KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA, MOTOWN, PIPPIN and More Set for Broadway/San Diego's 2014-15 Season

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:

KINKY BOOTS

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!

JERSEY BOYS

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.

RATING: CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE
( Contains authentic, profane Jersey vocabulary)

DIRTY DANCING
THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE

January 6 - 11, 2015

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. London's Sunday Express says "THIS CROWD-PLEASING STAGE ADAPTATION HITS THE JACKPOT!" Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." You'll have the time of your life!

DIRTY DANCING has just completed a hugely successful multi-record breaking nationwide tour across the UK and Ireland, which has been seen by over one million people since it launched in 2011.

CINDERELLA

May 5 - 10, 2015

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 you love- the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you 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.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

June 9 - 14, 2015

RATING: MATURE THEMES

RATING: FAMILY FRIENDLY

It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

PIPPIN

August 25 - 30, 2015

RATING: MATURE AUDIENCES

Some thirty years before writing WICKED, Steven Schwartz had an early success and now PIPPIN is back on tour for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago... the show The New York Times declared "ASTONISHING." Winning the Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.

RATING: MATURE AUDIENCES

2014-2015 Extra Season Productions:

*WICKED
November 12 - December 7, 2014
WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED is the winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards. 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.

RATING: FAMILY FRIENDLY

*BLUE MAN GROUP
October 3 - 5, 2014
Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." E! Entertainment News exclaims, "BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be." The Baltimore Sun raves, "Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It's a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!"

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. BLUE MAN GROUP returns to San Diego as part of it's current U.S. theatrical tour.

RATING: FAMILY FRIENDLY

NEW THIS YEAR -THE BEN VEREEN AWARDS!

Our 2014-2015 Season brings exciting new adventures to the San Diego community with the Ben Vereen Awards, named after that legendary star of stage and screen. Sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, talented high school students will compete for the title of Best Actor and Best Actress before going on to the prestigious National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) in New York in June 2014 to compete against students around the nation for the coveted JimmyTM Awards and scholarships.

We hope your school, family, friends and talented young performers will join us on The Road to the JimmyTM Awards.

San Diego County High Schools are encouraged to enter! For more information, visit www.benvereenawards.com.

Season Tickets - How to Subscribe: Visit www.broadwaysd.com or call (888) 937-8995 (weekdays 9:30AM -5:30PM).

A PRESIDENT'S CLUB PACKAGE lets you indulge yourself and your friends, family or clients with The Ultimate Theatre-going Experience; membership is available at four levels of benefits: Executive, Premier, Imperial and Spotlight Partner. Its unique benefits include front and center orchestra seats; personal service; VIP entrance to the theatre; your name or company name in show program and lobby; and access to VIP seats to all BSD events. two and four person memberships available. For more information, call (619) 564-3018 or visit BroadwaySD.com.

For group savings and prices, call (619) 564-3001.

Most Broadway/San Diego performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with Saturday and Sunday matinees. Post-performance chat-backs with members of the cast/company follow most Wednesday evening performances.

ASL Interpreted and OPEN CAPTIONED Performances: All Broadway/San Diego regular-season productions at the Civic Theatre offer ASL interpretation and Open Caption Services for designated performances.

Friday Night Broadway Insider - Enjoy an informal pre-show, 30-minute in-depth discussion about the evening's production. Broadway Insider invites Patrons to a 30-minute pre-show in-depth look and will take place before most 2014-15 Season Friday night performances. The Insider is FREE to all Friday ticket holders!

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