KANSAS CITY BROADWAY SERIES ANNOUNCES 2014-15 AT MUSIC HALL AND KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Book of Mormon to Anchor 2014-15 Season: Mowtown the Musical, Once, Chicago, and Peter and the Starcatcher

KANSAS CITY, MO ...February 9, 2014—Theater League and Broadway Across America are proud to announce the 2014-2015 Kansas City Broadway Series anchored by THE BOOK OF MORMON. From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards®, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited 2-week engagement February 24-March 8. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.”

Also included in the the Music Hall portion of the season is the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Coming to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts are three more original and entertaining productions: ONCE, the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning musical; CHICAGO, the sure-fire Broadway hit; and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, an imaginative and inventive tale.

THE BOOK OF MORMON February 24-March 8, 2015 - Music Hall Winner of 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, “a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry” and by Entertainment Weekly as “the funniest musical of all time.” Don’t miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls “the best musical of this century.”

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL December 9-14, 2014 - Music Hall It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

CHICAGO January 20-25, 2015 - Kauffman Center CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

ONCE March 24-29, 2015 - Kauffman Center Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play the score with their instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

PETER & THE STARCATCHER May 26-31, 2015 - Kauffman Center PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen 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.

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS:

MAMMA MIA! October 7-12, 2014 - Music Hall MAMMA MIA! will take the stage at the Music Hall October 7-12, 2014. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE November 15, 2014 - Music Hall America’s #1 game show straight from your television comes to the Music Hall for one night only, November 15, 2014.

Season tickets start at $175 for all five shows and payment plans are available. New season members should order early for the best seats and may reserve a place in line for 2014-15 season tickets by calling 816.421.7500 or by visiting the Theater League offices at 9140 Ward Parkway, Suite 220. More information is available at theaterleague.com.

THEATER LEAGUE, founded in 1976, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, community-based performing arts organization dedicated to the development of professional theater, both as a cultural and an educational resource. Serving its constituent communities, Theater League produces and presents Broadway musicals, plays and new works in local performing arts centers. Theater League enriches the lives of more than 300,000 theater attendants annually, made possible by the support of the organization’s 30,000 members, who subscribe to Theater League’s cultural offerings. Theater League presents National Broadway Tours and professional touring productions in: Kansas City, Phoenix, Santa Barbara, South Bend, Thousand Oaks, Toledo and Wichita. For more information, visit theaterleague.com.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Betrayal, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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