Four touring Broadway productions are coming to Little Rock over the next year.
The 2013-2014 Broadway Season at the Robinson Center Music Hall was announced today by Celebrity Attractions.
On the bill are the following shows:
WICKED: September 25 - October 6
Back by "Popular" demand! Entertainment Weekly calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade," and when it first played in Little Rock, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times.
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: December 3-5
The most beautiful love story ever told is returning to Little Rock! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
HELLO, DOLLY!: January 14-16, 2014
Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! is one of the most enduring Broadway classics. Emmy- award winning Sally Struthers (All In the Family, Gilmore Girls) stars as the strong-willed matchmaker Dolly, as she travels to Yonkers, NY to find a match for the ornery "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. Featuring an irresistible story and an unforgettable score including the title song, "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes A Moment," and the show-stopping "Before the Parade Passes By," HELLO, DOLLY! has been charming audiences around the world for nearly 50 years.
HAIR: February 18-20, 2014
This new Tony Award-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard." Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It's HAIR, and IT'S TIME.
To guarantee the best seats for all four national touring Broadway productions at Robinson Center Music Hall, theatre fans are urged to become a 2013-2014 Broadway Season Subscriber. Season Subscriber benefits include many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the ability to buy additional tickets to individual shows before they go on sale to the general public, the option to exchange show tickets to another performance before the public on-sale, and the opportunity to purchase tickets to any special Broadway Bonus productions before the general public.
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Original story (February 26, 7:30 a.m.):
The announcement will come this morning at 10:30. We're being told there is a big blockbuster coming. Also there are still tickets available for "100 Years of Broadway." It runs tonight through Thursday.