Broadway in New Orleans Unveils Its 2012-2013 Season
A Season that is truly "Too Good to be True!"
New Orleans (January 20, 2012) - The 2012-2013 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans season promises an extraordinary lineup of both new hits and familiar Broadway favorites. The five-show season playing at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts includes:
LES MISÉRABLES October 30 - November 4, 2012
MARY POPPINS December 18 - 23, 2012
JERSEY BOYS January 8 - 27, 2013
FLASHDANCE February 26 - March 3, 2013
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET April 16 - 21, 2013
WICKED* May 8 - June 2, 2013
*Season Special - Add to your Season Subscription package!
"Broadway in New Orleans is proud to present another line-up of blockbuster hits, featuring the New Orleans premiere of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that takes you behind the scenes of rock and roll sensations - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons," said David Skinner, general manager of the Mahalia Jackson Theater. "In addition, we are excited to present the magic of Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, the spectacular new 25th Anniversary production of LES MISÉRABLES, America's Rock and Roll icons in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and international phenomenon FLASHDANCE, there is a show to please every theater fan. Finally, as a special add-on option for subscribers, WICKED flies back to New Orleans by popular demand!"
Season tickets are on sale now!
Five-show Broadway in New Orleans season subscription packages start as low as $148 and include LES MISÉRABLES, MARY POPPINS, JERSEY BOYS, FLASHDANCE and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. WICKED is not included in the five-show package, and only Season Subscribers have first access and can add WICKED to their Season Subscription upon renewal.
For more information, patrons can visit BroadwayInNewOrleans.com or call the Broadway Across America Season Ticket Hotline at 1-800-218-SHOW (7469) during extended renewal hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Current Season Subscribers will receive renewal packets in the mail within the week but can view their renewal invoice online now at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com. The renewal deadline is Friday, February 24. Season Subscribers enjoy the privilege of prime seating locations, priority ticket opportunities, lost ticket insurance and exchange privileges on their existing seats. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced in the coming months. Groups of 10 or more (20 or more for WICKED) can reserve seats now by calling 504-287-0372.
October 30 - November 4, 2012
Dream the dream!
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. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful."
December 18 - 23, 2012
MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has the New York Daily News calling it "a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!" Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls "a super hit!."
January 8 - 27, 2013
"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony 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 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, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!" proclaims Time Magazine.
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.
February 26 - March 3, 2013
What a feeling!
FLASHDANCE, the pop culture phenomenon and runaway international success, is now live on stage! It all started with a dream. To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Now is the time to live the dream all over again. Based on the movie that defined a generation, FLASHDANCE - The Musical tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including the Academy Award-winning title track "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "I Love Rock & Roll," along with 10 original songs. Experience the magic all over again. FLASHDANCE will leave you begging for more!
April 16 - 21, 2013
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award-winning musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!
May 8 - June 2, 2013
WICKED is not included as part of the five-show Season Subscription Package. Season Subscribers have first access and can add WICKED to their Season Subscription upon renewal.
Back by "Popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and when it last played New Orleans in 2010, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times).
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).
The Mahalia Jackson Theater is located in Armstrong Park at 801 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Information on the Broadway Across America - New Orleans series and venue policies and accommodations may be obtained online at www.mahaliajacksontheater.com. Group Sales information is available at 504-287-0372. Box Office information is available at 504-287-0351.
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