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Gerald Caesar as Simba and company in THE LION KING North American Tour. Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to announce its 13th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2018-19 Broadway in Miami season includes the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hello Dolly! (November 20 – 25, 2018), and two anticipated South Florida premieres – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (December 25 – 30, 2018) and Come From Away (June 18 – 23, 2019).

The 2018-19 Broadway in Miami season also includes Les Miserables (February 5 – 10, 2019), Waitress (February 26 – March 3, 2019) and School Of Rock (April 9 – 14, 2019). Back by popular demand, Disney’s The Lion King (May 8 – 26, 2019) returns to Miami as a season option.

Plus, the national tour of Hamilton will play the Adrienne Arsht Center as part of the 2019-20 season. The best way to guarantee tickets to Hamilton is to purchase a season subscription for the 2018-19 season. Subscribers from the 2018-19 season will have first access to Hamilton when renewing their subscription for the 2019-20 season. Information regarding Hamilton dates and how to purchase groups and single tickets will be announced at a later time.

“The Arsht Center, along with our partners at Broadway Across America, are proud to announce Broadway in Miami’s 13th season of presenting new and prized Broadway blockbusters,” says Liz Wallace, vice president of programming at the Arsht Center. We encourage theatergoers to take advantage of our Broadway subscriber benefits which include first access to sought after Hamilton tickets when they go on sale. We look forward to welcoming Miami’s biggest Broadway fans to our Ziff Ballet Opera House next season.”

The 2018-19 Broadway in Miami subscription season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

To become a season ticket holder, visit arshtcenter.org, or call the Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at 800.939.8587. Priority group seating for groups 10+ may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at 786.468.2326. Subscriptions will be available starting at 10:00AM this Friday, February 9, 2018. Please go on line or visit The Arsht Center box office.

The Broadway in Miami 2018-19 six-show subscription series at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows:

Hello Dolly!

November 20 – 25, 2018

“It is, in a word, perfection!”  – Time Out New York

Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs! Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, Hello Dolly! is “the best show of the year” (NPR).

Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous critical raves on Broadway, this “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest staging’s in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream.

If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”

For more information, please visit hellodollyonbroadway.com

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

December 25 – 30, 2018

“Joyous! Warmhearted and uplifting. Don’t forget to bring the kids; this is their kind of show.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A holiday juggernaut. There’s plenty to ooh and aah over. One well-loved Berlin tune after another.” – Los Angeles Times

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Adrienne Arsht Center to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.  Performances begin December 25, for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!  Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

For more information, please visit irvingberlinswhitechristmas.com.

Les Miserables February 5 – 10, 2019

“A five-star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original” – The London Times

“An unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” –  The New York Times

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe Les Miserables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year. 

For more information, please visit lesmiz.com.

Waitress

February 26 – March 3, 2019

“The women of Waitress are changing Broadway!” – Time Magazine

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” – The Chicago Tribune

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna 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 may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

For more information, please visit waitressthemusical.com.

School Of Rock

April 9 – 14, 2019

“School of Rock offers us a chance to be kids again, only with more talent than we ever had.” – The Chicago Tribune

“A crowd-pleasing, upbeat musical with a wondrously rebellious spirit.” – Associated Press

School Of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). 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!”

For more information, please visit ustour.schoolofrockthemusical.com.

Come From Away June 18 – 23, 2019

“The catharsis we need in this American moment” – The New York Times

“A true crowd-pleaser” – Hollywood Reporter

Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” 

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

For more information, please visit comefromaway.com.

SPECIAL SEASON OPTION

Disney’s The Lion King

May 8 – 26, 2019

“Pure enchantment!” –  Washington Post

“Quite simply, stunning! – Time Out New York

“A deeply felt celebration of love!” – The Daily Telegraph

Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop. Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Adrienne Arsht Center!

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

There is simply nothing else like The Lion King. For more information, please visit lionking.com.

Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

 

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