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Broadway Across America – Atlanta welcomes theatre sojourners to discover Broadway through magical lands, bustling towns and cultural epicenters. Featuring four Tony Award® winning musicals, the 2011-2012 season lineup of Broadway sensations brings a series of imaginative worlds to The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Audiences will travel across the globe – and beyond – with the debuts of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL, MEMPHIS and BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL paired with award-winning fan favorites LES MISÉRABLES andJERSEY BOYS.

Atlanta’s most ‘popular’ musical is flying back to The Fox Theater as a season special. WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will play a limited 4-week engagement in the fall.

Setting sail in November, the 2011-2012 season opens with the Atlanta debut of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL, a whimsical voyage into Whoville – the perfectly charming backdrop for a classic family-friendly story of redemption with a lot of heart.

The touring production of rocking Broadway triumph MEMPHIS rolls into Atlanta in January. A smash hit and Tony Award® winning Best Musical, this electric journey through the airwaves tackles celebrity and taboo in the 1950s South.

Offering an inspiring tale from abroad, 10-time Tony Award-winner BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL takes audiences on a journey of discovering surprising passions. Coming in March and featuring music from the legendary Elton John, this glimpse into one boy’s triumph over the odds in his Northern England community, already torn apart by strike, proves universal motivation the world over.



The 2011-2012 Broadway Across America – Atlanta season includes:

DR. SEUSS’

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

November 29-December 4, 2011

MEMPHIS

January 31-February 5, 2012

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

March 14-25, 2012

LES MISÉRABLES

April 24-29, 2012

JERSEY BOYS

May 22-June 10, 2012

The 2011-2012 Broadway Across America – Atlanta season special:

WICKED

September 14-October 9, 2011

LES MISÉRABLESis an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit that has changed the face of musical theater. This brand new 25th anniversary production of the legendary musical comes to Atlanta this April with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery currently selling out across America.

The season makes its last pit stop in the Northeast as Tony Award® winning JERSEY BOYS returns to the Atlanta stage in May. Taking audiences on a journey through the seasons of life is the rise and fall of ‘60s pop icons The Four Seasons.

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL

November 29-December 4, 2011

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three time Tony Award winning Director Jack O'Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos. Don't miss this record-breaking Broadway hit this holiday season.

MEMPHIS

January 31-February 5, 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

TURN UP THAT DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination... MEMPHIS!

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

March 14-25, 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

ATLANTA IS ABOUT TO BE ELECTRIFIED BY BROADWAY’S “BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE.” Time Magazine. Thrilling audiences worldwide and winning ten 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “THE BEST SHOW YOU WILL EVER SEE” (New York Post) is coming to Atlanta! BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is a joyous celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. Called “THE MOST INSPIRING SHOW I’VE SEEN IN YEARS” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, the story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring, into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance. BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by the Tony-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!”. BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us.

LES MISÉRABLES

April 24-29, 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

DREAM THE DREAM. Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”

JERSEY BOYS

May 22-June 10, 2012

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

JERSEY BOYSis ‘Workin’ its way back to you,’ Atlanta! Following the smashing success of its Atlanta debut in 2009, with more than 92,000 patrons experiencing the show, this Broadway sensation is returning to the Fox Theatre. “IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GIVE JERSEY BOYS ANYTHING BUT LOVE! A virtually seamless musical that transcends generational appeal!” – Wendell Brock for Atlanta Journal-Constitution.THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL PACKAGE BROADWAY HAS SEEN IN YEARS.” – The Chicago Tribune. “THE CROWD GOES WILD.” – The New York Times. “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post forJERSEY 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 and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, 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. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

WICKED*

September 14-October 9, 2011

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

*Season Special

Entertainment Weekly calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade,” and when it first played Atlanta in 2006, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named “the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. 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 makes for "the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

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Broadway Across America – Atlanta’s 2012-2012 season packages are on sale now with prices ranging from $137—$400. 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. New subscriptions may be ordered online at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com, via phone by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; or via fax at 1-800-329-8587.

For current season subscribers, Broadway Across America – Atlanta will send renewal invoices via mail. For ease and convenience, Broadway Across America – Atlanta will also send renewal information via email and encourages patrons to subscribe online for the new season. Current season ticket holders who wish to guarantee their same seats must renew by April 8.

Broadway Across America – Atlanta is also offering a three -part installment payment plan this year to help ticket buyers with season purchases.

Tickets to individual shows in the 2011-2012 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 2011-2012 season, or to order online, please visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. Group reservations for individual shows for parties of 10, 15, 20 or more can be made at this time by calling 404-881-2000. Applicable group size will vary depending on the show.

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: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran 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 43 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. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include WEST SIDE STORY, BLITHE SPIRIT, MINSKY’S, and the DeafWest production of PIPPIN. Broadway tours include DORA THE EXPLORER, FROST/NIXON, SPAMALOT, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

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