Broadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

From the fun of "Young Frankenstein" that only a Mel Brooks could produce, to the emotion evoked by such legendary musicals as "Les Misérables" and "West Side Story," announced by Broadway Across America for subscription season 2010-2011 are a mix of six (6) musical hits that will also include such current Broadway shows as "HAIR," the dance show "Burn The Floor," and the fast-moving '80s rocker "Rock of Ages" presented by Florida Theatrical Association at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 

Season tickets for the Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale 2010-2011 six-show package are currently available and range from $110.00 - $481.00.  For faster service, those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com. Orders can also be processed by calling 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 need to have their account number and credit card. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com for the most up-to date information about touring Broadway. Groups of 20 or more can be reserved by contacting 800-6GROUPS (800.647.6877). 

The 2010-2011 Broadway Across America Ft. Lauderdale six-show lineup is as follows: 

Broadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

October 6-17, 2010

The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE...and it's headed to Ft. Lauderdale. You'll have a good time at this new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for BEST MUSICAL! Don't miss all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including Transylvania Mania, He Vas My Boyfriend, and Puttin' on the Ritz. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three- time Tony® winner Mel Brooks himself-who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book - along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony® winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony®-winning writer, Thomas Meehan.  

BURN THE FLOORBroadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

November 16-28, 2010

Years before Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. BURN THE FLOOR, the Latin and Ballroom dance show that has played to audiences in over 30 countries, brings their live performance to the Broward Center stage in Ft. Lauderdale. Direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway, featuring all-new choreography, BURN THE FLOOR is Ballroom - Reinvented.

Critics and fans around the world have raved about BURN THE FLOOR: The Independent (London) said "Extraordinary! So hot it contributes to global warming. BURN THE FLOOR will take your breath away!" 

ROCK OF AGESBroadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

December 28, 2010-January 9, 2011

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 80's. It's five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the hits of JOURNEY, Night Ranger, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more.

*Will your kids like Rock of Ages as much as you will? I think they will have a fine time, but you should know that some of the costumes, dancing and language may not be appropriate for kids under the age of 14. 

Broadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

LES MISÉRABLES

January 18-30, 2011

Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has already been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original." The Western Mail says "an outstanding success - the best version yet."

 

WEST SIDE STORY Broadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

February 15-27, 2011

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time.  Directed by its two-time Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.  The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

 "So exciting IT MAKES YOU ACHE WITH PLEASURE." -John Lahr, The New Yorker

 

HAIRBroadway Across America Announces 2010-2011 Fort Lauderdale Season

June 7-19, 2011

WINNER! BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL 2009 TONY® AWARD!

The Public Theater's new Tony®-winning production of HAIR is the most electric celebration on Broadway. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features unforgettable songs, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning, Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It's HAIR, and IT'S TIME. "THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN ROCK MUSICAL!"- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

* While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.

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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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