Broadway In Detroit has just announced its new season, and it’s sweet.
We were just chatting with a theater fan about the odds of Book of Mormon visiting Motown on its first national tour, and we are delighted to say we guessed right. It’s on its way – but will take about a year to get here.
Humbly billed as “the hottest show in America,” The Book of Mormon was the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the recent winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. It arrives at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre for a March 12-24, 2013 run.
“We put together an outstanding line-up of amazing, smash hit shows on the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit subscription to follow up our solid gold 50th anniversary season,” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “We are bringing Broadway’s biggest hits to Detroit audiences with this new season subscription series.”
The entire line-up looks like this:
Billy Elliot the Musical– September 4–16, 2012 (Fisher Theatre)
Winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it’s the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. The show features a score by Elton John that New York Post calls “his best score yet.”
La Cage Aux Folles– September 25 – October 7, 2012 (Fisher Theatre)
The three-time Tony Award-winning comedy has been given a refresh and features George Hamilton as Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and Christopher Sieber as his partner Albin, who appears at the club as the glamorous chanteuse, Zaza.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical – December 18-30, 2012 (Detroit Opera House)
This holiday classic by Dr. Seuss inspired its own musical and includes the two favorite songs from the TV animated story: “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas.”
The Book of Mormon – March 12-24, 2013 (Fisher Theatre)
Memphis –April 9-21, 2013 (Fisher Theatre)
Winner of four Tony Awards, Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated ’50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer.
Catch Me If You Can – May 7-19, 2013 (Fisher Theatre)
This splashy new Broadway musical is based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., is a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer before FBI agent Carl Hanratty gives chase.
2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription tickets are priced beginning at $289 for all six shows and are now on sale. For additional information or to order subscription tickets, call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0, Monday throughFriday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., or visit the Broadway in Detroit website.