PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, WICKED and More Set for Broadway San Jose's 2013-14 Season
Broadway San Jose, a partnership between the Nederlander Organization of New York and Team San Jose, have announced the six shows in its 2013-14 Season. Headlining the Broadway San Jose season will be a three-week run of WICKED, the Tony Award winning musical that maintains its position as the top selling musical on Broadway, nine years after its premiere.
The fifth Broadway San Jose season will start in October of 2013 with the Bay Area exclusive engagement of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, followed by a new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic EVITA in November. The first show of 2014 will be a multi-media tribute to chart-topping, Grammy-Award-winning The Bee Gees, with a unique tribute performance titled THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW; followed by a musical tribute to Webber, Broadway's most beloved composer, beginning in May. Coming in July is the blockbuster JERSEY BOYS, the rags-to-rock-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Guests at the Season Launch event were treated to a surprise performance from the touring cast of JERSEY BOYS, who appeared on stage immediately following a presentation of video clips from the six shows. Cast members Nick Cosgrove (Frankie), Miles Jacoby (Bob Gaudio), Christopher Deangelis (Nick Massi), and Adam Zelasko (Tommy DeVito) performed a medley of music from the Tony Award winning Best Musical. Nick Cosgrove then delighted the audience with a solo performance of the hit single Can't Take My Eyes Off of You.
Broadway San Jose general manager Nanci Williams says her staff is gearing up for the biggest season yet. "With two blockbusters, two Bay Area premiere engagements, and a three-week run of WICKED, our fifth season in San Jose promises to bring more patrons to the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, and to downtown San Jose, than ever before."
For more than 40 years, the Center for the Performing Arts has played center stage for patrons of all ages to enjoy symphonies, ballets, community events, comedies, and musical performances," said Bill Sherry, Team San Jose CEO. "San Jose residents and visitors deserve the best Broadway has to offer and Broadway San Jose's fifth season is the best line-up yet."
Broadway San Jose's 2013-14 season begins on October 29th, 2013 and runs through September 14th, 2014 at San Jose Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose. Season tickets, at prices ranging from $197 to $489, can be purchased on-line at www.broadwaysanjose.com, or by calling (866) 395-2929. Single ticket on-sale dates will vary by show, with season-opener PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT tickets likely to become available just after Labor Day.
THE Nederlander Organization is a New York-based company prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical and concert presentations. Under the leadership of chairman James M. Nederlander and president James L. Nederlander, the company has built a network of theatres including nine on Broadway; three in London; four in Chicago; and several throughout the United States including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. For over three decades, the Nederlanders have been prolific producers of theatrical productions with over 100 Broadway and touring shows to their credit. The company has been instrumental in presenting many of Broadway's most successful shows, most notably Annie, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, and Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolf. For more information go to www.nederlander.com.
TEAM SAN JOSE is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitor's Bureau, hotels, arts groups, organized labor, and City-owned venues to deliver and exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Team San Jose manages the San Jose Convention Center and Arts and Entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for Performing Arts, Montgomery Theatre, Parkside Hall, San Jose Civic and South Hall. For more information go to www.sanjose.org.