Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Byham Theater
About: Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society during their 2019 US tour. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.
Cast and creative team interviews available upon request
Liberty Magic: Lee Terbosic in THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HARRY HOUDINI
About: In this special LIMITED ENGAGEMENT event on October 23 - November 17, Lee Terbosic will lead audiences at Liberty Magic through an exploration of some of Harry Houdini's most magical moments. The 75-minute performance, part lecture, part Q&A, part demo, and all magic- will leave the audience wondering if there was something more sinister afoot on the night of Houdini's passing 93 years ago.
EQT Bridge Theater Series: Walk Two Moons
November 8-9, 2019, Byham Theater
About: Based on Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal-winning novel. While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters. None more so than Phoebe – Sal’s best friend and the main character in the stories she tells to entertain her grandparents. Phoebe’s story bursts with wild conspiracy theories of her own missing mother, which helps Sal confront her own loss. But with a deadline looming, Sal might not make it in time to reunite with the one person she wants to find most. Follow National Players on their journey in this moving adaptation of the award-winning novel by Sharon Creech about family, identity, and coming-of-age. Recommended for ages 7+.
Children’s Theater Series: Judy Moody & Stink
November 17 - 24, 2019, Byham Theater and suburban locations
About: Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, audience members of Judy Moody & Stink will go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with the dynamic sister and brother duo. The story follows Judy whom after seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper decides she wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship. Recommended for ages 3+.
November 19 - 24, Benedum Center
About: Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks, and Tony Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical - based on Palminteri’s true life story.
A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
Cast and creative team interviews
November 26 - December 1, Benedum Center
About: Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”
Cast and creative team interviews
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series:
Pure YANNI – Piano & Intimate Conversation
Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center
About: YANNI will give fans an intimate look at his songs, his writing process and his inspirations with Pure YANNI - Piano & Intimate Conversation. Pure YANNI, will feature his famous orchestrations performed exclusively on a piano giving audiences a rare and intimate look inside his creative process. YANNI will share stories from his experiences traveling the globe including his understanding and interaction with different cultures and his experience planning and performing in mega shows in some of the most revered places on earth. This show will offer an up-close and personal experience like never before and include a live Q&A with the audience.
Press seats may be available for reviewing media.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 8:00p.m., Benedum Center
About: Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour this year, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry! This year’s show will feature the original classic Christmas hits from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.
Advance interview with select tour press representative.
Pre-written Q/A and quotes by Chip Davis for media advance coverage is available upon request.