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March 29, 2013

Bringing Broadway Home

Boston hosts 10 shows in upcoming season

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Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “Once” draws viewers in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect all people. Visit www.OnceMusical.com.

‘AMERICAN IDIOT’

Feb. 7 to 9, 2014

Boston Opera House

A critical sensation on Broadway and in London, the smash-hit musical “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia.

Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the title track, “American Idiot” takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), choreography by Steven Hoggett (“Once”) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”

Visit www.AmericanIdiottheMusical.com.

‘FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL’

March 11 – 23, 2014

Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of “Flashdance” is now live on stage.

With electrifying dance at its core, “Flashdance, The Musical,” tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

This show features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance, What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth. The show features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary, with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys,” “Memphis”). Visit www.FlashdancetheMusical.com.

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