PIPPIN, WICKED, NEWSIES & More Set for 2014-15 Hippodrome Broadway Season

PIPPIN, WICKED, NEWSIES & More Set for 2014-15 Hippodrome Broadway Season

Broadway Across America has announced the 2014/2015 Hippodrome Broadway Series. This upcoming season includes such Broadway blockbusters as PIPPIN, ONCE and NEWSIES. The series also features the hit productions of CHICAGO, DIRTY DANCING, ANNIE and I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE. In addition, WICKED will be flying back to Baltimore for a four week engagement. The 2014/2015 Season marks the 100 Year Anniversary of the historic Hippodrome Theatre. It promises to be a very exciting season.

Once again, subscribers will have priority and flexibility. All subscribers will receive their same seats for the three season multi-week engagements and will have the option to select either three or four limited engagement shows as part of their six or seven show package. Subscribers will also have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to WICKED.

Multi Week Engagements:

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE • October 14-26, 2014

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. It's 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar "I Love Lucy" episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called "television," the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect '50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America's favorite foursome- Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel- are presented live on stage and in color for the first time.

ANNIE • January 20 -February 1, 2015

Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and a family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

DIRTY DANCING • May 12-24, 2015

DIRTY DANCING - The classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Don't miss your chance to see this record-braking Live Theatre sensation. You'll have the time of your life!

Limited Engagements:

ONCE • September 9-14, 2014

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 us all.

NEWSIES December 2-7, 2014

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreograph, NEWSIES has audiences and critics calling it "A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!" (The New York Times) Filled with one heart pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance.

CHICAGO • March 3-8, 2015

Broadway's razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz, it's no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it's returning to Baltimore. If you loved the Academy Award®-winning film, nothing beats the live show, and if you are already intimately acquainted with the musical, experience the sizzle again, CHICAGO always delivers.

PIPPIN • June 23-28, 2015

PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago...the show The New York Times declared "Astonishing, a PIPPIN for the 21st Century." It won the Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival. With a score by Tony ®nominee Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony ®winner Diane Paulus. It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind TRACES.

Season Option:

WICKED • April 1-26, 2015

Back by "Popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and it continues to break box office records and sell out in record time. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very 'popular'. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

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