Theatre fans will once again have the opportunity to experience some of the most acclaimed shows offered on Broadway without leaving Atlanta. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is set to bring another season of the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances to the historic Fox Theatre.
From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon will play a limited two-week engagement January 29-February 8, 2014. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” Season Subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to The Book of Mormon.
The 2013-2014 Season will also feature fan favorites GHOST The Musical, Once, Green Day’s American Idiot and Evita. Returning to Atlanta after six years, Disney’s The Lion King will be on stage at the Fox Theatre for the first time ever. Audiences are in for a treat as a number of Broadway’s premier shows make their Atlanta debuts at the Fox Theatre.
“This is undeniably one of our most anticipated seasons in recent years,” said Russ Belin, vice president of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. “We’re thrilled to continue offering such a strong line-up for our patrons, and the 2013-2014 Season is sure to exceed expectations. This series is packed with a mix of Tony Award-winning shows and some of the most recognized musicals in recent years. Atlanta will truly have the opportunity to get plugged in to the best of Broadway.”
GHOST The Musical
November 5-10, 2013
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie “Ghost” in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
The Book of Mormon
January 28-February 9, 2014
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.
March 4-9, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.
Disney’s The Lion King
April 10–27, 2014
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage of the historic Fox Theatre for the first time. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.” Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”
Green Day’s American Idiot
Week of April 28
Winner of two Tony Awards, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award®-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Once, Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Bring It On, Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” Contains explicit language.
June 3-8, 2014
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of Evita, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that NBC New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”
The 2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season includes:
|GHOST THE MUSICAL||
November 5–10, 2013
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||
January 28-February 9, 2014
March 4–9, 2014
|Disney’s THE LION KING||
April 10-27, 2014
|Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT||
Week of April 28
June 3–8, 2014