The recent run of “the Lion King” drew 96,000 people to Richmond’s Landmark Theater. That success is driving the 2012-13 Broadway in Richmond series to bring top-notch productions to Richmond. The season opens in November and includes 5 shows with universal appeal. The season opens November 27th with Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” which will run through December 2.
“Billy Elliott, the Musical” follows February 1 through 3rd. Elton John provided the musical score for the story about a young boy from a mining community who gives up his boxing gloves to become a ballet dancer – changing his life, his family dynamic, and, even, his community.
“Mary Poppins” opens on February 19 with its new dance numbers and stagecraft – but it ends February 24th.
The 25th anniversary production of “les Miserables” begins March 26 and runs through March 31. This performance will feature new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by paintings of Victor Hugo.
May 10 and 11th will feature “West Side Story,” one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Five-show subscription tickets are $200 to $335. Individual tickets will go on sale in the fall. All performances will be at the Landmark Theater, 6 N Laurel Street, in the historic Fan District.
The Landmark Theater opened in 1927 after seven years of planning and two years of construction. The theater was purchased by the City of Richmond from the Shriners in 1940 and the City embarked on a renovation to restore its splendor in 1994/5. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The Landmark is also home to the Richmond Forum, featuring topics to stimulate and inspire.
The Landmark Theater, at 6 N. Laurel Street, is within walking distance, just blocks from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast, located in the historic Fan District. When events at the Landmark are on your schedule, make an overnight at our urban inn part of the plans for a very special treat. INFO on Broadway in Richmond!