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Fort Lauderdale's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include School of Rock, Waitress, The Sound of Music & More

Fort Lauderdale's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include School of Rock, Waitress, The Sound of Music & More
'School of Rock,' 'Waitress' & 'The Sound of Music'
Get ready for some big-time Broadway entertainment, Fort Lauderdale!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Fort Lauderdale as part of the just-announced Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters School of Rock, Waitress and The Sound of Music will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include Love Never Dies, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Jersey Boys. In addition, subscribers can choose to add highly-anticipated engagements of two favorites: Riverdance and Wicked.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


THE SOUND OF MUSIC
October 10 - 22
The hills are alive! This brand new production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. The Sound of Music will thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev’ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. 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.


LOVE NEVER DIES
November 7 - 19
The Phantom returns... Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "beautiful and haunting" Love Never Dies is set to tour North America! This is the highly-acclaimed follow-up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. 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. All that is missing is his love—Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island...not knowing what is in store for them.


SCHOOL OF ROCK
December 12 - 24
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 shall be pumping!"


RIVERDANCE
Season Option
January 5 - 7, 2018
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - 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.


A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
January 9 - 21, 2018
Getting away with murder can be so much fun...and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical—A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder! Coming direct from New York, Gentlemen’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance...and be done in time for tea. The New York Times cheers, “It will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”


WICKED
Season Option
February 14 - March 4, 2018
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”


WAITRESS
April 11 - 22, 2018
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor offers her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.


JERSEY BOYS
May 8 - 20, 2018
"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You." "The crowd goes wild!” cheers The New York Times. The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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