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It’s Our New York, New York Season
Lineup also features the Carolina premiere of Tony® Winning Best Musical
DEAR EVAN HANSEN and
Tony®-Winning Best Musical Revival HELLO, DOLLY!
Starring Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
Durham, N.C. – Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC’s, 2018 / 2019 Season. It’s our “New York, New York” Season with all eight shows being current or recent hits direct-from-Broadway. The eleventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC begins this fall, anchored by HAMILTON, and featuring 2017 Tony®-winning Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®-winning, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and 2017 Tony®-winning Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley as Dolly Gallagher Levi.
SunTrust Broadway at DPAC’s, 2018 / 2019 Season includes:
“Suffice to say that this season is our biggest and best yet,” said Rachel Traversari, DPAC Senior Director of Marketing. “All eight shows on our ‘New York, New York’ Season are current or recent hits on Broadway and coming directly to DPAC. There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate our eleventh record-breaking season than by kicking it off with HAMILTON this November.”
With more than 18,000 Season Seat Members, DPAC is proud to be one of the leading ticket sales programs in the country and continues to be the Triangle region’s #1 performing arts venue.
Tickets for the “New York, New York” Season shows are currently available as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2018 / 2019 Season package and on sale now only to current Season Seat Members.
Due to an unprecedented number of season seats sold this past season, we may not have the capacity to accommodate additional season seat packages for the 2018 / 2019 season. If season packages become available later this year, DPAC will e-mail details to Friends of DPAC members. To join this free program and receive notice about future events at DPAC, you can register here.
A public on-sale date for HAMILTON has not yet been announced.
For the other seven shows that will be part of the new season, a limited number of tickets for non-members will be available to each of the seven shows and these seats are also expected to go on sale later this summer. DPAC would encourage interested buyers to become a Friend of DPAC to receive show announcements and special online offers to reserve tickets before the start of public sales. It’s free, fast and easy to sign up.
Current SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Seat Members will receive renewal packages in the mail over the next week and will have until May 10, 2018 to renew.
For more information contact Broadway@DPACnc.com or call the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC at 919.281.0595, with the following hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC in person at 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701, located in the American Tobacco Historic District next to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the above hours.
Detailed information for SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2018 / 2019 Season:
HAMILTON: November 6 – December 2, 2018
*Season Seat Members attend November 6-11.
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, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: January 8 – 13, 2019
“An entirely fresh, funny and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!” –New York Magazine
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. 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. To love! To life!
MISS SAIGON: January 22 – 27, 2019
“A dynamite Broadway revival!” – The New Yorker
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: February 12 – 17, 2019
“A marvelous show for everyone. You’re guaranteed to have a ball!” – NPR
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Durham’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
DEAR EVAN HANSEN: March 12 – 17, 2019
“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” – Peter Marks, The Washington Post
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical & 2018 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. Rolling Stone calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN, “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart” and NBC News says the show is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut at #8 on the Billboard 200– the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher), is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.
ANASTASIA: April 16 – 21, 2019
“One of the most gorgeous shows in years.” – The New York Observer
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is at home at DPAC at last! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past.
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.
HELLO, DOLLY!: May 21 – 26, 2019
“It is, in a word, perfection.” – Time Out New York
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in HELLO, DOLLY! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this HELLO, DOLLY! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”
CATS: June 4 – 9, 2019
“CATS is back and better than ever!” – The Huffington Post
Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
THE BOOK OF MORMON: August 7 – 12, 2018 *Greatest Hits of Broadway at DPAC Series
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.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com
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