Hershey Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Series

Hershey Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Series

Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce four critically acclaimed Broadway productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue as part of its 2017-2018 season presented by Capital BlueCross.

Dennis Norton, Entertainment Programming Manager, is thrilled to proclaim: "The 2017-2018 Broadway Series for Milton Hershey's entertainment palace, promises to be one of the most exciting variety of shows we've ever presented!"

The much-anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Series programming includes:
Kinky Boots
Something Rotten!
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

About the shows
The variety-filled Broadway season kicks off November 2017 with Kinky Boots. Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. "There is no show hotter thanKinky Boots!" - CBS News. For more information on the show, visit www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.

Something Rotten! will take the stage of the Theatre January 2018. From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical. With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals - those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point! For more information, please visit www.RottenBroadway.com.

Hershey Theatre will welcome the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical in February 2018. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. With a book by Tony and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The show opened on Broadway in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre's history.
For more information, please visitwww.BeautifulOnBroadway.com.
Last, but not least, The King and I will be visiting Hershey Theatre in April 2018. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," "I Have Dreamed" and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The King and I, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as "first-rate, sumptuous" (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway. For more information, please visit www.thekinganditour.com.
Subscription packages for these incredible shows are available now. Tickets for all Broadway shows go on sale to the public on Monday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at Hershey Theatre Box Office, online atwww.HersheyTheatre.com, or by calling 717-534-3405.
The 2017-2018 Broadway series at Hershey Theatre is proudly presented by Capital BlueCross.

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