Broadway/San Diego, a Nederlander presentation, announced a jam-packed 2008-09 season of shows at the Civic and Balboa theatres in southern California. Tours of Grease, A Chorus Line, The Color Purple, Spring Awakening and Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol are among attractions.
"It is a season of firsts," stated Joe Kobryner, vice president of Broadway/San Diego's parent company, the Nederlander Producing Company of America. "…Spring Awakening is among our first offerings in the newly-restored, gorgeous historic Balboa Theatre. We will also present the first San Diego engagements of two Broadway hits: The Drowsy Chaperone and Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple; and the first week long engagement of the spectacular Beatles concert, Rain: The Beatles Experience."
The 2008-09 Broadway San Diego subscription season includes:
Aug. 12-17: The national tour of the new Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, Civic Theatre.
Aug. 15-31: The national tour of the 2007 Broadway musical sensation, Spring Awakening, Balboa Theatre
Sept. 23-28: The national tour of the Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Civic Theatre.
Nov. 11-16: A visit by the one-man comedy Defending the Caveman, the longest-running solo play in Broadway history, Balboa Theatre.
Dec. 2-7: The national tour of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple, Civic Theatre.
March 3-8, 2009: The national tour of the new Broadway revival of Grease, Civic Theatre.
April 21-26, 2009: The multi-media theatre show, Rain — The Beatles Experience, featuring hits of the Beatles, Balboa Theatre.
May 5-10, 2009: The national tour of the fourth play in the Tuna, TX-set series of comic play by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, Tuna Does Vegas, starring Sears and Williams, Balboa Theatre.
June 2-7, 2009: The Aussie comedy diva's latest show, Dame Edna Live: My First Last Tour, Civic Theatre.
July 14-19, 2009: International star Topol in the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, with the star re-creating his film role, Civic Theatre.
Aug. 4-30, 2009: A Broadway musical to be announced, Civic Theatre.
Extra Season Events in 2008-09 include:
Jan. 9-11, 2009: A tour of the musical Annie, Civic Theatre.
March 10-15, 2009: The new national tour of Rent, starring original Broadway cast members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, Civic Theatre.
The previously announced bookings are:
June 3-8: A tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats, Civic Theatre.
July 16-Aug. 10: The national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Civic Theatre.
The Civic Theatre is located at 3rd & B Street in downtown San Diego. Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Avenue, downtown San Diego.
All The Way
Art of the Brick
Bullets over Broadway
Heart and Lights
Of Mice and Men
The Bridges of Madison County
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding