May 24, 2013

2013-14 SEASON OF BROADWAY LIVE - EXTRA! EXTRA
!

Season Ticket Holders Get Extra Savings…
Packages Starting as Low as $168! 
and Opportunity to Purchase 
Extra Tickets in Advance!

The 2013-14 Broadway Live show lineup was announced last night during the annual gala season preview event at the Lexington Opera House. The event showcased local talent who performed excerpts from top national touring productions, all booked for the coming season.   

The 2013-14 five-show season features four Broadway musicals and a play from
a renowned regional theatre.

"It’s an EXTRA! EXTRA! special season of Broadway Live,” said Opera House Program Director Luanne Franklin.  “This season features five titles that are hot off Broadway – including multiple Tony Award Winners and one current nomination for BEST NEW MUSICAL.

As an EXTRA incentive, season tickets are more affordable than ever before starting at $168 for the 5 show package. Season ticket holders will receive 20% - 50% off ticket prices. Lowest ticket prices are locked in for Season Ticket Holders, as t costs increase when single Broadway Live tickets go on sale August 29th.
“There has never been a more affordable time to become a season ticket holder and enjoy the benefits that come with it,” Franklin explained. “Season ticket holders get the best seat at the best prices, enjoy multiple payment options, the lowest handling fees and the security of ticket insurance in case tickets are lost, misplaced or forgotten; and the ease and flexibility of switching show performances in the event of a schedule change.  Best of all is the great personal service that has become an integral part of the Broadway Live experience,” she said.

Season ticket holders have the chance to buy additional tickets at 10% discount and in advance of the general public on sale date of August 29th.  Also, season ticket holders have the FIRST opportunity to purchase tickets to Titanic the Artifact Exhibition, opening October 5 at the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery. And finally, a $5 discount is offered on to Season Ticket Holders for two Variety Live presentations: Mannheim Steamroller and The 75th Anniversary Benny Goodman Tribute. Tickets to these presentations will be available for presale only to subscribers at the same time as Broadway Live season tickets are purchased.

The Broadway Live series will present five performances of each title and all shows are scheduled to take place over the weekends, including three evenings and two matinees.  Sunday performances are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A special “value price” for the 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Performance will be offered again this year. Season Tickets for the 2013-14 Broadway Live season can be ordered on May 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Center Ticket Office. 

Lexington Center CEO and President Bill Owen said, "The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, has been in service for 126 years and continues to serve our community. The Opera House Fund and the Lexington business community are to be commended for providing the necessary sponsorship dollars so that we may continue to offer fine facilities for intimate live stage performances presented by both national touring companies and the local performing arts community alike.”


CHICAGO – November 8 - 10, 2013

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

No wonder CHICAO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. 

It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. 

Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

Sponsored by: Powell, Walton, Milward

Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by: John Kander

Lyrics by: Fred Ebb

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – January 10 - 14, 2014

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons<” “Great Balls of Fire,” “ I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ ON,” “Who Do You Love?”, “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame….at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
 

Sponsored by:  MillerCoors
Book by: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Music Arrangements and Supervision: Chuck Mead
 

MEMPHIS – February 14 - 16, 2014  

TURN UP THAT DIAL…From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events. MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. . Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination.—what AP calls “The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”

Sponsored by:  Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky and Central Bank
Book and Lyrics by:  Joe DiPietro

Music by: David Bryan

 

The Miracle Worker– March 14 – 16, 2014 

The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.

Join us as we explore, through theatre, the heart of character and the mystery of courage. The Miracle Worker is a story of victory over unbelievable odds—accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love.

Includes a special school presentation on March 14, 2013.

Sponsored by:  KentuckyOne Health

Directed by: Montana Repertory Theatre

Book by: William Gibson

Special Note: This show has been selected for the 2013-14 Broadway Buddies Program, now in its third year.
Sponsored By White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontsts
 

BRING IT ON – April 11 – 13, 2014

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all new story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. The New York Times calls it, “Impossible to resist!”

Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL features an original story by Tony® Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).


Sponsored by: Fayette Mall
Libretto by: Jeff Whitty

Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tom Kitt

Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Amanda Green

Music Supervision: Alex Lacamoire

Directed & Choreographed by: Andy Blankenbuehler


VARIETY LIVE

Mannheim Steamroller - November 22, 2013
A 75th Anniversary Tribute to Benny Goodman – September 25, 2013


Season Tickets On Sale  

A 2013 -14 season brochure was mailed out to an extensive Broadway Live mailing list on May 24, 2013, as well as a priority seating order form to all current season subscribers. 

New Season Subscriptions or “season tickets” are available now at the Lexington Center Ticket Office.  Season Ticket packages include a ticket to one of the performances of each of the five Broadway Live presentations and also provide the patron with additional benefits listed below.   

Season Ticket Benefits

Great prices: Season Ticket holders save 20% off single ticket prices to each show.  Season Ticket holders pay only $324, $284 or $188 for an 8 p.m. evening subscription and 2 p.m. matinee. Sunday 7 p.m. show is
discounted at $284, $244 or $168.

Better seats:  Season Ticket holders get priority seat selection over single ticket buyers.  

Advance tickets:  Season Ticket holders can purchase additional single tickets to any Broadway LIVE presentations with their subscription package at the time of order and get the best seats, before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Exchange privileges: Only Season Ticket holders can exchange their tickets for another performance of the same show.  

Quarterly Newsletter House Lights

Ticket prices cover only 60 percent of the cost of the shows and patrons are invited to support this world-class cultural resource by becoming a “Friend of the Opera House” or by joining the “Pub Club.”

Patrons who add at least $50 to their individual subscription will become a “Friend of the Opera House.”  “Friends of the Opera House” benefits include:  

Name Recognition in the Playbill


Patrons who add $150 or more to their individual subscriptions will receive additional benefits, depending on the level of giving.  Some of these benefits include:  

 • Priority Seating

 • Pardy’s Pub Club Pass:  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks before the show and desserts during intermission of Friday and Saturday evening Broadway Live performance in honor of that show’s Corporate Co-Presenter. 

 • The Theatre Club at DeSha’s:  Saturday Matinee & both Sunday Show ticket holders choose a complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée at DeSha’s before or after the show.  Members also have an exclusive opportunity to reserve a table up to 2 hours prior to the performance.

 • Name Recognition in Playbill:  Acknowledgment of your contribution in all Broadway Live program books. 

Beginning May 24, current Broadway Live season ticket holders may renew subscriptions by using their priority order form.  New subscribers may submit orders in person at the Lexington Center Ticket Office or by phone, (859) 233-3535; all orders will be processed after June 29th.  Individual tickets to all shows will go on sale Friday August 29, 2013.  Single tickets will be available at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, by phone or at all Ticketmaster outlets.  Complete information on the season and subscriptions is available on line at www.lexingtonoperahouse.com.

Broadway Live season ticket holders have the exclusive, first opportunity to purchase premium tickets before they go on sale to the public for the Variety Live presentations of Mannheim Steamroller and 75th Anniversary Benny Goodman Tribute.
 

2013 - 2014 Broadway LIVE Season Ticket Prices  

Full 5 Show Series
Friday, Saturday Evenings and Matinees
and Sunday Matinee:  
Price Level A             $324/seat
Price Level B             $284/seat  

Price Level C            $188/seat  
Sunday Evening:  
Price Level A              $284/seat  
Price Level B              $244/seat  
Price Level C             $168/seat

Note:  $30 "Spotlight" seats, located in the back two rows of level 3, are on sale for every performance, however they are not available for subscription or further discounts.

Click here to download a PDF of this press release.

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