HAIRSPRAY The Broadway Musical April 12, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Originally a cult classic John Waters film, HAIRSPRAY was remade in 2007, starring John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer. The remake, which was nominated for a Golden Globe, was one of the top five highest grossing movie musicals of all time. The smash hit Broadway production of HAIRSPRAY won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. "You Can't Stop the Beat" to this family-friendly musical that is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Set in Baltimore in 1962, HAIRSPRAY is the story of pleasantly plump teen, Tracy Turnblad, who does whatever it takes to fulfill her lifelong dream of appearing on the popular Corny Collins Show. Can this plus-size trendsetter vanquish the program's reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her fabulous 'do? Only in HAIRSPRAY! "Welcome to the 60s!"
WINNER OF 8 TONY AWARDS
The 39 Steps July 5, 2012 - August 26, 2012
A hit on Broadway and the West End, the thrilling comedy THE 39 STEPS is adapted from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. THE 39 STEPS is fourth on the British Film Institute's list of the greatest British films of the 20th century. Based upon the idea of an innocent man on the run, the story centers on Richard Hannay, an Englishman who inadvertently embarks on a chaotic adventure full of narrow escapes after trying to help a female spy. When he wakes up to find her dead in his apartment, he flees from the police and an espionage organization, desperately trying to find the truth. THE 39 STEPS features four actors bringing more than 150 characters to life throughout the play, making it a one-of-a-kind production that audiences will not soon forget.
WINNER OF 2 TONY AWARDS
XANADU September 6, 2012 - October 28, 2012
XANADU, the surprise smash hit musical that took Broadway by storm, is based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. A moving, electrifying tale of endless fun with an inspiring message to follow your dreams, XANADU is a hilarious musical adventure for the entire family. The Broadway production received rave reviews. The New Yorker hailed XANADU as "Ridiculously brilliant, lavish and sublime!" XANADU was nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and won the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Musical and the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. XANADU features hit songs from the legendary Electric Light Orchestra (19 Top 20 hit singles in the U.S. between 1972 and 1986) including Magic, Party All Over the World, Suddenly, I'm Alive, Evil Woman, Xanadu, and many other chart-topping tunes.
NOMINATED FOR 4 TONY AWARDS
Singin' in the Rain November 8, 2012 - January 13, 2013
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is based on the 1952 film starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, which the American Film Institute named the #1 Greatest Movie Musical of all time and The New York Times called "The happiest movie musical ever made." Exhilarating dance numbers, a toe-tapping score, and an effervescent love story create a delightful stage production that honors both MGM's magnificent movie musicals of the 1940's and the revolutionary birth of the talking motion picture. The joyous musical will leave audiences with a "glorious feeling," wishing for a downpour just so they can go singin' and dancin' in the rain!
WINNER OF 2 TONY AWARDS
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "SUNSET BOULEVARD" January 24, 2013 - March 17, 2013
SUNSET BOULEVARD was a 1950 American film noir nominated for eleven Academy Awards, starring Gloria Swanson and directed by Billy Wilder. Roger Ebert hailed SUNSET BOULEVARD as "the best drama ever made about the movies." The Tony Award-winning stage production, a visually spectacular tale featuring breathtaking music by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by Tinseltown with the advent of "talkies." Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets the struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis through dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
WINNER OF 7 TONY AWARDS