The DuPont Theatre Announces its 2013-2014 Broadway Season
The DuPont Theatre, Delaware's Broadway Experience, has announced its 2013-2014 season, guaranteed to offer something for everyone.
Kicking off the Broadway Series line-up is Cirque Éloize CIRKOPOLIS, October 1-6, 2013, which dives into a vibrant comic book world, pushing the boundaries of visual and audio innovations through different forms of projections. Comic books bring this idea of moving images, almost in a cinematographic way, which we can forward, rewind, slow down or stop. Cirque Éloize CIRKOPOLIS will transport performers and spectators between dream and reality in an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, images, drawings and illusions for the pleasure of the eye.
Next up, come meet the family! THE ADDAMS FAMILY, coming October 29-November 3, 2013, is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death," according to Toronto Post City. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier, Award-winning costume and set designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with direction by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. We'll leave the lights off for you!
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back at the DuPont Theatre from December 3-8, 2013, and mesmerizing Wilmington audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere." As the Associated Press says, "WEST SIDE STORY remains Broadway's best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout."
Celebrate and reinvent some of Hollywood's best musical moments on the Silver screen with DANCING WITH THE MOVIES, January 21-26, 2014. DANCING WITH THE MOVIES is the new, high octane stage hit. 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 Stars Celebrity Pros, So You Think You Can Dance top finalists and combining forces with singing stars from American Idol and The Voice, DANCING WITH THE MOVIES recreates some of the most iconic characters and memorable musical moments from movies like West Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Hairspray and Moulin Rouge. With new, stunning dances to scores from such movies as The Godfather, Titanic, The Matrix and Les Miserables. Hosting this powerhouse production will be a Movie Star from one of the celebrated Musicals. A perfect evening of cinema magic - LIVE onstage.
Dream the impossible dream on March 25-30, 2014 as MAN OF LA MANCHA returns to the stage in an all new production complete with the TONY AWARD winning score and book that has inspired theatre goers since the very first note of "The Impossible Dream" was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.
Rounding out the Broadway season on May 27-June 1, 2014 is MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.
Also, back by popular demand, STOMP, returns to the DuPont Theatre on February 21-23, 2014. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique-an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, "If you haven't seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!" STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Broadway Series subscriptions may be requested now by phone or online. Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2013. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the DuPont Theatre Box Office at 302-656-4401 or 800-338-0881. Information can be accessed via the Internet at the DuPont Theatre site: www.DupontTheatre.com.