DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, MEMPHIS and More Set for Broadway in Riverside's 2014-15 Season

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, MEMPHIS and More Set for Broadway in Riverside's 2014-15 Season

The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, Calif., will again welcome six prominent national tours as part of the Broadway in Riverside 2014-15 Season lineup, as well as offer a season special add-on opportunity.

Season tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 23 at Noon for these classic shows, and will be available at the Fox Performing Arts Center box office, by calling the Fox Performing Arts Center Broadway hotline at 951-335-3469 or sending an email to Single ticket sales will follow subscription sales and become available at a later, to be determined, time. For more information visit

Defending the Caveman - Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (6:00 doors) and 10:00 p.m. (9:00 doors).

The season opens with Defending the Caveman, which is the longest running solo play in Broadway history and a hilarious comedy rooted in the way men and women fight, laugh and flirt. The Chicago Sun Times calls it an "outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap," and the Washington Post raves that "Caveman is a Blockbuster!" With its opening on Broadway in 1995, Defending the Caveman has been touring theaters internationally ever since.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18-19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 doors)

Just before Thanksgiving, the whole family will enjoy the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, a Tony Award-winning production that features the Academy-Award winning score by Alan Menken and the universally known music and lyrics of Menken and Tim Rice. An international sensation that has entertained more than 35 million people worldwide, the new touring production reunites the creators of the original Broadway show that tells the beloved story of beautiful Belle and the challenge for Beast to embrace love in order to break the vicious spell upon him.

Anything Goes - Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25-26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 doors)

The calendar year finishes with a Cole Porter classic as Anything Goes takes audience members aboard an ocean liner and into the love stories of two unlikely pairs. Amid classic standards including the title track "Anything Goes," "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top," the New York Times calls it a "Deluxe candy box of Cole Porter's best songs." The show has been revived several times on Broadway and has won multiple Tony Awards, most recently including Best Choreography of a Musical.

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! - Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (6:00 doors)

Heading into 2015, the legendary Hal Holbrook will portray the title character in Mark Twain Tonight! for one night only as he depicts the celebrated author giving a lecture with an emphasis on his funnier writings. Holbrook, an Academy Award nominated actor, has been performing his Tony Award-winning role as Mark Twain around the world for nearly 60 years.

Mamma Mia! - Wednesday and Thursday, February 4-5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 doors)

The season includes the rebirth of the Swedish pop group Abba's most famous hits from the 1970s and '80s in Mamma Mia!, an international success and the 10th longest running Broadway musical of all time. The show follows 20-year-old Sophie, engaged and curious about the whereabouts of her real father as she finds her mother's old diary and uses it to help track him down to walk her down the aisle. Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, the show was adapted into the 2008 feature film starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.

Memphis - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 doors) and Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 doors) and 8:00 p.m. (7:00 doors)

Bursting off the stage with explosive dance and a Tony Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, Memphis highlights the birth of 1950s rock 'n' roll during a turbulent time period. Inspired by actual events, the show centers on a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer ready for her big break. Memphis is the winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical.


Direct from Broadway,

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES - Wednesday and Thursday, March 25-26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 doors)

Back by popular demand!

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. Going further than before, this new RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together" and "Hey Jude." This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don't miss the Broadway smash that's taking the world by storm.

Patrons interested in purchasing season subscriptions can call the Fox Performing Arts Center Broadway hotline now at 951-335-3469 or send an email to for more information. Current subscribers are being contacted now to discuss keeping their seat locations, or making additional purchases. Single ticket sales will follow subscription sales and become available at a later, to be determined, time.

Box office hours are Monday - Friday from Noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit The Fox Performing Arts Center is located at 3801 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, Calif.

About Live Nation Presents Broadway in Riverside: Broadway in Riverside brings prominent nationally touring Broadway shows and musicals to Riverside, California, as part of each season's annual Broadway series. Combining award-winning classics with modern revivals and family favorites, Broadway in Riverside consistently delivers the excitement of the current Broadway scene to the Riverside community, all housed within the walls of the historic Fox Performing Arts Center.

About the Fox Performing Arts Center: The Fox Performing Arts Center, also known as the Riverside Fox Theatre, is located in Riverside, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles. Built in 1929, the theatre lies in the heart of the downtown area, and re-opened in 2010 following a major renovation. The Fox Performing Arts Center welcomes a diverse range of entertainment each year in addition to the annual Broadway series, and is supported by the Fox Performing Arts Foundation, which works to enrich the community through community-focused performances, community outreach and fundraising. The Fox Performing Arts Center is perhaps best known for being the first theatre to pre-screen the 1939 film Gone With the Wind.

About Live Nation: Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. is the global event-ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

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