Four new-to-Seattle Broadway musicals, including “Newsies,” will come to the Paramount Theatre in the 2015-16 season.
Send in the dancing paperboys! The Broadway hit musical “Newsies” will be part of the next Broadway at the Paramount series at the Paramount Theatre, as will several more new-to-Seattle Broadway tuners on tour: “If/Then,” “Motown” and “Bullets Over Broadway.”
Also coming to the historic downtown showplace are encore runs by the megahit, “The Book of Mormon” and other familiar shows.
The mainstage Broadway at the Paramount season package:
“Annie” (Sept. 20-26, 2015), the tried and true saga of Little Orphan Annie and her tycoon foster father, Daddy Warbucks.
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“If/Then” (Nov. 3-8, 2015), an offbeat 2014 musical with book and lyrics by Issaquah ex-resident Brian Yorkey, and music by his “Next to Normal” collaborator Tom Kitt. It follows two divergent paths a thirty-something woman might have taken: one leading to a high-powered career, the other to marriage and motherhood.
“Bullets Over Broadway” (Feb. 2-7, 2016), based on Woody Allen’s film comedy about a playwright who gets mixed up with the Mob in Roaring ’20s Broadway. Sporting a score of 1920s song standards, the show was short-lived on the Great White Way, yet picked up six Tony Award nominations (including one for Allen’s book).
“Jersey Boys” (March 8-13, 2016), another round of the musical smash based on the lives, and durable pop music, of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
“Newsies” (April 26-May 1, 2016), the exuberant, G-rated Disney hit, based on a same-titled film about the New York newsboys strike of 1899. Harvey Fierstein (“Hairspray”) penned the snappy book, and the catchy Alan Menken-Jack Feldman score won a Tony.
“Motown the Musical” (May 31-June 12, 2016), a crowd-pleasing jukebox show with facsimiles of the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and other soul music immortals, belting out tunes from Berry Gordy’s Detroit hit factory.
In addition, there will be extra (and optional to subscribers) returning runs of “Riverdance” (Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015); “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (Dec. 11-13, 2015); “The Book of Mormon” (Dec. 29, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016); and Blue Man Group (March 31-April 3, 2016).
Information and ticket packages: 888-451-4042 or stgpresents.org/Broadway.