HAMILTON premieres alongside LOVE NEVER DIES, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, two breathtaking Tony-winning revivals of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I and THE COLOR PURPLE and RENT 20th Anniversary Tour come to the Fox Theatre
ATLANTA (February 15, 2017) – Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that Broadway musical HAMILTON will play its premiere Atlanta engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 season at the Fox Theatre. The upcoming season’s lineup will also feature the Atlanta debuts of LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER and SOMETHING ROTTEN!, as well as the Tony-winning re-imagined revivals of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, THE COLOR PURPLE and RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Season options will include audience favorites, THE BOOK OF MORMON and Disney’s THE LION KING.
“This season is truly one for the books!” said Russ Belin, vice president of Broadway in Atlanta. “The combination of major Atlanta first-run shows, returning audience favorites and classic Broadway tales makes this season the ultimate experience for any and every theatregoer. Atlanta audiences are accustomed to seeing the best of Broadway right here on Peachtree Street, and the upcoming lineup is no exception!”
The Lincoln Center Theatre production
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
THE KING AND I
September 26 – October 1, 2017
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite”
(The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).
THE COLOR PURPLE
October 24 – 29, 2017
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony® winner John Doyle.
LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns
November 28 – December 3, 2017
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”
Disney’s THE LION KING • Season Option
January 10 – 28, 2018
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
February 20 – 25, 2018
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
March 13 – 18, 2018
Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER! As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, “I’ve never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical!” A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE OF LOVE & MURDER tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE OF LOVE & MURDER restores our faith in musical comedy!”
April 17 – 22, 2018
From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s SOMETHING ROTTEN!, “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!
May 22 – June 10, 2018
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA. The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy® for Best Musical Theatre Album.
THE BOOK OF MORMON • Season Option
July 17 – 22, 2018
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
The 2017/2018 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta lineup includes:
|Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KIND AND I
||September 26 – October 1, 2017
|THE COLOR PURPLE
||October 24 – 29, 2017
|LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns
||November 28 – December 3, 2017
|RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
||February 20 – 25, 2018
|A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
||March 13 – 18, 2018
||April 17 – 22, 2018
||May 22 – June 10, 2018
2017/2018 Season Options:
|Disney’s THE LION KING
||January 10 – 28, 2018
|THE BOOK OF MORMON
||July 17 – 22, 2018
Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta’s 2017/2018 subscription packages will go on sale on February 15 at 10 a.m. with prices starting at $249 for all seven shows. Subscriber prices will vary depending on the show time, day of the week and seating location. New subscriptions may be ordered online at BroadwayInAtlanta.com and via phone by calling 800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Subscriber benefits include access to the best seats available, priority access to additional tickets and ticket exchange privileges.
Subscribers will also have the opportunity to purchase their same subscription seats for the Season Options, THE BOOK OF MORMON and Disney’s THE LION KING, as part of their renewal before March 21, 2017.
For ease and convenience, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will first send renewal information via email and encourages patrons to subscribe online for the new programming lineup. This electronic communication will be followed up with an invoice sent via posted mail to all subscribers. Current subscribers who wish to guarantee their same seats must renew by March 21. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is also offering a four installment payment plan for subscribers wishing to spread out their payments at no additional fee or interest.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2017/2018 lineup are not available for purchase at this time. Single-show tickets typically go on sale to the general public 8-12 weeks prior to opening night. However, subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2017/2018 lineup or to order online, please visit BroadwayInAtlanta.com. Group reservations for individual shows for parties of 10 or more can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000. Applicable group minimum may vary depending on the show, but is typically 10 or more.
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (all times are subject to change.) An American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf and hearing-impaired is available for a pre-determined Sunday matinee of each engagement.
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