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Theater

Drury Lane Theatre and its restaurant join venue closures

Productions such as "An American in Paris," which was to run until March 29, have been suspended.
Productions such as "An American in Paris," which was to run until March 29, have been suspended.

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OAKBROOK TERRACE – As mandated by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and local health officials, Drury Lane Theatre closed effective March 13 until May 1 to help combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The remainder of "An American in Paris has been canceled, and all affected tickets for "Evita" and "Shrek the Musical" will be exchanged into later performances of those shows, a news release announced. The box office remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to assist with ticket sales beyond May 1.

For convenience and peace of mind, Drury Lane team members will be reaching out to all ticket holders directly to make appropriate accommodations. To ensure they can reach all patrons, people are asked to refrain from calling the box office at this time.

On March 12, all ticket holders were sent an email with additional information; if one did not receive an email, contact BoxOffice@DruryLane.com.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to Drury Lane starting on May 1," the release stated.

In addition to the theater, Drury Lane also closed Lucille Restaurant.

Drury Lane Events operations will be temporarily suspended until March 26; however, the Events office intends to remain open for tours and appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For people with an event scheduled between these dates, a Drury Lane team member will reach out directly. People are asked not to call the Events office at this time. Staff members are making phone calls in chronological order by event date. If one does not hear from them by March 19, email Events@DruryLane.com.

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