Seattle Theatre Group’s 2016-17 Broadway at the Paramount season boasts new and recent Broadway musical productions, including the inventive 2015 Tony-award winning drama “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
Seattle Theatre Group’s 2016-17 Broadway at the Paramount season boasts new and recent Broadway musical productions, including some acclaimed fare. And it boasts a rare play in the series: the inventive 2015 Tony-award winning drama “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
Five of the six touring productions will be new to Seattle (all but the Roundabout Theatre revival of “Cabaret”). A lauded new version of “The King and I” on the schedule was staged by Bartlett Sher, former artistic director of Intiman Theatre.
The Broadway at the Paramount lineup:
“Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” (Oct. 19-30, 2016). Ongoing on Broadway, this 2014 show explores the life and music of composer-performer Carole King. With her ex-husband, lyricist Gerry Goffin, King wrote many jukebox hits (“Up on the Roof,” “Some Kind of Wonderful”), before scoring as a solo artist with her album “Tapestry,” which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
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“Finding Neverland” (Jan. 10-15, 2017). An adaptation of the 2004 film starring Johnny Depp, this is a rosy version of J.M. Barrie’s close, but (in reality) complicated relationship with the five young Davies brothers who inspired his best-known play, “Peter Pan.” With a book by James Graham and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, the 2015 musical received mixed reviews, and is still running on Broadway.
“The King and I” (Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 2017). This is a sumptuous, sensitive take on the classic Rodgers-Hammerstein show that revisits the (also more complex, in real life) story about a British woman, Anna Leonowens, and her experiences with the reform-minded King of Siam in the 1860s after he hired her as governess to his wives and many children. Sher’s staging won the 2015 Tony for best musical revival.
“An American in Paris” (May 9-14, 2017). Christopher Wheeldon, whose dance piece “Tide Harmonic” was performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall last fall, directed and won a Tony Award for his choreography for this buoyant, dance-filled, highly praised adaptation of the beloved Gene Kelly film, set to songs by the brothers Gershwin.
“Cabaret” (June 13-25, 2017). Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome once again to the ripped-stocking version of this popular show, set in the hedonistic cabaret world of 1930s Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power. This is a tour of the revival staged by 1998 Sam Mendes and Rob Ashford, which made another visit to Broadway in 2014.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (July 25-30, 2017). An autistic 15-year-old math whiz embarks on solving a mystery in the London-Broadway hit play by Simon Stephens (based on Mark Haddon’s novel). The show employs high-tech lighting effects to take us into the teen’s thought processes, but never loses its essential humanity.
In addition to the basic six-show package, STG is offering patrons three additional musicals they can add to the series: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (Dec. 13-18, 2016); “Rent” (Feb. 21-26, 2017); and “Mamma Mia!” (March 28-April 2, 2017).
Info and tickets: 888-451-4042 and stgpresents.org.