Previewing Broadway Philadelphia 2017-18 Season

FYI Philly in partnership with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is bringing you a sneak peek at the new season of Broadway Philadelphia. From family shows to Tony Award winners, here's what's in store for 2017-18.


BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA
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215-893-1999; 215-875-7633

VENUES FOR BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA
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240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999
Box Office: 215-893-1999
Broadway: 215-321-9876

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250 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 893-1999

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1114 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-1515

FYI'S 2017-18 BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA PACKAGES
Thirteen Broadway shows are making their way to Philadelphia with a grand total of 31 combined Tony Award wins. Karen Rogers has a preview of the productions coming to the city for Broadway Philadelphia's 2017-2018 season.
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One of the stars of Stomp takes his act into schools helping share the arts with students.

STOMP IN SCHOOLS
Jeannette Reyes shows us how one member of the "Stomp" cast is changing the lives of kids with his inspirational message.

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It's the story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan. And you know the audience is going to be singing along.

ON YOUR FEET GLORIA ESTAFAN
Christie Prades is the leading lady in the production "On Your Feet," the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Alicia Vitarelli explains why the role comes so naturally.


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We had a backstage pass to see a rehearsal for Kinky Boots.

BTS CHOREOGRAPHY KINKY BOOTS
Melissa Magee takes us backstage for a "Kinky Boots" rehearsal as they prepare for their season-opening performance at the Academy of Music on October 3rd.

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The Genie is coming next June as Disney's Aladdin makes its Philadelphia debut.

ALADDIN LOCAL CONNECTION
Alicia Vitarelli introduces a local dancer, Michelle West, who is taking her own magic carpet ride with the cast of Aladdin.
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We take a look at how the Genie get ready for the show.

BTS MAKEUP GENIE ALADDIN
We got a backstage pass to see how the Genie transforms from street merchant to everyone's favorite magic man. Jeannette Reyes takes us in the makeup room for a peak at the process.
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It's another exciting chapter in the long and storied history of the Academy of Music.

THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC
The Academy of Music is a Philadelphia icon and a National Historic Landmark. Melissa Magee got an exclusive tour of the building with longtime employee Frank Flood.
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Learn the words of the theater.


BTS BROADWAY WORDS:
Ghost Light, Swing, Fly Guy, Proscenium, Prop mistress or master, Fourth Wall
The theater is filled with lingo, secrets and superstitions. Karen Rogers fills us in on some of the behind the scenes terms that define a Broadway production.
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Many of the cast and crew will be seeing Philadelphia for the first time. We asked them what they're looking forward to.

MINI PHILADELPHIA MEMORIES
We found out what the stars of Broadway are looking forward to seeing when they come to Philadelphia!
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Exploring the origin of the Rittenhouse frog.

MINI GIANT FROG
A famous Philadelphia statue in Rittenhouse Square has direct connection with Broadway. See how Ted Chapin, the producer of Sound of Music, is connected with the Giant Frog of Rittenhouse Square.



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