Broadway in Tucson

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Broadway in Tucson/A Nederlander Presentation is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America. The Nederlander organization was awarded a contract by the City of Tucson in 2003 to present a series of Broadway musicals and special events downtown at the Tucson Music Hall and Leo Rich Theater, all of which are part of the Tucson Convention Center. Since 2003 Broadway In Tucson has been responsible for bringing over 25 Broadway shows to downtown Tucson.

February 18, 2010 marked the press release stating that Broadway in Tucson will be bringing the smash Broadway hit Wicked to Tucson, as a part of its 2010-2011 season. For the first time ever, a Broadway in Tucson show will be held at University of Arizona's Centennial Hall. This presentation of Wicked is co-sponsored by UApresents; subsequently this represents the first partnership between the two organizations.

Venues[edit]

Tucson Music Hall[edit]

Tucson Music Hall at night

A bulk of the Broadway In Tucson performances take place at the beautiful Tucson Music Hall, which is attached to the Tucson Convention Center. This majestic theater holds roughly 2200 people when filled to capacity between two tiers of seats. It is next to impossible to have a bad seat in the Tucson Music Hall with the stage no more than 114 feet from the last row of the lower level and 153 from the balcony level.[1]

Fox Tucson Theatre[edit]

The Fox Tucson Theatre rests in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona at the intersection of Stone Avenue and Congress Street. Ground broke on the Fox Tucson Theatre on August 24, 1929, with an initial budget of $300,000. Originally the theatre was supposed named the "Tower Theatre"; however, in September 1929 the plans changed. The Diamos Brothers' Lyric Chain of Theatres, were acquired by the Fox West Coast Theatre chain. Part of what makes the Fox Tucson Theatre so unique is how it was initially "designed as a dual vaudeville/movie house",[1] which "featured a stage, full fly-loft, and dressing rooms beneath the stage".[1] When the theatre finally opened on April 11, 1930 Tucson, Arizona had one of the biggest parties the tiny city had ever seen. It is to believed that some 3,000 people were in attendance in the theatre, with many more outside the theatre.

Past Seasons[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tucson Convention Center Event Booking Guide". 

Coordinates: 32°13′22.836″N 110°58′17.77″W / 32.22301000°N 110.9716028°W / 32.22301000; -110.9716028