On Monday, July 25, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The one-night only show will be a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims. It features song, dance and special appearances from some of the biggest names on Broadway including:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando has announced a roster of upcoming shows confirmed for the 2016-2017 season.
Among the new shows are Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Dionne Warwick, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alan Cumming, and Alton Brown.
Here is the complete list:
Last night the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announced the roster of shows for the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2016/2017 season.
In addition to the previously announced three-week engagement of the blockbuster Wicked, the line-up includes seven other acclaimed and award-winning productions and musicals.
Here is the complete roster of 2016/2017 shows coming to the Dr. Phillips Center:
The FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, presented by Dr. Phillips Center and Florida Theatrical Association, has announced that the hit musical Wicked will return to Orlando in January 2017.
Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The musical tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Comic legends John Cleese and Eric Idle are performing together on their Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time tour, and it will be making several stops in Central Florida this month.
Cleese and Idle are both veteran performers, who rose to fame as founding members of the comedy troupe, Monty Python. Over the years, both have also had written, performed, and produced wonderfully funny roles outside of Monty Python, in numerous movies and TV series, such as A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers, and The Rutles. Idle also created the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot, based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
This week, Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced two major corporate gifts towards the completion of Phase 2 of the venue.
Tupperware Brands and Ravago Americas are both contributing $1 million on top of previous gifts. Naming rights were given to both companies with their initial gifts, The Tupperware Brands Lobby is situated at the stage door lobby that welcomes artists, students and people doing business at the arts center. The Ravago Terrace Bar on Tier Three features a view of the Seneff Arts Plaza and the DeVos Family Room.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has launched a new membership campaign that highlights the individuals who are part of Dr. Phillips Center’s membership base.
Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards along I-4, Florida’s Turnpike and other major Central Florida roadways will feature the slogan and hashtag I’m a #DrPhillipsCenterMember with photos of current members who create a community of support for the arts center’s vision Arts for Every Life. Photos will also be posted on the Dr. Phillips Center website and corresponding social media.
The list of shows that will be presented during Orlando’s 2014-2015 Broadway season was announced this week, and it includes a mixture of new and returning productions.
This season marks the first at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which opens November 2014.
The first show to kick off the season will be returning favorite “The Phantom of the Opera” from December 3-14, 2014. The production has been revamped, and boasts new special effects, choreography and scenic and lighting design.
“Newsies” will play Orlando January 27 – February 1, 2015. This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the popular Disney movie about a scrappy group of newsboys who fight for their rights in 1899 New York City.