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Illinoise on Broadway Tickets

Experience Sufjan Stevens's music set to a story told through gorgeous dance.
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About Illinoise on Broadway

Get Illinoise tickets and see Sufjan Stevens’s cherished album come to life on Broadway in this four-time Tony Award-nominated musical, now up for Best Musical. You’ll see Illinoise in New York but be transported to the Midwest and beyond: In director and choreographer Justin Peck’s stunning production, a coming of age story journeys from America’s heartland to the edges of the cosmos. Get Illinoise tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

A theatrical event unlike any other this season, Illinoise arrives on Broadway following two critically acclaimed, sold-out productions this year at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and then off Broadway at the Park Avenue Armory. New York Theatre Guide says the work “is a cathartic experience for dance-theatre newcomers and fans alike.”

Bringing together some of today’s most exciting artists, Illinoise features an all-star team: Academy and Grammy nominee Sufjan Stevens’s beloved album Illinois is the show’s score, and Justin Peck directs and choreographs while also co-writing the book alongside Jackie Sibblies Drury. Peck, a resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet, has dazzled audiences with his contemporary reinterpretations of classic works, including Carousel on Broadway and West Side Story on the silver screen. Drury is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her astonishing play Fairview.

Sufjan’s music sets the scene for a fresh story adapting his 2005 album: in Illinoise, Peck creates a coming-of-age story that blends theatre and dance, exploring “the hot zone between childhood and adulthood when emotions can be at their most overwhelming,” per The New York Times. The story follows Henry, a shy writer with a story to tell who wanders into an Illinois cornfield. There, he befriends other wayward, yearning souls who, through music and dance, express their deepest dreams and desires. Sufjan’s gorgeous melodies connect these intertwining stories as singers breathe fresh life into his concept album while dancers, some from the New York City Ballet, physicalize Peck’s acrobatic choreography.

A singular piece of theatre in which dance leads the storytelling, Illinoise is a treat for longtime Stevens fans and also those new to his music. Experience Illinoise on Broadway — tickets to Illinoise are now on New York Theatre Guide.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

April 24th, 2024

End date

August 10th, 2024


Dance, Broadway


Ages 12+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Production note
This production uses strobes, flashing lights & haze effects. After the performance begins, there will be no late seating and no re-admittance to the auditorium.
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642 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

598 Reviews | 285 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if A stunning ensemble of dancers, musicians&singers performs a sublime dance musical based on Sufjan Stevens'album.Do yourself a favor:See it!

Don’t see it if If you don't like indie rock music,those scores&lyrics will make you change your mind.No dialogues;they would probably spoil the magic here.

John Ned

John Ned

171 Reviews | 179 Followers
Touchingly beautiful, Stunning, Enchanting

See it if you want an original, bit different than your typical Broadway show. Great choreography and songs by Sufjan Stevens tell the moving story.

Don’t see it if you can’t use your imagination… if you need dialogue to keep your interest … If you don’t like artful, interpretive dance.

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1202 Reviews | 344 Followers
Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you would enjoy great music from a fine orchestra, energetic choreography and fine sound and lights in a touching story with no words.

Don’t see it if you need a traditional musical, need a definite explanation of what is going on or do not like dance.



298 Reviews | 104 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Lyrical and poetic modern dance set to lush indie rock.

Don’t see it if All dance. No dialogue.

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Our Review

'Illinoise' review — Sufjan Stevens musical has a heart as big as the title state

29 Apr 2024, 18:18
Read our review of Illinoise on Broadway, a dance musical adapted from the same-named album by Sufjan Stevens and directed and choreographed by Justin Peck.

Illinoise on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury and Justin Peck
Songs by: Sufjan Stevens
Director: Justin Peck
Choreography: Justin Peck
Cast list: Yesenia Ayala, Kara Chan, Ben Cook, Gaby Diaz, Jeanette Delgado, Carlos Falu, Christine Flores, Jada German, Zachary Gonder, Rachel Lockhart, Brandt Martinez, Dario Natarelli, Tyrone Reese, Craig Salstein, Ahmad Simmons, Byron Tittle, Ricky Ubeda, Alejandro Vargas, Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova, Tasha Viets-VanLear
Design: Adam Rigg
Costumes: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting: Brandon Stirling Baker
Sound: Garth MacAleavey
Other info: Music direction and supervision by Nathan Koci, arrangements and orchestrations by Timo Andres, props design by Andrew Diaz, mask design by Julian Crouch


246 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036


Wheelchair access

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:00 PM
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday-7:00 PM
Thursday-8:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM

Frequently asked questions

Where is Illinoise on Broadway playing?

Illinoise on Broadway is playing at St. James Theatre. The theatre is located in 246 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, 10036.

How long is Illinoise on Broadway?

The running time of Illinoise on Broadway is 1hr 30min. No intermission.

How do you book tickets for Illinoise on Broadway?

Book tickets for Illinoise on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

What's the age requirement for Illinoise on Broadway?

The recommended age for Illinoise on Broadway is Ages 12+. Children under 5 will not be admitted..

How much do tickets cost for Illinoise on Broadway?

Tickets for Illinoise on Broadway start at $64.

What is Illinoise on Broadway about?

See the new musical Illinoise featuring songs by Grammy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens. Discover why The New York Times calls the show “deeply moving” and named the show a Critic's Pick.

What are the songs in Illinoise?

The songs for Illinoise come straight from Sufjan Stevens’s adored, 2005 concept album Illinois, which features the well-known hit “Chicago.”

Who wrote Illinoise?

This new musical features Sufjan Stevens’s music and a book by Justin Peck, who received a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography for Carousel, and Jackie Sibblies Drury, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her play Fairview.

Who directed Illinoise?

Following his success as the co-choreographer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Justin Peck directs and choreographs Illinoise.

Is Illinoise appropriate for kids?

Illinoise is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Illinoise good?

The musical earned a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times, and, per New York Theatre Guide’s off-Broadway review, Peck’s “choreography leaves a lasting impression” and “if you learned an acoustic version of ‘Chicago’ at summer camp, you might get teary-eyed.”

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