PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES & More Set for 2014-15 Broadway Las Vegas Series
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly anticipated lineup of performances for the 2014-2015 Broadway Las Vegas Series. Running August 2014 to May 2015, the upcoming season sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores will boast Broadway favorites, three first national tours and exciting Las Vegas premieres. As a testament to The Smith Center's commitment to bringing top-tier productions and first-run shows, the center is excited to launch its first-ever national tour with the previously announced, Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS.
The eight-part series features a variety of Tony Award-winning productions and celebrated new shows in addition to KINKY BOOTS including GHOST, PIPPIN, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, NEWSIES, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'SCINDERELLA and ANNIE. Additionally, patrons will have the opportunity to supplement the season with a special add-on of WICKED. Broadway's biggest blockbuster will return to The Smith Center for a four-week run after a sold-out engagement in Reynolds Hall in 2012.
Tickets for the upcoming Broadway Las Vegas series will first be made available for renewal to current season subscribers beginning March 3. New subscription orders for the 2014-2015 season begin May 12 by visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and at the Box Office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave. On sale dates for tickets to individual shows will be announced at a later date. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.
Additional information on Broadway Las Vegas subscription shows may be found below.
GHOST THE MUSICAL
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
GHOST THE MUSICAL delivers a visual experience unlike anything you've seen before. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie in a brand-new Broadway musical that takes you on a thrilling adventure to the afterlife. You will be amazed to see inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects that will astonish. GHOST THE MUSICAL features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. GHOST 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. GHOST THE MUSICAL is "eye-poppingly brilliant with glorious songs" (AP) and "one of the most adventurous and modern musicals ever seen." (WOR Radio).
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 - Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2013, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. KINKY BOOTS features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 - Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
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 beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED), 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 (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts De La Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015-Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days,""Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Featuring a cast of larger-than-life ensemble characters, direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (ANYTHING GOES) and a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (MEMPHIS), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT harkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines...Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike 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 you just don't want to miss.
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015
Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a new incarnation of the iconic 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." Whether one missed it the first time or just wants to revisit Oz, The Smith Center is proud to present WICKED as a Broadway Las Vegas' Special Add On with an extended run.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 - Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Back by "popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and when it first played The Smith Center it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of more than 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 - musical in a long time" (USA Today).
Photo by Joan Marcus