Friday, June 6, 2014

Shubert Announces Anniversary Season

The Shubert Theatre in New Haven has announced the lineup of Broadway shows for its 2014-2015 Centennial Season which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Shubert Theatre’s original opening back in December 1914. 

As part of the Shubert’s Centennial Plan, the Shubert has begun a multi-year project that will improve the theatre’s physical and financial future. In the fall the Shubert will “raise the curtain” on new, improved and expanded public spaces and facilities that will make the patron’s theatre-going experience all the more enjoyable. In addition to the Broadway Series, the Shubert is planning a season of special centennial events to Celebrate the Shubert’s Past and Build the Theatre’s Future.

Current Shubert Season Ticket-holders will be receiving their Broadway Series renewals by mail and have the opportunity to renew their current Season Ticket Seats. Season Tickets to the Shubert Theatre’s 2014–2015 Broadway Series are available at the Shubert Box Office and by phone at 203-562-5666 or 888-736-2663 Mondays thru Fridays 10 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. For additional information visit shubert.com.

The season:

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
December 30, 2014–January 4, 2015

Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday (New Year’s Eve) 8:00pm
Thursday (New Year’s Day) 1:00 & 6:30pm
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00 & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is coming to the Shubert stage this holiday season! The memorable story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn shines with such Berlin hits as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, this holiday musical promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!
“This cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” - The New York Times


Peter and the Starcatcher
January 29–February 1, 2015

Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00 & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, this grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
March 5–8, 2015

Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00 & 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. This eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Share this smash-hit Broadway musical with your family!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL
May 16–23, 2015

Saturday (May 16) 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday (May 23) 2:00 & 8:00pm

The Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards, and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
“MATILDA is the best musical since the Lion King!” - TIME Magazine

Million Dollar Quartet
June 11–14, 2015

Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00 & 8:00pm
Sunday 1:00 & 6:30pm

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. This Tony Award-winning musical brings that legendary night to life with a tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.

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