies what it means to be a legend? An artist whose work endears generation after generation and she’s never stopped…and she’s 98 years young! Betty White…star of “Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland” has had quite the life. She sat down to share many memories from a long and blessed life.
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  • First Wives Club

    When a middle-aged divorcee commits suicide over the break-up of her marriage, her former college friends reunite realizing they all have terrible marriages. And that means, it’s time to take care of business…in a musical of course! The legendary Faith Prince with Carmen Cusack and Christine Sherrill star in this very funny show with a book by “Designing Woman” creator Linda Bloodworth-Tomason.
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  • On Your Feet!

    Hit songs like “Conga” and “Rhythm is Gonna Get you” were blockbusters of the 1980s. The team behind taking that music from Cuba to the world, were Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Their life story is filled with tragedy and trouble but always with hope. Meet the Estefans and the actors who played them on Broadway with a feel good musical that will have you “On Your Feet!”
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  • Big Fish

    Big Fish was a successful movie with Ewan McGregor, so the screenwriter John August joined forces with composer Andrew Lippa to turn it into a fun and magical Broadway musical and tried it out in Chicago. The cast and creators joined us for a look at the national tour in Chicago.
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  • Billy Elliot

    The battle between the classes, prejudice, and a son who needs acceptance from his family for wanting to take a different path. These are just some of the themes of this hit musical. With a score by Elton John, this was the very first “Broadway in Chicago: Backstage”!
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  • Spamilton

    If I asked you for the hottest show on Broadway ever, you might just say “Hamilton” of course. And likely because of that great success, it gave parody master Gerard Alessandrini of “Forbidden Broadway” fame, the impetus to his hilarious take on “Hamilton” and all things Broadway. If you love Broadway, you’ll fall in love with the fun making of “Spamilton”.
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  • Tootsie

    An out of work actor thinks he’ll get a better chance if he auditions as a woman…and he’s right! The classic movie Tootsie written for the stage by Robert Horn, with the amazing music of David Yazbek who you know from “Full Monty” and “Band’s Visit”, and with an incredible cast led by Santino Fontana and Sarah Stiles is one of the funniest musicals created for the Broadway stage in a long time!
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  • Wicked

    The childhood classic “Wizard of Oz” was about a girl in Kansas. But what about life in the amazing world of Oz? This magical show focused on the witches and played in Chicago for years to the joy of thousands of diehard fans.
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