BOOK OF MORMON, GHOST, MEMPHIS, WAR HORSE and More Set for Broadway in New Orleans' 2013-14 Season
From the creators of "South Park" and winner of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited two-week engagement October 15 through 27 at the Saenger Theatre. The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century" and Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time."
The season continues with the musical tale of everlasting love GHOST THE MUSICAL, Broadway's feel-good musical comedy smash SISTER ACT, the classical musical love story based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the incredible journey of MEMPHIS, the Tony Award-winning Best Play that TIME Magazine calls "A Landmark Theater Event," War Horse, and "the next best thing to seeing the Beatles," according the Associated Press, RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.
"With the return of the Broadway Series to the Saenger Theatre, we're thrilled to present the best of Broadway, including THE BOOK OF MORMON, to New Orleans for the 2013 - 2014 season," said David Skinner, general manager of Ace Theatrical Group. "Through the trials and triumphs of each story, fortified with award-winning music, this season delivers an exhilarating experience that will have viewers begging for more."
Shows in the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2013 - 2014 season include:
THE BOOK OF MORMON
TODAY, October 15 - 27, 2013
Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, "South Park." Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, AVENUE Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. THE BOOK OF MORMON contains explicit language. The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 GRAMMY Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records. www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com
GHOST THE MUSICAL
November 19 - 24, 2013
GHOST THE MUSICAL is "unlike anything seen on stage before!" - Newsday. 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.
December 17 - 22, 2013
SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-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!