Another landmark season at the nation’s top touring destination for Broadway shows – ASU Gammage – for the 2012-2013 PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona season in Tempe. The seven show series includes all premieres to the Valley including Tony® Award-winning hits like WAR HORSE, ANYTHING GOES and MEMPHIS.
In its 22nd season, the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series at ASUGammage is the largest theatrical subscription series in the state of Arizona and the most successful Broadway series in the country.
Current subscribers can renew their season tickets now! New season subscriptions go on sale Monday, May 14. It pays to be a season ticket holder as season subscribers to the Broadway Across America – Arizona season are assured priority seating, the same great seats for every show and priority ticket offers for special Broadway engagements, and exclusive subscriber discounts that save as much as 30 percent off the cost of buying individual tickets. Additional benefits include ticket exchange privileges and lost ticket insurance. Season subscriptions start at $118.
The full season includes:
ANYTHING GOES – November 13-18, 2012
ALL ABOARD for Roundabout Theatre Company’s saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! 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 AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”
THE ADDAMS FAMILY – December 11-16, 2012
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (ShockheadedPeter) with production supervision by four-time Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.
PETER PAN – January 8-13, 2013
Tony® Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of PETER PAN! Discover the magic all over again of this two-time Emmy-award winning and two-time Tony® Award nominated production. The New York Times says “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make PETER PAN audiences mesmerized.” PETER PAN is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!
WAR HORSE – February 5-10, 2013
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.
MEMPHIS – March 5-10, 2013
TURN UP THAT DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS features a Tony® Award-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony® Award-winning original score with music by BonJovifounding member David Bryan. Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination - what AP calls “The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”
FLASHDANCE – April 30-May 5, 2013
Launching both a Broadway production and US National Tour,FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including, the Academy Award-winning title track “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” and16 new, original songs. Experience the magic all over again. FLASHDANCE will leave you begging for more!
SISTER ACT – June 25-30, 2013
SISTER ACT is Broadway’s acclaimed musical comedy based on the smash-hit film! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
The 2012-2013 Broadway Across America – Arizona special engagements include:
LES MISERABLES – September 11-16, 2012
Last June more than 23,000 people experienced a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES. Now, due to overwhelming demand, LES MISÉRABLES returns to Tempe for one week only. Cameron Mackintosh presents LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST– April 9–14, 2013
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Tempe 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 ASU Gammage!