From Eponine to Elliot
And Idiots to Beasts
It's The 2011-2012 Season
From Broadway Across America - Boston

Broadway Across America – Boston has announced its 2011-2012 Broadway Season will include eight theatrical productions to be presented at the Boston Opera House and Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

The schedule includes: the Tony Award-winning "Billy Elliot: The Musical," from director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling, writer Lee Hall and music legend Elton John; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "South Pacific," based on the 2008 the Lincoln Center production; the emotionally-charged "American Idiot," based on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album by Green Day; the highly anticipated new 25th anniversary production of the legendary "Les Miserables;" plus the return of "Mamma, Mia" and Disney's "Beauty & The Beast."

Broadway Across America continues its ongoing relationship with Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre by collaborating on: the revival of "La Cage aux Folles" and the devilish new musical "The Addams Family."

Rich Jaffe, Vice President of Broadway Across America – Boston commented, “International smash hits, screen sensations on stage, ground-breaking musicals and cherished Broadway favorites are what Boston audiences can look forward to. For over 20 years, we’ve been bringing the best of Broadway to Boston. We are thrilled to continue our tradition of lighting up Boston theatres with world class Broadway entertainment.”

For the ninth consecutive year, Lexus will continue as the official name-in-title sponsor of the Broadway Across America - Boston Series. Eastern Bank is coming aboard as the new official bank of Broadway Across America – Boston with returning sponsors including JetBlue Airways and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

The 2011-2012 Series includes, in date order:

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "South Pacific"
September 27 – October 2, 2011
Boston Opera House
“Simply Wonderful! Beguiling Theatrical Magic!” hailed the New York Post. This new production of "South Pacific" is based on the 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping, romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "South Pacific" has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.

"La Cage aux Folles"
December 5 – 18, 2011
Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre
Winner of three Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical Revival, this new production of "La Cage aux Folles" was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season. "La Cage" tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly. "La Cage" is a touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves!. With a glorious score and a dynamite cast featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," "La Cage" is a classic.

"American Idiot"
January 24 – 29, 2012
Boston Opera House
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical "American Idiot" tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title song, "American Idiot" boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening"), choreography by Stephen Hoggett ("Black Watch") and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”

"The Addams Family"
February 7 - 19, 2012
Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre
A weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by "Jersey Boys" authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa ("The Wild Party"), choreographer Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys") and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch ("Shockheaded Peter") with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Definitely not the same old song and dance, this is every parent’s nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what’s worse, she's has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, the shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall.

"Les Miserables"
March 13 – April 1, 2012
Boston Opera House
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, "Les Miserables," with glorious new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls the show “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish;” The London Times said the new show was “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful;” and The Star-Ledger added" This 'Les Miserables’ has improved with age.”

NETworks Presents
Disney’s "Beauty & The Beast"
May 29 – June 3, 2012
Boston Opera House
The smash hit Broadway musical returns. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this fairy tale spectacle has won the hearts of more then 35 million people worldwide. The classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

"Mamma Mia!"
June 19 – 24, 2012
Boston Opera House
The ultimate feel-good show, "Mamma Mia" brings audiences back again and again to have the time of their lives. This smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with a tale of love, laughter and friendship.

"Billy Elliot The Musical"
August 1 – September 2, 2012
Boston Opera House
"Billy Elliot The Musical" is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a passion that inspires his family and his whole community. A big musical with an even bigger heart. Based on the international hit film, "Billy Elliot" is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 and the Tony Award-winning creative team -- director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall -- along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "His best score yet!"

Season Tickets are now on sale for the Series that includes: "La Cage aux Folles," "The Addams Family," "Les Miserables" and "Billy Elliot: The Musical," To order, visit or call 866-523-7469.

The Season specials are: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "South Pacific," "American Idiot," Disney's "Beauty & The Beast," and "Mamma Mia!" and are currently available only with the purchase of Season Tickets.

For information on Group Sales please call 617-482-8616. (Group tickets for "The Addams Family" and "La Cage aux Folles," can be purchased by calling 617-532-1104.)

Single ticket sales for all shows will be announced at a later time.

-- OnStage Boston



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