Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Announces New Season

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Broadway buffs no longer need to travel to the Big Apple to enjoy smash hit shows and musicals. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is set to bring five of Broadway’s hottest performances to Atlanta’s majestic Fox Theatre this season. Featuring two Tony Award® winning musicals, the 2012-2013 season lineup is sure to enchant, inspire and delight audience members. Broadway in Atlanta is pleased to announce War Horse, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Flashdance, Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act will soon make highly anticipated stops at the Fox Theatre.

War Horse
September 25 – 30, 2012
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, is charging into Atlanta! WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In a tale Time Magazine calls “a landmark theatre event,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.

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Disney’s Beauty And The Beast
November 27 – December 2, 2012
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming back to the Fox Theatre, following a sold-out run in 2011! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Disney’s Beauty And The Beast is the classic tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast at the Fox Theatre!

Flashdance
February 19 – 24, 2013
Flashdance tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award winning soundtrack. FlashdanceThe Musical features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world. In addition to these hits, 16 brand new original songs have been written for the stage by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. Flashdance features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas), and Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).

Million Dollar Quartet
March 12 – 17, 2013
Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of four rock ‘n’ roll icons, is making its premiere in Atlanta! On December 4, 1956 an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Hound Dog” and more. Don’t’ miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame…at Million Dollar Quartet!

Sister Act
April 30 – May 5, 2013
Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “ridiculously fun,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!

The 2012-2013 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season includes:

War Horse

September 25-30, 2012

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

November 27 – December 2, 2012

Flashdance

February 19-24, 2013

Million Dollar Quartet

March 12-17, 2013

Sister Act

April 30 – May 5, 2013

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta’s 2012-2013 season packages are on sale now with prices ranging from $145—$429. Season ticket prices will vary depending on the number of shows chosen, the number of performances, show time, day of the week and seating location. New subscriptions may be ordered online at BroadwayinAtlanta.com, via phone by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 10 am-5 pm; or via fax at 1-800-329-8587. Subscriber benefits include access to the best seats available, discounts of up to 30% on day-of-show pricing, free ticket exchanges and ticket reprinting.

For current season subscribers, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will send renewal invoices via mail. For ease and convenience, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will also send renewal information via email and encourages patrons to subscribe online for the new season. Current season ticket holders who wish to guarantee their same seats must renew by April 2.

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is also offering a three -part installment payment plan this year to help ticket buyers with season purchases.

Tickets to individual shows in the 2012-2013 season are not available for purchase at this time. Single-show tickets typically go on sale to the general public 8-12 weeks prior to opening night. However, season ticket holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2012-2013 season, or to order online, please visit BroadwayinAtlanta.com. Group reservations for individual shows for parties of 10, 15, 20 or more can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000. Applicable group size will vary depending on the show.

Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (All times are subject to change.) An audio-described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf are available for each pre-determined Saturday matinee of each presentation.

Broadway Across America: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include West Side Story, Blithe Spirit, Minsky’s, and the DeafWest production of Pippin. Broadway tours include Dora The Explorer, Frost/Nixon, Spamalot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler On The Roof. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.