Chicago’s Surprising Ballet Comeback

This has been the year of the dance in Chicago, and audiences have been turning out in droves. “Fall could well have resulted in box-office disaster. Within a period of only five weeks between late September and early November, the Joffrey’s ‘Cinderella,’ the [New York City Ballet] engagement and the Kirov vied to sell tickets, and not cheap tickets, some going for as much as $110 apiece. All three engagements fared phenomenally.”