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Omaha's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include Waitress, Finding Neverland, The King and I & More

Omaha's 2017-2018 Broadway Season Will Include Waitress, Finding Neverland, The King and I & More
'Waitress,' 'Finding Neverland' & 'The King and I'
Get ready for some big-time Broadway entertainment, Omaha!

The biggest hits on the Great White Way are headed to Omaha as part of the just-announced Broadway Across America–Omaha 2017-2018 season!

Broadway blockbusters Waitress, Finding Neverland and The King and I will be part of the upcoming season. The lineup will also include The Little Mermaid, An American in Paris and Wicked.

Learn more about all of these exciting stage hits below!


FINDING NEVERLAND
October 11 - 15
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful, widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).


THE LITTLE MERMAID
November 7 - 12
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 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! TIME Magazine calls it “One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.”


WAITRESS
December 12 - 17
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor offers her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.


THE KING AND I
January 16 - 21, 2018
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Directed by Bartlett Sher and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York Magazine.


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
February 13 - 18, 2018
An American in Paris is the new hit 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.


WICKED
May 16 - June 3, 2018
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

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