BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This TuesdaySingle tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES.

Single tickets start as low as $40 ($33 for Rudolph) and can be purchased online at ThePlayhouseDE.org, by phone at 302-888-0200, or by visiting the Box Office at 1007 North Market Street in downtown Wilmington. As a bonus, the first 100 ticket buyers will be entered for a chance to win a Broadway swag bag.

"We are proud to continue the tradition of bringing Broadway right here to Wilmington", says Executive Director Mark Fields. "This is one of our strongest seasons to date, with offerings for Broadway die-hards and families alike!"

"The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the longest-running Broadway series in the country - something we at The Grand take seriously as we program each season for our patrons," says Fields. "Subscriptions still remain the best way to get the best value for your dollar." Subscribers save up to 20% of the regular single ticket prices, and also receive free parking, 15% off dining at 15 local restaurants, free exchanges, and more.

What: Single Tickets On Sale for The Playhouse's BIW series

When: Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m.

How much: Tickets start as low as $40 ($33 for Rudolph)

How to buy: Online at ThePlayhouseDE.org

By Phone at 302-888-0200

In Person at 1007 North Market Street in Wilmington

Broadway in Wilmington is presented by Bank of America. Series Co-Producers are The Buccini/Pollin Group and The Chemours Company. These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

2017-2018 Season

THE WIZARD OF OZ

November 14-19, 2017

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don't miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this National Treasure on stage.

Playhouse Premiere!

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

November 26, 2017 (2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.)

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don't miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Playhouse Premiere!

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY

December 21-23, 2017

Direct from Broadway, the world's best-selling magic show is coming to

Wilmington! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

CABARET

March 13-18, 2018

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films), CABARET comes to The Playhouse on Rodney Square. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside - life is beautiful at CABARET- John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Playhouse Premiere!

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE

April 3-8, 2018

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." London's Sunday Express says, "this crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You'll have the time of your life!

Playhouse Premiere!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

May 1-6, 2018

It began as one man's story ...became everyone's music ...and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

Playhouse Premiere!

DANCE TO THE MOVIES

May 18-20, 2018

From the producers of Ballroom with a Twist, DANCE TO THE MOVIES celebrates and reinvents some of Hollywood's best musical moments on the silver screen. Seven of TV and stage's top choreographers bring to life the classic movie dances of yesterday with a fresh new vision. Starring Dancing With The Stars celebrity pros, So You Think You Can Dance top finalists and combining forces with singing stars from American Idol and The Voice, DANCE TO THE MOVIES recreates some of the most iconic characters and memorable musical moments. The production features iconic movie musicals such as West Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Hairspray and Moulin Rouge, as well as stunning new dances to scores from The Godfather, Titanic, The Matrix and Les Misérables. Hosting this powerhouse production will be a movie star from one of the celebrated musicals. This is a perfect evening of cinema magic - LIVE on stage.


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