2017-18 KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square
The biggest shows come to CLE
By Heather Tunstall
Perhaps you've heard of a little musical called Hamilton? Or that there's a sequel to Phantom of the Opera? Buckle up--these performances are worth a road trip to come see. Playhouse Square has announced their 2017-18 season KeyBank Broadway Series, and it's chock full of top shows. Build your group tour around one of these phenomenal musicals.
Music from Grammy-nominated artist Sara Bareilles and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus makes Waitress an instant new hit. It tells the story of a waitress who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage, entering a baking contest for a shot at a fresh start. A tale of determination, inspiration and (of course) finding yourself.
Oct. 17-Nov. 5, 2017
On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical
On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the last 25 years. An inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Cuban musicians who made their way to America and became pop stars. On Your Feet! takes you through the couple's international superstardom and life-threatening tragedy to show the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple.
Dec. 5-23, 2017
Love Never Dies
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Taking place 10 years after the culmination of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies is set in New York, where the Phantom lives alongside the festivity and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new world, he has found a place for his music, but he has never stopped longing for his one true love, Christine Daaé.
Jan. 9-28, 2018
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
Two decades after Jonathan Larson’s RENT first took the stage, it's still as gripping as ever. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece follows a year in the lives of seven artists as they face the struggles of following their dreams without selling out. As a poignant reminder of how hope, love and friendship can get you through life's challenges, RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences all over the world.
March 6-25, 2018
Stephen Karam’s The Humans takes place over a family dinner on Thanksgiving in Manhattan. As darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the family's deepest fears and foolishness come out. This new classic won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, and highlights the modern age of anxiety with humor and compassion.
April 10-29, 2018
Disney's Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the movie as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken with lyrics by the legendary Howard Ashman, Tony Award winner Tim Rice, and book writer Chad Beguelin. The thrilling new theatrical performance is filled with beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.
May 2-27, 2018
You've heard the reviews. This smash hit is the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, telling the story of America then, as told by America now.
July 17-Aug. 26, 2018
In addition to the KeyBank Broadway Series, Wicked (Nov. 8-Dec. 3, 2017) and BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (June 5-17, 2018) are coming to Playhouse Square among many other spectacular shows. Contact Jane Tougouma, Group Tour Sales Manager at Destination Cleveland, email@example.com or 216.875.6607 for more information.