ONCE, EVITA, JERSEY BOYS & More Set for Lexus Broadway in Austin's 2014-15 Season

ONCE, EVITA, JERSEY BOYS & More Set for Lexus Broadway in Austin's 2014-15 Season

Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts has announced its 2014-2015 Season filled with three Austin premieres, new and award-winning titles and Broadway favorites. Season Subscribers enjoy the best seats in the house for Broadway hits all season long, plus the option to purchase tickets before the general public. Subscribers also receive great benefits including ticket exchange and replacement services, the opportunity to request a seating upgrade for the season ahead, and much more. The renewal deadline for current subscribers is Tuesday, March 25.

"We are delighted to announce a season that offers a broad range of new, classic, and family-friendly Broadway productions," says Kathy Panoff, Texas Performing Arts Director and Associate Dean. "With Austin premieres of Evita, ONCE and Dirty Dancing, and the return of Jersey Boys and Annie, the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway in Austin Season promises a year of great theatre for everyone."

The 2014-2015 Season bursts into Austin featuring five show-stopping productions and three season specials from October 2014 to April 2015 at Texas Performing Arts' Bass Concert Hall. The Broadway in Austin 2014-2015 Season line-up offers a five-show package with the opportunity of adding three additional shows each as a Special Subscriber Option, including:

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
NOVEMBER 11-16, 2014

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. London's Sunday Express says, "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

EVITA
DECEMBER 9-14, 2014

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theatre's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored." Don't miss the stunning new production of EVITA, directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that NBC New York calls "THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!"

ONCE
FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 1, 2015

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.

JERSEY BOYS
MARCH 24-29, 2015

JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!" proclaims Time Magazine. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

ANNIE
APRIL 21-26, 2015
Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this new production of ANNIE will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."

NETworks presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER OPTION - ADD TO YOUR SEASON PACKAGE

OCTOBER 7-12, 2014
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Austin! Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Bass Concert Hall!

MAMMA MIA!
SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER OPTION - ADD TO YOUR SEASON PACKAGE

JANUARY 20-25, 2015
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smashhit musical that combines ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER OPTION - ADD TO YOUR SEASON PACKAGE

FEBRUARY 6-7, 2015
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. Going further than before, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together" and "Hey Jude." This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles.

Five-show Broadway in Austin season subscription packages are on sale beginning Friday, February 21st; prices start as low as $164 More information at BroadwayInAustin.com or call Broadway in Austin at 800-731-SHOW (7469). The deadline for current Season Subscribers to renew their seats is March 25th. Groups of 10 or more are also available by calling 877-275-3804 or via email at Austin.Groups@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. Individual show ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

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