Broadway in Boston Will Announce 2013/2014 Season on March 11 (today)

millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
According to their Facebook page, Broadway in Boston will be announcing its upcoming season around 5:45 pm tonight. What do you hope/expect will come through? I would like to see the Newsies and Nice Work if You Can Get It tours come to Boston, but I have a feeling we will get Mamma Mia and Wicked for the umpteenth time (Wicked for the current season hasn't even played yet).

"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
Updated On: 3/11/13 at 11:52 AM
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Eccch. There's so much great stuff happening at Huntington and Trinity Rep and The Gamm, I am more interested in the ART and ArtsEmerson announcing their seasons.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
bdboston
Stand-by
joined:12/13/06
There's a season announcement event at the Opera House for subscribers tonight. I'll report back if no-one else has posted the line-up by the time I get home. I did hear that two of the shows will be "Flashdance" in March 2014 and a return engagement of "The Lion King" for 5 weeks in Aug/Sept 2014. I also suspect "Ghost" may be one of the shows, as the design of the invitation to the announcement event looked a lot like the "Ghost" marketing visuals, which they tend to do as a teaser.
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Blah. I don't know much about Ghost (and all I have to base Flashdance off is the movie), but so far that sounds like a pretty dismal season. I think I'm most disappointed at another return engagement of The Lion King. While I don't dislike the show by any means, it did come by twice already.
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
bdboston
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joined:12/13/06
Actually just looked at the Broadway in Boston website on a lark, and they must have been doing some deployments in the back end, as for a brief moment the listings for the new shows were up:

Million Dollar Quartet, Oct. 8-20
We Will Rock You, Nov. 5-10 (season special)
A Christmas Story, Nov. 20-Dec. 8 (season special)
I Love Lucy, Dec. 3-22 (season special)
Once, Jan. 7-19, 2014
American Idiot, Feb. 7-9, 2014 (season special)
Flashdance, Mar. 11-23, 2014
Phantom of the Opera, June 11-July 20, 2014

No Ghost it seems, and perhaps they are saving The Lion King to kick off the 2014/2015 season. Somewhat surprised we're not getting Evita.

Updated On: 3/11/13 at 03:30 PM
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
Hmm...I'm looking forward to a couple of those, but I am still slightly underwhelmed. And it would be nice to revisit Phantom - haven't seen that since high school!
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Ho to the hum.

Meanwhile, we already know there's potential for some real nourishing theater all around the area next season. The Gamm in Providence will set their up-close and personal sights on "Good People," perhaps besting the Huntington's exquisite production this year.

The New Rep is doing area premieres of plays by Ellen McLaughlin and Deb Margolin, as well as bringing in James Fluhr's "Our Lady," which played the NY Fringe.

Trinity Rep is mounting "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and "Oliver!"

And of course, The Huntington will have the Zimmerman "Jungle Book" in the fall.

Most of the companies haven't even announced their complete line-ups and we haven't even heard from ART or ArtsEmerson. So nobody has to try and make do with We Will Rock You and Flashdance.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
Orangesaretuesdays
Stand-by
joined:10/8/10
Cought "Our Lady" earlier this year. Not one of my favorites, I can tell you that. I'm excited to see what ART is doing.
Shows in 2014: Jan. 2: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Shakespeare Theatre.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Still, when up against a non-Eq American Idiot?
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
I can understand the big moneymakers coming back, but why the heck is American Idiot returning? They could've brought in something else...
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
jpiedrafite
Swing
joined:12/5/12
It looks like "Once" will play the Opera House, which is way too big, IMO. I thought for sure it'd be at the Colonial.