KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Theatre has announced the 2018-2019 Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre season. The 2018-2019 season of Broadway, featuring six shows and a total of 34 performances from December 2018 to June 2019, includes some of Broadway’s most iconic musicals. Subscription packages for the season are on sale now.
The complete lineup is as follows:
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Dec. 7-9, 2018
Les Misérables Jan. 2-6, 2019
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Feb. 1-3, 2019
Something Rotten! March 1-3, 2019
Jersey Boys May 3-5, 2019
Finding Neverland June 14-16, 2019
Since 2008, the Tennessee Theatre has presented classic favorites and recent hits in its Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre series, entertaining more than 25 million enthusiastic Broadway patrons.
The season opens with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I.” Two worlds collide in this musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, “The King and I” boasts a score that features beloved classics like “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Start 2019 with “Les Misérables.” 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,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The King And I,” “The Sound of Music,” and “South Pacific” that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball - plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream or a really great pair of shoes.
“Something Rotten!” is set in 1595, telling the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard; and the radio just couldn’t get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning, true-life musical phenomenon, “Jersey Boys.” From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
The season closes in June with “Finding Neverland,” the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.
A new package offering Sunday matinee performances has been added this year. Four different package options are available with four, five, and six show options. Subscription benefits include reduced service fees compared to single ticket purchases, first notification of next year’s season, opportunity to purchase additional tickets to individual performances before the public, and free same-show ticket exchanges. To renew a current subscription or to purchase a new subscription, call the Tennessee Theatre box office at 865-684-1200, extension 2 or visit the box office in person on Clinch Avenue. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Patrons can also purchase online here.
Make the most of your Broadway experience! Package A (Friday night) subscribers can join the Spotlight Club. Club members enjoy a pre-show dinner in the balcony, refreshments during intermission without waiting in line at the bar, and a champagne reception with members of the cast and crew after the show. Spotlight Club can be enjoyed for every show in the subscription package or purchased a la carte. A portion of the club fee is a tax-deductible donation to the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. For more information, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com or call Lila Honaker at 865-684-1200, extension 146.
For more information on the Broadway at the Tennessee 2018-2019 season, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.
About the Tennessee Theatre
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Theatre is the region’s leading performing arts venue with advanced technology, staging, and lighting that draws top entertainment to the Knoxville area. The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving, maintaining, and operating the Theatre for the benefit and enjoyment for all Tennessee residents and visitors.
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