PlayhouseSquare today announced its line-up for the 2012-2013 KeyBank Broadway Series. The nation's largest performing arts complex outside of New York City, PlayhouseSquare is currently celebrating 90 years.
Senior Vice President of Theater Operations at PlayhouseSquare, Gina Vernaci, adds "Our new season continues to deliver the very best of Broadway for our city to enjoy in the first-class theaters at PlayhouseSquare. Clevelanders will enjoy the Tony-Award winning writing, high octane choreography, and dazzling costumes and scenery throughout the year. Thanks to the support of KeyBank, our donors and season ticket holders, we are able to bring the magic of New York's best to Cleveland."
Season Tickets to the 2012-2013 KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare are now available by calling 216-830-7221 or online at www.PlayhouseSquare.org/broadway. The seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series season ticket package ranges from $85 to $540 per seat. Additionally, Donor Circle seating is available in the first 15 rows with required gift. For information visit www.PlayhouseSquare.org/DonorCircle or call 216-348-5268.
The seven-show 2012-2013 KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare includes:
October 2-14, 2012
ALL ABOARD for Roundabout Theatre Company's saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater'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 National Tour of ANYTHING GOES kicks off at PlayhouseSquare in October. Cleveland audiences are in for a treat when critically acclaimed Broadway star, Rachel York, takes on the role of Reno Sweeney in this beloved musical. On Broadway, Ms. York is widely renowned for her performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, "Lucy."
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
November 6-18, 2012
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Cleveland! 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 PlayhouseSquare in November, 2012.
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story 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.
January 15-27, 2013
Bette Midler proudly presents the most OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN Broadway musical: PRISCILLA! This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!"
"A FEEL-GOOD SHOW with A BIG, JOYOUS HEART!" New York Post
Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature language and situations.
March 5-17, 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!