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Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Pretty Woman: The Musical Arrives on Broadway; Cast Album Announced

Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new stage show based on the hit 1990 film, begins previews at the Nederlander Theatre on July 20. Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs the production, which is scheduled to open on August 16. The musical has also announced an original cast album, featuring the original score of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, to be released ...

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The King Returns! Tony Award-Winning The Lion King Opens in New Orleans

The King Returns! Tony Award-Winning The Lion King Opens in New Orleans

It’s time to take your place in the circle of life. The national tour of The Lion King opens in New Orleans on January 4. The Disney musical will play the Saenger Theatre through January 29.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film, The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion prince born into ...

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Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Begins Performances in New Orleans

Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Begins Performances in New Orleans

The national tour of Jersey Boys opens in New Orleans on December 13. The Tony-winning musical will play the Saenger Theatre through December 18.

Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls ...

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Bring Your Cheer! Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Opens in New Orleans

Bring Your Cheer! Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Opens in New Orleans

Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp! The national tour of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical begins performances in New Orleans on November 22. The musical will play the Saenger Theatre through November 27.

The magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale comes to life on stage. Featuring the ...

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Wowza! The Illusionists—Live From Broadway Spectacle Begins Performances in New Orleans

Wowza! The Illusionists—Live From Broadway Spectacle Begins Performances in New Orleans

There's magic afoot at the Saenger Theatre! The Illusionists—Live From Broadway begins New Orleans performances on October 25 and will play through October 30.

The Illusionists—Live From Broadway brings some extraordinary illusionists to the stage. They thrill, mystify, shock and delight audiences with magic tricks, stunts and acts of wonder. The production features nine stars: Yu Ho-Jin (The Manipulator), Dan ...

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Go to the Hills! National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music Opens in New Orleans

Go to the Hills! National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music Opens in New Orleans

Your heart will be blessed with the sound of music and you'll sing once more! The national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music opens in New Orleans on September 20. Directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the landmark musical will play the Saenger Theatre through September 25.

Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ...

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Look Who's Wonderful! Smash Hit Musical Wicked Flies Into New Orleans

Look Who's Wonderful! Smash Hit Musical Wicked Flies Into New Orleans

You're gonna be popular! The national tour of Wicked begins performances in New Orleans on May 25. The hit musical plays the Saenger Theatre through June 19.

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good ...

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Leave Your Troubles Outside! National Tour of Cabaret Opens in New Orleans

Leave Your Troubles Outside! National Tour of Cabaret Opens in New Orleans

Come hear the music play! The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret opens in New Orleans on April 5. The iconic Kander and Ebb musical will play the Saenger Theatre through April 10.

Directed by BT McNicholl, with original direction and choreography by Oscar and Tony winners Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, Cabaret is set ...

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Hello! National Tour of The Book of Mormon Opens in New Orleans

Hello! National Tour of The Book of Mormon Opens in New Orleans

It’s time to man up! The national tour of The Book of Mormon opens in New Orleans on March 8. The Tony Award-winning musical will play the Saenger Theatre through March 13.

Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon follows two young Mormon missionaries sent ...

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All You Need to Get By! The Stars Align as Motown The Musical Opens in New Orleans

New Orleans will be singing along to some of the most memorable songs in music history when Motown The Musical opens on January 19 at the Saenger Theatre. The record-breaking smash hit show will play through January 24.

The show, starring Chester Gregory as label founder Berry Gordy and Allison Semmes as the dazzling Diana Ross, follows Gordy’s rise from ...

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Willkommen to New Orleans! Tickets Now On Sale for the National Tour of Cabaret

Come hear the music play! Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of Cabaret in New Orleans! The Tony Award-winning revival will open on April 5 at the Saenger Theatre and close on April 10, 2016.

As part of their 50th anniversary season, the Roundabout Theatre Company presents, direct from Broadway, the national tour of Sam Mendes and ...

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Seize the Day! The National Tour of Disney's Newsies Opens in New Orleans

"The King of New York" is carrying the banner all the way to Louisiana! The national tour of Disney's Newsies opens in New Orleans on December 1. The hit Broadway musical will play the Saenger Theatre through December 6.

Featuring a Tony-winning score with music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by ...

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Now Is the Time! National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Throws a Ball in New Orleans

A lovely night! A lovely night! A finer night you know you’ll never see! The new national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella opens in New Orleans on October 27. The hit Broadway musical will play the Saenger Theatre through November 1.

The musical version of the classic fairytale Cinderella was originally made for TV in 1957, starring Oscar winner ...

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Part of Your World! Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical Swims Into New Orleans

You wanted the good times back and here they are! The national tour of Disney's The Little Mermaid begins performances in New Orleans on September 15. The hit musical plays the Saenger Theatre through September 20.

Based on the classic animated movie, The Little Mermaid takes place in a magical kingdom below the sea, where we meet Ariel, the little ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Begins Previews on Broadway

After months of buzz, Hamilton begins Great White Way previews on July 13. Lin-Manuel Miranda's off-Broadway hit will officially open on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant ...

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Amazing Grace, Starring Josh Young, Erin Mackey & Chuck Cooper, Begins Performances on Broadway

The sweet sound of Amazing Grace will be heard on Broadway from June 25, when previews begin of the new musical. Starring Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony winner Chuck Cooper and more, the show will officially open at the Nederlander Theatre on July 16.

Directed by Gabriel Barre and featuring music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by ...

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Go, Go, Go! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Starring Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young, Opens in New Orleans

Sha la la Joseph you're doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! The new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens in New Orleans on April 14. Starring American Idol vets and Broadway lovebirds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, the musical will play the Saenger Theatre through April ...

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Get Swept Away in Indie Romance as Tony-Winning Once Begins in New Orleans

New Orleans theatergoers will walk the streets of Dublin as the romantic musical Once opens on March 17. The Tony-winning tuner, based on the 2007 award-winning film, will play the Saenger Theatre Center through March 22.

Featuring an ensemble of actors who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician who's about to ...

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A New Deal for New Orleans! National Tour of Annie Begins Performances

We think you're going to like it here! The new national tour of Annie opens in New Orleans on February 3. The Tony Award-winning musical will play the Saenger Theatre through February 8.

Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who spends ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the ...

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The Game Is On! ABBA Musical Mamma Mia! Opens in New Orleans

The national tour of Mamma Mia! begins performances in New Orleans on January 13. The musical, featuring the hit songs of ABBA, will play the Saenger Theatre through January 18.

Mamma Mia! tells the story of a bride-to-be who never met her father. After snooping in her mother's diary, the daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, hoping ...

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Let's Dance! National Tour of Dirty Dancing Takes the Stage in New Orleans

It's time to come out of the corner and start dancing! The national tour of Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage, the musical based on the 1987 movie, begins performances in New Orleans on December 16. The show will play the Saenger Theatre and close on December 21.

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances "Baby" Houseman is about ...

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Seal Your Fate! New Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera Opens in New Orleans

To simply quote the musical, “The Phantom of the Opera is here!” The reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway classic begins performances in New Orleans on November 5. The new national tour will play the Saenger Theatre through November 16.

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of The Phantom ...

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New Orleans Has it Coming! National Tour of Chicago Begins Performances

Read all about it! The national tour of Chicago opens in New Orleans on October 7. The classic John Kander and Fred Ebb musical will play the Saenger Theatre through October 12.

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. A story ...

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Giddy Up! Tony-Winning Play War Horse Opens in New Orleans

The national tour of War Horse begins performances in New Orleans on May 13. The Tony-winning play will show at the Saenger Theatre through May 18.

War Horse is the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Despite not being of age to enlist, Albert embarks on ...

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Fabulous, Baby! National Tour of Sister Act Opens in New Orleans

The national tour of Sister Act begins performances in New Orleans on December 17. The musical will play the Saenger Theatre through December 22.

Sister Act is a musical comedy (based on the hit film) that focuses on disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a crime and goes into hiding in a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother ...

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