Aurora’s Paramount Theatre, the second largest subscription house in the Nation, announced the four blockbuster musicals on tap for the company’s ninth Broadway Series:
• Newsies, the rousing, David versus Goliath, Disney family musical ripped straight from the headlines about newsboys who take on a greedy news tycoon, is Paramount’s 2019-2020 season opener, directed by artistic director Jim Corti, September 4-October 20, 2019;
• Beauty and the Beast, the family-friendly, enchanting Disney classic storybook musical fantasy that proves beauty isn’t always what it appears, will be another holiday season spectacle staging by Paramount’s Amber Mak, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020;
• The Secret of My Success, a world premiere musical based on the hit 1987 Universal Pictures film starring Michael J. Fox, featuring a book by acclaimed writers Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, score by Chicago’s own Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler, and direction by Gordon Greenberg, February 12-March 29, 2020;
• The Midwest regional premiere of the high-kicking musical Kinky Boots, book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, directed by Paramount’s Trent Stork, April 29-June 14, 2020.
Just as it has since it launched its first Broadway Series in 2011, Paramount will offer the same buy-two-shows, get-two-shows-free subscription offer. Broadway Series packages start as low as $72. In fact, Paramount subscribers pay no more than $37 per show, and that’s the most expensive ticket, fees not included.
—Jay Kelly PR