CHICAGO – Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce their new social media program, Around Broadway In 80 Days. In the wake of the cancellation of The Jimmy Awards® (the national program) and the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (the regional program), the initiative will celebrate and provide a virtual stage for all the participants that were unable to perform in the 2020 IHSMTA event. Around Broadway In 80 Days will kick off on Thursday, March 26, with a message from the virtual emcee Miguel Cervantes (Chicago and Broadway’s HAMILTON).
Check out the launch video from HAMILTON star, Miguel Cervantes, here.
The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards is one of the largest in the country with nearly 80 schools participating and impacting more than 3500 students in Illinois.
“The recent cancellation of these events due to COVID-19 is a crushing blow to our future Broadway stars. Hundreds of these students across Illinois are left without the opportunity to perform on a stage the musicals they have worked extremely hard on all year,” Broadway In Chicago’s Vice President, Eileen LaCario, said.
Around Broadway In 80 Days aims to give these young talented performers a virtual Broadway stage to perform on and an audience of Broadway notables. The program will feature videos of students on both Broadway In Chicago and IHSMTA’s social media networks and will be tagged with #AroundBroadwayIn80Days.
“With so much uncertainty filling our news over the past few weeks, Broadway In Chicago is committed to uplifting the Broadway theatre audiences, theatre artists and enthusiasts,” Broadway In Chicago’s President, Lou Raizin, said.
Broadway In Chicago invites all of their fans to follow along on their social networks as they share these performances over the next 80 days.
For more information, visit: BroadwayInChicago.com.
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 20 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.