Broadway San Jose to Host MEMPHIS, ROCK OF AGES, BILLY ELLIOT, AMERICAN IDIOT & More 2012-13
Broadway San Jose, A Nederlander Presentation in association with Team San Jose, has announced its 2012-2013 Season, which includes the Bay Area Premiere of the Tony Award Winning MEMPHIS! The season also includes South Bay debuts of ROCK OF AGES, Tony Award-Winning Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL and Green Day'S AMERICAN IDIOT. Also in the season are family favorites Cathy Rigby as PETER PAN and Blue Man Group. Broadway San Jose's 2012-2013 Season begins October 23, 2012 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.
"Our 4th season in San Jose gives us so much to celebrate, two Bay Area shows make their return, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts turns 40 and the Nederlander Organization turns 100! This will be a spectacular year of Broadway and Birthdays!" said Ruth Egherman Pangilinan, General Manager at Broadway San Jose.
"This season Nederlander marks our 100th anniversary presenting the world's best entertainment in great theatres from New York to Los Angeles and Durham to San Diego" says James L. Nederlander, president of The Nederlander Organization. "We are very proud to be associated with the Center for the Performing Arts on the occasion of its 40th anniversary and honored to be partners in bringing Broadway's best shows to San Jose. Congratulations on this important milestone and here's to many more celebrations in the future."
This year is the 40th anniversary of the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, which opened its doors in April of 1972.
The 2012-2013 Broadway San Jose Season is as follows (in chronological order):
October 23-28, 2012
About the show: "TURN UP THAT DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
"Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway's most exciting new destination... MEMPHIS!"
November 20-25, 2012
About the show: "Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated production. Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!"
ROCK OF AGES
January 29 – February 3, 2012
About the show: "The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin' 80's tunes including DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', WE BUILT THIS CITY, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, HERE I GO AGAIN, CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. 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 mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, Night Ranger, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
Blue Man Group
April 2-7, 2013
About the show: "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.
"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 is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget."
Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL
May 7-12, 2013
About the show: "Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. A big musical with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliot will enchant the dreamer in all of us.
"Based on the international smash-hit film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning creative team -- director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall -- along with music legend Elton John."
Green Day'S AMERICAN IDIOT
June 4-9, 2013
About the show: "Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day's GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).
All shows are at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose.
TICKETS: For season ticket information, call (866) 395-2929 or visit www.broadwaysanjose.com. Single ticket on-sale dates will vary by show.