BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(ROCK OF AGES Photo By Scott Suchman)

Miami Premieres of Broadway's Biggest Hits

ROCK OF AGES

October 9 – 14, 2012

The worldwide 80s rock party musical

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(MARY POPPINS Photo By Deen van Meer)

MARY POPPINS

January 1 – 6, 2013

The world's most famous nanny

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(LES MISERABLES Photo By Deen van Meer) 

The New 25th Anniversary Production of

LES MISÉRABLES

February 26 – March 3, 2013

An epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(PRISCILLA Photo By Joan Marcus)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

April 2 – 7, 2013

The most outrageously fun Broadway musical

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(MEMPHIS Photo By Paul Kolnik)

MEMPHIS

May 7 – 12, 2013

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical

And Season Extras including

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(STOMP Photo By Zunichi Takahashi)

STOMP

December 4 – 9, 2012

The International Percussion Sensation!

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA Miami Series 2012-2013

(FELA! Photo By Tristram Kenton

FELA!

March 19– 24, 2013

A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love. Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards® 

South Florida theater fans are in for an array of Broadway hits as the awesomely cool, ROCK OF AGES, opens the all musical Broadway in Miami 2012 - 2013 season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County. Scheduled to launch the season with a bang, from October 9-14, ROCK OF AGES will be followed by the high-stepping Broadway Musical for the entire family, MARY POPPINS, set to bring in the New Year, January 1-6; the return of the world's greatest musical, LES MISÉRABLES, in a brand new 25th anniversary production, February 26 - March 3; the outlandishly colorful PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will keep audiences on their feet with its parade of dance-floor favorites, April 2-7; and Best Musical Tony Winner of 2010 MEMPHIS  will make its triumphant Miami debut with its explosive dancing and powerhouse songs, May 7-12.

Broadway in Miami 2012 - 2013 season extras include STOMP, a high-energy show boasting a percussive symphony played entirely on unconventional instruments, December 4-9, 2012; and FELA!, the inspiring and critically-acclaimed musical based on the legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation; March 19-24, 2013. 

The Broadway in Miami 2012 - 2013 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Season ticket prices for the five-show musical package range from $130 to $500. Current subscribers may renew their season tickets beginning March 19, 2012 by visiting the Adrienne Arsht Center box office, located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, calling the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at (800) 939-8587 or the box office at (305) 949-6722. Season renewals are also available online at www.arshtcenter.org. Please have your account number, renewal invoice and credit card available. Renewal period ends April 23, 2012.

To become a season ticket holder, visit arshtcenter.org, broadwayacrossamerica.com, or call the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at (800) 939-8587. Priority group seating for groups 10+ may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326 or Broadway Across America at (954) 626-7814. 

"The 2012-2013 Broadway Season opens on a high note as the party musical, Rock of Ages, takes us on a journey back to the '80s to celebrate the decade's ever-popular rock 'n' roll hits. South Florida fans may recall the movie version of the musical being filmed in Miami last year and how exciting it was to get a glimpse of big Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise. We look forward to seeing the movie this summer, and we're certain Broadway buffs will continue the party through the fall when the hit musical premieres at the Arsht Center," said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. "This season will also bring award-winning, critically acclaimed musicals such as the timeless classic Les Misérables in its special 25th anniversary production."

"The 2012-2013 Broadway in Miami season marks our third consecutive year as presenting sponsor," said Gene Schaefer, Bank of America market president, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. "We are proud to continue our tradition of investing in the arts as a cornerstone of economic development and tourism in our community, as well as a foundation for preserving our rich cultural diversity and shaping our future." 

The Broadway in Miami 2012 - 2013 five-show subscription series at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows: 

ROCK OF AGES

October 9 – 14, 2012

The worldwide party musical

ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin' 80s tunes including "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Here I Go Again," "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "I Want To Know What Love Is." In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. A five-time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! 

"Impossible to resist!" - Charles Isherwood, New York Times 

"Rock and comedy in perfect proportion!" - David Cote, Time Out 

www.rockofagesontour.com

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present

MARY POPPINS

January 1 – 6, 2013

Beginning January 2013, the world's most famous nanny will arrive at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has the New York Daily News calling it a "roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!" This spectacular hit has astonished over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York.

The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. Be prepared to be swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls "a certifiable super hit."

LES MISÉRABLES

February 26 – March 3, 2013 

DREAM THE DREAM Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this production of LES MISÉRABLES "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful." The Star-Ledger says "a dynamically re-imagined hit. This 'LES MISÉRABLES' has improved with age" and NY1-TV proclaims "this new production actually exceeds the original. The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier and the motivations more honest. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: 'Les Miz' is born again." Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master Of The House" and many more. To watch a video sneak peek, please visit www.LesMis.com/watch

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

April 2 – 7, 2013

Bette Midler proudly presents the most OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN Broadway musical:

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! 

This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." The Hollywood Reporter calls Priscilla "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!" 

MEMPHIS

May 7 – 12, 2013

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 and what AP calls

"The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be."

www.MemphistheMusical.com  

*SPECIALS: NOT PART OF THE FIVE-SHOW SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

* STOMP

December 4 – 9, 2012

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places." See what all the noise is about! 

* FELA!

March 19 – 24, 2013

FELA!, directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed in three continents. A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, FELA! is the true story of Kuti, who created a type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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