PEABODY OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE 2014 – 2015 BROADWAY SEASON!
THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to St. Louis In Addition to PIPPIN and the St. Louis Premieres of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE
The Peabody Opera House is proud to announce it will offer a fantastic four show lineup for the 2014 – 2015 Broadway Season.
Back by popular demand, the multi-Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Park, THE BOOK OF MORMON, will return to St. Louis for a limited one-week engagement January 13 – 18 at the Peabody Opera House. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time”
The season also features two direct from Broadway shows; NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and the revival of PIPPIN. The season kicks off with NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT making its St. Louis debut October 10 – 12, 2014 followed by the revival of PIPPIN December 10 – 14, 2014. And the season closes out with I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, April 17 – 19, 2015.
“The shows this season have a record 15 Tony Awards® between them. 9 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, from THE BOOK OF MORMON, 4 for the revival of PIPPIN and 2 for Nice Work If You Can Get It.” said Matthew Dewey, General Manager.
The 2014–2015 Broadway Series includes:
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
October 10 – 12, 2014
It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.
This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes).
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!
December 10 – 14, 2014
PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.”
It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory.
This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.
Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”
THE BOOK OF MORMON
January 13 – 18, 2015
Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award®-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is a co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.
The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. The Book of Mormon contains explicit language. The Original Broadway Cast Recording for The Book of Mormon, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records. www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE
April 17 – 19, 2015
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes.
A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time!
It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!” The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!
The Peabody Opera House continues to offer additional benefits to its subscribers which include: the best seats in the house at the best value available, access to an exclusive subscriber lounge that includes private restrooms and complimentary Pepsi® products, priority ticket access to all Peabody Opera House events and select Scottrade Center events, food and beverage discounts at Peabody Opera House concession stands, dining discounts at local restaurants, access to a Broadway Concierge service in New York City and much more.
Subscriptions go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-499-7676 or by clicking here.