On Saturday, Feb. 11, officials with the Durham Performing Arts Center announced the SunTrust Broadway season. Hits from the stages in New York’s Broadway and London’s West End will be touring through the Nederlander Organization in New York. This year’s season is entitled “Ten Great Years” to mark the ten-year anniversary of hit shows coming to the triangle.
The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 12-17, 2017: Circus 1903
This show combines spectacular puppeteering and amazing acrobatics for a family friendly show about the golden age of circus!
Oct. 17-22, 2017: The Little Mermaid
Disney’s lovable mermaid is back on tour, finding her place in the sea, and rescuing the handsome Prince Eric along the way.
Oct. 31-Nov 5, 2017: Love Never Dies
Andrew Lloyd Weber’s hauntingly beautiful follow up musical to The Phantom of the Opera is back in the twisted and joyful setting of Coney Island. Christine and Raoul have arrived at the park at the invitation of a mysterious man, one they have not seen in ten years.
Nov 28- Dec 3, 2017: School Of Rock
Another Andrew Lloyd Weber favorite is going on tour. Based on the 2003 film, School Of Rock hilariously follows failed rocker Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher in a prestigious prep school.
Jan. 2-7, 2018: On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan—two people who believed in the power of their music, their love, and the American Dream.
Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2018: Les Miserables
The world’s longest-running musical is back on tour early next year! Boubil and Schönberg’s Les Miserables, based on the book by Victor Hugo, will excite all musical theatre fans, promising to be “better than ever”
Feb. 28-Mar. 11, 2018: The Phantom of the Opera
The legendary Andrew Lloyd Weber musical is back by popular demand, and the tragic love story promises to stun the audiences again with a fantastic and mysterious performance.
April 3-8, 2018: The Color Purple
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story, The Color Purple the show follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century.
May 1-6, 2018: Waitress
This musical stole the hearts of those who have seen the show in New York, which tells the story of Jenna, who is pregnant in an unhappy marriage, and is hoping to win the grand prize of a pie contest to begin her life again.
“We’re really proud to announce this new season and our hats are off to the Nederlander organization in New York who have really delivered the hits,” DPAC General Manager Bob Klaus said in an announcement about the Carolina’s biggest performing arts center.
With some of the greatest hits coming back, and new light being shed into the Triangle, this is going to be one heck of a season for the DPAC.