PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON!
Season tickets on sale 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 26!
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 26, 2018 – Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly announces its 2018-2019 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! Comprised of seven shows, plus two add-on specials, the series offers a mix of all-time favorites with brand-new shows direct from Broadway. Season ticket packages start at $268.40 – that’s seven shows for $38 each!
The season will kick off with a return engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON, called the “best musical of the century” by The New York Times. Other blockbusters on the season include the Tony Award-winning JERSEY BOYS; Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES; and an all-new production of the Broadway classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
Among the shows making their Fort Worth debuts: ON YOUR FEET!, based on the lives and careers of musicians Emilio and Gloria Estefan; ANASTASIA, a thrilling new musical inspired by the beloved films of the same name; and A BRONX TALE, a doo wop-fueled stage version of the classic film.
In addition, there will be two add-on specials: THE ILLUSIONISTS, a mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on Earth, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.
“This season, there’s a little something for everyone,” says Dione Kennedy, President and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth. “Those who like to see new shows direct from Broadway will love On Your Feet!, A Bronx Tale and The Illusionists. People always ask us to bring back classics and blockbusters, so we’re doing just that with Les Misérables, The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys, three of the biggest shows we’ve ever had here. Children, especially little princesses, will absolutely love Cinderella. Audiences of all ages will be inspired by Anastasia’s journey. And Fiddler on the Roof is, of course, one of the most heart-warming, family-friendly shows ever. We can’t wait to bring this new production to the Bass Hall stage.”
Season ticket packages are on sale now. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.
The 2018-2019 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON:
THE BOOK OF MORMON
January 22-27, 2019
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries,sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
February 12-17, 2019
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story - a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. Featuring the legendary top 10 hits Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and December, 1963 (Oh What a Night).
ON YOUR FEET!
April 10-14, 2019
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
May 28-June 2, 2019
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Fort Worth at last! From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak.
June 25-30, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).
A BRONX TALE
July 23-28, 2019
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with highenergy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro and Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musicalbased on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story that The New York Times hails as “A Critic’s Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
July 23-28, 2019
“An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!” – New York Magazine
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
2018-2019 BROADWAY SPECIALS
October 19-20, 2018
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Bass Hall. This mindblowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This show is packed with non-stop thrills and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
November 15-18, 2018
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jawdropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
About Performing Arts Fort Worth:
The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.
Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.
Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that oversees management of the Hall, also presents national touring Broadway product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series.
The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.