Friday, May 20, 2016

Broadway Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season

An American in Paris
The Kimmel Center

For The Performing Arts

And The Shubert Organization


Broadway Philadelphia

Broadway Philadelphia, presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization has announced its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming season productions have a combined 29 Tony Awards.  Additionally  four new national touring shows will be making their Philadelphia Premieres.   An American in Paris will be at The Academy of Music from November 22-27 2016. It is the new Tony Award winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.  With unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin, the show earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season.   Mamma Mia!  will be at the Merriam Theatre from December 27-December 31, 2016.  This is the smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits.  See it and have “the time of your life”.  The Bodyguard  will be at the Academy of Music from February 21-26, 2017. Based on a film by the same name, the award-winning musical will star Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox.  Former Secret service Agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.  A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features many classics such as “I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and “I Will Always Love You.” The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will be at Academy of Music February 28-March 5, 2017. Hailed as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by the New York Times, this is a Tony Award winning new play about fifteen year old Christopher who is exceptionally intelligent but ill equipped to interpret every day life.  When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. The King and I will be at The Academy of Music  March 22 – April 2, 2017.  One of Rogers & Hammerstein’s finest work’s, The King and I has a myriad of classic    tunes including  “Shall We Dance” and “Getting to Know You.”  Set in 1860’s Bangkok, this musical tells of the relationship between the king of Siam and Anna, the schoolteacher he hires to teach his many wives and children.  Cabaret will be at the Academy of Music April 4-9, 2017.   Direct from Broadway, the celebrated opus returns to Philadelphia with well-known songs including “Cabaret”, “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Hedwig And The Angry Inch will be at the Forrest Theatre April 18- 23, 2017.  This musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters  ever  to hit the stage.  Motown The Musical  will be at the Academy of Music May 30- June 11, 2017.  Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl “ and “Aint No Mountain High Enough”, Motown the Musical  follows Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Smokey Robinson.   Fun Home will appear at the Forrest Theatre June 13-18, 2017. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” Fun Home follows Allison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the mysteries of her childhood.  Wicked, at the Academy of Music July 26- August 27, 2017, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a different angle. 

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