Mar 7, 2015

Direct from New York, Nederlander Presents SUNTRUST BROADWAY AT DPAC, 2015 / 2016 SEASON

It's our "Broadway Doesn't Get Any Bigger Than This" Season! Direct from New York, Nederlander presents the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2015 / 2016 Season.  We’ve titled this our Broadway Doesn’t Get Any Bigger Than This season, fittingly named since six of our eight new shows have been recent hits on Broadway while the other two productions are launching brand new national tours under the creative direction of some of Broadway’s most accomplished writers and directors. All in all, these eight shows have garnered over 85 Tony® nominations and over 30 Tony Award® wins on Broadway.


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.


By popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a 2 week run in 2013 returns to the Triangle for a limited engagement December 29-January 10. 

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is set to open the season, September 23-October 4, telling the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL will play DPAC October 13-18. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS- WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE will dazzle audiences at DPAC November 10-15. The Hills are Alive! – Entertainment Weekly says THE SOUND OF MUSIC is “an irresistible score that’s always in tune!” Audiences in the Triangle will be among the first to see this all new production December 1-6. As TIME Magazines #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End and will hit the DPAC stage January 19-24. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET. Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way comes to the Triangle April 19-24. Broadway’s Song and Dance Classic, 42ND STREET is back with a brand new National Tour at DPAC May 3-8. Closing out the season May 24-29 from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal comes IF/THEN, “the most compelling new musical in years!” (NY Magazine).

Tickets for the “Broadway Doesn’t Get Any Bigger Than This” Season shows are currently available as part of the SunTrust Broadway, 2015 / 2016 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. And if our eight-show season is not enough, Season Seat Members also have the chance to reserve the best seats to our Encore Broadway specials: the highly anticipated return of The Book of Mormon and Disney’s The Lion King.

Current SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Seat Members will receive renewal packages in the mail over the next week and will have until May 8, 2015 to renew. 


Season Seat Members receive first priority at the best seats to our Encore Broadway specials; The Book of Mormon and Disney’s The Lion King.  To add one or both of these must-see blockbusters to the season package, simply purchase the package today and receive a renewal confirmation with a link for your online purchase to performances of The Book of Mormon and Disney’s The Lion King.


“This is undoubtedly SunTrust Broadway at DPAC’s biggest season ever said Bob Klaus, General Manager at DPAC. “Our New York booking office landed every single show our members asked about and this new line-up includes all of best new Broadway shows that are touring America. In total, we are planning almost 150 performances and if you love Broadway musicals, the new season will be a surefire hit. Our 15,000 season seat members have come to expect the best and once again, DPAC’s operating partnership, Nederlander and PFM, have delivered.”

The SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2015 / 2016 Season includes: 

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL: September 23 – October 4, 2015
THE ILLUSIONISTS:  November 10-15, 2015
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: December 1-6, 2015
MATILDA THE MUSICAL: January 19-24, 2016
CABARET: April 19-24, 2016
42ND STREET: May 3-8, 2016
IF / THEN: May 24-29, 2016

SunTrust Broadway at DPAC Season Seat Member benefits are our first priority.  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


Detailed information for DPAC’s 2015 / 2016 Season below: 


BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL: September 23 – October 4, 2015


“Beautiful is a joyous celebration!”  – Entertainment Weekly


Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. 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 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 the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.



Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER! As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, “I’VE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT A BROADWAY MUSICAL!" 


GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY” and The New York Times cheers, “IT WILL LIFT THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE WHO’VE BEEN PINING FOR WHAT SOMETIMES SEEMS A LOST ART FORM.” Kindly get your tickets now for the new musical that will have you dying with laughter!



THE ILLUSIONISTS:  November 10-15, 2015


“Jaw-Dropping”   – New York Daily News

THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan. Having shattered box office records around the world, THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ makes it's US debut at New York City’s Marquis Theatre in Times Square on November 26, 2014. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.   Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Durham for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”



THE SOUND OF MUSIC: December 1-6, 2015


“An irresistible score that’s always in tune!”   – Entertainment Weekly

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O’Brien, is coming to the Triangle. The spirited, romantic and 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,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. “We plan to look more closely at this remarkable work – to tear off the varnish of the past and reveal one of the great, fresh glories of musical theater,” says three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien. Audiences in the Triangle will be among the first to see this all new production! THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 (seen by over 44 million people); 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.



Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL: January 19-24, 2016




Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards ®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach), MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End.  The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” With a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, and lyrics and music by Tim Minchin, a songwriter and comedian widely regarded for his performances around the globe, MATILDA THE MUSICAL has wide appeal across generations with witty lyrics, wonderful new music and an enchanting story.



CABARET: April 19-24, 2016

“A Broadway jewel returns in all its glittering glory.”   – Time out Magazine

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to the Triangle! As part of their 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. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? 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.



42ND STREET: May 3-8, 2016

"One of the great New York night-outs!"   – The New York Post

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42ND STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”


Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42ND STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.


IF / THEN: May 24-29, 2016

“The Most Compelling New Musical In Years!”   – NY Magazine

IF/THEN is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.

 “The bravest new musical in a long time. Led by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s dazzling score, it is one of the few Broadway shows that looks and sounds like the world of today.” —Toronto Star

“A smart, deeply touching and big-hearted new musical. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s score is invested with melodic urgency, bringing you to tears or breathlessness.” —The Washington Post

“A thoroughly fascinating, intellectually and musically rich new musical. It is a zesty, savvy and ambitious original.” —Chicago Tribune



Detailed information for DPAC’s 2015 / 2016 Encore Broadway below:


THE BOOK OF MORMON: December 29, 2015 - January 10, 2016


Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards®, THE BOOK OF MORMON is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar®-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez.


This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.



Disney’s THE LION KING: February 16 – March 13, 2016


More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Durham’s best-loved musical returns to DPAC.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

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About DPAC

Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Listed five times in the top five in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.


With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has ‘something for everyone,’ hosting 200 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed five consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.


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