Nearly 3,000 people were at the Connor Palace on Tuesday night for the unveiling of Playhouse Square's seven shows for the 2018-19 KeyBank Broadway Series.
"The KeyBank Broadway Series will give us the opportunity to see seven beloved Broadway musicals from the comfort of our seats at Playhouse Square. We will hear stories that have changed people’s lives. We will hear lush scores that will resonate deeply within our souls. And we will have the visual feast of delicious costumes and sets. With a mix of cherished revivals and captivating new productions making their Cleveland debut, this season truly has it all," says Playhouse Square Executiver Producer Gina Vernaci.
Here is the schedule:
Hello, Dolly! - October 2-21, 2018
Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in HELLO, DOLLY! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival
Les Misérables - October 30-November 18, 2018
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Miss Saigon - January 29-February 17, 2019
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”
School of Rock - March 5-24, 2019
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
A Bronx Tale - April 23-May 12, 2019
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s – where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical – based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story.
Dear Evan Hansen - June 11-30, 2019
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.
Come From Away - July 9-28, 2019
The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and the small town of Gander, Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley.
Season tickets to the 2018-2019 KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square are now available by calling 216-640-8800 or online at playhousesquare.org/broadway.