Monday, January 10, 2011

MADAGASCAR LIVE Comes to the Cultural District

For Immediate Release

DreamWorks Theatricals and Broadway Across America Bring “MADAGASCAR LIVE” to Pittsburgh's Cultural District

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011

DreamWorks Theatrical’s First-Ever Live Family Touring Show Plays the Benedum Center for 8 Shows

PITTSBURGH, PA: DreamWorks Theatricals and Broadway Across America today announced that “MADAGASCAR LIVE,” DreamWorks Theatricals’ first-ever live family touring show will play the Benedum Center on Thursday, February 3, through Sunday, February 6, 2011. The production is expected to visit over 70 cities across the United States beginning in January 2011. The brand new stage show aimed at family audiences stars the cast of popular characters from the beloved “Madagascar” film series, including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and members of the madcap Madagascar crew, King Julien and the crafty Penguins.

Tickets ($18-$45; VIP Package $100) are available online at, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets by calling 412-471-6930. Performances are 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This presentation is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.

Widely successful across audiences of all ages, the original story will be brought to new life in the 90-minute stage show that will transport audience members from the Central Park Zoo to the wild of Madagascar. In addition to featuring everyone’s favorite characters, “MADAGASCAR LIVE” takes the audience on an action packed adventure with imaginative set, costume and puppet design, magnificent singing and dancing and the hit song “Move It, Move” for an experience the entire family will enjoy.

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About DreamWorks Theatricals

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA) established DreamWorks Theatricals to produce stage productions based on its films and other original adapted works. Currently planned projects include an arena spectacular based on How To Train Your Dragon produced in association with Global Creatures as well as an arena show based on Kung Fu Panda produced in association with Franco Dragon Entertainment. DreamWorks Theatricals is currently represented by the North American tour of Shrek The Musical as well as the upcoming London production set to open in May of 2011 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. DWA is devoted to producing high quality family entertainment though the use of computer-generated animation. Jeffrey Katzenberg currently serves as DWA’s CEO and is on the Board of Directors and was a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios in 1994. The President of DreamWorks Theatricals is Bill Damaschke

About Broadway Across America

Broadway Across America (Producer) is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities. Under the supervision of Beth Williams (COO & Head of Production), Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current productions include Promises, Promises; Million Dollar Quartet; La Cage Aux Folles; West Side Story; Memphis; The Scottsboro Boys; the West End production of Flashdance and the upcoming revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Current touring productions include Dreamgirls and Nickelodeon's Storytime Live. Please visit

Media Contact:

John Tellem, Tellem Worldwide                                           
(310) 313-3444                                                         

Veronica Corpuz, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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