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St. James Theatre
24 Apr 2024 - 10 Aug 2024
1 hr 30 mins
Suitable for 12+
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Why Watch Illinoise?

  • A must-experience for Sufjan Stevens fans as the show is based on his landmark album, Illinoise. Experience his music come alive in this Broadway production.
  • The show is backed by the creative genius of Tony Award® winner Justin Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury, ensuring an epic onstage experience.
  • The New York Times hailed it as a Critic’s Pick, a testament to its captivating storytelling and innovative staging.
  • Illinoise Broadway offers an immersive experience with live music performed by an 11-member band and three vocalists, paired with impressionistic choreography.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Transferring from two successful sold-out runs, Illinoise Broadway is an exceptional musical experience that shouldn't be missed. Based on the iconic Sufjan Stevens album, the show springs to life on the stage under the expert direction and choreography of Tony Award® winner Justin Peck. The deeply moving narrative is crafted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury, who presents an original story brimming with emotion and introspection. With live music, stunning choreography, and a compelling narrative, Illinoise Broadway creates an unforgettable, sensorial journey.

The Story

Illinoise tells the poignant tale of friends who congregate around a campfire, sharing stories of childhood, first love, grief, and the journey to adulthood. It is an exploration of the tumultuous phase between childhood and adulthood, where emotions run high and life-altering decisions are made. This narrative is beautifully presented through a blend of live music, dance, and an original script. Will these friends navigate their turmoil and come out stronger? Join the journey to find out.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Illinoise may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles: Ben Cook as Carl, Gaby Diaz as Shelby, Ahmad Simmons as Douglas, Ricky Ubeda as Henry, Shara Nova as Barsine

  • Choreographer: Justin Peck
  • Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 12+. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing your tickets.

Tickets Redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

St. James Theatre

The St. James Theatre, formerly known as Erlanger's Theatre, is a Broadway Theatre located in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at 246 West 44th Street. It was built for A. L. Erlanger and opened in 1927, with a neo-Georgian design by Warren & Wetmore. It has 1,710 seats spread out across 3 levels. Both the auditorium's interior and facade are considered to be New York City landmarks.

Seating Capacity: 1,710

St. James Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 246 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Subway: Nearest subway stations are Times Square – 42 Street, 42 Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal

Bus: Buses servicing the area include Q32, QM15, and QM5

Available Facilities: Water Fountain, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Assistive Listening System

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the St. James Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most Broadway theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

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