Thursday, October 23, 2014

More Tickets Released for Phantom of the Opera at Atlanta's Fox Theatre!

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NEW ORCHESTRA AND WEEKEND LIMITED VIEW TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY
CAMERON MACKINTOSH

ATLANTA PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT AT FOX THEATRE
OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 2


Due to popular demand, limited view tickets in the orchestra for all performances, including weekends, have just been released for the premiere Atlanta engagement of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. 

The production is currently playing its premiere Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre  through November 2 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. To purchase tickets, visit www.foxtheatre.org/phantom, call 1-855-285-8499 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Ticket prices start at $43.

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated over 25 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”

Cameron Mackintosh said, ''After a glorious celebration of 25 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I'm delighted to be able to bring this dazzling new production of PHANTOM -- which has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics in the U.K this past year -- to North America.  With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident North American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise -- for the first time or all over again.”

The new production of PHANTOM is an enormous hit with audiences and critics alike…

“Extraordinarily opulent.  This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design,
fresh drama and added momentum.” – Sunday Express (UK)

“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind
of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” – The Scotsman (UK)
Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” – Roy Leonard, Chicago Now

This new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables now on Broadway) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.  THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

There are currently seven productions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA around the world: the flagship London production (27 Years and counting), New York (26 Years and counting), Sapporo (Japan, 25 Years and counting, in repertory), Budapest (Hungary), Hamburg (Germany), the Asian Pacific Tour (now in South Korea) and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular all-new production now on North American Tour.  The next international opening will be in Taipei, China in September 2014.

Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide, with over 65,000 performances that have been seen by 130 million people in 30 countries and 152 cities in 13 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards.

There have been three previous U.S. National Tours of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA that grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales and played 216 engagements in 77 cities for an unprecedented total of 36 years and over 14,500 performances to 31 million people.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.


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Lynyrd Skynyrd Honored at Atlanta's Fox Theatre!

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD MUSICAL LEGACY
HONORED AT ONE-NIGHT ONLY CONCERT EVENT
NOVEMBER 12, Fox Theatre, Atlanta

On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, an extraordinary collection of music artists will come together for One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd," a special concert event taping honoring one of the most influential bands of our time. 

The concert will take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature star-studded collaborations by esteemed artists paying tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music. The initial lineup includes music artists: Lynryd Skynyrd, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., Govt Mule, Robert Randolph, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, and Donnie Van Zant. Additional performers and surprise guests will be announced.

An all-star house band will be led by GRAMMY Award-winner Don Was who will serve as the music director.  Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer.  Ken Levitan and Ross Schilling are executive producers.  The live concert event, “One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd," will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.

“Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music has had a profound and unmistakable influence on artists and fans all over the world,” commented Don Was. “This incredible initial lineup of artists coming together to celebrate this band and their music is a genuine reflection of that, added Keith Wortman. I am honored to produce a multi-media event of this magnitude.”

As part of the campaign to save the Fox Theatre from demolition, Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their 1976 live album, One More From The Road, at the landmark theatre. The title “One More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd," was inspired by that legendary album’s title.

Tickets are on sale to the general public at www.foxtheatre.org and by phone at 855.285.8499. Tickets are also available at the Fox Theatre box office, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.   Ticket office hours are Monday Friday, 10AM 6PM; Saturday 10AM 3PM.

For more information aboutOne More For The Fans! - Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd” please visit: www.celebrateskynyrd.com
 
About Lynryd Skynyrd:

The legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd began more than 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida.  The American rock band is known for their “southern hard-rock” sound during the 1970’s.  The band has been included on Rolling Stone magazine’s and VH1’s lists of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”







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