BWW TV: 'WE'RE ON!' Shout-outs from New York City to Orlando for the New Walt Disney Theater

After 11 years and a journey of ups and downs, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts had its official ribbon cutting yesterday. A dream come true for the city, the community and everyone interested in the arts. 1500 people showed up and 135 media attended the historic kick-off. Events are in full swing, and you can click here to see the weekend schedule as well as the upcoming week and Saturday night's official opening of the Walt Disney Theater, which is a star-studded event.

Rehearsals have been in full swing in New York City this week, and we have some exclusive messages sent to Orlando from cast members including Sierra Boggess, Well-Strung, the Broadway Kids and Michael Urie. More to come, show time is just a week away.

Single tickets are still available for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater a variety show featuring luminaries from Broadway and beyond, including international music and dance performers. The performance will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction.

The sold out pre-show party and dinner, a black tie event with 1,300 guests, begins with a cocktail reception on the Seneff Arts Plaza followed by a three-course seated dinner in a tented pavilion. Following the dinner, doors open for the first show in the Walt Disney Theater at 8:00 p.m. with a curtain time of 8:30 p.m.

Single tickets are available for the 8:30 p.m. performance of Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater. The tickets for this one night only, star-studded event are $250.00, $175.00 and $125.00 and include the "Broadway & Beyond" performance, a champagne toast and dessert reception, with dancing and other specials surprises, under the stars on the Seneff Arts Plaza.

Tony nominee Norm Lewis returns to his Central Florida home to appear in the Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater. The 90-minute show will also feature performances from a range of stars including television and Broadway's Michael Urie, leading soprano, Deborah Voigt; rising Latin superstar, Ektor Rivera; world-renowned Argentinian dance duo, The Lombard Twins; The Broadway Kids;

Sierra Boggess (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid); NBC The Voice's, Chris Mann; legendary jazz singer, Jane Monheit; popular all-male singing string quartet, Well-Strung; YouTube viola sensation, Jeremy Green; and a full 26-piece orchestra, made up of members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (All performers are subject to change.)

Broadway director and producer, Richard Jay-Alexander, and musical director and conductor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, conceived and created the show especially for the Grand Premiere of the Dr. Phillips Center. Read more about Jay-Alexander and BROADWAY & BEYOND in this BWW Exclusive.

Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box office at 455 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online at drphillipscenter.org.


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