In the coming year, the Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre and the State Theatre of Pennsylvania, will celebrate its 199th season of live entertainment and its 25th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company.
The Walnut is not only the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia, but also the most-subscribed theatre company in the world — 56,000 subscribers, the troupe reports.
Bernard Havard, producing artistic director, recently announced the 2007-2008 mainstage season.
As previously reported on Playbill.com, the Walnut will be one of only eight regional theatres in the United States granted the opportunity to produce Les Misérables independently of the famed Cameron Mackintosh production that has swept the world.
Here's the 2007-08 Walnut Street season at a glance:
Les Misérables (May 13-July 13, 2008), the Alain Boublil-Claude Michel Schonberg musical version of the Victor Hugo tale. Wanut Street Theatre is at 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
For subscription information, call (215) 574-3550 or visit www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org.