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Denver Center Announces 2014/2015 Season
Monday, February 10, 2014
The Denver Center Attractions 2014/15 season features Tony Award-winning hits and family favorites straight from Broadway including the national tour launch of “Pippin,” “Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!,” “Kinky Boots,” Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” “Motown the Musical” and “Annie.” Subscriptions start as low as eight payments of $21.38 and are available online at denvercenter.org.  

DCA 14/15 Season at a Glance

“Pippin” - Buell Theatre - Sept 6-20, 2014
“Kinky Boots” - Buell Theatre - Oct 29-Nov 9, 2014
“Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!” - Garner Galleria Theatre - Nov 15-March 1, 2015
“Jersey Boys”* - Buell Theatre - Dec 10-14, 2014
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical”* -  Buell Theatre - Dec 17-28, 2014
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” - Buell Theatre - Feb 3-15, 2015
“Motown The Musical”  - Buell Theatre - March 31-April 19, 2015
“Annie” - Buell Theatre - April 29-May 10, 2015
“Wicked”* - Buell Theatre - June 3-July 5, 2015
“The Book of Mormon”* - The Ellie - Aug 11-Sept 13, 2015
*denotes added attractions not on subscription season      

“Pippin” is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago…and has now won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival! 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? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It 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. Join us for a magical, unforgettable new “Pippin” at The Buell Theatre September 6-20, 2014.

“Kinky Boots” is 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 Boots” features 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. “Kinky Boots” plays The Buell Theatre October 29-November 9, 2014.

“Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!,” the fall-down funny roast of Broadway that has picked up nine Drama Desk Awards, a special Tony Award, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, is back at last, and not a moment too soon! This New York sensation returns with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway shows, including Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Spiderman, The Book of Mormon, Follies, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Death of a Salesman. It features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast. “Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!” plays The Garner Galleria Theatre November 15-March 1, 2015.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is 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. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” plays The Buell Theatre February 3-15, 2015.

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. With a book by Berry Gordy and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the musical includes some of Motown’s most beloved hits including “I Want You Back,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’ll Be There,” “My Girl,” “Please, Mr. Postman” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit “Motown the Musical” at The Buell Theatre March 31-April 19, 2015.  

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form.  Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of “Annie” will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, “Annie” includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” “Annie” plays The Buell Theatre April 29-May 10, 2015.

Subscriber benefits include preferred seating, free ticket exchanges and various special offers throughout the season.

DCA 2014/15 season subscribers may purchase these added attractions before they go on sale to the public:

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for “Jersey Boys,” the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!  “Jersey Boys,” winner of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”“It will run for centuries!” proclaims Time magazine. “Jersey Boys” plays The Buell Theatre December 10-14, 2014.  

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “An extraordinary performance! 100 times better than any bedside story.” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” plays The Buell Theatre December 17-28, 2014.

Back by “popular” demand.  Variety calls “Wicked” “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Denver it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).  Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - musical in a long time" (USA Today). “Wicked” plays The Buell Theatre June 3-July 5, 2015.

“The Book of Mormon”, which played two record-breaking engagements in Denver, will be back by popular demand for a limited engagement August 11-September 13, 2015 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, “The Book of Mormon”, is an added attraction to the 2014/15 season and tickets are now on sale to the general public.

Denver Center Attractions 2014/15 subscription packages start at just eight easy payments of $21.38. Restrictions apply. To purchase a subscription, please call Denver Center Ticket Services: 303.893.4100 or 800.641.1222, or visit the ticket office located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at Speer & Arapahoe.  Subscription packages may be purchased online at denvercenter.org/bwaysubs.  Groups of 10 or more, please call 303.446.4829.

Patrons may consider upgrading their subscription to a Best of Broadway Society membership. This premium package includes tickets to “Pippin,” “Kinky Boots,” “Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” “Motown the Musical,” “Annie,” “Wicked” and one more show to be announced at a later date as well as pre-show dinner and cocktails at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House and private intermission amenities. Plus, these limited memberships include a tax-deductible contribution that helps maintain Denver’s status as a “pick city” on the Broadway touring circuit. Best of Broadway Society memberships are $5,000 per person ($3,472 is tax deductible). Please call 303.446.4811 for more information.

A single ticket on sale for all additional shows in 2014/15 will be announced at a later date.

  
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