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Bway Across America Boston Announces '06-'07 Season

By: Apr. 24, 2006
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All Shook Up, Altar Boyz, Twelve Angry Men, STOMP, Doubt, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chita Rivera--The Dancer's Life, and The Light in the Piazza--as well as the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical High Fidelity--will comprise the 2006-2007 Broadway Across America-Boston season.

All Shook Up will play the Opera House from September 26th through October 8th. Based around the songs of Elvis Presley, directed by Christoper Ashley and with a book by Joe Calarco, the show recounts the unlikely romance of a small-town girl and a guitar-playing rebel.

Based on the Nick Hornby novel (which inspired the hit 2000 film), High Fidelity will feature a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Amanda Green. The show is about a record store owner who seeks the solution to a present failing relationship by confronting a few of his ex-girlfriends. The show will be directed by Walter Bobbie. It runs from September 26th through October 22nd at the Colonial Theatre.

Altar Boyz, with a score by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker and a book by Kevin Del Aguila, is an affectionately satiric musical about a Catholic boy band on their Raise the Praise tour. The show will run from October 31st through November 5th at the Colonial Theatre.

STOMP will also play the Colonial, from December 5th through 17th. The movement-and-percussion show "uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms," according to press notes.

Doubt will star Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones, who starred in the original Broadway cast of the John Patrick Shanley play about a priest whose behavior arouses the suspicion of Catholic school's nun/principal. Directed by Doug Hughes, the play will run at the Colonial Theatre from February 6th through 18th, 2007.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Jack O'Brien, choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with a score by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane, will run at the Opera House from March 6th through 18th. The musical follows two crooks who try to out-swindle each other across the French Riviera.

The Tony Award-winning legend herself will take center stage for Chita Rivera--The Dancer's Life at the Colonial Theatre from May 1st through 13th. Featuring numbers from West Side Story, Bye Bye, Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and others, The Dancer's Life is directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele and features a book by Terrence McNally.

The Light in the Piazza, directed by Bartlett Sher and with a Tony Award-winning score by Adam Guettel, will come to the Colonial Theatre from May 29th through June 9th. The show, which is based on ElizaBeth Spencer's novella about a mother and her love-struck daughter on vacation in Florence, also features a book by Craig Lucas.

The Boston Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker will also play The Opera House from November 24th through December 30th.

New season subscriptions will be available beginning May 1st, while current subscriptions will soon be renewable by mail. Call (866) 523-7469 or visit for tickets or more information.