Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date

Posted October 10th, 2014
Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and WICKED,  making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose’s most successful to date.  In preparation for the dual blockbuster summer, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (SJCPA) underwent a series of renovations including a vastly improved loading dock; completely refurbished dressing rooms; front of house painting; the addition of 17 points of service throughout the common area; and activation and renovation of the outdoor plaza, including the addition of 24 women's restrooms at ground level.  The SJCPA is operated by Team San Jose.

"Despite record-setting crowds at every performance, the building performed like a champion," said Broadway San Jose General Manager Nanci Williams.

Broadway San Jose’s 2014–15 season kicks-off in November with CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, a spectacular family show to be held over Thanksgiving week (November 25 – 30, 2014).  In 2015, Broadway San Jose will present the Bay Area premiere of the new Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (March 3 – 8, 2015) followed by the 2012 Tony Award winning Best Musical, ONCE (April 21 – 26, 2015).  In June 2015, Broadway San Jose will present the mind-blowing Broadway-bound THE ILLUSIONISTS, a showcase of some of the world's most astonishing acts that has toured the world and dazzled audiences of all ages (June 9-14, 2015).  The 2014-15 season culminates with the South Bay premiere of the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON, playing a limited two-week engagement (July 1-15, 2015).  Season extra shows include JERRY SEINFELD LIVE, coming to San Jose for one night only on October 16, 2014 and a one-weekend return engagement of RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES (March 27-29, 2015). 

Broadway San Jose season tickets range in price from $185 to $420 for the basic 5-show package and can be purchased on-line at www.broadwaysanjose.com, or by calling (866) 395-2929.  Single ticket on-sale dates for most shows will be announced at a later date.  Single tickets for CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE are available now through TICKETMASTER.

"Subscription sales for the upcoming season are the strongest we've ever seen, and it's hard to top a year that featured two of the most successful touring musicals in the country:  JERSEY BOYS and WICKED," Williams said.  "I believe the overall theatre-going experience is the best it's been in years, and the great mix of family shows, Tony Award winners, headline entertainment, and the extremely popular BOOK OF MORMON are major contributors to our strong sales.

All Broadway San Jose performances are held at the 2,700-seat San Jose Center for Performing Arts, a mid-century modern architectural showcase designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose.

Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose's publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.
               

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THE NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION is a New York-based company prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical and concert presentations. Under the leadership of chairman James M. Nederlander and president  James L. Nederlander, the company has built a network of theatres including nine on Broadway; three in London; four in Chicago; and several throughout the United States including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose.  For over three decades, the Nederlanders have been prolific producers of theatrical productions with over 100 Broadway and touring shows to their credit.  The company has been instrumental in presenting many of Broadway’s most successful shows, most notably Annie, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, and  Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.   For more information visit www.nederlander.com.

TEAM SAN JOSE is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, hotels, arts groups, organized labor, and City-owned venues to deliver and exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Team San Jose manages the San Jose Convention Center and entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for Performing Arts, Montgomery Theatre, and the City National Civic.  For more information visit www.sanjose.org.