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Coming to SF: ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ ‘Some Like it Hot,’ more Broadway blockbusters


“Kimberly Akimbo,” “Some Like it Hot” a “Back to the Future” musical and a show about the life and music of legendary hit-maker Neil Diamond are all headed to the Bay Area as part of the BroadwaySF 2024-25 season announced Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Also included in the new season are a return of “Hamilton” and “Wicked,” as well as the acclaimed revival of “Parade” and a new Bard-spoofing musical comedy, “& Juliet.”

Subscription packages for the new season are on sale now, starting at $429.50: 888-746-1799, or broadwaysf.com. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date.

BroadwaySF Managing Director Rainier Koeners described the upcoming season as “filled with vibrant productions that promise to engage, inspire, and provoke thought among audiences throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area.”

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, will also serve up additional shows, touring music and comedy performances, lectures and Q&As and other events during the season — details on those are TBA.

Here’s a quick look at the season.

“Wicked.” Aug. 28-Oct. 13, Orpheum Theatre: The legendary show about the doings in pre-Dorothy Oz got its world premiere in San Francisco 20 years. Now it will be back to launch the BroadwaySF season.

“Kimberly Akimbo,” Nov. 5-Dec. 1, Curran Theatre: The surprise Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winner by David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music) centers on a girl who’s about to turn 16 but suffers from a rare genetic condition that forces premature aging, not to mention family dysfunction. But she’s determined to find joy and meaning in life. The New Yorker called it a “howlingly funny heartbreaker of a show.”

“Hamilton,” Nov. 27-Jan. 5, Orpheum Theatre: This special season add-on brings the game-changing musical about Alexander Hamilton and the rest of America’s Founding Fathers back to the Bay Are for a limited run.

“Some Like it Hot,” Jan. 7-26, Orpheum Theatre: Adapted from the classic 1959 film starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon and Marilyn Monroe, the musical comedy by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Matthew López and Amber Ruffin is set in Chicago during Prohibition and follows two musicians on the run after witnessing a mob murder. The show won more theater awards than any other Broadway production in 2023.

“Back to the Future, The Musical,” Feb. 12-March 9 2025, Orpheum Theatre: The hit musical is adapted from the original 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd (and a time machine built out of a DeLorean) by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard (music and lyrics) and Bob Gale (book). The show, featuring original tunes as well as some songs that appeared in the film, won the 2022 Olivier Award for best new musical before debuting on Broadway in June 2023.

“Parade,” May 13-June 8, Curran Theatre: The powerful production won the 2023 Tony Award for best musical revival and was dubbed “as commanding as any musical revival to hit Broadway in years” by Deadline. The show is a dramatization of the 1913 trial, imprisonment and eventual hanging of Jewish American Leo Frank in Georgia after he …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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