'Come From Away', 'The King and I' to entertain crowds in new Mirvish season
Several Tony Award-winning hits and the return of Canadian smash musical "Come From Away" are among the shows headlining the 2017-18 season from Mirvish Productions.
The acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" will head to Toronto with performances scheduled for July 10 to Aug. 12, 2018, at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Five-time Tony winner "Fun House," based on the bestselling graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, is planned to run at the Panasonic Theatre from April 13 to May 6, 2018.
"An American in Paris," featuring the music of George Gershwin, is scheduled for March 27 to April 29, 2018, at the Princes of Wales Theatre.
The musical "Muriel's Wedding," based on the hit 1994 Australian comedy-drama, is set for performances from April 3 to May 28, 2018, at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Direct from the Old Vic Theatre in London, the musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss classic "The Lorax'' is slated to run from Dec. 10 to Jan. 21, 2018, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Other upcoming shows include the North American premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller ``North by Northwest,'' which is expected to start performances Sept. 19. The Canadian premiere of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," based on the mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon, is slated to begin performances on Oct. 10.
Following a well-received run last fall, "Come From Away" will return to Toronto on Feb. 13 next year. The heartwarming musical, which is set in Gander, N.L., during the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is currently in previews on Broadway.
Other returning shows include Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," "The Illusionists: Live From Broadway," and "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles."
Other productions include:
-The North American premiere of "Bat Out of Hell:The Musical"
-David French's classic Canadian play "Salt-Water Moon"
-Olivier Award-winning "King Charles III"
-Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music"
-"Showstopper! The Improvised Musical"