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Beautiful–The Carole King Musical makes Broadway part of theREP subscription plan

Monday night, for the first time, Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre joined to reveal respective upcoming seasons, with subscription packages that link the two venues. The announcement, fashioned as a mock political debate between Proctors CEO Philip Morris and theREP’s Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill entertained a packed house of invited subscribers, members, group leaders, sponsors and supporters, while unveiling a wealth of professional theatre offerings.

As befitting tradition, Proctors, the Capital Region’s premier arts and entertainment complex, will open the 2016-2017 Key Private Bank Broadway Series by teching a new Broadway tour. The four-time Tony Award®-winning production of An American in Paris will be seen for the first time, outside of Paris and New York, in Schenectady. Proctors, an above the line producer on the show, will ho
st technical rehearsals and a week of preview performances before An American in Paris travels to the rest of the country.

Proctors will also tech the First National Tour of the Broadway musical comedy smash Something Rotten! in January 2017, marking the first time two new shows will be teched in Schenectady in the same season. In addition to giving subscribers a unique insider’s view of touring Broadway, this feat proves that Proctors has become a premier showcase destination for producers and top level creatives in the industry.

Proctors richest ever Broadway season continues with Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story On Stage, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Sound Of Music and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret. 

And subscribers will have priority access to tickets to Broadway’s biggest blockbuster Wicked, which will play a two-week engagement at Proctors as a non-subscription show.

In Albany, Capital Repertory Theatre will host a stellar 2016-2017 KeyBank Subscription Series of professional theatre as well, capped by Beautiful–The Carole King Musical which bridges venues, being on theREP’s slate, but playing on Proctors stage.

Preceding Beautiful at theREP, a combination of classics, musical biographies and world premieres, including A Night With Janis Joplin, Outside Mullingar, NEXT ACT 5! New Play Summit, Camelot, Reluctant Wingman and An Iliad.

“We’ve got the Capital Region covered with entertainment,” crowed Philip Morris, running on the Proctors ticket.

“There’s a show for everyone!” said Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, theREP’s rep in all things repertory.

“Seriously, though,” added Morris, “there is nothing to match what we’re doing at Proctors and theREP. We’re launching more and more tours in Schenectady, we’re consistently staging world premieres in Albany and we’re thrilled to be helping our subscribers become more familiar with the professional theatre offerings at both venues.”

2016-2017 Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors

All Proctors subscribers will choose one title from Capital Repertory Theatre

An American in Paris
October 14-21, 2016
An American In Paris is the new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Acclaimed director-choreographer and 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with Tony Award-winning orchestrations of unforgettable works from George and Ira Gershwin in the four-time Tony Award-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story On Stage
November 8-13, 2016
Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
November 23-27, 2016
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, is hailed as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times. This “dazzling” adaptation, by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, is directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Something Rotten!
January 10-15, 2017
Something Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. 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! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

The Sound of Music
April 4-9, 2017
“Sparkling, fresh and lively”–Los Angeles Times
The hills are alive in this brand new production of The Sound Of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

The Sound Of Music enjoyed extraordinary success in a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million viewers. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s
May 9-14, 2017
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Schenectady! As part of its 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret.

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

March 1-12, 2017

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.”


2016-2017 KeyBank Subscription Series at Capital Repertory Theatre

All KeyBank subscribers will see Beautiful–The Carole King Musical at Proctors.

A Night With Janis Joplin
July 8–August 7, 2016

A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating the iconic blues rock singer and her biggest musical influences—trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith. Hailed by critics across the country, A Night With Janis Joplin has audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles to great hits like “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”

Outside Mullingar
September 23–October 16, 2016
This charmer of a play by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Doubt, whisks you away on a delightful journey to the farmlands of Ireland. Outside Mullingar is the story of an unlikely romance between two rural, middle-aged neighbors, Anthony, an introverted farmer and Rosemary, the woman who vows to have him – at all costs!

November 25–December 24, 2016
Experience the “shining moment” that is the multiple Tony Award-winning Camelot, one of America’s most beloved musicals; the lusty, legendary, romantic tale of King Arthur created for you in a fresh new staging only possible at theREP. The intimate stage will positively sing with the classic score, featuring “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” “How to Handle a Woman” and, of course, “Camelot.”

Reluctant Wingman—A World Premiere!
January 27–February 19, 2017
The hilarious story of Sol—a 70-something widower who’s ready to love again—and David—the still-single son he enlists to help a tech-challenged dad find true love via computer dating. Based on New York Times “Styles” columnist Bob Morris’ own memoir, this delightful comedy was the hit of our NEXT ACT 4! New Play Summit and is sure to win hearts across the Capital Region in this World Premiere production!

An Iliad
March 10–April 2, 2017
This Obie-Award winning adaptation of Homer’s epic poem explodes across the stage, spinning the familiar tale of The Trojan War through the eyes of an original and immediate narrator—acclaimed actor Timothy Deenihan, seen at theREP in Venus in Fur and The Seafarer—whose knowledge cuts across time. Past and present, musically realized by cellist Kathleen Bowman, come together for a captivating theatrical experience.

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical
April 12–16, 2017 at Proctors!
Beautiful–The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by and Tony Award-nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony Awards and a 2015 Grammy Award.

Key Private Bank Broadway Series and KeyBank Subscription Series go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.