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‘The Book of Mormon’ Is Coming Back To AT&T PAC … And Some Other Shows Will Be Here, Too

1922Motown: The Musical with the Tempations played by Jesse Nager, Donald Webber, Jr., Julius Thomas III, Ephraim Sykes and Jawan M. Jackson. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

After its record-setting visit to the Winspear Opera House last August, it makes sense for The Book of Mormon to swing back by and rake in some more  ca– I mean, make very happy a couple thousand North Texans who didn’t get the chance to see it the first time. But you’ll have to wait a year. It’s not here until February 2015.

So, in order to keep you entertained until that frabjous day, the good folks at the AT&T PAC are presenting a slew of other Broadway musicals. Two venerable war horses — The Phantom of the Opera, tricked out with a new production design, and Annie, plus two musicals adapted from movies, Once and Newsies, and a musical bouncing to that big thumping beat, telling the story of a Detroit auto worker who creates an empire built on soul music, along the way transforming our American sound, black aspirations and the kind of spinning footwork back-up singers can do. But huh, lookee there, it’s not Dreamgirls. No, it’s the Berry Gordy-approved Motown: The Musical, which means it’s likely a boomer-nostalgic, jukebox musical, recycled R&B division.

In any event, here’s the important info: Season subscriptions are on sale now. No word, though, on when single tickets go on sale.

The full release:

The AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces 2014/2015 Broadway Series Season

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – August 6 – 24, 2014

ONCE – December 17 – 28, 2014

NEWSIES – April 29 – May 10, 2015

ANNIE – June 23 – July 5, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – July 21 – August 9, 2015

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND,

THE BOOK OF MORMON – February 10 – 22, 2015

And MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Coming in the 2015/2016 Season – dates to be announced

DALLAS (February 17, 2014) – The AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced its 2014/2015 Broadway Series season featuring The Phantom of the Opera, ONCE, Newsies, Annie, and Motown The Musical. All performances will take place at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

Back by popular demand following its record-breaking two week engagement in 2013, the multi-Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon, will return for a limited engagement. Season subscribers will have the option to add The Book of Mormon to their season subscription.

The Center also announced that the current Broadway smash Matilda The Musical will be part of the subsequent 2015/2016 season.

Season subscriptions are available now.

“This is our biggest and best Broadway season yet,” said president and CEO of the Center, Doug Curtis. “There is something for everyone.”

Broadway Series subscribers enjoy free ticket replacement, discounted pre-paid parking and the Center’s inter-show ticket exchange, which provides the flexibility to exchange tickets for one show to another in the season (limit one exchange per season – excludes The Book of Mormon).

Center Circle members enjoy Broadway better than anyone else with a wide range of exclusive benefits. Member benefits include priority access to the best available seats, access to the Capital One Bank Members Lounge for complimentary beverages at each performance and access to the Platinum Circle orchestra seating for Platinum Circle members. Membership donations not only help the nonprofit Center bring the very best in performing arts to North Texas, but also support the Center’s community and education programs, including Community Partners which provides free tickets to those who would otherwise not have access. To join Center Circle with a membership donation, visit attpac.org/support or call Membership Services at 214-978-2888.

Five-show subscription packages for Orchestra seating are $430 for Tuesday through Friday performances and Sunday evening performances; and are $505 for Saturday evening performances and weekend matinees.

Subscription packages for the five-show season range from $140 for Starlight Circle seating to $1,000 for packages in the Cree Box Circle.

Information is available at www.attpac.org/broadway. Subscriptions may also be purchased by phone at 214-880-0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

Naming note: For now, the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 season will be known as the Broadway Series. A new naming sponsor will be announced when the selection is complete. The series will continue to be known as the Lexus Broadway Series through the current 2013/2014 season. Lexus is continuing its generous support and partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center and its resident companies.

 

THE 2014/2015 BROADWAY SERIES

 

The Phantom of the Opera – August 6 – August 24, 2014

This Phantom features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award® winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

 

ONCE – December 17 – December 28, 2014

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is truly an original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets you go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.

For more information, please visit www.oncemusical.com

 NEWSIES – April 29 – May 10, 2015

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.

 

ANNIE – June 23 – July 5, 2015

“Spectacular on every count.”

-Newsweek

Leapin’ Lizards!

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

“Overflowing! Big, warm-hearted and funny!”

-New York Post

 

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – July 21 – August 9, 2015

“MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!”

– CBS Sunday Morning

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. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

 

Non-Subscription Special:

THE BOOK OF MORMON – February 10 – February 22, 2015

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For more information, please visit BookofMormonTheMusical.com

 

2015-2016 Broadway Series

MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened in April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year.

The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.