Opens July 9, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written for the Screen by Norman Krasnodar, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love A Piano”, “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas”. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.
Six Dance Lessons
in Six Weeks
Opens July 10, 2019
By Richard Alfieri
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.
Since its Los Angeles premiere and Broadway opening, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages and has traversed the globe with productions in 24 countries. The play has established itself as an international hit and one of the most produced plays in the world.
The film of Six Dances Lessons in Six Weeks, starring Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson, is currently opening worldwide.
THOUGHTFUL, RAZOR SHARP, CHARMING, FUNNY AND GENUINELY MOVING!
A DELIGHT…IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST!
—Sydney Morning Herald
Lady Day at Emerson's
Bar and Grill
Opens July 13, 2019
By Lanie Robertson
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music four months before her death. Featuring more than a dozen songs, including several Holiday’s best-known tunes “God Bless the Child” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.”
Spring Awakening in concert
Opens July 22, 2019
Book and Lyrics: Steven Sater
Music: Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed and Choreographed by Marisa Kirby
New for 2019: Interns InConcert
Based on Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people in 1891 Germany exploring their journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. This landmark Tony Award-winning musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the national like no other musical in years.
Handpicked from thousands of early career artists across the nation, our 2019 interns headline this production. Get to know this up-and-comers and listen to one of Broadway’s best new scores.
“The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” – Entertainment Weekly
NOTE: Spring Awakening contains strong language and adult themes and is for mature audiences only
The Drowsy Chaperone
Opens July 23, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin, Don McKellar
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
Opens August 1, 2019
Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell
Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
The Curious Incident of
the Dog in the Night-time
Opens August 12, 2019
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.
“This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving…resonates with quality.” —Telegraph (London).
“…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colours and lights…dazzling.” —Independent (London).
“A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” —Evening Standard (London).
Opens August 21, 2019
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Actis reason to REJOICE!