Feb 20, 2016

SunTrust Broadway Dream Big Season

It’s Our “DREAM BIG” Season!

It’s our “DREAM BIG” Season! Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016 / 2017 Season. We’ve titled our ninth season as the “DREAM BIG” season as seven of our eight shows are currently or have recently played on Broadway while the eighth is a hit straight from London’s West End. From the winners of Tony® Award Best Musical, Best Play and Best Revivals to other award-winning fan favorites, DPAC has the best of the best hitting its stage in the upcoming season.

With over 15,000 Season Seat Members, DPAC is proud to have become the country’s leading one-week Broadway series and the Triangle region’s #1 performing arts series. As a member of this distinguished group, you are locked in with not only the best prices, but the same great seats for every show; 95% of all SunTrust Broadway at DPAC shows sell every ticket to every performance, and with membership you are guaranteed to never miss a sellout.

For more information on season seat packages to SunTrust Broadway’s “DREAM BIG” Season:

Visit SunTrustBroadway.com
Online sales start Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Phone sales begin Tuesday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at 919.680.2787
You can also purchase in person beginning February 23 at 10 a.m. at The Ticket Center at DPAC: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, 27701
For questions, contact [email protected]          

“The best new musical to open this season” (The New York Times) is FUN HOME, 2015 winner of five Tony® Awards including Best Musical and will open the ninth season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC October 25-30, 2016. Next in the season comes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, January 3-8, 2017. Called “a masterpiece” by The Wall Street Journal, it was the most award-winning musical of the season. Next is a Tony® Award winning best revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, January 31-February 5, which was called “thrilling… like a celebration” by The Wall Street Journal. February 21-26 brings 2015 Winner of five Tony® Awards including best play: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will be one of the first straight plays to hit the DPAC stage and was also called “the most inventive new show on Broadway” by the New York Post. Direct from London’s West End and starring Grammy® nominee Deborah Cox comes “the runaway gold-plated musical hit” (Daily Mail): THE BODYGUARD is London’s award-winning musical based on the smash hit film and will take the DPAC stage March 14-19. April 4-9 brings the hilarious and irresistible new hit musical SOMETHING ROTTEN that Time Out New York calls “the funniest musical in at least 400 years!” A fan favorite and winner for best musical of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award comes FINDING NEVERLAND, May 23-28 and is “magnificent! Far and away, the best musical of the season” (NPR). Closing out the season June 6-11 is 2015 winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, New York Magazine says is “too beautiful to miss! An astonishing achievement.”

Tickets for the “DREAM BIG” Season shows are currently available as part of the SunTrust Broadway, 2016 / 2017 Season package. Prices for the season will vary depending on titles and seats selected, and whether choosing the full eight-show or flexible seven-show package.

Current SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Seat Members will receive renewal packages in the mail over the next week and will have until May 1, 2016 to renew. 

“Every year, we always look forward to revealing SunTrust Broadway’s new shows and our 2016 / 2017 season at DPAC is as good as ever,” said Bob Klaus, General Manager at DPAC. “It’s a season of incredible variety with the newest Tony®-winning Best Musical, the newest Tony®-winning Best Play and two of the most recent Tony®-winning Best Revivals. Our 15,000 season seat members look for us to always bring the newest hit shows to DPAC and this new season again features many Triangle premieres. With Nederlander operating nine of the largest Broadway theaters in New York, their connection to Broadway has delivered the top eight new Broadway tours that our members told us they most wanted to see.”

The SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016 / 2017 Season includes: 

FUN HOME: October 25-30, 2016
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: January 3-8, 2017
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH:  January 31-February 5, 2017
THE BODYGUARD: March 14-19, 2017
SOMETHING ROTTEN: April 4-9, 2017
FINDING NEVERLAND: May 23-28, 2017
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I: June 6-11, 2017

SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Seat Members receive outstanding benefits including the best prices and the best seats,  the option of our full eight-show package or opting out of one of the season shows with the flexible seven-show package, year-round payment plans, flexibility to exchange tickets, complimentary parking and more.

For more information contact [email protected] or call the DPAC Ticket Center at 919.680.2787, with the following hours:

Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Or visit the DPAC Ticket Center in person at 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701, located in the American Tobacco Historic District next to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the above hours.

Tickets for individual shows will go on sale this summer and fall.  For more information on SunTrust Broadway at DPAC benefits, visit SunTrustBroadway.com.

Detailed information for SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016 / 2017 Season: 

FUN HOME: October 25-30, 2016

“A landmark production that will forever change what is possible in musical theatre.”  – The Huffington Post  

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can.  The “groundbreaking” “uplifting” and “exquisite” new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, and making history along the way.  Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.”  (The New York Times)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: January 3-8, 2017

“A masterpiece.” – The Wall Street Journal

An American in Paris is the new Tony® Award-winning 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 unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

The New York Times raves “An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and The Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in the Triangle for its first national tour!

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH:  January 31-February 5, 2017

“Thrilling! Hedwig feels like a celebration!”   – The Wall Street Journal

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.

Directed by Tony® Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take the Triangle by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”


“The most inventive new show on Broadway.”  – New York Post

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, winner of five 2015 Tony® Awards including BEST PLAY, is coming to DPAC as part of the SunTrust Broadway, 2016 / 2017 Season!

Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this "dazzling" (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony® Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

THE BODYGUARD: March 14-19, 2017

“The runaway gold-plated musical hit.”   – Daily Mail

The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film, starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All  My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing”,” I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”

SOMETHING ROTTEN: April 4-9, 2017

“The funniest musical in at least 400 years!”  – Time Out New York

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).

FINDING NEVERLAND: May 23-28, 2017

"Magnificent! Far and away, the best musical of the season.”   – NPR

FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”

Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan.  Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.  With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR)

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I: June 6-11, 2017

“Too beautiful to miss! An astonishing achievement.”   – New York Magazine

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony® Award Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.