Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company’s 2018-2019 season. “We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season,” says Broadway Across Canada’s vice-president, Shana Levin. “The shows we’re bringing include powerful true stories about community, empowerment, and the power of the human spirit,” she says. “They’re stories we could all learn from right now.”
The 2018/2019 season will begin with the Tony and Grammy Award-winning true story, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Up next, direct from Broadway, comes THE ILLUSIONISTS, a high-tech magic extravaganza. The season concludes with the previously announced homegrown Canadian musical, the uplifting, critically acclaimed COME FROM AWAY.
In addition to your three show package, you can also add these two special additions to the regular line-up, featuring Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES.
Back by popular demand after record breaking and sold out engagements in 2014 and 2016, The BOOK OF MORMON returns to Vancouver for a limited one week engagement in 2018.
Additionally, Levin is proud to announce the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 2018 Grammy Award® nominee DEAR EVAN HANSEN will play Vancouver as part of the 2019/2020 season. Subscribers from the 2018/2019 season will have first access to DEAR EVAN HANSEN when they renew their full subscription for the 2019/2020 season. The dates and performance schedule will be announced at a later date.
Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post, DEAR EVEN HANSEN is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. DEAR EVEN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Tony winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by 4-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 when released and entered the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961. A special edition coffee table book from Pasek, Paul, and Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.
Three show Season packages start at $145 and are available today for existing 2017/2018 subscribers. Packages go on sale to the general public beginning Monday March 22nd online atwww.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 866.542.7469 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm).
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical – November 13 – 18, 2018
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 and 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 a 2015 Grammy® Award.
THE ILLUSIONISTS – January 15 – 20, 2019
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Vancouver. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
COME FROM AWAY – March 5 – 10, 2019
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! TheNew York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of 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. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley.Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” ON 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
The two season options which can be added to the season subscription are LES MISÉRABLES and THE BOOK OF MORMON.
SEASON OPTION: LES MISÉRABLES – July 10 – 15, 2018
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).
SEASON OPTION: THE BOOK OF MORMON– September 25 – 30, 2018
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormonhas truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
Broadway Across Canada – 2018/2019 Vancouver Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority seating access, guaranteed prices, easy payment plans, guaranteed same seats locations for all season presentations, ticket exchange services, lost ticket replacement, online upgrades and NY ticketing services.
Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 2018/2019 Vancouver Season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. For more information, visit www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.