April 26, 2012– The Players Theatre is thrilled to announce a change to the 83rd Broadway season line up with the addition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. After years of applying for the rights, The Players Theatre is excited to be the first in the area to have this landmark musical grace its stage.
“We have never swapped out a show before” said Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director for The Players Theatre. “Considering an opportunity of this magnitude, we know that our patrons will understand and be as excited as we are!”
Sunset Boulevard is a perfect fit for The Players stage considering the local talent pool and the size and enormity of this blockbuster production. The 83rd Season line-up will now consist of Applause, Nunsense, Annie, Sunset Boulevard, 9 to 5, Harvey, and Side Show. Patrons should know that The Players still has plans to bring the heart-felt musical Violet to life on stage during the 84th Season.
“There are rare and exciting times in every theatre lover’s life when they are able to be a part of their dream show” elaborates Kin. “After seeing Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Sunset Boulevard on Broadway in the 90’s, I have dreamt of the day I could somehow be a part of this musical and its amazing story. After years of applying for the rights, and being turned down, it seemed as though The Players would never get it. On a whim, I applied again this year and at the last minute, we were granted the rights. There is something to be said about being persistent!”
It is not too late to celebrate this incredible coup by subscribing to The Players entire Broadway season! Subscribers will get the best choice of seats at the very best price, with subscriptions starting at just $60! Single tickets for each show will be available for sale on August 1, 2012.