THIS JUST IN: BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, IF/THEN, PIPPIN and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA headline the 2015-2016 Broadway In Boston Season! A new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns and back by popular demand – THE BOOK OF MORMON!!
Broadway In Boston revealed today its 2015-2016 Lexus Broadway Season which will feature eight theatrical productions, slated for the Boston Opera House and the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre. Some of Broadway’s biggest shows will be heading to Boston beginning next fall.
The Boston Opera House will play host this upcoming Season to five productions direct from Broadway. BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award winning inspiring true story of King’s rise to stardom where she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than just beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is the winner of 50 international awards including four Tony® Awards. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. IF/THEN is an original, contemporary Broadway musical and deeply moving story written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award winning creators of Next to Normal, about one woman’s two possible life paths while living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. PIPPIN, is the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Directed by Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus, Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge PIPPIN returns to where it first premiered, before opening on Broadway where it won the Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony® Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale, incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments we love.
The magic continues at the Boston Opera House with the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony® Award winner Jack O’Brien. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapps returns to Boston and will thrill audiences with its award winning score. Today, March 2, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film’s release date, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. Family favorite NETworks presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical for all generations and based on the Academy Award winning animated feature film that won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide, returns to Boston. Unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes take center stage.
Back by popular demand after two sold out Boston engagements in 2013 and 2014, THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine time Tony® Award winning musical from the creators of South Park, will return to Boston to kick off the 2015-2016 Broadway In Boston Season at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre for a limited six week run.
“The upcoming Season is a Tony® Award-winning Season – 21 collectively – showcasing five productions direct from Broadway, returning blockbusters and family favorites,” said Rich Jaffe, President of Broadway In Boston. We are particularly excited to announce that we will once again partner this Season with Autism Speaks New England during the upcoming engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and offer our second Autism Friendly performance. Our hope is to continue to create opportunities to ensure that the arts and live theatre are an option for everyone.”
Over 600 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today’s announcement including Broadway In Boston’s Season ticket holders, group leaders, Arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media. Highlights from the day included a special appearance by Diane Paulus, Tony® Award winning Director of PIPPIN and live performances from the Broadway casts of MATILDA and BEAUTIFUL.
Broadway In Boston is also pleased to announce that Lexus will continue as the official name-in-title sponsor of the Broadway In Boston Season for its twelfth Season. Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. Your Boston Area Lexus dealers are proud supporters of the performing arts.
In addition to Lexus, Broadway In Boston welcomes back JetBlue Airways, the official airline, Tufts HealthPlan, the official HealthPlan of the 2015-2016 Season and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
September 1 – October 11, 2015
Hailed by the New York Times as “The Best Musical of this Century” and the winner of nine Tony® Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney’s “Frozen” and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Now with the standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
Boston Opera House
September 29 – October 11, 2015
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
Boston Opera House
November 3 – 15, 2015
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. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.
NETworks presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Boston Opera House
January 6 – 10, 2016
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Boston! Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Boston Opera House!
Boston Opera House
February 2 – 14, 2016
PIPPIN is coming back to where it all began… this captivating new production originated at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA and went on to Broadway where it won the Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival. Directed by Tony® winner and A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), PIPPIN was declared by The New York Times as “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.” With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? PIPPIN features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Boston Opera House
March 29 – April 10, 2016
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony® Award winner Jack O’Brien. 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. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Boston Opera House
June 14 – 26, 2016
TIME MAGAZINE’S #1 SHOW OF THE YEAR! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony® Awards, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
Boston Opera House
July 5 – 17, 2016
IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical (New York Post)” simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
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SEASON TICKET INFORMATION:
Season Tickets are now on sale for the series that includes: Cinderella, Beautiful, Pippin, The Sound of Music, Matilda and IF/THEN. Tickets for Season specials, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Book of Mormon are only available with the purchase of Season Tickets.
Member tickets and single ticket on-sales for all shows to be announced at a later time. Public on-sales to be announced at a later date.
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