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Exclusive first look: Broadway in Binghamton announces 2022-2023 season

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 6:50 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- During Broadway in Binghamton’s 2021-2022 season, theater lovers in the Southern Tier got to have a cheeseburger in paradise (Escape to Margaritaville), watch an oscar-winning romance take the stage (Officer and a Gentlemen), learn about the life and legacy of Donna Summer (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), watch a waitress turned soon-to-be mom fight for her future (Waitress), and see how the candy man can (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

“To have had the arts gone for almost two years and come back, people were celebrating! People were happy to be out, they were happy to be in the theater,” said NAC Entertainment President Albert Nocciolino.

Nocciolino said having the arts back meant revving the economic engines in the community.

“When we go to the arts we spend our money,” said Nocciolino, “We eat in our restaurants, park in our parking lots, stay in our hotels, and that starts to manifest itself and the multiplier effect is huge.”

Now for their next season, he said there is a lot to look forward to:

Fiddler on the Roof: ”We kick off with one of the great classics and a family show, Fiddler on the Roof. It’s just a celebration of life, the relationships between fathers and daughters and mothers and celebrating family.”

Legally Blonde: “Speaking of fun, Legally Blonde! It’s the story of Elle Woods, who goes after her dreams despite the challenges and accomplishes so much.”

Anastasia: “A new one based on the movie, Anastasia. It takes place after the Russian empire and Anya runs to Paris and it tells that whole controversial story, but a beautiful musical and again a family show.”

Cats: “One that has had more than nine lives and has been back here several times which now falls in the classic category after 30 years is Cats. We’re thrilled to be bringing it back.”

On Your Feet: “One that I’m really excited about, the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, On Your Feet, It’s just a wonderfully beautiful story of them making it together.”

There will also be two season specials including the Buddy Holly Story and Stomp!

“I think this is a real combination of what we strive to do, and that’s bring something for everyone and hopefully that’s what we’ve done this year.”

More details and show dates can be found below:

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF November 8 & 9, 2022: Audiences across North America are toasting a new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;’ “If I Were A Rich Man;’ “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL December 7 & 8, 2022: Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde - The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot. Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde - The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser.

ANASTASIA January 30 & 31, 2023: Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Binghamton at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann.

CATS March 1 & 2, 2023: Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this bellowed musical with breathtaking music and stunning choreography. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, original scenic and costume design by John Napier, all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz, all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne and direction by Trevor Nunn make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

ON YOUR FEET March 21 & 22, 2023: HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3″ and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!

SEASON SPECIALS:

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY October 15, 2022: Back by popular demand! The true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll be the day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on ‘The Day the Music Died.”

STOMP! April 25 & 26, 2023: STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Season Tickets are available now by calling Broadway in Binghamton at (607) 772-1391. Subscriber benefits include guaranteed seating, and a first chance to purchase additional tickets to Broadway in Binghamton shows and season specials before they go on sale to the public.

A Season ticket includes a ticket to each of the five (5) season shows: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LEGALLY BLONDE, ANASTASIA, CATS and ON YOUR FEET.

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