Broadway in Fort Lauderdale’s 2016-17 Season
Season Ticket Holders Get a Sneak Peek!
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary season, invited Broadway Across America Season Ticket Holders for a sneak peek of next season’s dynamite line-up of Broadway musicals. Rod Hagwood of the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com served as emcee for the on-stage preview that featured lively excerpts from the shows.
The 2016-2017 season’s line-up includes such blockbusters like “Matilda The Musical,” “Something Rotten!,” and “Finding Neverland.” Rounding out the season will be the iconic Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Cabaret” along with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” and for holiday family fun, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
Season tickets for the 2016 / 2017 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available, ranging from $200 – $600. For faster service, those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can visit www.BroadwayinFortLauderdale.com. Subscribers may also call the Season Ticket Hotline at 1-800-764-0700. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. When renewing over the phone or online, Season Ticket Holders must have their account number and credit card. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com for the most up-to-date information about touring Broadway.
The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America Fort-Lauderdale six-show lineup:
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
December 13 – 25, 2016
The Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET
January 10 – 22, 2017
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to South Florida! Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. As life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Life is beautiful at CABARET, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Theatre Under The Stars’ production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
February 22 – March 5, 2017
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, the show features all the songs you love, as well as new songs with music by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glen Slater. The Little Mermaid will thrill audiences of all ages, so dive on in!
March 21 – April 2, 2017
SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
April 25 – May 7, 2017
TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway, in London’s West End, and in Sydney, Australia. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
June 13 – 25, 2017
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, “it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).
Photography by Manny Hernandez