LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The 2013-14 Broadway Live show lineup was announced last night during the annual gala season preview event at the Lexington Opera House.
The event showcased local talent who performed excerpts from top national touring productions, all booked for the coming season.
The 2013-14 five-show season features four Broadway musicals and a play from a renowned regional theater.
"It’s an EXTRA! EXTRA! special season of Broadway Live,” said Opera House Program Director Luanne Franklin. “This season features five titles that are hot off Broadway – including multiple Tony Award Winners and one current nomination for best new musical."
As an incentive, season tickets are more affordable than ever before starting at $168 for the 5 show package. Season ticket holders will receive 20% - 50% off ticket prices. Lowest ticket prices are locked in for Season Ticket Holders, as the costs increase when single Broadway Live tickets go on sale August 29.
“There has never been a more affordable time to become a season ticket holder and enjoy the benefits that come with it,” Franklin explained. “Season ticket holders get the best seat at the best prices, enjoy multiple payment options, the lowest handling fees and the security of ticket insurance in case tickets are lost, misplaced or forgotten; and the ease and flexibility of switching show performances in the event of a schedule change. Best of all is the great personal service that has become an integral part of the Broadway Live experience,” she said.
The Broadway Live series will present five performances of each title and all shows are scheduled to take place over the weekends, including three evenings and two matinees.
Season Tickets for the 2013-14 Broadway Live season can be ordered on May 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Center Ticket Office.
Lexington Center CEO and President Bill Owen said, "The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, has been in service for 126 years and continues to serve our community. The Opera House Fund and the Lexington business community are to be commended for providing the necessary sponsorship dollars so that we may continue to offer fine facilities for intimate live stage performances presented by both national touring companies and the local performing arts community alike.”
The 2013-2014 Broadway Live Season
"Chicago" – November 8 - 10, 2013
A true New York City institution, "Chicago" has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.
"Chicago" has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
"Million Dollar Quartet" – January 10 - 14, 2014
"Million Dollar Quartet" is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
"Million Dollar Quartet" brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons<” “Great Balls of Fire,” “ I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ ON,” “Who Do You Love?”, “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
"Memphis" – February 14 - 16, 2014
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events.
"Memphis" is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. .
"The Miracle Worker" – March 14 – 16, 2014
"The Miracle Worker" tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.
"Bring It On: The Musical" – April 11 – 13, 2014
Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, "Bring It On: The Musical" inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination.
"Bring It On: The Musical" tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all new story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. The New York Times calls it, “Impossible to resist!”
"Mannheim Steamroller" - November 22, 2013
"A 75th Anniversary Tribute to Benny Goodman" – September 25, 2013