CHICAGO, THE BOOK OF MORMON, GHOST and More Set for Broward Center's 2013-14 Broadway Season
Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale has announced their subscription series presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts sponsored by Bank of America.
From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon will play a limited three-week engagement November 26-December 22, 2013. Season Subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the only way to guarantee seats to The Book of Mormon.
Launching the season October 9 through October 20 will be the winner of 6 Tony Awards, Chicago, Bob Fosse,/John Kander/Fred Ebb's "All That Jazz" ode to the prohibition era of the 20's. Kicking off the New Year is Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz, arriving January 7 -19. Memphis, the soaring Tony Award-winning Best Musical about the underground world of dance clubs in 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, takes the Broward Center stage from February 25 - March 9. American Idiot, the Tony Award-winning punk rock musical fueled by Green Day's Grammy Award- winning album is set for March 25 - April 6, with GHOST The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning movie plays April 29 - May 11 bringing an emotionally-packed wind-up to the spectacular musical season.
"This stellar Broadway line-up showcases some of the most exciting theatrical productions on tour today. It's a high energy season of musicals - taking us from Chicago to Memphis and even to the Land of Oz," said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway lovers will also have the opportunity to enjoy the new Club Level at the Broward Center this season, an all inclusive VIP experience that is getting fabulous reviews," he added.
Broadway Across America Season Ticket Holders receive exclusive benefits including:
• SAME seats for all season shows.
• Additional ticket purchase privileges for all season shows and specials before the general public.
• Toll-Free VIP phone service including ticket exchanges.
• Free ticket replacement service.
Season tickets for the 2013-2014 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $177 to $570. For faster service, those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. Subscribers may also call the Season Ticket Hotline at 800.764.0700. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 10am - 5pm. When renewing over the phone or online, season ticket holders must have their account number and credit card. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com for the most up-to date information about touring Broadway.
The 2013-2014 Broadway Across America Fort-Lauderdale six-show lineup is as follows:
October 9 - 20, 2013
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
November 26 - December 22, 2013
Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes The Book of Mormon, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Contains explicit language.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
January 7 - 19, 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.
February 25 - March 9, 2014
TURN UP THAT DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS , which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway's most exciting new destination~ what AP calls "The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be." www.MemphistheMusical.com
March 25 - April 6, 2014
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
Based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before.
Featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Award winning set design by Christine Jones and Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.
GHOST The Musical
April 29 - May 11, 2014
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie GHOST in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical's tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America's premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events, and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually. In 2007, the Broward Center was named the Cultural Embassy of Broward County in recognition of its success in linking cultural activity with the region's economic development. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org.
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Producer), part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities and, under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO - Theater Division), is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Recent Broadway productions include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway, off-Broadway, West End, US Tour); One Man, Two Guvnors; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; and the Toronto production of War Horse. Upcoming: Hands on a Hardbody, Tuck Everlasting, Little Miss Sunshine, Big Fish and the Las Vegas production of Million Dollar Quartet. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale is presented in arrangement with Florida Theatrical Association, a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality national touring Broadway productions in the state of Florida.
Photo Credits: Chicago: Tracy Shayne as Roxy Hart in CHICAGO Photo Jeremy Daniel; The Book of Mormon: Phyre Hawkins, Mark Evans, Christopher John O'Neill THE BOOK OF MORMON First National Tour Photo Joan Marcus, 2013; The Wizard of Oz: THE WIZARD OF OZ Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann - 2013 Canadian Cast; Memphis: Felicia Boswell (Felicia) and the National Touring Cast of MEMPHIS Photo by Paul Kolnik; American Idiot: The Company of AMERICAN IDIOT Photo by Litwin; Ghost: Ghost Logo.