The Broadway Collection News Update Ending July 12, 2012
Great news! We have added five additional shows to The Broadway Collection’s portfolio, bringing the total to 24 shows:
Once: The 2012 Tony Award-winning Best Musical opened on Broadway March 18, 2011 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship evolves into a powerful romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.
Nice Work If You Can Get It: The hilarious Tony Award-winning prohibition-era story opened on Broadway April 24, 2012 at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of the wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Chaos ensues.
Stomp: A high-energy percussive symphony, coupled with dance, played entirely on unconventional instruments such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks. It is movement made original through the use of everyday objects in non-traditional ways. Fun for all generations! Stomp first opened off-Broadway on February 27, 1994 and plays at the Orpheum Theatre.
Kinky Boots: This exhilarating new musical is coming to Broadway in the spring of 2013. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is the story of Charlie Price, a man who has inherited his father’s failing shoe factory. In trying to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Details on the theatre, opening date and ticket sales will be announced.
Matilda: The hit West End production is coming to the Shubert Theatre on Broadway this spring! The story of Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 book about a girl who uses her magical powers for good, will capture the hearts of the young and the old alike. Details on the opening date and ticket sales will be announced.
In other Broadway news:
-The International Thespian Society, the honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students, has topped $1 million in money raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
-The Book of Mormon broke the O’Neil house record for the 38th time!
-Six Flags Great Adventure (http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/index.aspx) is celebrating Jersey Boys Day with the Broadway cast of the hit musical on Friday, July 20th. The celebration will last throughout the day and will feature giveaways and a live performance featuring members of the cast at Adventure Alley at 2pm. All summer long, Broadway’s blockbuster musical Jersey Boys is sponsoring Six Flags Great Adventure’s newly-themed Adventure Alley section. Save on tickets by using the promo code JBOYS through September 3rd.