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Disney’s ALADDIN Runs May 29-June 10

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Adam Jacobs. Photo by Deen Van Meer.

Disney’s ALADDIN
Broadway in Cincinnati
May 29-June 10
Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall [Downtown]

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.

  • Tue-Thu, May 29-31 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, June 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 2 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, June 3 at 1pm & 6:30pm
  • Tue-Thu, June 5-7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, June 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 9 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, June 10 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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THE BOOK OF MORMON On Sale at Broadway in Cincinnati

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.
Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege
of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMANDBIC_Book of Mormon logoPerformances Begin July 31 at the Aronoff Center

Tickets on sale now 

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking run in 2016 returns to Cincinnati for a limited engagement July 31 – August 5 at the Aronoff Center. Single tickets are on sale now and are available at the Aronoff Center box office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363.  

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker 

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical. 

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

THE BOOK OF MORMON will play the Aronoff Center, July 31 – August 5, 2018 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. For more information, please visit BroadwayinCincinnati.com.

For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com.

Follow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook.

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 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 17/18 Season.. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 17/18 Cincinnati Season.   

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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THE KING AND I Runs April 10-22

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Broadway in Cincinnati
April 10-22
Aronoff Center [Downtown]

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

  • Tue-Thu, April 10-12 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 14 at 2pm &  8pm
  • Sun, April 15 at 1pm & 6:30pm
  • Tue-Thu, April 17-19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 20 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 21 at 2pm &  8pm
  • Sun, April 22 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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CHICAGO Runs March 20-25

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Terra C MacLeod as Velma Kelly and Merry Murderesses. Photo credit Paul Kolnik.

CHICAGO
Broadway in Cincinnati
March 20-25
Aronoff Center P&G Hall [Downtown]

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

  • Tue-Thu, March 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 23 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 24 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 25 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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CBC: ‘Hamilton,’ 4 other Tony winners headline Broadway in Cincinnati’s 2018-19 season

This article was originally published Feb. 10, 2018

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By Rob Bucher

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A year ago, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth wooed new season subscribers with the promise of the smash hit “Hamilton” as part of the 2018-2019 season resulting in a record number of subscriptions. Broadway in Cincinnati today announced its upcoming season at the Aronoff Center, including five productions making their Cincinnati debut.

As promised, “Hamilton” arrives Feb. 19 for a three-week engagement. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show also features choreography by Cincinnati native and St. Xavier High School alum Andy Blankenbuehler.

“Hamilton” tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and one of America’s founding fathers. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now, featuring a score that blends Broadway, jazz, R&B, blues, hip-hop and rap.

The musical made its off-Broadway debut at the Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out. The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it received enthusiastic critical reception and unprecedented advance box office sales.

In 2016, “Hamilton” received a record 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“Broadway in Cincinnati is incredibly proud to be a vibrant part of downtown Cincinnati’s thriving landscape,” said Genevieve Holt, general manager of Broadway in Cincinnati.  “Cincinnati has one of the highest rates of Broadway subscription per capita in the country and an extremely large average annual subscriber base compared to other cities our size.”

Opening the season on Oct. 23 – direct from Broadway – is the first tour of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” This new production features classic songs from the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” plus a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.”

In “The Play That Goes Wrong,” celebrated as Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play, it’s the audience who will die … laughing. In the play, it’s opening night for “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” a classic murder mystery that goes hilariously wrong both on stage and off. This show plays Cincinnati the week after Thanksgiving.

More than two decades ago, Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” took Broadway by storm, giving voice to a generation and forever changing the landscape of American theater. “Rent” follows a year in the life of seven struggling artists searching for success without selling out. This 20th-anniversary touring production of the groundbreaking rock musical returns in December.

Performances begin Jan. 15, 2019, for the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher (“South Pacific” 2008 revival) and Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter bring a fresh vision to the original staging.

The story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, as told through their music, comes to life with “On Your Feet!” From their humble beginnings in Cuba to their pop music success in America, learn how the groundbreaking couple found a way to end up on their feet. Performances begin March 19, 2019.

An acclaimed new production of “Miss Saigon” lands in April 2019. Featuring a cast of 42 performers, “Miss Saigon” tells the story of a life-changing encounter between a young Vietnamese woman and an American GI during the fall of Saigon.

Winner of the 2017 Best Musical Tony, “Dear Evan Hansen” comes to the Aronoff in April 2019. The story follows high school senior Evan Hansen, whose social anxiety disorder keeps him from making meaningful connections with others. But then a letter that was never meant to be seen and a lie that was never meant to be told offers the possibility of a life he never dreamed he could have. Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to fit in.

The season concludes in June with the return of the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” This production also features new choreography by Blankenbuehler.

This year, for the first time, season subscribers can choose between the season extra productions of “The Play Goes Wrong,” “On Your Feet!” or “Cats” to create their seven-show season package. Current subscribers receive seating priority.

To be notified when 2018-19 season subscriptions are available to new subscribers, sign up for the eClub on Broadway in Cincinnati’s website.

2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati schedule

  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Oct. 23-Nov. 4*
  • “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Nov. 27-Dec. 2*
  • “Rent,” Dec. 11-23
  • “Fiddler on the Roof,” Jan. 15-27
  • “Hamilton,” Feb. 19-March 10*
  • “On Your Feet!” March 19-24*
  • “Miss Saigon,” April 9-21
  • “Dear Evan Hansen,” April 30-May 12*
  • “Cats,” June 11-16

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