2006-07 broadway and more series
The 2006-2007 Broadway and More Series includes Jesus Christ Superstar, Strictly Clean & Decent, Wonderful Town, Ballet Hispanico, Lost in Yonkers and Urban Cowboy.
All dates and artists subject to change due to availability.
Jesus Christ Superstar
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the first masterpiece from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, exploded onto the scene in 1971 changing the world of musical theatre forever. With a score of amazing songs - “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, “Hosanna”, “Everything’s Alright”, “What’s the Buzz”, “Superstar”, and “Heaven on Their Mind”, this original groundbreaking production starring Ted Neeley is as relevant and timeless as ever. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a dramatised version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is considered the greatest figure in British theatre in the second half of the 20th century and the most successful Broadway composer of all time. His reign on the West End and Broadway has already lasted almost 30 years and there is no end in sight.
Ted Neeley in the title role of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS
Strictly Clean & Decent
This acoustic trio has traveled the world creating their own blend of folk music. The group features Patrick Crouch, Ron Shuffler, and Kay Crouch. Their eclectic repertoire includes modern folk songs by American, Canadian, and Irish songwriters, the fiery breakdowns and songs of family and home found in both traditional and contemporary bluegrass settings, and centuries-old Celtic airs and dance tunes. All of this is peppered with a healthy dose of popular jazz standards, swing and western swing music, and a few classic country tunes. The Hickory News claims that “what really sets this trio apart is the bluegrass/swing/pop/country influence of three musicians whose talents take them to virtually every style of music ever conceived!” Strictly Clean and Decent has performed in Ireland eight times, but they are often seen at the Biltmore House and Duke Gardens.
FOR A WONDERFUL TIME, SEE WONDERFUL TOWN! The city lights. The humming traffic. The bustling crowds. There’s nothing like the first time you land in New York City.Experience that rush all over again at WONDERFUL TOWN, a thrilling new production of one of our most adored musicals. WONDERFUL TOWN is the delightful tale of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen. They’re fresh off the bus from Ohio, ready to follow their dreams, fall in love and take New York by storm. With a dazzling score by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green (featuring such songs as “ Ohio” and “A Little Bit In Love”) and a glorious book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, the show is a fast and funny big-city adventure….and a glorious celebration of a WONDERFUL TOWN.
Ballet Hispanico’s innovative repertory fuses ballet, modern and Latin dance forms into a spirited image of contemporary Hispanic-American culture. The company is recognized around the world as the foremost dance interpreter of Hispanic culture in the United States. The company has performed for over two million people including President and Mrs. Bush. They have appeared in major venues throughout the United States, including The John F. Kennedy Center, Houston's Wortham Center, Boston's Celebrity Series and The Joyce Theater.
Lost in Yonkers
Lost in Yonkers is a Pulitzer-Prize winner by American’s greatest comic playwright Neil Simon. In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother who owns a candy store in Yonkers, New York. The boys’ father is deeply in debt and must go on an extended trip to make money to keep the loan sharks at bay. The boys childlike and wacky Aunt Bella wants nothing more than to have someone to hold and love.
Urban Cowboy, the 1980 hit movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, is now hitting the road as a Broadway musical. Featuring world famous songs from today’s hottest country stars such as “Could I have This Dance for the Rest of My Life” and “Lookin” for Love in All The Wrong Places. Urban Cowboy: The Musical is the story of Bud, a new breed of cowboy and his whirlwind romance with his wife Sissy. This story plays out in a sprawling dance bar in Houston, TX where nights come alive in a sea of booze, brawls, babes and one signature mechanical bull.
*$15 seats for each show may be limited visibility (obstructed view), depending on the set up of the stage for each individual show and this is not determined until the stage is set day of show. These seats are in sections 1, 5, 6 & 14.
Updated: Monday, June 12, 2006
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