Broadway Across Canada has unveiled their upcoming 2019-2020 Season!

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN TAKES THE STAGE IN VANCOUVER, PERFORMANCES BEGIN FEBRUARY 2020

Also slated for the 2019-2020 Vancouver season RENT, WAITRESS, FINDING NEVERLAND and WICKED.

Broadway Across Canada has unveiled their upcoming 2019-2020 Season. Five theatrical productions take center stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre beginning next fall including the spectacular Broadway Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

Broadway Across Canada is proud to be Vancouver leading theatrical presenter of Broadway theatre since 1998. For the past 21 years, more than 1,550,000 theatergoers have experienced over 90 Broadway Across Canada productions in the stunning
Queen Elizabeth Theatre. “Having the privilege to contribute to this amazing city’s cultural fabric is something that we do not take lightly. We are very excited about the upcoming Season which features highly anticipated new musical productions from
the industry’s leading talents,” said Shana Levin, Vice President, Broadway Across Canada. “This Season we’ll be showcasing Tony Award winning productions, Vancouver premieres and returning classics. The 2019-2020 Season will captivate and energize Queen Elizabeth Theatre audiences and we’re thrilled to be bringing these shows to the city of Vancouver.”
Kicking off the 2019-2020 Broadway Across Canada Season is the return of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour. Next in line, WAITRESS, an empowering and uplifting musical featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Followed by DEAR EVAN HANSEN, winner of six 2017 TONY® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Next in line is FINDING NEVERLAND the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar into Vancouver. Finishing off the season with our season option, WICKED the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

Coming in the 2020/2021 season, HAMILTON. Subscribers from the 2019/2020 season will have first access to HAMILTON when they renew their full subscription for the 2020/2021 season.

Four show Season packages start at $193 and are available today for existing 2018-2019 subscribers and on sale to the general public on January 28th online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by calling our subscriber hotline at 1866.542.7469.
Broadway Across Canada 2019-2020 Edmonton Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority seating access, guaranteed prices, no fee easy payment plans, guaranteed same seats locations for all season presentations, lost ticket
replacement, and NY ticketing services.

GROUP SALES INFORMATION: For more information on Group Sales please visit vancouver.broadway.com/groups, email CanadaGroups@BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1800.889.8457.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
September 17 – 22, 2019
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

WAITRESS
November 12 – 17, 2019
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) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. 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. “WAITRESS is a little slice of
heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN
February 25 – March 1, 2020
WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

FINDING NEVERLAND
April 7 – 12, 2020
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner
Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible -more- FINDING NEVERLAND con’t.
story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe
adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this  heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).
WICKED – Season Option
July 9 – 26, 2020
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy
arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

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Come From Away presented by Broadway Across Canada is coming to Vancouver March 5-10, 2019

BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING “MUST-SEE MUSICAL” (NPR) COME FROM AWAY

ON SALE MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 @10AM!come from away

Vancouver is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Vancouver debut at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement March 5-10, 2019.

COME FROM AWAY tickets go on sale Monday, December 10 at 10am and available at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469 for additional tickets.  Ticket prices start at $45.00.  Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sunday evening at 7:30pm and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

The touring production of COME FROM AWAY will star Kevin Carolan (Disney’s Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin and Aaron Michael Ray.

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With a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine(Come From Away, Rocky), with music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla

Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical.  Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”

The First North American Tour Cast of COME FROM AWAY Photo by Matthew Murphy 2018COME FROM AWAY began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and continues to play to standing-room- only audiences.

COME FROM AWAY  is part of the Broadway Across Canada 18/19 Broadway Season and will run in Vancouver March 5 – 10, 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, in Edmonton March 12 – 17, 2019 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and Calgary March 19 – 24, 2019 at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium.

Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com

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THE ILLUSIONISTS Live from Broadway is coming to Vancouver Jan 15 – 20, 2019

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THE ILLUSIONISTS  – LIVE FROM BROADWAY 

COMES TO VANCOUVER JANUARY 15 – 20, 2019

Tickets on-sale Monday, November 26 @ 10am

Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

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On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, January 15-20, 2019 as part of its North American tour. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Monday, November 26 at 10am and are available at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469 for additional tickets.  Ticket prices start at $30.50.   Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson and director Neil Dorward.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Vancouver for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY is part of the Broadway Across Canada 18/19 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton January 1-6, 2019 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary January 8-13, 2019 at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium and Vancouver January 15-20, 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

http://www.theillusionistslive.com/

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Broadway Across Canada presents Beautiful – The Carol King Musical, Nov 13-18, 2018

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BROADWAY’S NEWEST SMASH HIT 

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  

WILL PREMIERE IN VANCOUVER 

 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE 

NOVEMBER 13-18, 2018

TICKETS ON SALE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST @ 10AM 

 

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Carnegie Hall. Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”) Photo by Matthew Murphy

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Vancouver premiere at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre for one week only, November 13-18, 2018. Single tickets will go on sale Monday, October 1st at 10am. 

To purchase tickets, visit  BroadwayAcrossCanada.caticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. Broadway Across Canada Subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469. Ticket prices start at $30.50.  

“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blake said.  “I am thrilled that Beautiful continues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our fourth amazing year on the road in the U.S. We are so grateful that close to four million audience members have fallen in love with Carole’s story and her indelible music.” 

For more information and a video sneak peek, please visit www.BeautifulOnBroadway.com 

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 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.  Beautiful features 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 – The Carole King Musical is part of the Broadway Across Canada 18/19 Broadway Season and will run in Calgary October 30 – November 4, 2018 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton November 6-11, 2018  at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Vancouver November 13-18, 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Ottawa January 1-6, 2019 at the National Arts Centre and Montreal February 12 – 17, 2019 at Place Des Arts. 

 TICKETS ON SALE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST @ 10AM 

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Broadway Across Canada Presents The Book of Mormon in Vancouver Sept 25-29, 2018

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.

Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege

of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”

Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

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Performances Begin September 25 through September 30

at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Public On Sale Monday, July 9 at 10am

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Vancouver for a limited engagement September 25-30 at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Single tickets will go on sale Monday, July 9 at 10am. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000.   Group orders of 10or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1-866-542-7469.  Ticket prices start at $30.50. 

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker

 THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.  

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON is presented by Broadway Across Canada and will run in Calgary

September 11-16, at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Edmonton, September 18-23 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

 

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Broadway Across Canada presents Les Misérables in Vancouver July 10-15, 2018!

TICKETS FOR

CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF

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FOR THE VANCOUVER ENGAGEMENT AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

JULY 10 – 15, 2018

 Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale Monday, May 7 at 10am for its much anticipated Vancouver engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.  To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Broadway Across Canada Subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469. Ticket prices start at $30.50.

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLESwhich broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 

Cameron Mackintosh said, “I‘m delighted that after a four year absence this glorious production is once again touring the major cities across North America and is more spectacular than ever.”

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year. 

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and SchönbergLES MISÉRABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.  The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.

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The company of LES MISÉRABLES performs “One Day More.” Photo: Matthew Murphy

“Thrilling, spectacular and unforgettable.”

The New York Times

“**** (4 out of 4 stars). One of the greatest musicals ever created! A gorgeous touring ‘Les Misérables’ is back on the barricades, renewed and refreshed.”

Chicago Tribune

“This ‘Les Miz’ is a winner. Standout cast shines in revamped production.”

-The Providence Journal

“You simply won’t want it to end.”

Boston Globe

“A stirring, thumping, heart-throbbing return of a pop opera whose themes of revolution and righteousness seem particularly well suited to our current turbulent times.”

-Hartford Courant

“Visually stunning! A monumental musical packed with power voices.”

Chicago Sun-Times

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(From L) Josh Davis as ‘Inspector Javert’ and Nick Cartell as ‘Jean Valjean’ in the new national tour of LES MISÉRABLES. Photo: Matthew Murphy

LES MISÉRABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses and is the only version of the original production left in the world. The original Broadway production of LES MISÉRABLES opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances.  The original US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006.  Broadway audiences welcomed LES MIZ back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.

The new production was conceived in 2009 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore and Dubai. The new production is currently playing to sold out houses around Japan and in São Paulo with upcoming productions in Mexico and around the U.K.. The North American Tour traveled across the U.S. for two years then played a five month engagement in Toronto before returning to the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in March 2014 for over 1,000 performances.

To date, LES MISÉRABLES remains the 5th longest-running Broadway production of all time.

LES MISÉRABLES is part of the Broadway Across Canada 18/19 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton July 3 – 8, 2018 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and July 17 – 22, 2018 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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Broadway Across Canada Presents Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour in Vancouver!

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The International Irish Dance Phenomenon to play Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre April 13-15, 2018!

On Sale Monday, February 26 @10am!

Moya Doherty is proud to announce that Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, back by popular demand, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018. Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon go on sale Monday, February 26 @ 10am.  Ticket prices start at $30.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Broadway Across Canada Subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469.

Performances run Friday, Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening at 7:30pm with Saturday and Sunday 2pm matinees.

Celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, The Edinburgh Evening News raves about Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, “As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!”

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an a cappella hard-shoe number.

For the complete Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour North American tour schedule please visit www.riverdance.com.

“The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”

 Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.

 

For more information, please visit:

Website: www.riverdance.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Riverdance

Twitter: @Riverdance

Instagram:  @Riverdance_Official

Snapchat:   riverdance-real

 

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