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Broadway In Detroit’s 2015-2016 subscription season a celebration of six award-winning musicals

Season Announcement March 23, 2015

Article: 9474; Posted: March 23, 2015 at 9:00 p.m.

Broadway In Detroit will present a celebration of six award-winning musicals for the 2015-2016 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler, along with some outstanding extra shows!

“We’re thrilled to have six all-new, award-winning productions making their Detroit debut as part of the 2015-2016 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season,” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “We’re also pleased to have many family-friendly shows in the line-up as it allows us to introduce Broadway theatre to younger audiences. We hope everyone finds a little ‘something extra’ in our new season.”

The 2015-2016 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season:includes Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, at the Fisher Theatre, October 2015; Disney’s Newsies, Broadway’s smash hit musical, at the Detroit Opera House, December 2015;Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, at the Detroit Opera House, February 2016; Matilda The Musical, at the Fisher Theatre, March 2016; the contemporary new musical If/Then, at the Fisher Theatre, April 2016; and, an all-new production of The Sound of Music, at the Fisher Theatre, May 2016.

Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.

Broadway In Detroit 2015-2016 Subscription Shows

Have the time of your life at Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd pleasing stage adaption hits the jackpot!”
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2013 Tony Awards for best score and best choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it, “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). This show is a high-energy explosion of song and dance that is a “do not miss!”
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the special moments – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more…plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back in time and rediscover some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes.
TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year and winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Ronald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal declares “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award – winning creators of Next to Normal, the New York Post calls it a “fascinating, ambitious and original new musical” that follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien, is coming to Detroit. The spirited, romantic and beloved story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award – winning best score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sounds of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 (seen by over 44 million people); 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Extra! Extra! Shows
As always, Broadway In Detroit offers extra shows off-subscription and the 2015-2016 Season features some big hits. Jersey Boys, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning best musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, at the Fisher Theatre, November 2015; Chicago, at the Fisher Theatre, February 2016; and Love Letters, starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, at the Fisher Theatre, April 2016. Season ticket subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase these extra shows prior to public sale.

Purchasing Subscription Tickets
2015-2016 Broadway In Detroit Subscription tickets are priced beginning at $299 for all six shows and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. For additional information or to order subscription tickets, call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Subscription tickets may also be ordered online at www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

Benefits for Subscribers
Broadway In Detroit subscribers get the best seats in the house and the same seats for each show, have full exchange privileges, have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to special attractions before public sale, and can save money on tickets to extra attractions. Another added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program. Subscribers also never wait in line and lost tickets are replaced for free. Subscription prices include parking costs in the Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck.

For subscription ticket information (renewals and new subscriptions), please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000.

Group Sales
Reservation requests are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by emailing groups@broadwayindetroit.com and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

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