Broadway season single tickets on sale Aug. 9
Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 9 for the seven-show 2010-2011 PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona season at ASU Gammage.
2010-2011 Broadway schedule includes:
Sept. 27-October 3
The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE...and it's headed here! You'll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical! This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster – but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony Award® winner Mel Brooks himself, who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his record-breaking team from "The Producers": five-time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony-winning writer, Thomas Meehan.
The Public Theater’s new Tony Award® winning production of "Hair" is the most electric celebration on Broadway! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.”
"Shrek the Musical"
Jan. 4-9, 2011
"Shrek the Musical," based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, "Shrek the Musical" is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
"9 to 5: THE MUSICAL"
Feb. 22-27, 2011
"9 to 5: THE MUSICAL" is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. This new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton's original hit title song along with her new Tony Award®- and Grammy-nominated score. The book is by Patricial Resnick (co-writer of the original screenplay). "9 to 5: THE MUSICAL" tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do – even in a man's world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, "9 to 5: THE MUSICAL" is about teaming up and taking care of business... it's about getting credit and getting even... and it's about to open in Tempe.
"Fiddlre on the Roof"
March 29-April 3, 2011
Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, "Fiddler on the Roof" has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” "Fiddler on the Roof" is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theater with "Fiddlre on the Roof."
"Billy Elliot the Musical"
April 27-May 8, 2011
"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 passion that inspires his family and his whole community. 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" is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 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!"
May 17-22, 2011
"Mamma Mia!" is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your 14th, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at "Mamma Mia!"
PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona special engagements during the 2010-2011 Season include:
NETworks presents Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Tempe. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 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 ASU Gammage!
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with this heart-warming holiday classic.
June 7–12, 2011
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, "Les Misérable," with glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has already been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.” The Western Mail says “an outstanding success – the best version yet.”
In its 21th season, the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series is the largest theatrical subscription series in the state of Arizona and one of the most successful Broadway series in the country.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 9 at asugammage.com or by calling 1.800.982.2787. ASU Gammage is located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University at Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard. The PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series is presented by ASU Gammage, Broadway Across America and US Airways. U.S. Bank is the official bank sponsor of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series.
About ASU Gammage
Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. ASU Gammage is the home theater of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond series. Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public. ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
About Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America is owned and operated by British theater 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 theater for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced the Broadway productions of "Hair," "West Side Story" and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." Upcoming productions include "Minsky's," "Promises, Promises, Million Dollar Quartet" and the West End production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Touring productions include Nickelodeon's "Storytime Adventures" featuring Dora the Explorer and "Dreamgirls." For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.