The best of Broadway is headed to St. Louis in the 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox! This season features six fabulous productions, with five of them will making their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. We can’t wait to share with you the heartwarming and head-spinning world of MATILDA THE MUSICAL; the unforgettable songs and sensational dancing featured in NEWSIES; the beloved songs from BEAUTIFUL; the deeply moving story in IF/THEN; the soulful music introduced in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and the stirring new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
The season opens in October with MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL tells 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. MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End and we can’t wait to see this Tony Award®-winner open on the Fabulous Fox stage October 21-November 1!
Discover the Magic of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
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, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. Seize the day with NEWSIES, coming to the Fabulous Fox January 19-31.
The cast of Disney's NEWSIES perform "King of New York"
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award®-nominee and Academy Award®-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. Don’t miss BEAUTIFUL at the Fabulous Fox February 23-March 6.
Carole King performs with the Cast of BEAUTIFUL live on stage!
IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led. Take a chance on IF/THEN at the Fabulous Fox March 15-27.
Explore the Sights and Sounds of IF/THEN
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. Experience this incredible show at the Fabulous Fox April 5-17.
Setting the Romance to Music: Composer Jason Robert Brown on the music of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
The hills are alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O’Brien, is coming to the Fox. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
“We plan to look more closely at this remarkable work – to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theater,” says three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien. Audiences in St. Louis will be among the first to see this all new production!
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammersein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse as suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music LIVE!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The hills will be alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Fabulous Fox April 26-May 8.
Celebrate the return of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Season Ticket Subscribers can choose to add highly-anticipated engagements of seven favorites. These specials will be offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates.
The ultimate feel-good show, MAMMA MIA!, returns to the Fox November 6-8. The Fox celebrates the holiday season with Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS November 17-22 and CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE December 4-6. Back by popular demand, WICKED returns to the Fabulous Fox for a four-week engagement December 9-January 3. Dance St. Louis will present the international Irish dance phenomenon RIVERDANCE at the Fabulous Fox February 12-14 on its 20th anniversary world tour. Fox audiences will be enchanted when Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST appears at the Fox March 11-13. JERSEY BOYS will make its way back to the Fabulous Fox May 18-22, presented by Ballet St. Louis.
New six-show season ticket packages will go on sale May 31. Current U.S. Bank Broadway season subscribers will receive their renewal information beginning the week of April 27. Dance St. Louis subscribers will receive information about priority ticket purchase for RIVERDANCE and Ballet St. Louis patrons will receive information about priority tickets for JERSEY BOYS in August. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. For more information, please call the Fox Subscription office at 314-535-1700. Groups of 15 or more should call 314-535-2900 for special rates and reservations. The Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is presented by U.S. Bank. Visit FabulousFox.com for more information.
2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series and Specials
MATILDA the Musical * October 21-November 1, 2015
MAMMA MIA! * November 6-8, 2015
Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS * November 17-22, 2015
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE * December 4-6, 2015
WICKED * December 9, 2015-January 3, 2016
Disney’s NEWSIES * January 19-January 31, 2016
RIVERDANCE – 20th Anniversary World Tour * February 12-14, 2016
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical * February 23-March 6, 2016
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST * March 11-13, 2016
IF/THEN * March 15-27, 2016
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY * April 5-17, 2016
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC * April 26-May 8, 2016
JERSEY BOYS * May 18-22, 2016