Broadway In Richmond Announces 2017-2018 Season with Two Revivals, a Classic, and Two Premieres Including Finding Neverland!

Apr 10, 2017
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Richmond, VA – Jam Theatricals is delighted to announce the 2017 – 2018 Broadway In Richmond season, its ninth year of bringing Broadway’s best to Central Virginia. The season kicks off with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, and includes the revivals of Cabaret and Rent–The 20th Anniversary Tour, along with the Richmond premieres of Finding Neverland and Dirty Dancing – all at the newly-renovated Altria Theater. In addition to season programming, subscribers and audiences alike will also be excited with three extra shows which can be added to any subscription package: Mamma Mia!, July 25-26, 2017, Straight No Chaser, October 30, 2017 and Million Dollar Quartet, March 10, 2018. Subscriptions are on sale now. On sale dates for individual shows will be announced as each performance approaches.

Subscribe and see all five shows for as low as $190. Subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Subscriber Hotline at 804-592-3401, Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm. Additional show and package information is available at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com. Enjoy the many exclusive benefits of being a subscriber including a guarantee of the same great seats to each season show, the option to renew those seats from year to year, and first options on upgrading seats. Subscribers also receive additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. The best way to guarantee seats to the hottest shows is to purchase a season package. Subscription tickets are received via mail prior to the performance to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge.

Broadway In Richmond 2017 - 2018 Season Performance Dates
The Sound of Music: December 8-10, 2017 ~ Altria Theater
Finding Neverland: January 30-February 4, 2018 ~ Altria Theater
Cabaret: February 23-25, 2018 ~ Altria Theater
Dirty Dancing: March 30-April 1, 2018 ~ Altria Theater
Rent: April 27-29, 2018 ~ Altria Theater

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Altria Theater. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

CABARET - Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd –and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin night life be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret”, “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time”. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET - JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. (For mature audiences only.)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

RENT - 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.

Add – On Shows
Mamma Mia!: July 25-26, 2017 ~ Altria Theater
Straight No Chaser: October 30, 2017 ~ Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center
Million Dollar Quartet: March 10, 2018 ~ Altria Theater

Tickets are still available for the two remaining shows of this season, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, April 25-30 and Kinky Boots, May 30 – June 4 at Altria Theater. Tickets can be purchased online at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com, charge by phone, 1 800 514-3849 (ETIX) and at Altria Theater and Dominion Arts Center box offices. Be sure to stop by the Broadway In Richmond subscription table during Beautiful - The Carol King Musical and Kinky Boots in the lobby at Altria Theater and visit www.BroadwayInRichmond.com and www.AltriaTheater.com for additional show and venue information.

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Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Under the direction of co-founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in 30 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’ biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. Jam Theatricals and its principals have produced nearly 50 shows on Broadway and are the recipients of nine Tony Awards® for producing Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (Best Play, 2006), August: Osage County (Best Play, 2008), Hair (Best Revival of a Musical, 2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Best Revival of a Play, 2013), All The Way (Best Play, 2014), Fun Home (Best Musical, 2015) and The Color Purple (Best Revival of a Musical, 2016). For more information, please visit www.jamtheatricals.com.

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