Kicking off the new season at the Hippodrome Theatre will be Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which recently became the second longest-running musical in Broadway history. The tale of the Phantom and his love for opera singer Christine Daae will begin its run at the Baltimore theatre Aug. 11.
Another Tony winner, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will play the Hippodrome Nov. 2-14. The musical based on the film of the same name tells the story of a young Midwestern girl, Millie Dillmount, who arrives in New York set to take the city by storm. Susan Egan recently replaced Sutton Foster as Broadway's Millie; Darcie Roberts stars in the show's tour.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I will follow Millie, Feb. 1-13, 2005. Stage and TV star Stefanie Powers will portray Anna in the production, which features such classic tunes as "Shall We Dance?," "Getting to Know You" and "I Have Dreamed."
Frank Gorshin is set to reprise his acclaimed portrayal of George Burns in Say Goodnight Gracie, Feb. 22-March 6. The one-man show about the late comic will be followed by another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma! That beloved musical will run March 15-27.
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, which is currently making its Broadway bow at the Virginia Theatre, will play the Hippodrome April 19-May 1. And, the season concludes with the megahit The Lion King. The Disney musical will begin its engagement June 3. Subscriptions for the Broadway in Baltimore season are priced from $116 $617 and are now on sale by calling (800) 343-3103 or by visiting www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.