HONOLULU, HAWAII– Broadway In Hawaii / MagicSpace Entertainment announced its first-ever subscription series will include three Honolulu premieres – the critically-acclaimed Blue Man Group and, direct from Broadway, Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles and Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster, Wicked. Season ticket holders can see all three shows at Blaisdell Concert Hall for less than $120. Season tickets go on sale April 2. Visit Broadwayinhawaii.com to receive information by email, Facebook or Twitter.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Wicked, Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles and Blue Man Group to Honolulu,” says Broadway in Hawaii CEO John Ballard. “Our Hawaiian audiences have been incredibly welcoming in the past and it’s an honor to share these extraordinary shows with everyone in the community. These three productions represent not only some of the most popular shows in entertainment today, they also embody a spirit of creativity that has made them true innovators in the performing arts. We’re confident that Honolulu audiences will embrace Wicked, Rain and Blue Man Group as each show makes its Hawaii debut.
- Wicked : Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety and named “the defining musical of the decade” by The New York Times, Wicked continues to thrill audiences around the world. Wicked will open at Blaisdell Concert Hall on November 24, 2012 with performances running through January 16, 2013. Subscriber performances are December 4-16.
- Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles: Celebrated as a perfect family show, The Toronto Star describes Rain as “A fun-filled family crowd-pleaser!” and New Jersey’s Courier Post writes, “Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy.” Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. The premiere of RAIN will span 8 performances at Blaisdell Concert Hall, May 13-19, 2013
- Blue Man Group is best known for its popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Blue Man Group will thrill Honolulu with its high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group, it’s a must-see. If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it. Blue Man Group debuts in Honolulu with 8 performances June 18-23, 2013 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Pippin,” Academy Award-winner for “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt”) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”). Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (“Take Me Out,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!”, “The Vagina Monologues”) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (“Aida,” The Who’s “Tommy,” “How To Succeed…”).
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. To learn more, visit www.wickedthemusical.com.
About Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles
Direct from Broadway! Described as “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! To learn more, visit www.raintribute.com.
About Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its widely popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”
Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget. To learn more, visit www.blueman.com.
About Broadway In Hawaii / MagicSpace Entertainment
Broadway In Hawaii has been presenting the very best touring Broadway productions at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall and the historic Hawaii Theater since 1999. Most recently, the Hawaiian debut of Riverdance and our sold-out engagement of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast took Honolulu by storm and CATS was the hottest family ticket during the holidays. Its CATS fundraiser for Kapi’olani Medical Center was an incredible success, earning Hawaii’s favorite non-profit charity thousands of dollars!