The 2014-2015 lineup for the PNC Broadway Across America series has been announced, and it is going to feature oldie but goodie The Book of Mormon as well as newcomers Pippin and Newsies. The season is expected to open October 28, 2014 with the new production of Annie which will run through November 2, 2014.
Paul Organisak, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Vice President of Programming shared, “Bringing [The Book of Mormon] back in September — quicker than any previous touring show’s return — was a no-brainer. In March and April of last year, it broke the two-week box-office record for Pittsburgh’s Broadway Series, in tickets sold and grosses.” He also noted that “[the] demand remains incredible” for the production.
There is also the addition this season of a holiday show entitled Irving Berlin’s White Christmas which will run November 18-23, 2014. The production is reimagined from the movie that starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. Organisak noted that he had been after the show for a holiday offering since it began touring, and was pleased to have it as a part of the lineup.
Disney’s Newsies will run November 25-30, 2014 as a part of the season. “It’s a fabulous show and there was a lot of talk it might not tour. It’s such a big production and it has a huge cast, so we got the word on this one pretty late,” Organisak said of landing the Disney musical.
Also included in the season are Motown the Musical (December 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015) and The Phantom of the Opera February 18-March 1, 2015. The season will close with Dirty Dancing April 7-12, 2015, which is new to the line-up.
Season specials include The Book of Mormon (September 23-October 5, 2014) and Beauty and the Beast (March 31-April 5, 2015).
Season tickets range in price from $129 to $494. Individual tickets will go on sale six to eight weeks prior to that show’s opening.