Broadway in Scranton Wants to Hear from You

Millions of people around the world were touched by the acts of kindness shown towards the stranded in those days after 9/11. Was there someone you knew who was stranded in Gander? Did you know about this story and lent your support to the Gander community? Broadway in Scranton want to share your stories! Please email us at

COME FROM AWAY comes to the Scranton Cultural Center for four performances April 5 – 7. This Tony Award-winning hit musical is based on the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called COME FROM AWAY “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical.  Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”

A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical,” 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” and many more accolades.

COME FROM AWAY performance times are Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2PM and 7:30PM, and Sunday at 1PM. Tickets are available online at and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center box office. Box office hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM, Saturday 10AM – 2PM.

The show age recommendation is 10+ and the run time is 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

Marywood University to Present the Musical “Bright Star”

Marywood University will present Bright Star as its major spring production, February 22-25. Bright Star is a bluegrass musical set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and 40s. It is a story of love and redemption and is full of humor and joy! Written by comedy legend Steve Martin and pop star Edie Brickell (of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians), Bright Star is full of heart and hope – not to mention fiddle and banjo!

Show Dates/Times include:

Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the Munley Theatre in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 each for the general public. Admission is free for Marywood students, faculty, staff, and IHM Sisters with a Marywood ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance by credit card at: For more information about Marywood University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance program, visit

Broadway in Scranton Supports Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Upcoming Show

Broadway in Scranton and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter are teaming up in celebration of the national touring production of ANNIE, coming to the Scranton Cultural Center February 16 – 18.

With every donation to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, patrons can save $10 on select seats to the Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm performances of ANNIE.

Donations are being accepted at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office (420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18503) and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter (967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA, 18411). Donations are also being accepted at the theatre at each performance of ANNIE.

Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter can accept donations at the shelter Monday – Sunday 9am – 4pm.

Ideal donation items include dog and cat food, blankets/towels, and gift cards. A full list of items can be found here.

This offer ends February 17 and is valid on select seats. Savings are valid toward each ticket purchased (limit of 4 tickets per donation). Offer is subject to ticket availability and does not apply to previously purchased tickets. Limited inventory is available, and offer is valid while supplies last.

An all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award®- winning musical ANNIE comes to Scranton February 16 – 18 (Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 1pm). Tickets are now on sale at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office and

The Scranton Public Theater Presents “The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli”

The Scranton Public Theater will perform “The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli” written by Tom Flannery on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Peoples Security Bank Theater. Bob Shlesinger, executive director, Scranton Public Theater, will perform the role of Gino Merli. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be obtained from Jim Sagona at 570-815-7568. The play is presented by the Scranton chapter of UNICO National and Lackawanna College.

The play will be preceded by the Gene Dempsey orchestra. Gene Passarella, World War II Veteran, contemporary of Merli and Normandy Beach survivor with two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, will lead the orchestra.

Broadway in Scranton Presents Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles

It’s time to GET BACK to where you once belonged with the return of live shows at the Scranton Cultural Center. RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES opens its 2021 Tour in Scranton on Wednesday, October 6.

Tickets, priced at $35, $45, $55, and $65, go on sale at 10AM THIS THURSDAY, August 19 online at and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center box office (M-F 10A-2P). A $3.00 facility fee is added to each ticket and additional handling charges apply to online and phone orders. For group rates, call the Broadway Theatre League office at 570.342.7784.

This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey Road album to life with the launch of the 2021 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Let RAIN take you back with all of the greatest hits along with all of your other Beatles favorites! This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right!

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