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Illinoise on Broadway Tickets

St James Theatre

Sufjan Stevens’ cult album is transformed into a stunningly inventive musical, led by Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck.

Illinoise Broadway Tickets On Sale Now

The folk and baroque-infused sounds of Sufjan Stevens inspire a brand new musical on Broadway this year. Illinoise is a “mysterious, deeply moving and unforgettable” (The New York Times) coming-of-age story that blends live music, dance and theatrical spectacle with a sprawling, wildly inventive story of self-discovery. In NYC following a sold-out premiere in Chicago, book tickets now for this bold new show’s strictly limited engagement at St James Theatre.

What is Illinoise about?

Journey through the American heartland, from storytelling around campfires to the edges of the cosmos, in this one-of-a-kind musical. A group of hikers sit down by the fire to exchange tales about their lives, form relationships, and reflect on the liminal, hopeful and passionate space between childhood and adulthood.

Inspired by Sufjan Stevens’ cult favorite album Illinois, this is an unconventional and compelling new musical. Stevens’ ode to the US state is a cinematic and lush voyage through its people, landscape and history that conjures exciting images of UFOs, zombies and more. On stage, this boundless creativity transforms into a stunning mix of choreography and music.

Cast and Creative Team

Illinoise is adapted for the stage with music & lyrics by Sufjan Stevens, a story by Justin Peck and Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibbles Drury (Fairview), and emotive direction and choreography by Justin Peck.

Peck is a Tony Award-winning choreographer who lit up Broadway with his work on Carousel in 2018, and has worked on film with Spielberg’s West Side Story and Bradley Cooper’s Maestro. He has been lauded for his work on Illinoise during its pre-Broadway runs, with critics calling it “unique and brilliantly realized” (WTTW Chicago).

Don’t Miss Tickets for Illinoise at St James Theatre

Journey into the hinterland of Illinois, where a teenager stands on the cusp of adulthood and dance merges with emotion in a way you won’t see elsewhere on Broadway. Illinoise is a unique experience for theatergoers and an opportunity to see world-class creatives bring one of the 21st century’s best albums alive. It is in New York for just 16 weeks, so book now.

Performance dates:
12 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+. Under 5s not permitted.

Illinoise on Broadway Reviews

4.1
76 Reviews
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Stars4%

User Reviews

Verified

Very expressive storytelling by the actors and beautiful music by the band. Note that there is no dialogue and the story is told through dance only. Definitely an unconventional show but a wonderful treat to experience.

Performance date: 10 July 2024
Verified

Beautiful dance show set to the music of Sufjan Stevens, sung live by a great orchestra. It tells a loose story, but go for the modern dance & if you like this musical style.

Performance date: 22 June 2024
Verified

Amazing dancing and rightfully won the Tony for choreography. The “telling stories around the bonfire” method sort of just gives way to create a dance for any topic unrelated to a central plot - why am I watching a dance with clowns about John Wayne Read more

Performance date: 01 July 2024
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