PNC Broadway in Louisville Announces 2016-17 Season

PNC Broadway in Louisville 2016-17
PNC BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SEASON

SEASON PACKAGES ON SALE NOW! 

Louisville, KY (February 25, 2016) – PNC Broadway in Louisville announces today the all-new 2016-2017 season which includes THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY, BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, and KINKY BOOTS. And returning to Louisville as season options will be RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour; and back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON. 

“Coming off a record-breaking season, we knew that we needed to follow that with a blockbuster line-up, and we’ve done just that,” says Leslie Broecker, President of PNC Broadway in Louisville. “Tony Award-winning musicals, nostalgia, magic, and eye-popping scenery will fill The Kentucky Center and keep downtown businesses hopping.” 

2016-2017 SEASON SHOWS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC January 17-22, 2017

Disney’s THE LITLLE MERMAID February 14-19, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS March 14-19, 2017

BEAUTIFUL May 16-21, 2017

KINKY BOOTS June 13-18, 2017 

SEASON OPTIONS

THE BOOK OF MORMON November 29-December 4, 2016

RIVERDANCE April 10-12, 2017 

All shows presented at The Kentucky Center 

Season tickets for the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway in Louisville Season will go on sale Thursday, February 25 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, Ste.  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-6:00pm. 

Prices for the five-show season ticket package range between $160 and $620 depending on seat location.

EXCLUSIVE SEASON TICKET HOLDER REWARDS:

Flexible ticket exchanges

No upgrade charges for exchanged seats in same price level regardless of performance

Priority purchase opportunities for additional tickets to series shows and all season specials

Lost ticket insurance and replacement service

Purchasing privileges in any of our other Broadway Across America cities

Same premium seat location for all season shows

Priority renewal for future seasons 

SEASON PATRON CLUB

Season Patron Club members enjoy additional benefits that include guaranteed seating in the Grand Tier box seats, Front Orchestra, Front Grand Tier, or Balcony box seats, complimentary parking for all regular season shows, name recognition in the souvenir program, and exclusive access to the North Lobby Patron Club Room for pre-show and intermission private bar service. Season Patron Club members also receive exclusive invitations and access to special events throughout the season. 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

PNC Broadway in Louisville shows typically run for one week at The Kentucky Center. Performance options are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00pm and Sundays at 1:00 & 6:30pm. (All times are subject to change). An audio-described performance for the visually impaired is available on Saturday matinees and closed captioning is available Saturday evenings. Anyone requiring this service or accommodations for people with disabilities should request so when purchasing season tickets. 

GROUP SALES AND SINGLE TICKETS

Group clients enjoy unbeatable savings, priority seating, personalized service and flexible payment plans when booking 10-15 or more seats. Group reservations are currently being accepted for all shows in the 2016-2017 Season. Pricing and payment information can be found online at BroadwayinLouisville.com or by calling the Group Sales Manager, Jenny Ward, at 502-569-3060.

Tickets for individual shows are not available at this time and typically go on sale to the general public 4-6 weeks prior to the opening of the show. 

2016-2017 Season Show Descriptions: 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC January 17-22, 2017

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times 

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to The Kentucky Center. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. 

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID February 14-19, 2017

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid, who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical featuring all of the songs you know and love, and a few new ones by Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Theatre Under The Stars’ production of THE LITTLE MERMAID is one the whole family will enjoy. Dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea!

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY March 14-19, 2017

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Louisville. 

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven 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. 

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical May 16-21, 2017

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a 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. 

KINKY BOOTS June 13-18, 2017

Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price and Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. 

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. 

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News 

2016-2017 Season Option Descriptions: 

THE BOOK OF MORMON November 29-December 4, 2016

Hailed by
The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards®, THE BOOK OF MORMON is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar®-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. 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 MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. 

For more information, please visit BookofMormonTheMusical.com

RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour April 10-12, 2017 

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand inRIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. 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 in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE. 

RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.  

Photos are available for all shows at:

https://broadwayacrossamerica.box.com/s/25ntmv0t2r0rb4obyq6vu5af8t0xj8bs

For video, please contact Matthew.Porter@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com

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