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Atlanta's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Color Purple, Love Never Dies, Hamilton & More

Atlanta's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include The Color Purple, Love Never Dies, Hamilton & More
'The Color Purple,' 'Love Never Dies' & 'Hamilton'
Get ready for some big-time Broadway entertainment, Atlanta!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Atlanta as part of the just-announced Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters The Color Purple, Love Never Dies and Hamilton will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include The King and I, RENT, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Something Rotten!. In addition, subscribers can choose to add highly-anticipated engagements of two favorites: The Book of Mormon and The Lion King.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


THE KING AND I
September 26 - October 1
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Directed by Bartlett Sher and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York Magazine.


THE COLOR PURPLE
October 24 - 29
Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times), directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever." Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!


LOVE NEVER DIES
November 28 - December 3
The Phantom returns... Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "beautiful and haunting" Love Never Dies is set to tour North America! This is the highly-acclaimed follow-up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. 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. All that is missing is his love—Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island...not knowing what is in store for them.


THE LION KING
Season Option
January 10 - 28, 2018
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can too, when the world's best-loved musical returns. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.


RENT
February 20 - 25, 2018
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.


A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
March 13 - 18, 2018
Getting away with murder can be so much fun...and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical—A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder! Coming direct from New York, Gentlemen’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance...and be done in time for tea. The New York Times cheers, “It will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”


SOMETHING ROTTEN!
April 17 - 22, 2018
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers 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 an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and author John O'Farrell, Something Rotten! is “Broadway's big, fat hit!” (New York Post).


HAMILTON
May 22 - June 10, 2018
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. 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, as told by America now.


THE BOOK OF MORMON
Season Option
July 17 - 22, 2018
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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