PNC Broadway in Louisville

Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen Celebrates One Millionth Guest in Louisville

The great reviews for PNC Broadway in Louisville’s Dear Evan Hansen keep flooding in and you have until Sunday, October 6th to see what the buzz is all about. The winner of six Tony Awards, including best musical, is leading audiences through a mix of emotions and inner fulfillment when the final curtain calls.

The show is not only popular in Louisville, but has been blazing the box office across America and welcomed its one millionth guest at the October 4th  performance at The Kentucky Center for the Arts.

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PNC Broadway in Louisville Announces 2019-2020 Season – New Subscriptions On Sale Now

PNC Broadway in Louisville is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Season which includes the six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN opening the series at The Kentucky Center. The season will also include the new productions direct from Broadway, THE BAND’S VISIT, ANASTASIA, and COME FROM AWAY, the acclaimed new production of MISS SAIGON, the return of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and Disney’s THE LION KING will be making a triumphant return as a season option. Only current subscribers can renew their season tickets at this time. Season tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 28. People interested in purchasing as a new subscriber may sign up on the “Save the Date” list at BroadwayInLouisville.com, which will notify them by email on March 28 when tickets are available.

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PNC Broadway in Louisville Presents: Hello, Dolly! May 14-19 at The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly!—the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!”

Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post).

Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion—hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”

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PNC Broadway in Louisville presents Hamilton – June 4-23 at The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

HAMILTON is 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.

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PNC Broadway in Louisville presents On Your Feet! – March 12 – March 17 – The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

Reflecting back with Audience – Our thoughts on the show:

Some patrons can be a bit dubious when it comes to musical reviews, or “jukebox musicals,” and justifiably so. Too often, a weak narrative serves as the rack on which disparate oldies-but-goodies are flung and left to dry. Not so with “On Your Feet,” the hit-filled production with a story as strong and moving as the many songs that give it sound and the dancing that gives it sight.
Christie Prades as Gloria and Eddie Noel as Emilio take us through the journey of two young Miami teens who connect through music, their struggle to break into the business and their eventual dominance of it. Along the way, they fall in love and discover that navigating the demands of family can be just as daunting as negotiating deals or getting reluctant disc jockeys to spin their records.I loved “On Your Feet.” If you had a radio and a soul in the 1980s and 1990s, odds are you’ll love it, too.  By, Joseph Grove

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PNC Broadway of Louisville presents: The Book of Mormon Feb. 26 – March 3 – The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

The show runs Feb. 26 – March 3rd. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. 

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FIVE more performances of PNC Broadway in Louisville’s “The Book of Mormon” Before the Excellent Production Moves on Down the Road

If you’re still piqued by the buzz that has surrounded The Book of Mormon since its first staging in 2011, you have just five more performances before the excellent production now at The Kentucky Center moves on down the road.

The cast features Louisville native and YPAS graduate Kayla Pecchioni as the female lead, Nabulungi, an imperiled member of a Uganda tribe whose world is changed by the arrival of a pair of missionaries from Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City. Among an excellent cast of principals, her performance of the sweetly vulnerable young woman who comes to fall in love with the Lord and the man who makes the introduction completely beguiled me.

And whatever cost of the ticket, you’ll get your money’s worth from the over-the-top “Man Up” and the devilish “Spooky Mormon Hell.”

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Bourbon Classic Announces Returns to Louisville in 2019 – Tickets Available Now!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Audience502 partner, the Bourbon Classic, is excited to announce their return to Louisville to celebrate the best of Bourbon at its seventh annual event, February 20 – 23, 2019.

Highlights will include Top Shelf, a tasting event featuring Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, Cocktail and Culinary Challenge, showcasing classic and contemporary Bourbon cocktails paired with a chef’s Bourbon-themed culinary complement, Bourbon University, breakout classes focused on a variety of bourbon-themed topics; and TASTE, which will provide ample opportunities for the public to sample top brands of Bourbon, food pairings from featured restaurants and Bourbon-inspired products.

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Waitress: The Musical Cancelled Due to Fire Damage at the Kentucky Center

We are sad to share that PNC Broadway sent out a press release Tuesday night stating:
“Please be advised that we were notified by officials at The Kentucky Center that WAITRESS, originally scheduled to play The Kentucky Center June 26-July 1, must be cancelled due to recent fire damage within the venue.  All tickets purchased electronically will be automatically refunded to your credit card within 2-3 weeks. If your credit card is invalid, you will be issued a check refund within 4-6 weeks. All tickets paid with cash or check will be issued a check refund within 4-6 weeks. There is no need for you to do anything with your tickets. Your refund will be automatic.”

Leslie Broecker, President of PNC Broadway in Louisville, stated: ‘It’s regrettable that the presentation of WAITRESS must be cancelled, but safety is a priority.’

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Disney’s Aladdin – October 10-21 – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

Overview: Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wished for!” (NBC-TV).

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A Christmas Story – November 27 – December 2 – Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

Overview: Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Honored with 3 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, A Christmas Story is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle.

This new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette.

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PNC Broadway in Louisville presents Something Rotten – Jan. 15-20 – The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall

Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St – GET DIRECTIONS
Date(s): Tuesday, January 15th – Sunday, January 20th
Ages: Recommended 10+
Price: Tickets start at $37.00*
*sales tax not included
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes

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