In a media release, Broadway Across Canada announced its 2018/2019 season which includes the homegrown Canadian musical, Come From Away.
“We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season,” says Broadway Across Canada’s vice-president, Shana Levin. “The shows we’re bringing include powerful true stories about community, empowerment, and the power of the human spirit. They’re stories we could all learn from right now.”
First up in July comes a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Les Misérables featuring new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. In September, the irreverent and very funny, The Book of Mormon returns by popular demand in a limited engagement.
The season continues in November with the Tony and Grammy Award-winning, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. The musical tells the true story of King’s rise to stardom, and includes such hits as “I Feel The Earth Move,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got A Friend”.
In January, Broadway Across Canada breaks with tradition with the musical replaced by magic in a production of The Illusionists – Live From Broadway. This high-tech magic extravaganza features five illusionists including escape artist, Jonathan Goodwin, and mentalist, Colin Cloud.
The season concludes in March with Come From Away, the musical based on the true story of the 7,000 passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Written by Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical opened on Broadway in March of last year, quickly becoming both a critical and box office success.
Broadway Across Canada also announced the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, will play as part of its 2019/2020 season. The dates and performance schedule will be announced at a later date.
Season packages go on sale to the general public beginning Monday March 22. Visit http://broadwayacrosscanada.ca for more information.