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Kansas City's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hamilton, Anastasia, The Play That Goes Wrong & More

Kansas City's 2018-19 Season Will Include Broadway's Hamilton, Anastasia, The Play That Goes Wrong & More
'Hamilton,' 'Anastasia' & 'The Play That Goes Wrong'
Get ready for the best that Broadway has to offer, Kansas City!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Kansas City as part of the just-announced Kansas City Broadway Series 2018-2019 season!

Broadway blockbusters Hamilton, Anastasia and The Play That Goes Wrong will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include School of Rock, RENT and Evita. In addition, subscribers can choose to add highly-anticipated engagements of two favorites: The Book of Mormon and The Sound of Music.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


SCHOOL OF ROCK
November 13 - 18
School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "fists of all ages shall be pumping!"


THE BOOK OF MORMON
December 26 - 30
Season Option
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.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC
January 15 - 20, 2019
Season Option
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Oscar-winning Best Score. The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. Winner of five Tony Awards, The Sound of Music is Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most iconic show of all time.


EVITA
February 5 - 10, 2019
Follow the rise of ambitious Eva Perón through the eyes of the future revolutionary leader Ché Guevara as she becomes the beloved Argentinian iconic First Lady, worshipped by many. Evita combines Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theater styles that has captivated audiences for more than 40 years. Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita shines with its female and male star power and highly involved, meaningful chorus with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.


ANASTASIA
March 12 - 17, 2019
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to your city 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 con man 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.


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
April 2 - 7, 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called "a gut-busting hit" (The New York Times) and "the funniest play Broadway has ever seen" (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering "a riotous explosion of comedy" (The Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s "tons of fun for all ages" (HuffPost) and "comic gold" (Variety)—sure to bring down the house!


RENT
April 30 - May 5, 2019
Two decades after opening on Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Recommended for mature audiences.


HAMILTON
June 18 - July 7, 2019
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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