Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Red Carpet Season Brings THE BEST of Broadway to Atlanta in 2008-2009

Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America – Atlanta rolls out the red carpet for a season of blockbuster shows and Atlanta premieres in 2008 – 2009 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Atlanta theatre-goers will finally get the chance to see Broadway’s latest mega-hit, JERSEY BOYS, along with four other highly-anticipated debuts. The 2008-2009 season also answers overwhelming demand from fans with the return of WICKED, which played to sold-out audiences and broke box office records at The Fox Theatre in 2006.

WICKED will kick off the 2008 – 2009 season in October with a four-week engagement at The Fox Theatre. This spellbinding musical phenomenon brings to life the untold story of the witches of Oz.

In November, Broadway Across America – Atlanta presents the Atlanta debut of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis of American Idol fame. In its 30th anniversary tour, this soulful revue will sweep you away to 1930’s Harlem.

Broadway favorite, A CHORUS LINE returns to Atlanta in March to dazzle a whole new generation of audiences. This beloved singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever!

Later in March, put on your varsity sweaters and leather jackets! Happy days are here again with HAPPY DAYS – A New Musical, featuring the unforgettable characters you know and love from Paramount Pictures’ hit television series.

Next up, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG will soar into Atlanta for its premier engagement! The beloved story, based on the original motion picture, features a magical car that will whisk you away on a high-flying, family-friendly adventure!

Wrapping up the season is JERSEY BOYS, Broadway’s newest smash hit, making its Atlanta debut at The Fox Theatre. This infectious Tony Award-winning musical tells the unforgettable story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. JERSEY BOYS is co-presented with Theater of The Stars.


October 8 – November 2, 2008

The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Back by “Popular” Demand. The New York Times calls WICKED “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster,” and when it first played Atlanta in May, 2006, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 15 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is sure to create more box office magic when it flies back to Atlanta. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for “the most completely satisfying new musical in a long time” (USA Today).

November 18 – 23, 2008

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

The 30th Anniversary Tour of the 1978 Tony™Award-winning Best Musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ stars 2003 American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, 2003 American Idol contestant and star of RENT on Broadway. The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930’s Harlem is showcased in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s most well-crafted shows of all time – sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of heartwarming beauty. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is simply unforgettable!

March 3 – 8, 2009

The Fabulous Fox Theatre
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A Chorus Line returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best. “A Chorus Line is back, and it’s thrilling!” - John Lahr, The New Yorker.

March 31 – April 5, 2009

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures' television series, HAPPY DAYS – A New Musical reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops, and jukebox sock-hoppin'. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, HAPPY DAYS – A New Musical features a book by the legendary Garry Marshall, music and lyrics by Oscar-winning composer Paul Williams and choreography by Michele Lynch.


April 21 – 26, 2009

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

You’ll believe a car can fly! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is everything you could want in a musical – and more. Sensational sets, stunning special effects, an irresistible story, and an unforgettable Sherman Brothers score, including memorable classics like “Truly Scrumptious”, “Hushabye Mountain”, and, of course, the Oscar®-nominated title song, all add up to a Broadway blockbuster the whole family will love. This enthralling adventure has been a family favorite since the original motion picture captivated the world’s imagination in 1968.


May 27– June 21, 2009

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!” proclaims Time Magazine. JERSEY BOYS is co-presented with Theater of The Stars.

The 2008-2009 Broadway Across America – Atlanta Season includes:

WICKED October 8 – November 2, 2008
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ November 18 – 23, 2008
A CHORUS LINE March 3 – 8, 2009
HAPPY DAYS March 31– April 5, 2009
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG April 21 – April 26, 2009
JERSEY BOYS May 27 – June 21, 2009

Broadway Across America – Atlanta’s 2008-2009 Season packages are on sale now with prices ranging from $105.00 – $399.00. Season ticket prices will vary depending on the number of shows chosen, the number of performances, show time, day of the week and seating location. A renewal order form has been mailed to current Season Ticket Holders allowing them to confirm or change their seat locations. New subscriptions may be ordered over the phone by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm; by fax at 1-800-535-2929; or online at

Tickets to individual shows in the 2008-2009 Season are not available for purchase at this time. Single-show tickets typically go on sale to the general public 6-8 weeks prior to Opening Night. However, Season Ticket Holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. For more information on the 2008-2009 Season, or to order online, please visit Reservations for groups of 20 or more for individual shows can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000.

Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (All times are subject to change). An audio described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf are available for each pre-determined Saturday matinee of each presentation.

Broadway Across America (Producer): Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and led by Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 42 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Current productions include A CATERED AFFAIR, PASSING STRANGE, SPAMALOT, GO DIEGO GO and THE BACKYARDIGANS. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to
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