Groundbreaking music, thrilling romances, and escapes from reality are just a few of the themes patrons can expect in The Carnegie’s 2018-19 Theatre Season.
The Carnegie’s 2018-19 season opens in August with R&B dreams and schemes in DREAMGIRLS. The emotional journey of female singing trio, the Dreams, features favorite songs from the 2006 motion picture of the same name. In November monsters and romance take center stage for IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, a new award-winning play that examines love in the age of the Internet. Families can experience Disney magic in January with THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The family-friendly musical pairs the Victor Hugo novel and classic songs from the Disney movie with new songs from award-winning composers, Menken and Schwartz. The season concludes in March with SWING!, a celebration of music and the dance movement that swept the world, that includes favorite songs like “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood,” and many more.
The Carnegie’s 2018-19 Theatre Series
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Playing August 11-26, 2018
Based on the stories of real life music icons, The Supremes, James Brown, and others, DREAMGIRLS offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry of the 60s as it tells the story of R&B group The Dreams. Starting out as a trio of singers and friends, Effie, Deena, and Lorrell are determined to make it big in the vibrant music landscape of the 1960s. But as the band’s success grows, their relationships deteriorate.
Featuring such songs as “Dreamgirls,” “And I’m Telling You,” and “One Night Only,” this In Tony Award-winning musical was adapted into the 2006 motion picture starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Edie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Anika Noni Rose.
Saturday, August 11, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 12, 3pm
Friday, August 17, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 18, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 19, 3pm
Friday, August 24, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 25, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 26, 3pm
DREAMGIRLS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT
By Madhuri Shekar
Playing November 3-18, 2018
Evie Malone, a college senior and gamer girl, has it all figured out. She commands a top-ranked guild in World of Warcraft with her virtual boyfriend, and makes money writing love letters for people having relationship problems. She makes game plans, employs strategies, and doesn’t take stupid risks…until she falls in love in real life. No amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend.
A rom-com for the digital generation, IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT is a new take on society and romance in the age of the Internet with plenty of fantasy, adventure and humor.
Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 4, 3pm
Friday, November 9, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 10, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 11, 3pm
Friday, November 16, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 18, 3pm
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions
Playing January 17 – 27, 2019
Quasimodo, the misshapen bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral longs to join the city of Paris during the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
The beloved musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name, features an Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney film, including “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts” along with and new songs from famed composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled) and Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked).
Thursday, January 17, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 18, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 19, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 20, 3pm
Thursday, January 24, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 25, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 26, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 27, 3pm
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MIT. http://www.MTIShows.com
Original Concept by Paul Kelly
Original Direction and Choreography by Lynn Taylor-Corbett
Playing March 30 – April 15, 2019
High energy beats and fast paced dance moves are hallmarks of swing music, which exploded out of pre-war Harlem’s hotbed of youth culture and became a worldwide phenomenon. The genre crossed racial and cultural barriers to bring us popular dances like the Lindy Hop, the Jive and more. SWING! celebrates this remarkable diversity to the beat of the most exhilarating songs of the period. But as this enthralling song-and-dance show makes abundantly clear, swing was never a time or place – it has always been a state of mind.
Saturday, March 30, 7:30pm ● Sunday, March 31, 3pm
Friday, April 5, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 7, 3pm
Friday, April 12, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 14, 3pm
SWING! Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals
Subscriptions for the 2018-19 Theatre Season are currently on sale. Single tickets go on sale Friday, April 13 ,2018 at noon. Tickets may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940, open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, or online at www.thecarnegie.com.