SIX MUSICAL SUBSCRIPTION SERIES AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Continuing its reputation as one of the nation’s most successful theatrical houses, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces that the six-time Tony Award-Winner “Kinky Boots” along with the two-time Tony Award-winner “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” will be among the six musical Broadway hits of the 2015-16 subscription series. The series is presented by Bank of America in partnership with Broadway Across America and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in association with Florida Theatrical Association. Rounding out the season will be “Once,” Disney’s “Newsies,” “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage”.
Season tickets for the 2015-2016 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $199 – $597. For faster service, those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can visit BroadwayInFortLauderdale.com. Subscribers may also call the Season Ticket Hotline at 800.764.0700. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. When renewing over the phone or online, season ticket holders must have their account number and credit card. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com for the most up-to-date information about touring Broadway.
“This spectacular Tony Award-winning season offers our audiences several South Florida debuts that are sure to delight,” said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center. “The 2015-16 season features titles that are both new and nostalgic, with shows in the line-up that are perfect for Broadway fans of all ages. As we look ahead to our 25th anniversary season with new experiences for our patrons, we are thrilled to continue to bring the best of Broadway to our big stage. So many in our community will connect to the iconic music and the memories that these shows tap into.”
The 2015-2016 Broadway Across America Fort-Lauderdale six-show lineup is as follows:
October 6 – 18, 2015
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.
November 17 – 29, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines… Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Disney’s Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, Disney’s Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.
SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical
December 15 – 27, 2015
Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes along with the Grinch’s when they experience the magic of the beloved tale on stage, which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss), from the original animated television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the loveable Whos. The 2015 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien.
March 1 – 13, 2016
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.
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
April 12 -24, 2016
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heartpounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features 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!”
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
May 10 – 22, 2016
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2015-2016 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 Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org.