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'The Book of Mormon' returns to Vancouver for Broadway Across Canada's new season

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 30, 2018 11:52 am 4,699

Celebrating its 20th year, Broadway Across Canada has announced the lineup for its 2018-19 season in Vancouver, featuring Les Miserables and the return of  The Book of Mormon.

The touring theatre company will return to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre beginning in July and continue with five productions by March 2019.

Back by popular demand after sold out engagements in both 2014 and 2016, The Book of Mormon returns to Vancouver for a limited one-week engagement in 2018. Also on deck is the timeless story of Les Miserables.

“We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season,” said Broadway Across Canada’s vice-president, Shana Levin. “The shows we’re bringing include powerful true stories about community, empowerment, and the power of the human spirit.”

Les Miserables

July 10 to 15, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.

The Book of Mormon

September 25 to 30,2018

Dubbed “the best musical of this century,” by The New York Times, The Book of Mormon – a nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical – is coming back to Vancouver by popular demand. The outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of
Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

November 13 to 18,2018

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

The Illusionists

January 15 to 20, 2019

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Vancouver. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Come From Away

March 5 to 10, 2019

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony
nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 2018-19 Vancouver season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. For more information, visit Broadway Across Canada’s website.

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