Broadway Live Season To Feature Multiple Tony-Award Winners

May 24, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tony Award Winning musicals Chicago, Million Dollar Quartet, and Memphis highlight the upcoming season of the Broadway Live Series at Lexington’s Opera House. 

The full schedule was unveiled at a gala event Thursday evening.   The 2013-2014 season will also showcase the powerful Helen Keller drama, The Miracle Worker, and a new musical, Bring It On, inspired by the film of the same name, brings down the curtain next April.  Ticket information is available at lexingtonoperahouse.com.

The 2013-2014 Broadway Live Season

CHICAGO – November 8 - 10, 2013
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great:  a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.
No wonder CHICAO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
Sponsored by:  Powell, Walton, Milward
Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by:  John Kander
Lyrics by:  Fred Ebb

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – January 10 - 14, 2014
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons<” “Great Balls of Fire,” “ I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ ON,” “Who Do You Love?”, “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame….at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
Sponsored by:  MillerCoors
Book by: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Music Arrangements and Supervision: Chuck Mead

MEMPHIS – February 14 - 16, 2014  
TURN UP THAT DIAL…From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.  Inspired by actual events.  MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. . Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.  Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).  Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination.—what AP calls “The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”
Sponsored by:  Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky and Central Bank
Book and Lyrics by:  Joe DiPietro
Music by: David Bryan

The Miracle Worker– March 14 – 16, 2014
The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor.  In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.
Join us as we explore, through theatre, the heart of character and the mystery of courage. The Miracle Worker is a story of victory over unbelievable odds—accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love.
Includes a special school presentation on March 14, 2013.
Sponsored by:  KentuckyOne Health
Directed by:  Montana Repertory Theatre
Book by:  William Gibson
                                               
Special Note:  This show has been selected for the 2013-14 Broadway Buddies Program, now in its third year.
Sponsored By White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontists

BRING IT ON – April 11 – 13, 2014
Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all new story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. The New York Times calls it, “Impossible to resist!”
 
Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL features an original story by Tony® Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).


Sponsored by: Fayette Mall
Libretto by:  Jeff Whitty
Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tom Kitt
Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Amanda Green
Music Supervision:  Alex Lacamoire
Directed & Choreographed by: Andy Blankenbuehler