Broadway in Richmond announces Lion King, Newsies, more for 2015-16 season
Spring has sprung, which means we’re about to hear about the next year’s worth of play’s from RVA’s great theatre community- but first we’ve got the lineup from the only blockbuster play house in town, the Altria Theatre.
“This is our seventh season of Broadway In Richmond and it just might prove to be our biggest and best yet. With the return of The Lion King and the Richmond debut of Motown The Musical and Newsies, theatergoers of all ages will be thrilled.” said Steve Traxler, President of Jam Theatricals, the presenting company of Broadway In Richmond. “Each year we have hit new heights with record attendance, ticket sales and season subscriptions and this year we expect to be no different. We are excited to bring shows direct from Broadway to your front door.”
Here’s the line up below with details on each performance via Broadway in Richmond after the bump.
Disney’s Newsies – November 3 – 8, 2015 ALTRIA THEATER
Ragtime – November 27 – 28, 2015 ALTRIA THEATER
Motown The Musical – January 5 – 10 , 2016 ALTRIA THEATER
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – February 26 – 27, 2016 ALTRIA THEATER
Disney’s The Lion King – April 19 – May 8, 2016 ALTRIA THEATER
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.
Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.
At the dawn of the century everything is changing … and anything is possible. RAGTIME returns to the road in all-new touring production Directed & Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Produced by the team that most recently brought you THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, ROCK OF AGES and THE COLOR PURPLE. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the- century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record- breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Altria Theater. More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING 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 the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and 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.
Subscriptions for the 2015-2016 Season will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 16 at (804) 592-3401 and BroadwayInRichmond.com. Patrons may also purchase group tickets by calling (804) 592-3401 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Subscribe and see all five shows this season for as low as $215.00. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale as each performance date approaches.
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