May202014

News from Rodger's + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA: Paige Faure will Step into the Glass Slippers on Broadway Before Launching National Tour

Published by Emilee at 2:44 PM under Fox Broadway | What's Hot on Broadway

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

Paige Faure (Bullets Over Broadway) will step into

the glass slippers on Broadway June 13

before launching the musical's national tour

 

Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will star as

Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother on Broadway starting June 30 

New block of tickets on sale Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2014.


Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13.  Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI.   Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8.

The producers have also announced that Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will play Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, starting Monday, June 30, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concludes June 29.  Both Faure and Opel will star on Broadway through September 7.

Paige Faure is currently appearing in Woody Allen's musical-comedy Bullets Over Broadway, directed by Susan Stroman (u/s Ellen). Paige previously appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in the original revival company of How to Succeed in Business... featuring Daniel Radcliffe (Hedy La Rue, repl.) She has toured nationally with A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Women and Aida. Regional roles include Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone featuring Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel at the North Carolina Theater, Sally in Cabaret at MGR, and one of Tony's Showgirls in Honeymoon in Vegas at Papermill Playhouse.

Nancy Opel most recently appeared on Broadway in the 2010 Tony Award winning musical Memphis. She received Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics and Lortel nominations for her role in The Toxic Avenger, written by Memphis creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Other Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown (Tony Nomination, Best Actress), Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love, Evita and others. She appeared Off Broadway most notably in works by playwright David Ives. Nancy received Drama Desk, Lortel nominations for Polish Joke and she won an Obie Award for John Epperson's My Deah. She attended The University of Kansas and The Juilliard School.

Now in its second year on Broadway and having recently celebrated its 500th performance, CINDERELLA continues to play to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) with a new block of tickets available starting Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2015. 

Currently appearing in CINDERELLA are the Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Fran Drescher as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.

CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II.  The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob.  Constantine Kitsopoulos is music director and conductor.

With its fresh, new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful ball and more – with some surprise twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, the CINDERELLA of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical now on Broadway is a surprisingly contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting:  a spirited young woman with savvy and soul, eager to develop a world view, she doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.  She not only fights for her own dreams, but makes the prince, who falls in love with her, open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too. 

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour starring Paige Faure at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014 and will visit the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis January 20-February 1, 2015. 

CINDERELLA is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.

Tickets to RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Broadway are on sale through Telecharge and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200, online atwww.telecharge.com. Tickets are also on sale at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street).

For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com

Facebook:  Facebook.com/CinderellaTheMusical Twitter:  @CinderellaBway


May202014

Join us at the Fox for an Open House & Season Preview Event Sunday, June 1!

Published by Emilee at 10:47 AM under Fox Broadway

You're invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fox Theatre’s 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, June 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fox Theatre!

New U.S. Bank Broadway season subscriptions will be available for purchase on Sunday, June 1 beginning at 12 p.m. Subscription staff will be on hand in the Fox Theatre lobby to answer questions and show interested patrons available seat locations in person.

The 2014-2015 six-show season ticket package includes the sensational DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On StageMOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the true American dream story; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; the enchanting revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA; and the Tony Award®-nominated production of A CHRISTMAS STORY.

Visitors will be treated to live previews of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, video previews from other season shows, prize giveaways, and an interactive costume parade.  

Live performances from the cast of MOTOWN will take place at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the Fox stage. Video previews for other season shows will be shown throughout the event. All visitors will have the chance to enter a Grand Prize Giveaway including a Fox Theatre show and hotel package. Those wearing a Broadway-themed costume will receive an extra entry into the drawing and will be invited to join a “Masquerade Parade” on the Fox stage at 2:15 p.m.; the Grand Prize Giveaway will take place at 2:30 p.m. (must be present at time of drawing to win).

Free popcorn, soda and cookies will be provided throughout the event and Fox Tour Guides will be available for Q&A. Free parking will be available during the event at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, located at 527 North Grand Blvd. The Fox Theatre box office will be open to all patrons from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit FabulousFox.com or call 314-534-1111. 


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May042014

Top 5 Reasons to see Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration feat. Warren Haynes at the Fox

Published by Emilee at 12:28 PM under Fox Concerts

The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 22. This ground-breaking orchestral program features Garcia’s original compositions, as well as classic interpretations of his timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Collaborating with a 40+ piece Symphony, renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes lends his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.

There are lots of reasons to look forward to this unique show at the Fox, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top five:

5. Your ticket to the perfect night out. Looking for a special date or a fun night out with friends? This show definitely fits the bill. If you’re a devoted Deadhead this is a can’t-miss event, but you don’t have to be a hardcore fan to appreciate this show. The Fox stage has seen some incredible talent in the last 30+ years, but rarely do you get to see a 40 piece symphony rocking out to the Grateful Dead with a living legend.

4. The Grateful Dead + the Symphony = the perfect cultural mashup. Some things just go better together. This show blends the sophistication of the symphony and the eclectic sound of the Grateful Dead together in perfect harmony. Bonus: it’s the perfect occasion to sport that tie dye tuxedo.

3. Warren Haynes. He’s been a member of Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Dead. He’s performed or cut tunes with Phil Lesch & Friends James Hetfield, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock and his longtime hero BB King. With a resume like that, it’s no surprise that Rolling Stone named him one of the top 25 guitarists of all time. And speaking of guitars…

2. WOLF. Haynes’ co-star on this tour is Jerry Garcia’s legendary guitar, Wolf, which he played for twenty years. Made from purpleheart and curly maple with an ebony fingerboard and twenty-four frets, Wolf was custom made for Garcia by Doug Irwin. Originally commissioned for $1,500, Wolf is currently valued at $1.4 million. If there’s anything better than Warren Haynes playing the Grateful Dead, it’s hearing their songs played with Garcia’s own guitar.

1. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience. Hear the iconic, timeless music of the Grateful Dead in a brand new way. No two evenings are the same with this show. “The power that a symphony offers will bring these songs to places they have never been before,” said Haynes in an interview with the Boston Globe. “And these songs have been to a lot of places.”

 

What: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes

When: Thursday, May 22 at 8:00pm

Tickets: MetroTix.com, 314-534-1111 & at the Fox Theatre Box Office


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Apr192014

Presenting the Fox Theatre's Fabulous 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series!

Published by Kristin at 12:05 AM under Fox Broadway

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is proud to present our 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring the smash hit Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Of the six season ticket package shows, four of them will make their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. Fox Theatre audiences can look forward to the unforgettable songs and sensual dancing featured in Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage; the American dream story behind the hits in Motown The Musical; Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera; the enchanting revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; and the hilarious stage production of A Christmas Story.

Read on for some thoughts on each show from Kristen Caskey, President of Fox Theatricals!

 

We have a tremendous offering of shows this year. And I can finally tell you about them!

 

Dirty Dancing | October 21 – November 2, 2014

We launch our season with Dirty Dancing which is commencing its North American tour. I saw this production in London where it was a major hit, and the entire audience danced in the aisles by the end (yes, me too). All of your favorite cinematic moments are brought to theatrical life and supported by that unforgettable score. If you remember the first time you saw Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing promises the same joy, nostalgia and fun.


Motown The Musical | November 18 – 30, 2014

Motown arrives for our Thanksgiving festivities- and I do think we'll be giving thanks for this show. An audience favorite since its first Broadway performance, Motown the Musical is jam packed with your favorite hits from that era. The show centers on the story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy and traces his meteoric rise from aspiring songwriter to music mogul. With a dynamic story and memorable score, it's no wonder audiences are flocking to see Motown.

 

A Christmas Story | December 16, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The Christmas season will certainly be merrier as we usher in A Christmas Story the Musical. Not only did I love revisiting this beloved story, but I was reminded how much it captures the Midwest- and specifically, our unparalleled Midwestern winters! A Christmas Story has the distinct honor of being a holiday musical that was not only critically acclaimed, but also nominated for the Tony Award for Best New Musical and Score. A perfect holiday show for the family...

 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella | January 20 – February 1, 2015

Let the winter be brighter with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic musical continues to dazzle Broadway audiences and has been gloriously reinvented by some of Broadway's greatest talents. It's the story and music you love- with a witty update by the award winning writer Douglas Carter Beane that features some of the most gorgeous costumes you've ever seen.

 

The Phantom of the Opera | March 4 – 15, 2015

There are a short list of musicals that fall on everyone's "favorite" list. Certainly, The Phantom of the Opera is one of them. We are thrilled to welcome back Phantom to the Fox in a critically hailed and powerfully re-imagined production that promises to be an evening to remember. Simply put, you don't want to miss it.

 

Kinky Boots | March 24 – April 5, 2015

Finally, we close our season with the smash hit and 2013 Tony Award winner for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots. For those of you who inquired when Kinky Boots was coming to the Fox, it's here! We take special pride in this show as Fox is part of the producing team through our relationship with the Independent Presenters Network. Kinky Boots has an uplifting story with a powerful message and features a remarkable (and Tony Award winning) score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Come find out why this show is raking in the awards and breaking box office records.

There’s so much to enjoy in our 2014-2015 season. We are thrilled to share it with you and look forward to seeing you at The Fabulous Fox!

 

Series Specials 

Five specials for the 2014-2015 Season will be offered to subscribers for priority seating before their public on-sale dates. The enduring classic, Annie, returns to the Fox December 2-7. The Fox welcomes A Christmas Carol to its stage for the 26th time December 12-14. Million Dollar Quartet will rock the Fox stage February 27-March 1. Back by popular demand, Stomp returns April 10-12. The boys are back! The Rat Pack Is Back! visits the Fox stage May 15-17. 

New six-show season ticket packages will go on sale June 1st. Current U.S. Bank Broadway season subscribers will receive their renewal information beginning the week of April 21. Dance St. Louis subscribers will also receive information about priority ticket purchase for Dirty Dancing and Stomp. 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. 

2014 – 2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series Shows and Specials: 

 (Subscription Season in Bold)

Dirty Dancing * October 21-November 2, 2014

Motown * November 18-30, 2014

Annie * December 2-7, 2014

A Christmas Carol * December 12-14, 2014

A Christmas Story * December 16, 2014-January 4, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella * January 20-February 1, 2015

Million Dollar Quartet * February 27-March 1, 2015

The Phantom of the Opera * March 4- 15, 2015

Kinky Boots * March 24-April 5, 2015

Stomp * April 10-12, 2015

The Rat Pack is Back! * May 15-17, 2015


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Apr112014

Fabulous ONCE Giveaways!

Published by Emilee at 4:11 PM under Contests | Fox Broadway

Attention Once fans! In celebration of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 20th Anniversary and their recent release of Once on Blu-Ray DVD, you can win all kinds of FABULOUS prizes! Read on to find out what you can win and how to enter!

WIN A FABULOUS GETAWAY

Enter to win a “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” trip to Ireland!

Prize includes roundtrip airfare for two (2) to Dublin and five (5) nights of accommodations, plus more! Visit FoxSearchlight20th.com/Once for entry and details.

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company © Joan Marcus

SEE ONCE…TWICE!

Comment below with your favorite song from Once for your chance to win a copy of the Academy Award®-winning film on Blu-Ray DVD! One lucky winner will also receive a four-pack of tickets to see Once at the Fox on Sunday, April 20th at 1pm. 19 DVD winners and 1 grand prize winner will be chosen at random and notified Thursday, April 17th at 5pm.

Don’t miss Once the musical on stage at the Fox now through April 20th! Tickets are available through MetroTix.

 

Comment below with your favorite song from Once for your chance to win 4 tickets to see the show live at the Fox on Sunday, April 20th AND a copy of the film on Blu-Ray DVD!


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