'Hamilton' Heads To FLL

'Dear Evan Hansen' Also Tops Broadway In Fort Lauderdale Season

Michelle F. Solomon, ATCA, FFCC

Photographer: Joan Marcus

"Hamilton," that mega selling, can't-get-a-ticket Broadway musical is coming to Fort Lauderdale, along with the other Tony Award winning smash Dear Evan Hansen.

How to get a ticket you might ask? Buy the season. Hey, it's probaby cheaper than getting a "Hamilton" ticket on Broadway.

In a press release announcement, the producers of the 2018-2019 Bank Of American Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season said "Hamilton" was part of a six or seven show subscription series.

"Hamilton" will play for a limited five week run December 18, 2018 – January 20, 2019.

"Dear Evan Hansen" visits March 26 – April 7, 2019.

Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” "Fiddler on the Roof," (Feb 20 – Mar 3, 2019) will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to life, love and laughter. The romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" comes to Fort Lauderdale  April 23 to May 5, 2019., And Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser "A Bronx Tale" arrives June 11 to 23.

Additional musicals include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "The King and I" (Nov. 20–Dec. 2, 2018), the “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Back by popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  "The Phantom of the Opera," (Oct. 10 – 21, 2018) is an optional seventh subscription show.

Season tickets for the 2018/2019 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from *$261 - $1,002. A seven-show package which includes "The Phantom of the Opera"   is also available and range from *$296 - $1147. Visit Subscribers may also call the Season Ticket Hotline at 800.764.0700. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. When renewing over the phone or online, Season Ticket Holders must have their account number and credit card. 

"This is truly a blockbuster season that will tap into nostalgia with some fantastic revivals, and take us on new journeys with some of today’s hottest hits," said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are incredibly proud to host an amazing season of Tony Award®-winning and fan-favorite hit musicals. Our 27th Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season promises to be a landmark season!” said Susie Krajsa, Executive Vice President for Broadway Across America.




Photographer: Matthew Murphy

October 10 – 21, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Fort Lauderdale as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.

The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

Photographer: Jeremy Daniel

November 20 – December 2, 2018

“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical 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. .



Photographer: Joan Marcus

December 18 – January 20, 2019

The story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, "Hamilton"  is the story of America then, as told by America now.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton" is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.


Fiddler On The Roof

February 20 – March 3, 2019

Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

Dear Evan Hansen

Photographer: Chad Kraus

March 26 – April 7, 2019


A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. "Dear Evan Hansen"  is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.


April 23 –May 5, 2019

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. 

A Bronx Tale

Photographer: Joan Marcus

June 11 – 23, 2019

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, " A Bronx Tale" is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical- based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story- that The New York Times hails as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

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