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Broadway in Richmond Announces 2018-19 Season

Mar. 30, 2018

with Two Premieres, a Holiday Show and the Return of Two Blockbusters

Jam Theatricals announces the 2018 – 2019 Broadway In Richmond season, celebrating the 10th year of presenting the Broadway series in Richmond.  The season launches with the return of the hit musical phenomenon Les Misérables; continues with the holiday classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; followed by family favorite The Wizard of Oz; features the Richmond premieres of Waitress, the hit new musical featuring original music by Sara Bareilles and the hilarious new musical comedy set in the 90’s, the 1590’s - Something Rotten!; and back by popular demand The Book of Mormon. In addition to the season lineup, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will be an add-on option with any subscription package.  Subscriptions and group sales for the season begin today, March 30, 2018. Individual ticket on-sale dates will be announced as each performance approaches. All Broadway In Richmond shows are engaged at Altria Theater.

“We are excited to celebrate our tenth Broadway season at the Altria Theater, bringing the best of Broadway to the Richmond community and our subscribers.  With our lineup in the 2018-2019 season, there is truly no better time than now to become a subscriber and enjoy the benefits of supporting great theatre in Richmond,” states Steve Traxler, President and Co-Founder of Jam Theatricals.  

Broadway In Richmond 2018 - 2019 Season Performance Dates

Les Misérables: October 23-28  ~ Altria Theater with 8 performances
Rudolph: November 23-25, 2018 ~ Altria Theater with 5 performances
Wizard of Oz: December 14-16, 2018 ~ Altria Theater with 5 performances
Waitress: February 12-17, 2019 ~ Altria Theater with 7 performances
The Book Of Mormon: March 26-31, 2019 ~ Altria Theater with 8 performances
Something Rotten!: May 17-19, 2019 ~ Altria Theater with 5 performances

Add – On Show

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis: November 28 ~ Altria Theater - one performance only

The best way to guarantee seats to the hottest shows is to subscribe to the season package. Subscribe and see all six shows for as low as $270.  Subscriptions go on sale today and 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 add-on shows before the general public. 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. 

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. THE WIZARD OF OZ includes the songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” It’s a faithful adaptation of the film recreating the dialogue and structure of the MGM classic nearly scene for scene, though it is adapted for live stage performance.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this 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.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Tickets are still available for the two remaining shows of this season, Dirty Dancing, March 30 – April 1 and RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, April 27 – 29, both 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 Energy Center box offices.  Be sure to stop by the Broadway In Richmond subscription table in the lobby at Altria Theater during these performances and visit www.BroadwayInRichmond.com and www.AltriaTheater.com  for additional show and venue information.