Celebrity Attractions announces 2017-2018 Broadway season in Tulsa

Celebrity Attractions 2017-2018 season for Tulsa includes "Hamilton" and "Sound of Music."

(Tulsa, OK) Celebrity Attractions is proud to announce an extraordinary lineup of six national tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and announce a special sneak peek at a show in the following 2018-2019 Season.

Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season includes the “Under the Sea” tale of Disney’ The Little Mermaid; the sensational romantic thriller The Bodyguard; the 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical - A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder; the behind the scenes incredible story of Peter Pan in Finding Neverland; the hills are alive with The Sound Of Music; and the season concludes with the story of romance, charm and new beginnings earning more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season - An American In Paris.

The national tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will play in Tulsa as part of the following Celebrity Attractions’ 2018-2019 Broadway Season. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.  

The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase a season subscription for the 2017-2018 Season.  Subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2018-2019 Season will be able to guarantee their tickets for the premiere Tulsa engagement of Hamilton before tickets become available to the general public. Information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase groups and single tickets will be announced at a later time. 

“We work years in advance to secure the hottest national tours to craft the Broadway seasons we bring to Tulsa,” Ed. L. Payton, Celebrity Attractions CEO said. “We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary lineup of top Broadway shows, and secure the Tulsa premiere engagement of Hamilton in the following season.” 

Every Broadway season enriches the quality of life in Tulsa, and has an average economic impact of $40 million per year, he said.

“Thanks to our Broadway subscribers, our loyal sponsors, and the surrounding Tulsa community, we continue to have one of the most successful Broadway seasons in the country compared to markets our size,” Kristin Dotson, Celebrity Attractions Vice President said. “Join us for this extraordinary Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season to see the best of Broadway right here in Oklahoma!”

Disney's The Little Mermaid

August 29 – September 3, 2017

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, Part of Your World and more! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight. “One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.” - Time Magazine


The Bodyguard

September 26 – October 1, 2017

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder
January 23 – 28, 2018

Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical—A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder! Coming direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said he’d “Never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical," Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.  All the while, Monty must juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

The Hollywood Reporter raves, “Gentleman’s Guide restores our faith in musical comedy” and The New York Times cheers, “It will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”

Finding Neverland
March 6 – 11, 2018

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says Time Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award®-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). 

The Sound Of Music
April 3 – 8, 2018

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times. The hills are alive! A brand-new production of The Sound Of Music is coming to Tulsa. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss and the title song.

The Sound Of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. The Sound Of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. 

An American In Paris
June 19 – 24, 2018

An American In Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

The New York Times raves, “An American In Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Tulsa on its first national tour!\

To guarantee great seats for all six nationally touring Broadway productions at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, become a Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway SeasonSubscriber. Season Subscriber benefits include many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the ability to buy additional tickets to individual shows before the public, the option to exchange show tickets to another performance before the public on sale and the opportunity to purchase tickets to any special add-on productions before the general public. To become a Season Subscriber, fill out a new subscriber form online at www.CelebrityAttractions.com.    

We are very pleased to have KOTV NewsOn6 and Tulsa World as our season sponsors for this new Broadway season.

The Gayly – January 25, 2017 @ 10:10 a.m.