The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 10th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season presented by Bank of America includes the Arsht Center premiere of The Phantom of the Opera. Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will play a limited two-week engagement (February 24 – March 6, 2016) as part of a North American tour.
The 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season also includes the South Florida premiere of Kinky Boots (December 8 – 13, 2015), a six-time Tony® Award-winning musical featuring a joyous Tony® Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony® Award-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein. The season continues with a brand new production of The Sound of Music (December 29, 2015 – January 3, 2016), the spirited and beloved musical story of the Von Trapp family; Motown The Musical (February 2 – 7, 2016), 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; and direct from Broadway, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret.
The 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Season ticket prices for the five-show subscription package range from $160 to $595. Current subscribers and the general public may purchase their season tickets by visiting the Adrienne Arsht Center box office, located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, calling the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at (800) 939-8587 or the box office at (305) 949-6722. Season renewals are also available online at www.arshtcenter.org.
To become a season ticket holder, visit www.arshtcenter.org, or call the Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at (800) 939-8587. Priority group seating for groups 10+ may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326.
“Miami loves Broadway! Our 9th season proved just that with the highest number of subscribers than ever before,” said John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Along with our partners at Broadway Across America and Bank of America, we’re proud to enter our milestone 10th anniversary season and would like to applaud Miami’s loyal Broadway fans for their incredible support throughout this decade. Our community will be pleased to know that the Broadway in Miami 2015-2016 season continues our tradition of presenting Broadway’s biggest titles!”
The Broadway in Miami 2015 – 2016 five-show subscription series at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows:
December 8 – 13, 2015
Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out. Kinky Boots truly is “cause for celebration!” (Entertainment Weekly).
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
December 29, 2015 – January 3, 2016
The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winning director Jack O’Brien, is coming to Miami. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 (seen by over 44 million people). 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
February 2 – 7, 2016
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. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
February 24 – March 6, 2016
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to Miami as part of a North American tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.”
The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
April 12 – 17, 2016
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece comes to Miami! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret.
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theater 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® Award-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations. For more information, visit www.arshtcenter.org.