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Broadway Grand Rapids announces 2018–2019 season

Season Announcement February 27, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS—Broadway Grand Rapids will celebrate 30 years when the new season begins next fall. The 2018-19 season will include some of the freshest and liveliest shows on tour.

Finding Neverland kicks off the season with the story of J.M. Barrie’s discovery of “Peter Pan”. Next is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End hit School of Rock, featuring Broadway’s first ever kids band playing live on stage. On Your Feet is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The recipe for Waitress mixes pie-baking with the universal search for happiness and music by Sara Bareilles. Finally, Anastasia brings history and romantic mystery to the stage. d

In addition, BGR will present two special events next season. Jersey Boys will return to Grand Rapids for 5 performances in December. And back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon returns to Grand Rapids following a record-breaking engagement in 2016.

All performances, subscription shows and special events alike will be presented at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.

Broadway Grand Rapids also announced that the national tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will play at DeVos Performance Hall as part of the 2019-2020 season. The best way to guarantee tickets to Hamilton is to renew or purchase a season subscription for the 2018-2019 season, thereby securing seats when that subscription is renewed in 2019-20. Tickets for Hamilton are not on sale now, and information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase groups and single tickets will be announced at a later time.

The five-show subscription package includes: Finding Neverland, School of Rock, On Your Feet!, Waitress, and Anastasia. Season packages offer the biggest savings available and the opportunity for advance ticket purchasing before the general public for all presentations. Broadway GR offers easy payment plans, free lost-ticket replacement, no-fee ticket exchanges, personalized service, exclusive privileges, and the same reserved seats for each show. The 5-show Subscription Series package price ranges from $175 to $424, depending on seating section and performance day and time. Tickets to Jersey Boys and The Book of Mormon are not included in the season package, but subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase for these shows and receive discounts where applicable. The 2018-2019 Subscription Series may be renewed or purchased from Broadway Grand Rapids by calling 616-235-6285, in person at 122 Lyon Street NW in downtown Grand Rapids, by mail using the order form which can be downloaded from the BGR website or using the online ordering system at www.broadwaygrandrapids.com. BGR office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Thursday, and 9 to 4 on Fridays. The subscription renewal deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018.

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