Broadway Las Vegas will present 10 productions throughout the 2013-2014 season, including “The Book of Mormon” and “Les Miserables.”
The latter musical will open the season in August, and like most of the shows will run over a long weekend. The previously announced production of “The Book of Mormon,” however, will close out the season with a month-long run June 10-July 6, 2014. Other productions are “The Wizard of Oz,” “War Horse,” “Sister Act,” “Evita,” “Mamma Mia,” “Flashdance,” “The Gershwins’ Pory and Bess” and “Once.”
All shows will be held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and organizers say they want to make tickets affordable for all shows.
“The whole idea of bringing Broadway to Las Vegas is to make sure people who live here get a chance to see the greatest shows on the planet at affordable prices,” said Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Center, according to KVVU in Las Vegas. The news station notes that the cheapest tickets to Smith Center performances start at $24.
About a month after “Les Miserables” leaves, “The Wizard of Oz” will play from September 10-15. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation of the classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and film “The Wizard of Oz” features well legendary songs including “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Webber also wrote new songs for the production with longtime writing partner Tim Rice.
The calendar year will be closed out with “Evita,” also by Webber,” which will run November 26-December 1. “Mamma Mia” will kick off the new year and run January 7-12, and tells the known well-known story of a mother, daughter and her three possible fathers.
“Flashdance The Musical” will be performed January 28-February 2, 2014, and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film.