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March 1, 2012 -- 2012-13 Season Announcement

Say ‘Hello’ to an Amazing New Theatre Season!
Broadway In Detroit Announces A Smash Hit
2012-2013 Subscription Season of Record-Breaking and Award-Winning Shows


Season subscription renewals are in the mail!

DETROIT, MI, March 1, 2012 ? Broadway In Detroit announces an outstanding line-up of six award-winning, smash hit musicals to headline the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler. For subscription ticket information (renewals and new subscriptions), please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000.

The 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season will bring the hottest show in America, The Book of Mormon, to the Fisher Theatre, March 12-24, 2013! From the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the recent winner of the 2011 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. The rest of the line-up unfolds as follows: winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards® including the Tony Award® for Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true, September 4–16, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre; three-time Tony Award® winner La Cage Aux Folles, at the Fisher Theatre, September 25 - October 7, 2012; the holiday show, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas”, at the Detroit Opera House, December 18-30, 2012; winner of four Tony Awards®, Memphis, at the Fisher Theatre, April 9-21, 2013; and, the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can, at the Fisher Theatre, May 7-19, 2013. Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.

“We put together an outstanding line-up of amazing, smash hit shows on the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription to follow up our solid gold 50th anniversary season,” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “We are bringing Broadway’s biggest hits to Detroit audiences with this new season subscription series.”

Broadway In Detroit 2012-2013 Subscription Shows
Headlining the new season is The Book of Mormon. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It's the funniest musical of all time." And The New York Times says, "It's the best musical of this century." It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart calls it "A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.

The season opens with Billy Elliot the Musical, the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. Based on the international smash-hit film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning creative team – director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!” A big show with an even bigger heart, Billy Elliot will enchant the dreamer in all of us.

The new, freshly reconceived, critically acclaimed production of La Cage Aux Folles, starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, recently made Tony Awards® history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award® three times for best production. La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage Aux Folles is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!

The critically acclaimed, Broadway record breaking production Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates this classic holiday tale that will entertain the whole family as the mean and scheming Grinch (Stefan Karl, star of Nickelodeon's LazyTown), whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.

Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters), takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music
changed forever. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

Created by a Tony Award®-winning "dream team," and based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected. Don’t miss this big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love…and in deep, deep trouble!

Purchasing Subscription Tickets
2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription tickets are priced beginning at $289 for all six shows and are now on sale. For additional information or to order subscription tickets, call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Subscription tickets may also be ordered online at www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

Benefits for Subscribers
As always, Broadway In Detroit subscribers get the best seats in the house and the same seats for each show, have full exchange privileges, and have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to special attractions -- including Mary Poppins at the Fisher Theatre, October 23-28, 2012; Jersey Boys at the Fisher Theatre, December 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013; and The Lion King at the Detroit Opera House, February 14 – March 10, 2013 -- before public sale. An added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program. Subscription prices include parking costs in the Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck.

Group Sales
Reservations are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by emailing groups@broadwayindetroit.com and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.

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