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Tempe's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! & More

Tempe's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! & More
'Aladdin,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' & 'Hello, Dolly!'
Get ready for the best that Broadway has to offer, Tempe!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Tempe as part of the just-announced ASU Gammage Desert Financial Broadway Across America–Arizona 2018-2019 season!

Broadway blockbusters Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen and Hello, Dolly! will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include Waitress, On Your Feet!, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Play That Goes Wrong. In addition, subscribers can choose to add the highly-anticipated engagements of three favorites: RENT, The Book of Mormon and Wicked.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


WAITRESS
October 2 - 7
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award 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—who 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.


ON YOUR FEET!
November 6 - 11
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.


DEAR EVAN HANSEN
November 27 - December 2
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (RENT, Next to Normal). Rolling Stone calls Dear Evan Hansen, "a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart." The original Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 when released and entered the chart at #8—the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961. A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories and a fully annotated script by the authors.


HELLO, DOLLY!
January 8 - 13, 2019
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs! Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! is "the best show of the year" (NPR). The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant. Hello, Dolly! features Broadway classics like "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" and, of course, the title number, "Hello, Dolly!" 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 stagings 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!"


ALADDIN
January 31 - February 17, 2019
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wish for!" (NBC-TV).


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
March 19 - 24, 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called "a gut-busting hit" (The New York Times) and "the funniest play Broadway has ever seen" (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering "a riotous explosion of comedy" (The Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s "tons of fun for all ages" (HuffPost) and "comic gold" (Variety)—sure to bring down the house!


WICKED
April 3 - May 5, 2019
Season Option
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is "a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think."


RENT
May 28 - June 2, 2019
Season Option
Two decades after opening on Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Recommended for mature audiences.


ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
June 11 - 16, 2019
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now your golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man" and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!


THE BOOK OF MORMON
August 6 - 11, 2019
Season Option
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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