THE BOOK OF MORMON, CINDERELLA and More Make Up Broadway in Miami's 2014-15 Season

THE BOOK OF MORMON, CINDERELLA and More Make Up Broadway in Miami's 2014-15 Season

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its ninth season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The Broadway in Miami 2014-2015 season presented by Bank of America includes The Book of Mormon. From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon will play a limited two-week engagement (December 2 - 14, 2014).

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (September 29-October 5, 2014) is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (October 28 - November 2, 2014), a Tony Award®-winning contemporary take on the classic tale; and SISTER ACT (April 14 - 19, 2015), a sparkling musical tribute to the universal power of friendship. In addition, local audiences will experience, for the first time, the South Florida premiere of Disney's NEWSIES (February 3 - 8, 2015), the crowd-pleasing musical about a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York

Plus, two favorites return to the Arsht Center as add-ons to the series: NETworks presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (December 30, 2014 - January 5, 2015), the smash-hit family musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film brings in the New Year; and Miami's most popular musical WICKED (March 11 - 29, 2015).

Season ticket prices for the five-show subscription package range from $150 to $564.* Current subscribers may renew their season tickets before the general public beginning March 9, 2014 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 4, 2014.

To become a season ticket holder, visit www.arshtcenter.org, or call the Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or 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.

"With the continued support of Bank of America for a fourth consecutive year, the Arsht Center has secured for the 2014-2015 season a year's worth of beautiful stories of friendship, classic fairy tales and hardfought dreams come true. Loyal subscribers and new audiences alike will be pleased to enjoy some of Broadway's biggest blockbusters, the first South Florida play of the inspirational Disney's Newsies, and some of the greatest musicals ever to hit the Great White Way," said John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.

The Broadway in Miami 2014 - 2015 five-show subscription series at the Adrienne Arsht Center - Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows:

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE

September 30 - October 5, 2014

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome - Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel - is live on stage and in color for the very first time!

It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY episodes. Imagine stepping back in time into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called "television."

The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show's newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say "Brylcreem?!"

The truth is in the title - whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

October 28 - November 2, 2014

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 audiences love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Fans will be transported back to their childhood as they 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.

THE BOOK OF MORMON

December 2 - 14, 2014

Winner of nine 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 religious satire Broadway musical.

Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Audiences should not miss the chance to see it! Contains explicit language.

Disney's NEWSIES

February 3 - 8, 2015

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new 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 audiences should not want to miss.

Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right...and staying true to who you are.

NEWSIES is brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River).

SISTER ACT

April 14 - 19, 2015

SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!

NETworks presents DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

December 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

WICKED

March 11 - 29, 2015

Back by "popular" demand. WICKED continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 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).

All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information for details and schedules.

The two add-ons are not part of the five-show Broadway in Miami 2014-2015 season; however, subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to these blockbusters.

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world's leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida's diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area.

Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets, such as Orlando, Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet; Pippin; Big Fish; Betrayal; Beautiful; Bullets Over Broadway; Little Miss Sunshine; Tuck Everlasting; The Blonde Streak; and Bull Durham. Recent: Hands on a Hardbody; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Memphis; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; and War Horse. For more information, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

Broadway Across America-Miami is presented in arrangement with Florida Theatrical Association, a non-profit civicorganization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality national touring Broadway productions in the state of Florida.

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