Chris Your Bus Driver here... OK, prepare to be impressed. I want to make sure you heard the interview and BIG NEWS...
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) had some REALLY BIG news recently....
The Broadway musical HAMILTON will anchor their 2018-19 PNC Broadway in Columbus season!
The six-show season, supported in part by PNC, offers four productions NEVER before seen in Columbus!
The six show season is QUITE impressive, and when you get your tix to the six show season, you are guaranteed tickets to Hamilton (Explained in my interview below)
Disney’s ALADDIN October 24-November 4, 2018 - "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." - CAPA
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG April 9-14, 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” (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!" - CAPA
FINDING NEVERLAND June 4-9, 2019 - "The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, 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)." - CAPA
HELLO, DOLLY! May 7-12, 2019 - "Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly!, the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! 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!”" - CAPA
RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR March 19-24, 2019 - "In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, 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." - CAPA
HAMILTON January 29-February 17, 2019 - "HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now." - CAPA
Subscriptions for the 2018-19 PNC Broadway in Columbus season went on sale last Friday HERE!
I had a chance to talk to Lisa Minken, Broadway Marketing Manager late last week... here's a little about the season and how to get your tickets, including those guaranteed Hamilton tickets when it comes to Columbus!
Subscriptions range from $215-$750 per person and are on sale now at www.BroadwayInColumbus.com by phone at (800) 294-1892, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.).
CAPA Ticket Center hours are Mondays - Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Six-Installment, Interest-Free Payment Plan Available Subscriptions purchased by March 30, 2018, are eligible for a six-installment, interest-free payment plan!
Grab your tickets and enjoy the entire season!