Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Broadway in Detroit Announces 2017- 2018 Season!

Six “S’Wonderful!” Musicals on
Broadway In Detroit’s 2017-18 Subscription Season!

Hamilton coming to Detroit during 2018-19 season

“We’re really excited about the 2017-18 Subscription Season of six brand new musicals that will be making their Detroit debut, plus some extra shows that are perennial blockbusters,” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “And we’ll have Hamilton on the 2018-19 subscription so anyone who becomes a 2017-18 subscriber and renews for 2018-19 will have first access to tickets to Hamilton.”

Broadway In Detroit 2017-2018 Subscription Shows

Love Never Dies, a story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award ®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award ®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves “An American in Paris is a triumph!  Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.”  Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it appears in Detroit on its first national tour!

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the smash hit film, will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox.  Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer,
is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.  Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love.  A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Body Guard features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time — “I Will Always Love You.”

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland “captures the kid-at-heart,” says Time Magazine. Directed by visionary Tony ®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award ®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the 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. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR) 

School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “Fists of all ages will be pumping!”

From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Directed by two-time Tony Award ® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award ® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history

Extra Blockbuster Shows

As always, Broadway In Detroit offers extra shows off-subscription and the 2017-18 Season features Gobsmacked! at The Fisher Theatre, November 2017;The Color Purple at The Fisher Theatre, November  2017; the return of Les Misérables at The Fisher Theatre, February-March 2018; Cinderella at The Fisher Theatre, March 2018; and, Wicked at the Detroit Opera House, August 2018. Season ticket subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase these extra shows prior to public sale.

Purchasing Subscription Tickets

2017-18 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season tickets are priced starting at $299 for all six shows.  Current Broadway In Detroit subscribers can renew their subscription for the 2017-18 series by visiting www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or by calling the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000. New Subscription sales will begin April 1, 2017.

Benefits for Subscribers

Broadway In Detroit subscribers get the best seats in the house, the same seats for each show, priority access to buy additional tickets for season shows and extra attractions, and full exchange privileges at no charge.  Another added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program.  Subscribers also never wait in line and lost tickets are replaced for free. Subscription prices include parking costs in The Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck. 

Group Sales
Reservation requests are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by emailing groups@broadwayindetroit.comand using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.  Follow Broadway In Detroit on Facebook, as well as on Instagram and Twitter@BroadwayDetroit.

The Broadway In Detroit Subscription Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.  As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

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