National Tour of
LOVE NEVER DIES, ON YOUR FEET!, A BRONX TALE, WAITRESS, and CATS
With Added Season Events,
LES MISÉRABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(Oklahoma City, OK) –OKC Broadway - A Nederlander and Civic Center Foundation Presentation is delighted to announce its 2018 - 2019 Season lineup. Broadway’s newest and biggest hits join the previously announced engagement of HAMILTON to complete one of the most exciting seasons yet to come for Oklahoma City theatre-goers at the Civic Center Music Hall. Plus – two of the biggest Broadway blockbusters are back by popular demand and available as added attractions to your season package!
The 2018-2019 Season begins with LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, and continues with the unforgettable behind the music story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan in ON YOUR FEET! Broadway’s hit, A BRONX TALE, is an unforgettable tale of loyalty and family and what amNewYork describes as “Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” The hilarious and uplifting musical WAITRESS with music by Sara Bareilles and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical spectacular CATS will take the stage next Spring. Finally, the Oklahoma premiere of HAMILTON will arrive for a three-week engagement in Summer 2019.
“The 2018/19 Season will be unforgettable. Broadway’s biggest hits are coming fresh from the Great White Way to Oklahoma City theater patrons at the Civic Center Music Hall. We are thrilled to present a season of shows with such audience and critical acclaim.” said Elizabeth Gray, Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation and General Manager of OKC Broadway. Current subscribers have first access to HAMILTON tickets when they renew their subscription for this 2018-2019 season. The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase a season subscription.
OKC Broadway is the presenter of the nationally touring Broadway shows and is a partnership between the Nederlander Organization, known for presenting live theatre and concerts world-wide; and the Civic Center Foundation, who in its 15+ year history has donated millions to the Civic Center Music Hall for improvements to heighten the performance experience for both performers and audiences. The 6-Show 2018-2019 Season Ticket Package includes LOVE NEVER DIES, ON YOUR FEET!, A BRONX TALE, WAITRESS, CATS and HAMILTON.
LES MISÉRABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are added special productions and may be added on to a season ticket package.
The 2018-2019 OKC Broadway Season Lineup:
LES MISÉRABLES (Added Season Event)
September 18 - 23, 2018
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home, “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year. Recommended for all ages 10 & up
LOVE NEVER DIES
November 13 - 18, 2018
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and The Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Recommended for ages 12 and up
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Added Season Event)
January 9 - 20, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Oklahoma City. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, TonyAward®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”- will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Recommended for ages 6 & up
ON YOUR FEET!
February 5 - 10, 2019
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history. Recommended for ages 8 & up
A BRONX TALE
March 5 - 10, 2019
“Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.” - amNewYork
Broadways 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 the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, 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 - that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’
Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” “Wonderful and refreshing! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” - The New York Times Recommended for ages 12+ due to strong language and gun shot effects
March 19 - 24, 2019
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all - female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6 - time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna -
a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking
contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. "WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well - made pie. Recommended for ages 13 & up
May 21 - 26, 2019
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater —
"Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original
score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation! Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation... or let it thrill you all over again! Recommended for ages 5 & up
July 30 – August 18, 2019 (subscribers attend July 30 – August 4)
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Recommended for ages 12 & up