DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - revealed its 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series Tuesday evening in the
. The highly-anticipated seven-show series was announced by Playhouse Square executive producer Gina Vernaci to an eager and energized crowd of nearly 3,000 people.
The audience was treated to several live performances, including one by
, the world's first high school electronic orchestra.
Soon after, it was on with the show!
This year's series will bring five brand new shows and two new takes on some classics to the historic theaters at Playhouse Square. The series will open with a bang, literally, when Playhouse Square launches the national tour of Broadway sensation with
Bullets over Broadway
, based on the original film by comedy legend Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath.
Cleveland audiences will also witness the evolution of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and audiences of all ages will be delighted by Oliver and Tony award winner Matilda the Musical.
The play Steel Magnolias, which will be co-produced by the Cleveland Playhouse, will tell the humorous and heartwarming story of love, loss, and the power of friendship.