First Broadway Season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Unveiled!
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, has unveiled the lineup of shows for the Center’s inaugural 2014-2015 Broadway season. To celebrate the historic season, Dr. Phillips Center Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando is bringing world-class theater to a world-class stage, headlined by the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The season will also include Newsies, the smash hit musical from Disney, and the record-breaking sensation Motown: The Musical. Rounding out the 2014-2015 season are the brand new, high-flying production of Pippin, the Tony Award®-winning revival of Anything Goes, and the hilariously charming I Love Lucy® Live on Stage.
Back by popular demand, the 2014-2015 season will also offer two highly sought-after season specials: Following a record-breaking run, the Broadway phenomenon The Book of Mormon will return for a limited engagement, and the beloved tale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will once again dazzle and enchant Orlando audiences. Dr. Phillips Center Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando season ticket holders will have first access to purchase tickets to these hit shows before they go on sale to the general public.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at OrlandoBroadway.com, by calling (800) 448-6322 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5p.m.), or in person at 100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 101, Orlando (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Prices for the six-show season start at $219, depending on performance time, day of week and seating location selected. There are a variety of reasons to join the family of Dr. Phillips Center Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando season tickets holders, including:
· Premium seat locations for all six season shows
· Priority and additional ticket purchase offers prior to public onsale
· Complimentary ticket exchange and replacement services
· Broadway Bon Appétit dining discount offers
The 2014-2015 Dr. Phillips Center Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season is as follows:
The Phantom of the Opera, December 3 – 14, 2014
Newsies, January 27 – February 1, 2015
Motown: The Musical, March 10 – 15, 2015
Pippin, April 21 – 26, 2015
Anything Goes, May 26 – 31, 2015
I Love Lucy® Live on Stage, June 23 – 28, 2015
2014-2015 Season Specials:
The Book of Mormon, December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, May 12 – 17, 2015
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success The Phantom of the Opera will come to Orlando as part of the brand new North American Tour. Don’t miss the story that you love, re-imagined bigger and better than ever before when The Phantom of the Opera opens in Orlando for a limited two week engagement, December 3 – 14, 2014.
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd pleasing new musical from Disney. Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, Newsies is a high-energy explosion of song and dance that’s perfect for the whole family. Now is the time to seize the day with Newsies, January 27 – February 1, 2015.
It began as one man’s story, became everyone’s music, and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown: The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now experience it live on stage in Orlando, March 10 – 15, 2015.
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. The story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning of his existence, this captivating new production features sizzling choreography and breathtaking acrobatics. The excitement of this high-flying show makes its way to Orlando April 21 – 26, 2015.
All aboard for this saucy and splendid new production of the Tony Award®-winning Anything Goes. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re The Top,” and of course “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the Associated Press calls “So Delightful, So Delicious, So De-lovely!” when Anything Goes rolls into Orlando May 26 – 31, 2015.
I Love Lucy® Live on Stage is the brand new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. Relive classic moments from I Love Lucy®, as the audience is transported to the Desilu Playhouse for the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar episodes live on stage and in color for the very first time. Orlando audiences will rejoice in the side-splitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience June 23 – 28, 2015.
The New York Times calls it “The best musical of this century!” Winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon returns to Orlando following a record breaking run in 2013. From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon tells the story of two boys from Salt Lake City embarking on a Mormon mission to Uganda. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” See what has audiences and critics raving when The Book of Mormon returns to Orlando December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is returning to Orlando. Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts May 12 – 17, 2015.
For more information on the 2014-2015 Season, or to order online, visit www.OrlandoBroadway.com.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and operating a new $500 million performing arts center in downtown Orlando. This public-private partnership is funded by the City of Orlando, Orange County and private donors. Situated on a nine-acre site, the performing arts center complex will include: an amplified theater, a multi-form, acoustical theater, a community theater, educational facilities and a public performance plaza. Future plans also include mixed-use urban development. Inspired by the pillars: Celebration, Education, Participation and Destination, this mission-driven Center will be Central Florida’s destination of choice for arts, cultural and entertainment programming. The Center opens two of its three theaters in 2014. The Dr. Phillips Center is committed to the City of Orlando’s Blueprint Initiative, a standard for minority/women business involvement and local employment participation. For more information or to see live footage from the Dr. Phillips Center construction webcam, please visit www.drphillipscenter.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.