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“New York Has Never Been So Close”

Triangle Broadway fans will experience the 2011 Tony ® Award winning landmark theater event WAR HORSE, and the must see show of the year, the Durham premiere of JERSEY BOYS.  Inspired by an electrifying true story MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is sure to get you to your feet.  Audiences will be mesmerized by the new production of the legendary love story JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis.  And the irresistible Broadway magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS. The season closes out with spring time performances of Broadway’s best new revival ANYTHING GOES, the best two hours on Broadway PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and Broadway’s funniest new hit musical SISTER ACT.

New York has never been so close! Direct-from- New-York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC’s, 2012 / 2013 season. We’re calling this our “New York Has Never Been So Close” season, since seven of our eight shows are current hits in New York and one is on its way to Broadway. In total, this new season line-up features twenty-one 2011 Tony ® nominations, nine Tony ® Award winners, and these same shows sold over 2.5 million tickets in New York last year.

Past seasons have always featured many of the newest and most current hits from New York, but this season is truly extraordinary. Triangle Broadway fans will experience the 2011 Tony ® Award winning landmark theater event WAR HORSE, and the must see show of the year, the Durham premiere of JERSEY BOYS. Inspired by an electrifying true story MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is sure to get you to your feet. Audiences will be mesmerized by the new production of the legendary love story JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis. And the irresistible Broadway magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS. The season closes out with spring time performances of Broadway’s best new revival ANYTHING GOES, the best two hours on Broadway PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and Broadway’s funniest new hit musical SISTER ACT.

Tickets for this “New York has Never Been so Close” season are currently available only as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2012 / 2013 package. Prices for the eight-show season package or the flexible seven-show package vary depending on number of shows and titles selected.

Current SunTrust Broadway at DPAC season ticket holders will receive renewal packages in the mail over the next week and will have until May 11, 2012 to renew. Those that renew by April 1 receive an easy payment plan, a free Broadway iTunes card and a chance to win a trip to NYC! They also may contact the DPAC Ticket Center now by phone at 919-680-2787, customerservice@DPACnc.com or go to DPACnc.com and click on the SunTrust Broadway ticket. Orders for new subscriptions are also on sale now. To order or get more information, call 919-680-2787 or visit our website at DPACnc.com.

“Being part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC is very special and we thank those current subscribers for the support. We are proud to be the #1 season ticket program in the Triangle with almost 10,000 season ticket holders and are thrilled to invite new and old to become members of the power and magic of live theatre at DPAC,” stated Bob Klaus, General Manager of DPAC.

2012/2013 SunTrust Broadway at DPAC includes:

· War Horse: October 2-7,2012
· Jersey Boys: October 30-November 18, 2012
· Million Dollar Quartet: December 4-9, 2012
· Jekyll & Hyde the Musical: January 8-13, 2013
· Mary Poppins: February 12-17, 2013
· Anything Goes: March 19-24, 2013
· Priscilla Queen of the Desert: April 30-May 5, 2013
· Sister Act: May 14-19, 2013

SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Ticket Holders benefits are our first priority. Season Ticket holders receive many benefits including the option of our eight-show season package or our flexible seven-show package, special savings off individual ticket prices (*excluding gold circle seats), the best seats, complimentary parking, flexibility to exchange tickets, and easy payment plans with no interest. For more information contact CustomerService@DPACnc.com or call the DPAC Ticket Center at 919-680-2787, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale this summer. For more information on SunTrust Broadway at DPAC benefits, visit SunTrustBroadway.com.

Detailed information DPAC’s “New York Has Never Been so Close!” Season below:

WAR HORSE October 2-7, 2012
“Theatrical Magic” – The New York Times

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. Content Advisory: Includes scenes that depict warfare. Recommended for ages 10+. Parental discretion advised.

JERSEY BOYS October 30-November 18, 2012
“The crowd goes wild!” – The New York Times

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!” proclaims Time Magazine.

The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Content advisory: Mature content. Contains adult language. Parental discretion advised.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET December 4-9, 2012
“Musical Fireworks…Gets the Audience to Its Feet!” – Associated Press

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

JEKYLL & HYDE January 8-13, 2012
“Powerful and Intense! Passion is the Real Star Here.” – WNBC-TV

Starring in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis injects new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE.

After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production that includes all the classic songs (“This is the Moment,” “A New Life,” “Someone Like You”) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon. Content Advisory: For mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

MARY POPPINS February 12-17, 2013
“Ingenious and Exhilarating!” – Chicago Sun-Times

MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has which has the New York Daily News calling it “a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!” This spectacular hit has astonished over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York.

The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!” All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend a performance of Mary Poppins.

ANYTHING GOES: March 19-24, 2013
“Grade A! A Merry Sparkling Production!” – Entertainment Weekly

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to The Triangle, while it continues a triumphant run on Broadway where The New York Times calls it “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA Today hails it as “GLORIOUS and EXHUBERANT!”

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT April 30 – May 5, 2013
“A Feel-Good Show With a Big, Joyous Heart!” – New York Post

BETTE MIDLER proudly presents the most OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN Broadway musical: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, PRISCILLA features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” Content advisory: Contains explicit language, sexual innuendo and attempted hate crime. Parental discretion advised.

SISTER ACT May 14-19, 2013
“A Heavenly Good Time” – The New York Times

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!

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