Broadway in New Orleans is Too Good to be True!
New Orleans is known for its diverse musical history, but few know about the city's dedication to the performing arts. The sons and daughters of the Big Easy gave life to Jazz, sang the blues and embraced live theater. Classical music, dance and operas have been staples in the city's performing arts for centuries, solidifying our status as the cultural center of the South. World class theatrics makes its way to New Orleans, as some of Broadway's biggest performers step in to the limelight.
Even though Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins has left New Orleans, locals and visitors alike look forward to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys, the international phenomenon Flashdance, performances of America's Rock and Roll icons in Million Dollar Quarter and, back by popular demand, Wicked, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, located at 1419 Basin Street.
January 8 - 27, 2012
This award-winning musical about how four blue-collar kids, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, become The Four Seasons, one of the greatest successes in pop music history! These Rock and Roll Hall of Famers wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide- all before they were 30! Don't miss seeing The Four Seasons perform their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What A Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."
February 26 - March 3, 2012
Based on the movie that defined a generation, Flashdance - The Musical tells the story of Alex, a working girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. Sing along with hits including the Academy-Award winning title track "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac" and "I Love Rock and Roll," along with 10 original songs!
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
This thrilling musical brings the audience inside the recording studio with four major talents, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, who came together as a rock ‘n' roll band for one unforgettable night! Hear 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," "Hound Dog" and more!
Winner of 35 major awards, Wicked is Broadway's biggest blockbuster! When it came to New Orleans in 2010, this musical broke box office records, sold out in record time and is now back by popular demand! Be sure not to miss hearing the inspiring story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch came to be! Not to mention, their voices will leave you in awe!
For more information, visit www.broadwayinneworleans.com.