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Broadway in Scranton 2019-2020 Season

Join us at the Scranton Cultural center to learn about our upcoming 60th Anniversary Season and personally pick your seat for all 5 shows! The Broadway Theatre League staff will be on hand to assist you with any questions and to take your order.

The 2019-2020 season includes A Bronx Tale, The Play That Goes Wrong, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Fiddler On The Roof, and An American In Paris to create our five show season.

Along with this incredible line up, we’re excited to announce two (2) specials coming to Scranton this season:

Making it’s first U.S. tour stop in the home of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., THE OFFICE: A MUSICAL PARODY (Sept. 26 & 27)  and celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary, MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER (Dec. 3)

SEASON TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!  Five (5) show season ticket packages start as low as $200 and are available by calling the Broadway Theatre League at 570-342-7784 or stopping by the office at 345 North Washington Ave.  Subscriber benefits include guaranteed seating, first chance to purchase additional tickets, exclusive ticket exchange and lost ticket insurance.

For more information on the season, visit BroadwayinScranton.com

 

2019-2020 SEASON SHOWS

A BRONX TALE                                                                                                                   October 25 – 27, 2019

Jersey Boys meets West Side Story.”- amNewYork

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical – based on Palminteri’s true life story.

A BRONX TALE, Broadway’s 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 Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

 

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG                                                                                 February 14 – 16, 2020

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

 

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY                                                                               March 20 – 22, 2020

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll be the day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on ‘The Day the Music Died.” The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including ‘That’ll be the Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Everyday’, ‘Oh, Boy’, ‘Not fade away’, ‘Rave on’, and ‘Raingin in my heart’, plus Ritchi Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ and The Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’.

The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned al all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in BUDDY

Seen by over 22 million people around the world, BUDDY will have you on your feet and “send you out of the theatre on an unstoppable high.” (The Boston Globe)

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF                                                                                                  April 24 – 26, 2020

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-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. You’ll 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!

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS                                                                                                          May 29 – 31, 2020

ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret – and realizes he is not her only suitor.  Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”  

“Pure Joy…AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a TRIUMPH!”    New York Time