Monday, March 12, 2012

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces 2012/2013 Broadway Season


Today's date:
March 8, 2012

Veronica Corpuz
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh 2012/2013

The 2012/2013 Broadway Season brings the best of Broadway to Pittsburgh!

Three 2011 Tony® Award-winning productions take the Cultural District stages this season, alongside popular specials and beloved classics. These presentations contribute to the city’s reputation as a major destination for arts, culture, and entertainment, attracting more than 300,000 visitors to our bustling Cultural District each year. The PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh Series is made possible through the generous support of the PNC Foundation and is co-presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.


2012-2013 SEASON SHOWS

WAR HORSE presented by the National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett. Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo • Adapted by Nick Stafford • In association with Handspring Puppet Company

Five 2011 Tony® Award-winner

November 13-18, 2012
Benedum Center

“A landmark theatre event.” —Time Magazine

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.



Tour Premiere!

January 1-6, 2013
Heinz Hall

FLASHDANCE–The Musical comes home to Pittsburgh for the premiere of its national tour. The production tells an unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality.

FLASHDANCE, the pop culture phenomenon and runaway international success, is now live on stage! It all started with a dream: To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Now is the time to live the dream all over again. Based on the movie that defined a generation, directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including the Academy Award-winning title track “Flashdance—What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” along with 16 original songs. Experience the magic all over again. FLASHDANCE will leave you begging for more!


LES MISÉRABLES Cameron Mackintosh’s Spectacular New Production

The 25th Anniversary Production

January 15-27, 2013
Benedum Center

Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans, and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show as “a five star hit; astonishingly powerful.”



February 5-10, 2013
Benedum Center

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!


Bette Midler Presents


March 5-10, 2013
Benedum Center

BETTE MIDLER proudly presents the most OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN Broadway musical: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of three friends on the road-trip of a lifetime. The trio hops aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and ends up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with more than 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally,” and “I Will Survive.”



Winner Nine Tony® Awards including Best Musical

March 26-April 7, 2013
Benedum Center

“I <3 MORMON” —New York Post

Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it “A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.


ANYTHING GOES A Roundabout Theatre Company Production

2011 Tony® Award Winner—Best Musical Revival

April 16-21, 2013
Heinz Hall

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to Pittsburgh while it continues a triumphant run on Broadway, where The New York Times calls it “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA Today hails it as “GLORIOUS and EXUBERANT!”

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”


Season Specials

As a season ticket holder, you’ll be able to secure seats to these specials at the best price before they go on sale to the public. Please note that season specials are not part of your season tickets.

Season ticket holders are permitted to swap tickets from one season show to another or to one of the specials listed here. (Some restrictions apply.) Call the season ticket hotline or visit for more information.

Season Special
September 4-23, 2012
Benedum Center

More than 87,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere in Pittsburgh in January 2009. Worldwide, more than 13 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS, and now the show that made critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Pittsburgh! JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present MARY POPPINS
Season Special
October 16-21, 2012
Benedum Center

MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a super hit!”

Season Special
October 30-November 4, 2012
Heinz Hall

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Season Special
February 19-24, 2013
Heinz Hall

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares as “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”


Season tickets on sale now! 412-456-1390

PRICES: Subscriptions range from $140-$489. Single tickets will go on sale approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of the show’s opening.


MAIL: PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh

719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

PHONE: 412-456-1390


FAX: 412-456-2694

GROUPS: 412-471-6930

10 or more* people attending the same performance may receive discounts and can order now! Call for details. *THE BOOK OF MORMON groups start at 15 people.

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