2013-2014 Broadway Season
On Friday, March 22nd, the Orpheum Theatre announced that it will host a mix of classic musicals, modern hits, and regional premiers for its exciting 2013-2014 Broadway Season.
From the creators of “South Park” and winner of nine Tony® Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited one-week engagement June 24-29, 2014. Subscribers receive priority seating, so a season subscription will be the best way to guarantee tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON.
“We are thrilled to offer what I think is a spectacular season, fitting for the theatre’s 85th Anniversary!” said Pat Halloran, President and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre and Memphis Development Foundation. “This season will go down in Orpheum Theatre history. It has something for absolutely everyone.”
Winner of five Tony® Awards, including Best Play, WAR HORSE will make its local premier when it opens at the Orpheum on March 25, 2014. The show’s star character, Joey the horse, made a special guest appearance at the announcement on Friday.
“The artistic achievement of this show is something people won’t want to miss,” Halloran noted. “Audiences are completely captivated by Joey. You just can’t take your eyes off this incredible horse.”
The Season will also feature FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL, BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, WEST SIDE STORY, SISTER ACT: A DIVINE MUSICAL COMEDY, and THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. In addition, the Orpheum will host a special engagement of WICKED, back by “Popular” demand.
The Orpheum is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Broadway Season Sponsor: Harrah’s Tunica, which is sponsoring its sixth consecutive season.
Caesars Entertainment Regional President R. Scott Barber said, “We’re thrilled to once again serve as the sponsor of The Orpheum’s Broadway Series. At Harrah’s, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community. The Orpheum Theatre is a cultural and artistic gem that thrives by breathing life, vibrancy, and economic gain into the region.”
Current season ticket holders may renew for the 2013-14 Broadway Season through April 19, 2013. Season ticket packages will be available to the general public beginning April 29, 2013. Based on the performance day, packages start at just $182.50 for seven shows. WICKED is optional and may be added to the season package at an additional cost. Those interested in more information about season tickets should contact the Orpheum Box Office at 901-525-3000 or visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
The Official 2013-2013 Broadway Season Lineup
September 17 – 22, 2013
What a feeling! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of love and the will to pursue one’s dream.
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
October 15 – 20, 2013
Discover the incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose unforgettable musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll.
WEST SIDE STORY
November 5 – 10, 2013
One of the greatest love stories of all time, this Broadway classic remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever.
SISTER ACT: A DIVINE MUSICAL COMEDY
December 3 – 8, 2013
Featuring incredible new music, this production tells the hilarious story of a diva on the run who hides out in the last place anyone would expect: in a convent with a bunch of nuns!
January 29 – February 16, 2014
Back by “Popular” demand, meet two girls from the Land of Oz long before Dorothy arrives in Muchkinland.
March 25 – 30, 2014
Winner of five Tony® Awards, this imaginative and inspiring drama is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty, and friendship between a young boy and his beloved horse, Joey, during World War I.
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
April 22 – 27, 2014
This theatrical concert features an onstage symphony and a cast of Broadway headliners celebrating Sir Webber’s best-loved blockbuster scores from titles that include Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Starlight Express.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
June 24 – 29, 2014
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, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” www.BookOfMormonTheMusical.com