First off, Broadway San Diego has just announced an “extra show” add-on to their 2011-2012 Season. Supermodel Christie Brinkley will make her San Diego debut this Spring as she reprises her killer role as Roxie Hart in the six-time Tony Award winning musical smash hit, CHICAGO. This devilishly delicious tale of greed, murder, corruption, and adultery is sure to entertain with its electrifying Fosse-inspired dancing, its show stopping signature Kander and Ebb tunes, and its sizzling, sexy, scantily-clad ensemble. CHICAGO plays at the San Diego Civic Theatre May 8-13, 2012.
And, now, onto the announcement of Broadway SD’s 2012-2013 Season:
“…the best of times is now…”
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’s son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!
“….bring him home, bring him home…”
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th Anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. [LES MISÉRABLES is an “extra show” add-on to Broadway SD’s 2012-2013 Season.]
“…this is the moment…”
Starring in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee, Constantine Maroulis, injects new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award® nominee Frank Wildhorn returns in a stunning new production that includes all the classic songs This is the Moment, A New Life and Someone Like You that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon.
“…I’m flying…look at me way up high, suddenly here am I…I’m flying…”
Tony Award® nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy® Award winning and two time Tony Award® nominated production. The New York Times says “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.” Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
“…speaking words of wisdom, let it be….”
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, the internationally acclaimed Beatles concert, returns by popular demand! RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography, live mastering every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, A Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
“…all you really have to do is shine…”
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. A big musical with an even bigger heart, BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Based on the international smash-hit film, BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award® winning creative team -- director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall - along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!”
“…one, 21 guns, lay down your arms, give up the fight…”
The New York Times calls AMERICAN IDIOT “thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!” Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Holiday and 21 Guns.
“…take me to heaven…”
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!
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