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PlayhouseSquare sets Broadway series for '14-'15

By Rich Heldenfels Published: March 26, 2014

The long official word: Cleveland’s most anticipated entertainment news announcement has finally arrived! PlayhouseSquare has just announced its 2014-2015 KeyBank Broadway Series, and the line-up is jam-packed with Broadway’s hottest hits. Senior Vice President of Theater Operations, Gina Vernaci, made the announcement this evening on the Palace Theatre stage to a crowd of 2,000+. The Series includes multiple Tony® Award-winning productions, including 2013’s winner for “Best Musical,” KINKY BOOTS, 2013’s winner for “Best Revival,” PIPPIN, and 2012’s winner for “Best Choreography” and “Best Original Score,” Disney’s NEWSIES. ...

 In order to appease their current season ticket holder base of 29,000+ and to appeal to new audiences alike, PlayhouseSquare’s 2014-2015 KeyBank Broadway Series offers a diverse, artistic and exciting season that all generations will enjoy. The only way to guarantee tickets to each of these seven incredible productions is to purchase season tickets now!


Season tickets to the 2014-2015 KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare are now available by calling 216-640-8800 or online at Season ticket packages range from $70-$610 each with monthly payment plans available.


The 2014-2015 KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare includes:



October 3 – 19, 2014


It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hitMOTOWN THE MUSICAL!



November 4 – 16, 2014

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony® Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Seize the day and purchase season tickets now!



December 2 – 14, 2014


The classic holiday movie “White Christmas” comes to the stage at last! This new musical shines with classic Irving Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable title song. IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAStells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!



February 3 – 15, 2015


Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.” The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). PIPPIN features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts De La Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.



March 3 – 22, 2015


DIRTY DANCING– THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”


Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation.


You’ll have the time of your life!



April 7 – 19, 2015


KINKY BOOTSis the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTSfeatures a joyous, Tony®-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony®-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony® winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

July 21 – August 2, 2015


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLAis 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.

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