Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W Randolph St
Originally inspired by the palaces of Fontainebleu and Versailles, the classical splendor of the Cadillac Palace has delighted its audiences since the theatre's establishment in 1926. The theatre was originally opened as the flagship of vaudeville's legendary Orpheum Circuit, and among the stars believed to have played the Palace in its early years are Jimmy Durante, Mae West, Jack Benny, Sophie Tucker and Bob Hope. The renovated theatre was reopened and renamed during the fall of 1999, with the premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. Since then, the Cadillac Palace has been the home to several pre-Broadway hits including The Producers and Mamma Mia! as well as long-run engagements of Disney’s The Lion King and Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple.
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