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ATTPAC's 2015-16 Broadway Series

Next season the AT&T Performing Arts Center has Matilda, Cabaret, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal and more. Plus, a sneak peek at 2016-17.



published Monday, February 23, 2015

Photo: Joan Marcus
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Dallas — The 2015-'16 Broadway Series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center has been announced.

The five-show season includes a return of the hit Jersey Boys, while the other four shows will be making their Winspear Opera House debuts. The season kicks off in September with the previously announced Matilda the Musical, based on the Roald Dahl story. Jersey Boys is in December. 2016 brings a tour of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, in March; the Roundabout Theatre's revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret is in Mayand Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is in June.

Also, there's a sneak peek of the 2016-'17 season: it will include the 2014 Best Musical Tony winner A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder.

 

Here's the full release, with dates, descriptions and subscription info:

Photo: Joan Marcus
Matilda the Musical

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced the 2015/2016 season of its Broadway Series, featuring Matilda The Musical, Jersey Boys, Love Letters, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. All performances will take place at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

The Center also announced that its subsequent 2016/2017 season will be anchored by the current Broadway smash A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Season subscriptions are available now. 

“This lineup brings so much of what is happening on Broadway to North Texas, in a way that offers something for everyone,” said Doug Curtis, president and CEO of the Center. “In my opinion, our Broadway seasons just keep getting better every year.”

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).

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 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 $450 for Tuesday through Friday performances and Sunday evening performances; and are $525 for Saturday evening performances and weekend matinees.

Subscription packages for the five-show season range from $135 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.).

 

THE 2015/2016 BROADWAY SERIES

 

Matilda The Musical 

September 23 – October 4, 2015

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.

Photo: Courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in Love Letters

 

Jersey Boys 

December 16 – December 27, 2015

More than 53,511 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made itssell-out premiere at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas in 2012. Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show that was the highest grossing Broadway engagement in the Center’s history will return to Dallas! JERSEY BOYS Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy  DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide –all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+ 

 

Love Letters

March 22 – April 3, 2016

Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived — through letters — for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other.

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal will star in this witty, revealing and unforgettable exploration of how intimacy can soften the boundaries between friendship and love. LOVE LETTERS is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.

Photo: Joan Marcus
Cabaret

 

Cabaret

May 25 – June 5, 2016

There was a Cabaret and there was a Master-of-Ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world…

…and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep…” 

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Dallas! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (SkyfallAmerican Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of 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 nightlife 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.

 

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

June 7 – June 19, 2016

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song,

BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.

 

2016-2017 Broadway Series

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER! 

Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL," GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY” and The New York Times cheers, “IT WILL LIFT THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE WHO’VE BEEN PINING FOR WHAT SOMETIMES SEEMS A LOST ART FORM.”  Thanks For Reading





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