Donny And Marie - Christmas In Chicago Plays The Oriental Theater
March 16, 2011
||For the first time together on a Chicago stage, America's beloved sibling entertainers will star in Donny and Marie - CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO, a holiday production that will play a limited three-week engagement from Dec. 6 - 24, 2011 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago).
In the holiday tradition of the "Osmond Family Christmas" television specials, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to join them to celebrate the joy of the season in true Osmond fashion, in person, as the iconic pair share the spotlight for the first time together on a Chicago stage. With a dash of Christmas spirit and their trademark show-stopping production numbers, Donny and Marie - CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO features your favorite holiday hits mixed with their irresistible chemistry that made them international stars leading into "Osmond- Mania" topping the charts.
Donny Osmond began his illustrious career in entertainment at the age of 5, and by 13 had already collected 18 gold records, eventually earning a grand total of 33 throughout his career, with sales of more than 80 million albums. He recently released his 55th record, Love Songs of the 70s, which shipped gold in the UK. His starring role as Joseph in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat lasted for more than a year and a half and the show broke records during its six year run of 2,000 performances at the Chicago Theatre. During his extensive career, Donny has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show, variety show), best-selling author (his autobiography entered the UK bestseller chart at #1 last year), commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and even a race car driver. Reflecting his multi-generational worldwide fan base, his website, donny.com, receives a staggering 120 million plus hits annually.
Donny was the Dancing with the Stars champion in the fall of 2009, where 37 million viewers watched each week, is the erstwhile co-host of The Insider and continues as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Donny currently hosts two daily nationally syndicated radio shows and this spring he and Marie are releasing their first studio album in more than two decades.
Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence known across generations, performing for almost five continuous decades. Marie recorded Paper Roses at age twelve, making history as the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts, followed by a Grammy nomination. On film, Marie starred in The Gift of Love (1979) Side By Side (1982) and I Married Wyatt Earp (1983).... "oh, yeah"...and Goin' Coconuts (As she says: "Some things you never stop paying for!") In addition to making over 30 albums and numerous gold records, Marie won a Country Music Association's "Vocal Duo of the Year" award in 1986 for Meet Me In Montana, with the late Dan Seals.
After reaching the finals in season five of Dancing With the Stars, Marie went on to expand her musical range once again in November, 2010 with her solo project, a much-anticipated inspirational album titled I Can Do This. Following its release, it was instantly in the ITunes top ten listing after she performed "Pie Jesu" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2008 marked the Osmonds 50th anniversary as a performing family. After a historic appearance on Oprah which set a daytime ratings record, PBS broadcasted a pledge drive concert special celebrating the milestone and the seven performing Osmonds toured the UK and Australia, Asia for the first time in 27 years, to sellout crowds.
Donny and Marie then announced they were reuniting for what was intended to be a six-month run headlining the legendary Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Donny & Marie opened in September 2008 -- after only 5 weeks, the engagement was extended for two years due to unprecedented demand from around the world; it has since been extended yet again through the end of 2012.
The performance schedule for Donny and Marie -CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO is as follows:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (No performance on Dec. 13)
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (No matinee on Dec. 7)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (No evening performance Dec. 24)
Sundays at 2 p.m.
(There will be a Monday performance on Dec. 19th at 7:30 p.m.)
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
Tickets range from $37 - $100. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Donny and Marie -CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO will be a part of the next 2011 Season Subscription Series. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.