KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA, MOTOWN, PIPPIN and More Set for Broadway/San Diego's 2014-15 Season
Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is excited to announce the new 2014-2015 season chock-full of top award-winning productions including fifteen Tony Awards, and four Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album -and six shows currently playing on Broadway! This year's powerful season lineup will be presented at the beautiful San Diego Civic Theatre and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union.
Kicking off this season is Broadway's new high-heeled hit, KINKY BOOTS, the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score for Grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper. Also coming home to San Diego is the much anticipated return of JERSEY BOYS which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse and went on to win four Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, PIPPIN is back on tour for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. It is time to get the whole family together for the long-awaited lush production of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA and Broadway/San Diego takes you back in time with iconic tunes from the past in DIRTY DANCING-The Classic Story on Stage and for the first time in San Diego, one man's story became everyone's music in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
"I'm thrilled that our 2014-2015 season has something for everyone," remarked Joe Kobryner, Vice President of Broadway/San Diego. "From start (KINKY BOOTS, the current Tony Award Winner for Best Musical) to finish (PIPPIN, the current Tony Award Winner for Best Musical Revival), as well as the long-awaited return home of JERSEY BOYS, the worldwide phenomenon, I couldn't be more pleased to be bringing the Best of Broadway to San Diego audiences," he added.
With the return of JERSEY BOYS, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley said "Ten years ago, La Jolla Playhouse launched a soaring new musical that rocked our patrons to their core. Since that time, this electrifying show has touched millions of audience members around the world - from New York to London to Seoul - serving as a cultural ambassador for our city and the abundance of world-class productions born right here in San Diego." Ashley continued, "The development of new work is the lifeblood of the Playhouse, and we couldn't be more proud to join with Broadway/San Diego in welcoming JERSEY BOYS back home to celebrate its 10th anniversary."
Added season events this year will wow you with the most popular musical on Broadway, WICKED, declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. And, BLUE MAN GROUP will once again thrill SAN DIEGO with its high-octane theatrical experience.
Broadway/San Diego's 2014-2015 season is presented by San Diego County Credit Union. "SDCCU is proud to support the local arts community and we welcome everyone to enjoy the upcoming productions," said Teresa Halleck, San Diego County Credit Union president and CEO. "We're especially excited for patrons to save 25 percent with the SDCCU Super Saver Tuesday. This special season ticket discount is only available to SDCCU debit and/or credit cardholders."
The 2014-2015 Broadway/San Diego Season Lineup:
September 23 - 28, 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, 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.
Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, 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. Come join the sold-out audiences who've discovered why - sometimes - the best way to fit in is to stand out!
October 21 - 26, 2014
RATING: PARENTAL GUIDANCE
JERSEY BOYS returns home to SAN DIEGO after its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse followed by a sell-out three week engagement at the Civic Theatre. "TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue- collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!" proclaims Time Magazine. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.