Broadway In New Orleans Welcomes Hancock Whitney As Series Sponsor

Broadway In New Orleans Welcomes Hancock Whitney As Series Sponsor

Today, New Orleans Theatre Association and Broadway in New Orleans announced a new three-year agreement with Hancock Whitney beginning with the 2018-2019 season. The partnership furthers Hancock Whitney's long-standing investment in New Orleanians' cultural experience by continuing to bring the best Broadway performances to the Crescent City.

"We at Hancock Whitney celebrate rich community character and culture by helping to bring New Orleans and the region some of the most exciting shows to hit Broadway in years," said Hancock Whitney CEO John M. Hairston. "We are very pleased that our partnership has helped secure a truly spectacular 2018-2019 Broadway in New Orleans season."

The 2018-2019 Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans season features the highly-lauded Broadway musical, HAMILTON, which will play its New Orleans engagement March 12-31. To learn more about the season, visit https://neworleans.broadway.com/.

"We're thrilled to welcome Hancock Whitney on board as the official Broadway in New Orleans Series Sponsor," said David Skinner, general manager of the Saenger Theatre. "With its long history in our region, Hancock Whitney is a perfect match for our landmark theatre."

The upcoming 2018-2019 Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans season will thrill New Orleans audiences with both new Broadway hits and long-time favorites:

ALADDIN

September 26 - October 7, 2018

SCHOOL OF ROCK

October 30 - November 4, 2018

ON YOUR FEET!

November 27 - December 2, 2018

ELF

December 18 - 23, 2018

LES MISERABLES

January 8 - 13, 2019

THE BOOK OF MORMON

February 5 - 10, 2019

HAMILTON

March 12 - 31, 2019

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

April 12 - 14, 2019

COME FROM AWAY

May 28 - June 2, 2019

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SEASON:

· Visit www.BroadwayinNewOrleans.com.

· For group pricing, please call (504) 287-0372 or email MaryAudiffred@theambassadors.com.

· Individual tickets on-sale dates will be announced throughout the year.

About Hancock Whitney Bank

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan Production Office in Nashville, Tennessee. BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading independent bank rating and analysis firm, consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America's most financially sound banks. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel. Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

Saenger Theatre

Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in the fall of 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit http://www.saengernola.com for more information.

New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.

Ambassador Theatre Group

Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world's number one live-theatre company with close to 50 venues in Britain and the United States. ATG is also an internationally recognized award-winning theatre producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the UK, North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line.

On Broadway, ATG operates the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, and the oldest theatre on Broadway, the recently restored Hudson. ATG also owns and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theatres in New Orleans, The Majestic and Empire theatres in San Antonio and the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The most recent addition to ATG North America's portfolio is the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, which will re-open in 2018 with the pre-Broadway world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

ATG's most recent producing credits in the U.S. include Sunday in the Park with George and the Lincoln Center's The King and I and in the UK Oslo, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Spoils. Award-winning producer Sonia Friedman is a group partner. Recent productions in the West End include Funny Girl, Dreamgirls and The Ferryman and on Broadway Farinelli and the King, 1984, and soon to open at the Lyric Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. atg.co.uk/europe/americas/

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