Broadway Inbound’s The Broadway Collection, an expansive portfolio of new and classic entertainment options in New York City, welcomes the latest round of diverse new members in July 2015 including: Allegiance, The Color Purple, Dames At Sea, Fiddler on the Roof, Fuerza Bruta, School of Rock and Tuck Everlasting.
This mixture of new and existing productions includes: films and novels adapted for the stage, revivals, and NYC staples on the entertainment scene. The additions to the Collection will enhance the impressive offerings currently available to Australia travelers interested in purchasing highly sought after tickets prior to a “Big Apple” trip. Travel agents can easily purchase tickets for their clients through there preferred wholesaler.
The first show to set sail on Broadway in the fall will be Dames at Sea. Travelers will be swept overboard with uproarious laughter as Ruby, the lead character, tap dances her way through the score. Her story is that of an acting hopeful, longing to make her big break on Broadway until issues arise with the theater itself. Her song and dance numbers patter to the Helen Hayes Theatre, the most intimate Broadway venue, for previews Sept. 24, 2015 and the show officially opens Oct. 22, 2015.
Next on travelers’ itineraries is a brand new, American musical, Allegiance. Starring George Takei (best known for his role in the original “Star Trek” series), Allegiance is a touching and uplifting story, loosely based on his life. Lea Salonga (Les Miserables) will also star in this story, which centers on a family’s love, loss and heroism during the period of the Japanese–American internment in World War II. Previews begin Oct. 6, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre with an official opening on Nov. 8, 2015.
The day after Allegiance officially opens, the new musical School Of Rock begins previews. Based on the 2003 blockbuster film starring Jack Black, 12 new songs penned by theater legend Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera) complete this new musical, which closely follows the plot of the movie. The cast is comprised mainly of children, who play live music on the stage. The show’s pre-Broadway trial- run at the Gramercy Theater opened to rave reviews. Previews begin on Nov. 9, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre; the official opening will follow on Dec. 6, 2015.
Based on a more serious novel and corresponding film, The Color Purple returns to Broadway November 10 for previews, after an acclaimed run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Leads of the cast include Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo, who will all make their Broadway debuts in this stirring chronicle of enduring love and triumph over adversity. The Oprah Winfrey produced musical has a “fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues,” and officially opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Dec. 10, 2015.
Another internationally recognized revival follows on the heels of The Color Purple, returning to the Broadway stage for previews Nov. 12. Fiddler on the Roof is a heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Danny Burstein (Broadway Collection alumni, Cabaret,) will play main character Tevye in the 50th anniversary revival of the show’s initial Broadway. Jessica Hecht (“Friends”, “Seinfeld”, “Breaking Bad”) will also star in this Bartlett Sher (The King & I) directed production, which opens Dec. 17, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre.
The final “page-to-stage” production headed to Broadway is Tuck Everlasting. Published 40 years ago, the novel has since been translated into 27 languages, ensuring global travelers will be familiar with the tale. Nostalgia will reign as audience members revisit the magical and mysterious story of the Tuck family for the first time on the Broadway stage. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and Something Rotten), previews for the musical begin Mar. 23, 2016. Exploring immortality in a whimsical setting, the show is set to open officially on Apr 17, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theater. Interested travelers can plan for a springtime trip.
Last but not least, the final new Broadway Collection member is Fuerza Bruta, an Argentinian export and a NYC performance art staple since 2007. Currently through Oct. 31, 2015, travelers and locals alike who attend Friday night performances will also receive free admission to Webster Hall. This popular nightlife venue is NYC’s longest running nightclub and an iconic element of the East Village since it was built in 1886. Free admission for guests of Fuerza Bruta was arranged in honor of the show’s tenth anniversary of opening in Argentina.
These new additions to The Broadway Collection will join The Metropolitan Opera, Roundabout Theater Company, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The New York Philharmonic and 20 existing Broadway Collection shows, including: Aladdin, An American In Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Blue Man Group, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Finding Neverland, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jersey Boys, The King & I, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Matilda, On the Town, On Your Feet, The Phantom of the Opera, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Stomp & Wicked.
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