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Broadway Comes to ASU Gammage

Without a doubt, ASU Gammage is one of Tempe’s most prized possessions and has staged many celebrity artists and renowned Broadway productions. Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. It’s the home theater of M&I Bank Broadway Across America – Arizona and the ASU Gammage Beyond series and strives to connect communities through artistic excellence and educational outreach. It’s architecture, designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has given the theatre a historic decadence and celebrated Valley significance.

Now let’s add a little drama. This spring, ASU Gammage is jam-packed with not-to-miss productions for your viewing pleasure. Take a look!

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RENT
March 17-22. 7:30 p.m.
The rock opera that will bring you to your feet and to tears is now showing at ASU Gammage! This theatrical wonder, based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, has changed Broadway forever and has won a Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize. The story is about being young, learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice and living for today and shows the struggles of young artists and musicians trying to make it in New York under the shadows of AIDS. RENT is unforgettable and an experience everyone should endure.
Tickets: $23.25 – $63.50

Frost/Nixon
March 31-April 5
No this is not just an Academy Award nominated movie. Frost/Nixon, the play, examines the relationship of David Frost and Richard Nixon and ponders the question “how did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon?” The fast-paced Tony Award nominated new play by Peter Morgan, writer of The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, & HBO’s “Longford”, and directed by Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage, shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental television interviews of all time.
Tickets: $23.25 – $64.50

Cats
April 7-12
There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of Cats. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become the longest running show in Broadway’s history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Cats features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song, “Memory.” Book your tickets right away for this one!
Tickets: $23.25 – $68.50

STOMP
May 5-10
Come see what all the noise is about with STOMP, the “explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, and utterly unique” on-stage performance. The international percussion sensation is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London’s Tony Award); an Obie Award; a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.”
Tickets: $23.25 – $63.50

For more information or for tickets, visit www.asugammage.com.

8 Comments

  • Giselle says:

    Oh cool I want to go see Cats! Actually all of these would be really fun to see. I had no clue Frost/Nixon was a play.

  • Emme says:

    Rent is my most favorite Broadyway play ever–I’ve seen it at Gammage before and it was amazing. Try to get seats closer to the stage though. We sat in the balcony and felt like we were about to topple onto the stage. And I’ve always wanted to see Stomp!

  • St. Patty says:

    I heard rumors they were coming! This is awesome!

  • JGreen says:

    Cats might be something to see with the family. My one son is getting very artistic and getting into movies and such.
    A good play might even further that ambition . . . .

  • Amy Barton says:

    I am so excited for Stomp! I plan on going to this musical! It will be my first time seeing the show. I’m so excited these shows come to the Valley. They are always so good!

  • chilipepper72 says:

    I’d like to see Stomp.

  • Holly Grainger says:

    i went and saw the opening night of Rent last night. the perfromers were great and the crown loved it. but i just reconfirmed how much i HATE musical. like with a passion. it makes my skin crawl hearing people sing their words – its so weird. why not just talk them our like a normal play, then i woul dbe able to hear the words and understand the details of the plot rather than a loose story line beucase i cant hear any of the words becuase they are singing them. i just honestly hate musicals so much, but despite that, it was a sell-out crown adn everybody else seemed to be into the cheesy songs.

  • Rachael says:

    I saw Rent years ago on Broadway it was great.

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