What The Constitution Means To Me Tickets On Sale August 31
After a wildly successful Broadway run and sold-out engagements in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Tony nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, comes back to Chicago for a limited engagement.
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME is one of the first productions to open to a live audience in a Broadway In Chicago theatre in more than a year. It is the first of many shows to follow! WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME will play Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement October 26-November 21, 2021. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 31.
Cassie Beck will star in the Chicago engagement on the National Tour of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, directed by Oliver Butler. Beck ("I Know What You Did Last Summer," The Humans on Broadway), will be joined for this engagement by Mike Iveson, and high school students Jocelyn Shek and Emilyn Toffler in the role of the debater.
Playwright Heidi Schreck's boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
Schreck's timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation on Broadway where it received two Tony Award nominations among countless other accolades. See the play The New York Times hailed as "not just the best play on Broadway, but also the most important."
Initially announced for a 12-week engagement on Broadway, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME was extended twice and fully recouped in its Broadway engagement, shattering box office records at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY), for a total run of 24 weeks. WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME officially opened March 31, 2019 after beginning preview performances March 14, and played its final Broadway performance on August 24, 2019.
Following Broadway, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME played a record-breaking limited engagement run at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as well as two sit down engagements in Los Angeles and Chicago before halting performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of the Broadway production also spurred a filmed capture of the show, which is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.