Show-stoppers “Pippin” and “Motown: The Musical”, a duo of fast-moving music spectaculars currently packing them in on Broadway, will be complemented by a parade of long time, much-beloved audience favorites, “Annie,” the magnificent new production of “The Phantom Of The Opera”, “Disney’s The Lion King,” and “Anything Goes”, announced by Broadway in Fort Lauderdale to highlight the 2014-2015 six musical subscription series presented by Bank of America at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association.
Broadway Across America Season Ticket Holders receive exclusive benefits including:
• Same seats for all season shows
• Additional ticket purchase privileges for all season shows and specials before the general public
• Toll-free VIP phone service including ticket exchanges
• Free ticket replacement service
Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $185 – $593. For faster service, those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can visit broadwayacrossamerica.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 broadwayacrossamerica.com for the most up-to date information about touring Broadway.
“What a great season awaits our Broadway fans,” said Kelley Shanley, President and CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “This coming season Broadway audiences will also enjoy new experiences at the Broward Center as the New River Bistro opens this fall in a stunning waterfront setting. It’s al part of our commitment to bring the best in arts and entertainment to the Broward Center.”
Equally enthusiastic is Susie Krajsa, EVP of Presenting for Broadway Across America, who embraced the season as one of the most powerful and memorable in the 23 year history of the Broward Center. “Every show we are presenting at the Broward Center this season reflects the longevity of these extraordinary productions, most of which continue to play on Broadway to record breaking sales.”
The 2014-2015 Broadway Across America Fort-Lauderdale six-show lineup is as follows:
October 7 – 19, 2014
Leapin’ Lizards! One of the world’s best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of Annie will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Don’t wait until tomorrow. Get your tickets today!
The Phantom of the Opera
November 19 – 30, 2014
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 Fort Lauderdale as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This Phantom features a bril iant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thril ing score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “Al 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.
The Lion King
January 7 – February 1, 2015
Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’l remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar -winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” Fort Lauderdale’s most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Broward Center stage January 7, 2015.
Motown: The Musical
February 24 – March 8, 2015
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!
March 31 – April 12, 2015
Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago…the show The New York Times declared “Astonishing. A Pippin for the 21st century!” It won the Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival! With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), 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. This captivating new production is directed by Tony® winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It 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.
May 5 – 17, 2015
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing into Fort Lauderdale. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, The New York Times hails it a “musical-comedy joy” and USA Today calls it “glorious and exuberant!”
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”
The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2014-2015 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and Broward Center for the Performing Arts.