Recent hit musicals, classic hit musicals, and a brand new musical that could very well become a hit are all coming to The 5th Avenue Theatre! The company just announced its 2014-2015 season, which is chock-full of wonderful shows including current Broadway fave Kinky Boots and the world premiere musical Something’s Rotten, helmed by Tony-winning The Book of Mormon director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw.
Kinky Boots, which recently won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, was inspired by a true story of a struggling shoe factory owner, the score is by pop music great Cyndi Lauper, with direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.
Something Rotten!, a hilarious tale of two brothers trying to write a hit play in the time of Shakespeare, will be directed by the Tony Award-winning director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw.
Other season standouts include the holiday hit A Christmas Story, The Musical, which returns home after debuting at The 5th in 2010, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, a co-production with Spectrum Dance Theater directed by 5th Ave’s producing director Bill Berry and choreographed by Spectrum artistic director Donald Byrd.
“With an array of shows ranging from a hotly-anticipated Broadway tour to a hilarious world premiere, not to mention celebrated contemporary classics and one of the immortal musicals from the Golden Age of Broadway,” says Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, “we believe that this season truly represents the breadth and depth of what musical theater has to offer.”
Details of the full season are below:
A Chorus Line
September 3-28, 2014
October 7-26, 2014
A Christmas Story, The Musical
November 25-December 31, 2014
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
February 5-March 1, 2015
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris
March 7-May 17, 2015
April 29-May 24, 2015
July 9-August 2, 2015