Kinky Boots, Cinderella, Beautiful Part of 2015/2016 Broadway in Atlanta Season

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway In AtlantaIn celebration of 35 years presenting the best of Broadway to Atlanta audiences, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is rolling out the red carpet for another season of blockbuster musicals, Atlanta premieres and returning crowd pleasers for the 2015/2016 season at the Fox Theatre.  The 2015/2016 lineup will feature Atlanta debuts of the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical KINKY BOOTS, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, 2013 Tony Award-winner RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, ELF THE MUSICAL, IF/THEN, and stunning new productions of audience favorites THE SOUND OF MUSIC and THE WIZARD OF OZ. JERSEY BOYS and NETworks presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will return as options to the regular season subscription.

By popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2014 also returns to Atlanta for a limited two week engagement as a season option.

“This is truly a landmark year for Broadway in Atlanta! As we embrace our place as a staple in the Atlanta arts community, we are pleased to continue our tradition of bringing the best of Broadway direct to Peachtree Street,” said Russ Belin, Vice President of Broadway in Atlanta. “Atlanta audiences are in for a lineup chock full of some of the most sought after touring shows available.”

“Supporting the local communities we serve is a key part of Fifth Third Bank’s philosophy,” said Bank President Hal Clemmer. “We value the way arts can enrich a city’s culture, and our partnership with Broadway in Atlanta serves to further enforce our commitment to the Atlanta market.”

The cast of Jersey Boys performs at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Jason Kappus, Brad Weinstock, Colby Foytik, Brandon Andrus and the Company of Jersey Boys. Photo by Joan Marcus

JERSEY BOYS

October 6 – 11, 2015

SEASON OPTION

More than 58,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its return to the Fox Theatre stage in 2011. Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer two times will return to Atlanta for a third engagement! JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” proclaims The New York Times

The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Photo by Carol Rosegg

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

November 3 – 8, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®– winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music 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.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

ELF THE MUSICAL

December 2 – 6, 2015

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. The New York Times says that ELF is “SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF, “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”

The Book of Mormon at Atlanta's Fox TheatreTHE BOOK OF MORMON

January 12 – 24, 2016

SEASON OPTION

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 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.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Darick Pead and Hilary Mailberger in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Joan Marcus

NETworks presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

February 2 – 7, 2016

SEASON OPTION

The Most Beautiful Love Story Ever Told Comes to Life!

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Atlanta! 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 Fox Theatre!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

March 1 – 6, 2015

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 the Fox Theatre. 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

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Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murohy

KINKY BOOTS

March 29 – April 3, 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.

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!

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

May 24 – 29, 2016

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

THE WIZARD OF OZ

June 21 – 26, 2015

“We’re off to see…” The most magical adventure of them all. This new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stag

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family

IF/THEN

August 9 – 14, 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.

The 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta lineup includes:

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA November 3 – 8, 2015
ELF THE MUSICAL December 2 – 6,2015
THE SOUND OF MUSIC March 1 – March 6, 2016
KINKY BOOTS March 29 – April 3, 2016
BEAUTIFUL May 24 – 29, 2016
THE WIZARD OF OZ June 21 – 26, 2016
IF/THEN August 9 – 14, 2016

 

2015/2016 Season Options:

JERSEY BOYS October 6 – 11, 2015
THE BOOK OF MORMON January 12 – 24, 2016
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST February 2 – 7, 2016

 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta’s 2015/2016 packages will go on sale on Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. with prices starting at $222 for all seven shows. Six show packages are also available. Subscriber 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 and via phone by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Subscriber benefits include access to the best seats available, ticket exchange privileges, and electronic ticket transfers.

For current subscribers, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will send a renewal packet 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 programming lineup. Current subscribers who wish to guarantee their same seats must renew by March 10.  Subscribers will be given access to their same subscription seating locations for the Season Options if they renew their subscription by February 27. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is also offering a four installment payment plan for subscribers wishing to spread out their payments at no additional fee or interest

Tickets to individual shows in the 2015/2016 lineup 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, subscribers have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2015/2016 lineup or to order online, please visit BroadwayinAtlanta.com. Group reservations for individual shows for parties of 10 or more can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000. Applicable group minimum may vary depending on the show.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., 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 American Sign Language – interpreted performance for the deaf and hearing-impaired is available for a pre-determined Sunday matinee of each engagement.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com , under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, current productions include Beautiful, and Pippin. Past productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises Promises, and The Producers. Visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com or Broadway.com.