Daniel Burnham to Get the Musical Theatre Treatment

A theater in Chicago will open a new musical about the famous urban planner and architect in June of this year.

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January 24, 2018, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Administration building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, on opening day, May 1, 1893

Administration building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, on opening day, May 1, 1893. | Everett Historical / Shutterstock

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that "Burnham's Dream: The White City," a musical written by June Finfer and Elizabeth Doyle, will run at the Wit Theater from June 1 to July 1.

According to the article, this isn't the first time that the stage has paid homage to the mastermind behind the Chicago Plan and the wordsmith behind perhaps the most famous planning phrase ever (i.e., "Make no little plans…"). "The Joffrey Ballet’s now two-year-old production of 'The Nutcracker' featured a fictionalized version of Burnham as a central character in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet that spins around the designer’s most massive achievement — the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago." 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Chicago Sun-Times

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