High Fidelity

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Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
New York, NY
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$41.25-$111.25
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Based on the novel by Nick Hornsby, and the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture.

In 2008, New Line brought back to life the extraordinary rock musical HIGH FIDELITY after its disappointing run in New York. The St. Louis production was the first after Broadway and it was welcomed with a sold-out run and rave reviews. And because of its success here, other productions were soon mounted around the country.

Now New Line Theatre brings HIGH FIDELITY back to St. Louis, to close out its 21st season, running May 31-June 23, 2012. Based on the famous novel by Nick Hornby and the film starring John Cusack and Jack Black, this is a smart, funny show about America's new Lost Generation and the music they live their lives to. With lyrics by Amanda Green and music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), this is a genuine rock and roll score, peppered with musical references to some of the great rock and pop artists of our time, the muscular American rock sound of Bruce Springsteen, the raw rage of Guns N' Roses, the Eastern experiments of George Harrison and The Beatles, the intellectual playfulness of The Talking Heads , the fierce defiance of Aretha Franklin, the smoky groove of Percy Sledge, the naked emotion of Ben Folds, the driving cynicism of Billy Joel.

HIGH FIDELITY is a story about experiencing music autobiographically, about the incredible connection Americans feel to the pop music of their times, with music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Amanda Green (daughter of legendary lyricist Adolph Green), and a book by one of the hottest young playwrights in New York, David Lindsay-Abaire.

HIGH FIDELITY tells the sad-funny tale of Rob, a thirty-something, indie record store owner who knows everything there is to know about music but nothing about holding on to girlfriends. As he says in the novel, "I've spent nearly thirty years of my life listening to people singing about broken hearts. And has it helped me any? Has it fuck." The story starts with the breakup of the most recent in a long string of failed relationships, and Rob has to learn (with a little help from Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen) to take life and love as seriously as he takes his music.


Photo Coverage: High Fidelity CD Release Party
by Mark Rupp - June 19, 2007

On Monday, June 18th, the release of High Fidelity's cast recording, now available from Ghostlight Records, was celebrated at Birdland. (more...)

High Fidelity: The Shop Around The Corner
by Michael Dale - December 22, 2006

The 13th performance of High Fidelity, also being the press performance I attended, wound up being the show's final night on Broadway. A pity. I much prefer reviewing enjoyable musicals than eulogizing them. (more...)

Photo Coverage: High Fidelity Opening Night Party
by Linda Lenzi - December 8, 2006

A star-studded after-party was held after the opening of High Fidelity at the Imperial Theatre on December 7th (more...)

Photo Coverage: High Fidelity Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - December 8, 2006

Paul Castree as the Gypsy Robe Winner for High Fidelity, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on December 7th (more...)

High Fidelity to Offer Opening Night Rush Lottery
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2006

The producers of the new Broadway musical High Fidelity have announced they will have 13 $26.25 rush tickets available for the opening night of High Fidelity on Thursday, December 7th (more...)

'High Fidelity' to Offer $26.25 Lottery Before Each Show
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2006

The producers of the new Broadway musical High Fidelity have announced a lottery offering 21 first row orchestra tickets for $26.25 for every performance. (more...)

High Fidelity Begins Broadway Previews November 20
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2006

The new Broadway musical High Fidelity will begin previews on November 20 prior to a December 7 opening at the Imperial Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Chase and Kitt Sign Hilton's Harmony Piano
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2006

High Fidelity star and composer Will Chase and Tom Kitt signed the Hilton's Celebrity-Autographed Harmony Piano on November 2nd (more...)

Chase and Kitt to Harmonize with 3rd Graders, Nov. 2
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2006

Will Chase and Tom Kitt, the respective star and composer ofthe upcoming Broadway musical High Fidelity, will treat third-graders from P.S. 166 to an exclusive sneak-peak of the show and an interactive music lesson as part of the Hilton Harmony Tour (more...)

High Fidelity Box Office Opens on October 30
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2006

The box office of the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) - home of the new Broadway musical High Fidelity- will open on Monday, October 30th at 10am (more...)

High Fidelity Tickets Go On Sale to the Public, Sept. 24
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2006

Tickets for the new Broadway musical High Fidelity will go on sale September 24 to the general public (more...)

'Fidelity' Tix On Sale to Visa Holders 9/9; to Public 9/24
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2006

Visa cardholders will enjoy pre-sale access to purchase tickets for the new Broadway musical High Fidelity on September 9 with an exclusive window through September 23; they go on sale to the general public on September 24 (more...)

High Fidelity to Open at the Imperial Theatre, December 7
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2006

The producers of the new Broadway musical High Fidelity have announced that the show will begin previews November 20 prior to opening December 7, 2007 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (more...)

Collela, Anderson, Wyatt, Etc. Join High Fidelity Cast
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2006

Jenn Collela, Christian Anderson, Kirsten Wyatt, Emily Swallow and more have joined the cast of the Broadway-bound musical High Fidelity (more...)

Will Chase to Star in Bway-Bound High Fidelity Musical
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2006

Will Chase has been tapped to star in the Broadway-bound musical version of High Fidelity, premiering in Boston on September 26th (more...)

High Fidelity Spins Into Bway After Fall Boston Tryout
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2006

The musical version of High Fidelity, by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and David Lindsay-Abaire, will spin into Broadway in November after playing a tryout run in Boston from September 26th through October 22nd (more...)