“Book of Mormon,” “Cinderella” Big Tickets in Fall Broadway Season

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” Credit: Joan Marcus

With three world class performing arts centers located within 100 miles, South Florida regularly attracts the most in-demand Broadway touring productions. The 2014-15 season is no exception.

Audiences in Miami and West Palm Beach will enjoy the newest shows of the fall, “The Book of Mormon” and “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” while Fort Lauderdale audiences will see new productions of two long-running favorites, “Annie” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The Broadway Across America season at the Arsht Center (ArshtCenter.org) gets an early start, Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, with “I Love Lucy: Live on Stage,” hilarious stage adaptations of two of the funniest and most familiar episodes of the classic ‘50s television sit com. Tickets start at $35.

The reimagined musical fairy tale, “Cinderella,” which took home a Tony Award last season for its lavish costumes, comes to the Arsht Center, Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, before travelling north to kick off Kravis on Broadway (Kravis.org) at the Kravis Center, Nov. 11 – 16. Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” along with an updated book by Douglas Carter Beane. Tickets start at $35.

Audiences packed the Broward Center last fall to see “The Book of Mormon,” the irreverent musical from the creators of “South Park.” Now, audiences in Miami and West Palm Beach will have the opportunity to poke a little good humored fun at organized religion in this show about two wayward young missionaries sent to Uganda. The show plays the Arsht Center, Dec. 2 – 14, before moving to the Kravis Center, Dec. 16 – 21.

Broward Center audiences will get a fresh look at two beloved shows, “Annie,” the story of an optimistic young girl who warms the heart of a cold millionaire, Oct. 7 – 19; and a reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, “The Phantom of the Opera,” Nov. 19 – 30. All of the familiar songs are still there, but this time, they are accentuated by new set and costume designs and, most importantly, special effects. Tickets start at $34.75.

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