2017 Summer Season
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Benedum Center June 6 - 11, 2017
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! Presented in cooperation with PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh.
Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Benedum Center June 14 - 25, 2017
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl, “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight.
IN THE HEIGHTS
Benedum Center July 7 - 16, 2017
From the writer of HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS introduces audiences to a vibrant neighborhood on the brink of change, where the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs in the air…potentially transforming the lives of the people and community forever. This revolutionary musical weaves Latin rhythms, hip-hop and pop to tell a captivating story about chasing the American dream as you cling to your roots and those you love. IN THE HEIGHTS is brimming with unforgettable songs and passionate choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave!
Benedum Center July 18 - 23, 2017
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, NEWSIES is the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who rallies “newsies” from across NYC to strike for what’s right after publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer threatens their livelihood. Winner of the Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, audiences and critics alike call it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, including the tap dance extravaganza “King of New York,” NEWSIES is a high-energy eruption of song and dance.
Benedum Center July 28 - August 6, 2017
Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA!, the ultimate feel-good show! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. ABBA's timeless songs infuse this enchanting tale of family, friendship and love, with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers that make MAMMA MIA! a smash hit. “The Winner Takes It All,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and more will have you dancing in the aisles like a “Dancing Queen!"
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Benedum Center August 8 - 13, 2017
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the unexpected recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. On December 4, 1956, this unlikely quartet converged on Sun Records in Memphis. They didn’t always get along, but when it came to the music they created something special. Thankfully, Sun’s owner, Sam Phillips, flipped the recording switch and rock ‘n’ roll history was made. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes you behind the music with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with 21 legendary hits that defined rock 'n' roll, including: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Hound Dog.”