Broadway In Detroit is getting ready to open the new season with five Tony Award®-Winning Shows at the Fisher Theatre. The season will also include four extra blockbuster shows: "The Book of Mormon," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Lion King," and "Motown the Musical."
For subscription ticket information (renewals and new subscriptions), please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or call The Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000.
The season opens October 4th with the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. That's followed by: Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, November - December 2016;
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, winner of two 2014 Tony Awards® and a 2015 Grammy Award®, December 2016 - January 2017;
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, winner of the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, February - March 2017; and, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, May 2017. Broadway in Detroit says all show dates may be subject to change.
"This is one of the most diverse line-ups we've had in years! Detroit theatre goers will love these five, all-new Tony Award® winners..." said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein.
There's a lower starting prices this year for a new subscription - $250 for all five shows. Lichtenstein says he is confident that will bring new audiences to The Fisher Theatre.
Here's How Broadway In Detroit describes the shows for the 2016-2017 season:
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there's no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, "I've never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical!" Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporter raves, "Gentleman's Guide restores our faith in musical comedy!"
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The "groundbreaking," life-affirming" and "exquisite" new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, The New York Times says "Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway."
Winner of two 2014 Tony Awards® and a 2015 Grammy Award®, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel The Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song, "Beautiful." The show features a book by Tony Award®-nominee and Academy Award® -nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take Detroit by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is "the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!"
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, is coming to Detroit as part of the 2016-2017 season! Hailed as "One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway" by The New York Times, this "dazzling" (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony® winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Extra Blockbuster Shows
As always, Broadway In Detroit offers extra shows off-subscription and the 2016-2017 Season features some big fan favorites: The Book of Mormon, at The Fisher Theatre, November 2016; The Phantom of the Opera, at The Fisher Theatre, January 2017; Disney's The Lion King, at The Detroit Opera House, February 2017; and Motown The Musical, at the Fisher Theatre, April 2017. Season ticket subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase these extra shows prior to public sale.
Purchasing Subscription Tickets
2016-2017 Broadway In Detroit Subscription tickets are priced beginning at $250 for all five shows. For additional information or to order subscription tickets, call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Subscription tickets may also be ordered online at http://www.broadwayindetroit.com/tickets/2016-17-season-subscription.
Benefits for Subscribers
Broadway In Detroit subscribers get the best seats in the house and the same seats for each show, have full exchange privileges, have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to special attractions before public sale, and can save money on tickets to extra attractions. Another added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program. Subscribers also never wait in line and lost tickets are replaced for free. Subscription prices include parking costs in The Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck.
Reservation requests are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by emailing email@example.com and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at the Fisher Theatre.