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LaSalle Bank Theatre Re-Opening Celebration Begins May 23

LaSalle Bank Theatre

Following a multi-million dollar restoration and renovation, the LaSalle Bank Theatre is ready to entertain Chicago for another hundred years. The 100-year-old venue gloriously restored and newly named the LaSalle Bank Theatre, will now showcase previously hidden treasures including mosaic flooring and original gilded ceilings, all uncovered during the restoration process.  

The 100-year-old venue, located at 18 W. Monroe Stret, is the crown jewel of Chicago’s sparkling theatre district.  With restorations preserving the historic architectural intricacies; and with modern enhancements creating more comfortable surroundings, guests will now enjoy the highest quality theatrical productions in one of the nation’s finest theatres.  Opened on New Year’s Day in 1906 as the Majestic Theatre, the venue was re-named The Shubert Theatre in 1945, and is now proudly known to Chicago as the LaSalle Bank Theatre at the Majestic Building. The multi-million dollar restoration of Chicago’s longest continuous legacy could not have happened without the commitment and support of the City of Chicago and LaSalle Bank.

Broadway In Chicago along with LaSalle Bank have announced the exciting line-up of inaugural festivities starting on Tuesday, May 23.

Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Join representatives from Broadway In Chicago and LaSalle Bank in celebrating the first event in this weeklong series with a grand marquee lighting.  The lights will illuminate for the first time ever at 8:30 p.m. when a special guest will flip the switch.  The public is invited to witness the celebration directly outside the theatre.  Free Event

INAUGURAL PERFORMANCEAn Evening With Michael Crawford
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The celebration begins with a ceremonial dedication of the LaSalle Bank Theatre and inaugural performance when Broadway’s original Phantom, Michael Crawford, will bring to the stage an unforgettable one-night only concert event.  Mr. Crawford’s unequivocal vocal prowess will fill the theatre with the most powerful numbers from his Broadway classics.  To further commemorate the occasion, LaSalle Bank and Broadway In Chicago will make a donation to the League of Chicago Theatres as part of the organizations' ongoing commitment to sustaining Chicago's theatre community.  Tickets On Sale

Friday & Saturday, May 26 & 27 from noon – 5 p.m.
All theatre lovers in Chicago will have the chance to tour the exquisite new crown jewel of the downtown theatre district.  The open house of the newly restored landmark venue begins Friday, May 26 when the public will cut the ribbon and the doors will remain open from noon – 5:00 p.m. on both Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, allowing guests the opportunity to tour the public areas of this beautifully restored theatre.  Free Event

INAUGURAL BROADWAY PRODUCTIONValerie Harper in Golda’s Balcony
Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m.
The award-winning smash that recently completed 15 sold-out weeks on Broadway, Golda’s Balcony, will be the inaugural production in the LaSalle Bank Theatre.  From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, the story of Golda Meir is the story of the state of Israel in the 20th century.  Starring four-time Emmy Award-winner Valerie Harper, this one-woman tour de force promises to be a thrilling, deeply moving and unforgettable night of theatre.  Continues through June 11.  Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the inaugural dedication and concert featuring Michael Crawford, as well as the inaugural Broadway production of Golda’s Balcony starring Valerie Harper, are currently on-sale at all Broadway In Chicago box offices (24 W. Randolph and 151 W. Randolph), by calling (312) 902-1400 or online at

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