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2014/2015 Season

PNC Broadway Across America - Louisville

PNC BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2014-2015 SEASON

SEASON PACKAGES ON SALE NOW!

PNC Broadway in Louisville all-new 2014-2015 season includes the triumphant return of one of Louisville’s favorites, Disney’s THE LION KING! The five-show package also includes I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, NEWSIES, ONCE and PIPPIN.

“We are so happy to again bring in new productions this season and feel this line-up is both contemporary and nostalgic,” says PNC Broadway in Louisville president Leslie Broecker. “For the first time in many years, four of the five shows are currently running on Broadway! We continue to ask our audiences what they want to see and we strive to deliver, which is evident from an 18% growth in subscriptions in the 2013/2014 season and 12% growth the previous season. We believe the new line-up will sustain this 3 year growth trajectory.”

2014-2015 SEASON SHOWS

·         I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE October 7-12, 2014

·         NEWSIES November 18-23, 2014

·         ONCE January 20-25, 2015

·         Disney’s THE LION KING March 3-29, 2015

·         PIPPIN June 2-7, 2015

All shows presented in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center.

Season tickets for the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway in Louisville Season are on sale now with three convenient ways to purchase:

1. Select your seats in person at the PNC Broadway in Louisville Box Office at 620 W Main Street, Suite 100, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

2. Order online 7 days a week/24 hours a day at www.BroadwayinLouisville.com.

3. Call the Broadway Across America toll-free Louisville Season Ticket Hotline at 502-561-1003. The Hotline hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm and Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm

Prices for the five-show season ticket package range between $150 and $557 depending on seat location.

2014-2015 Season Show Descriptions:

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE October 7-12, 2014


I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!” The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!


NEWSIES November 18-23, 2014


They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River).


ONCE January 20-25, 2015


Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.


Disney’s THE LION KING March 3-29, 2015


Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” Louisville’s most eagerly awaited return will leap onto The Kentucky Center stage next season!


PIPPIN June 2-7, 2015


PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.” It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.

Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”


AND DON’T FORGET THESE EXCITING PRODUCTIONS! Non-subscription tickets on sale now!

GHOST The Musical


Performances: March 11 - 16, 2014

On Sale Now

Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. Ghost The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.


The Book of Mormon


Performances: May 27 - June 8, 2014

On Sale Now

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.”

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.

*Contains explicit language: For more information on the show and its creative content, please visit:

http://bookofmormonthemusical.com/itsforyou


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