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.
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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.
STOMP IN SCHOOLS
Jeannette Reyes shows us how one member of the "Stomp" cast is changing the lives of kids with his inspirational message.
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.
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.
ALADDIN LOCAL CONNECTION
Alicia Vitarelli introduces a local dancer, Michelle West, who is taking her own magic carpet ride with the cast of Aladdin.
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.
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.
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.
MINI PHILADELPHIA MEMORIES
We found out what the stars of Broadway are looking forward to seeing when they come to Philadelphia!
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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