BROADWAY SAN JOSE ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETE LINEUP FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!
SAN JOSE, CA (February 5, 2018) – Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 10th anniversary season — ON YOUR FEET! (October 9–14, 2018), based on the story and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan; the 10-time Tony Award-nominated hilarious new musical smash SOMETHING ROTTEN! (January 29-February 3, 2019); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved iconic musical CATS (February 19–24, 2019); the hit Broadway musical DISNEY’S ALADDIN (April 10–21, 2019); the stunning new production of the acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (May 21-26, 2019); and the brand-new Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway and West End smash hit SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL (June 4–9, 2019). Two season add-on productions will be announced at a later date.
Broadway San Jose season subscriptions range in price from $270–$650 for the basic six-show package and can be purchased online at broadwaysanjose.com, or by calling (866) 395-2929. A limited number of President’s Club memberships are available, which include center orchestra seats, access to the President’s Club Lounge with exclusive-use restrooms and bar, complimentary snacks and entertainment, invitations to cast parties and special events, plus concierge service for making pre-show dining reservations and to purchase theatre tickets in New York or anywhere in the world.
“From Broadway classics to recent favorites, Broadway San Jose’s 10th anniversary season is filled with shows that will captivate and delight the entire family,” said Nanci Williams, Broadway San Jose General Manager. “We look forward to celebrating this milestone anniversary with the community throughout the season.”
On Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., patrons are invited to a 10th anniversary celebration at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose). Guests will be treated to theater tours, live music, and an auction of Broadway memorabilia. Anyone who subscribes or renews before March 7, 2018 will be entered into a drawing for an all-expense-paid trip to New York City, plus tickets to four Broadway shows.
Season ticket holders receive a significant discount versus regular single ticket prices. Other benefits include preferred seating, ticket exchanges, and special offers. In addition, season ticket holders will be invited to subscriber events and receptions held throughout the year, as well as access to Subscriber Lounges located on each side of the Center for the Performing Arts before every performance and at intermission.
All performances for Broadway San Jose’s 2018–19 season will be held at the 2,700-seat San Jose Center for Performing Arts, a mid-century modern architectural showcase designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose.
Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.
ON YOUR FEET!
OCTOBER 9–14, 2018
Press night: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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.
JANUARY 29–FEBRUARY 3, 2019
Press night: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that 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! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
FEBRUARY 19–24, 2019
Press night: Tuesday, February 19, 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!
APRIL 10–21, 2019
Press night: Friday, April 12, 2019
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
MAY 21–26, 2019
Press night: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
“An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A reason for celebration!” – New York Magazine
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Audiences will be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
SCHOOL OF ROCK
JUNE 4–9, 2019
Press night: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly).
Based on the hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.
THE NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION is a New York-based company prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical and concert presentations. Under the leadership of James L. Nederlander, the company has built a network of theatres including nine on Broadway; three in London; four in Chicago; and several throughout the United States including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. For over three decades, the Nederlanders have been prolific producers of theatrical productions with over 100 Broadway and touring shows to their credit. The company has been instrumental in presenting many of Broadway’s most successful shows, including recent hits like Annie, Kinky Boots, American In Paris, On Your Feet!, and School of Rock. For more information visit www.nederlander.com.
TEAM SAN JOSE is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, hotels, arts groups, organized labor, and City-owned venues to deliver and exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Team San Jose manages the San Jose Convention Center and entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for Performing Arts, Montgomery Theatre, and the City National Civic. For more information visit www.sanjose.org.