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Broadway in Richmond 2012-13 Season Announced

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The recent run of “the Lion King” drew 96,000 people to Richmond’s Landmark Theater. That success is driving the 2012-13 Broadway in Richmond series to bring top-notch productions to Richmond. The season opens in November and includes 5 shows with universal appeal.  The season opens November 27th with Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” which will run through December 2.

Landmark Theater - Home to the 2012-13 Broadway in Richmond Series

“Billy Elliott, the Musical” follows February 1 through 3rd. Elton John provided the musical score for the story about a young boy from a mining community who gives up his boxing gloves to become a ballet dancer – changing his life, his family dynamic, and, even, his community.

“Mary Poppins” opens on February 19 with its new dance numbers and stagecraft – but it ends February 24th.

The 25th anniversary production of “les Miserables” begins March 26 and runs through March 31. This performance will feature new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by paintings of Victor Hugo.

May 10 and 11th will feature “West Side Story,” one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Five-show subscription tickets are $200 to $335. Individual tickets will go on sale in the fall. All performances will be at the Landmark Theater, 6 N Laurel Street, in the historic Fan District.

The Landmark Theater opened in 1927 after seven years of planning and two years of construction. The theater was purchased by the City of Richmond from the Shriners in 1940 and the City embarked on a renovation to restore its splendor in 1994/5. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The Landmark is also home to the Richmond Forum, featuring topics to stimulate and inspire.

The Landmark Theater, at 6 N. Laurel Street, is within walking distance, just blocks from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast, located in the historic Fan District. When events at the Landmark are on your schedule, make an overnight at our urban inn part of the plans for a very special treat. INFO on Broadway in Richmond!

Richmond Forum announces Block Buster Line Up for 2012-13 Season

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Saturday, the Richmond Forum ended its current season with Robert Reich and Charles Krauthammer debating the American Social contract.  In addition, organizers announced the next line-up of speakers for the next season beginning in the Fall of 2012 and extending into Spring 2013. The Richmond Forum takes place in the Landmark Theater in Richmond’s historic Fan district, just three blocks away from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast.

The season opens with Platon, internationally known photographer, whose portraits of key figures have appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, and the Sunday Times – in addition to his Person of the Year covers for Time Magazine. He published “Platon’s Republic” in 2004 and to coincide with publication his work was exhibited in New York. HIs second book “Power” was published last year and includes portraits of over 100 leaders. Platon will appear on November 17 and discuss “International Portraits of Power.”

On January 5, 2013 Steven Spielberg, acclaimed filmmaker, returns to Richmond to take the stage with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer-Prize-Winning historian to speak about “Bringing History to Life on Film.” Spielberg recently wrapped up filming his biopic on Abraham Lincoln here in Richmond, which was based in part on Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”

For the first ever Friday Forum, Former President Bill Clinton will take the stage at the Landmark to discuss “Embracing Our Common Humanity” on February 8th.

Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman, who was severely injured in an assassination attempt in 2011, will appear at the Forum with her husband, Mark Kelly, to discuss “American Spirit” on March 9th.

The series will close with Jane Goodall, famed anthropologist who studied chimpanzees in East Africa, on April 13th.

Current forum subscribers have until May 5, 2012 to renew their subscriptions for the next season.  Any available new subscriptions will go on sale May 14th. Season tickets for the five programs range from $160 to $260. Contact the Richmond Forum through their website www.RichmondForum.org.

Originally conceived by members of the First Unitarian Church in Richmond in 1964, the Richmond Public Forum brought internationally and nationally known speakers to Richmond to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences. Speakers included notables like Henry Kissinger, Shirley Chisholm, and Moshe Dayan – to name a few. In 1980, after 16 years, the Forum ceased operations. In 1986, the Richmond Forum revived as a nonprofit educational organization presenting Ted Koppel, ABC news journalist, as its first program. For over twenty years, The Richmond Forum has presented and produced programs that stimulate, inspire, and inform its patrons.  Many of which have been “one and only” type events – available no where else. Tickets are available on a subscription basis, but often single event tickets are available.

The Landmark Theater opened in 1927 after seven years of planning and two years of construction. The theater was purchased by the City of Richmond from the Shriners in 1940 and the City embarked on a renovation to restore its splendor in 1994/5. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The Landmark is also home to the Broadway in Richmond series, featuring Broadway plays and musicals.

The Landmark Theater, at 6 N. Laurel Street, is within walking distance, just blocks from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast, located in the historic Fan District. When events at the Landmark are on your schedule, make an overnight at our urban inn part of the plans for a very special treat.

“WICKED” is coming back – Tickets on Sale Friday August 5

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Wicked, that phenomenal box office hit is coming back to Richmond’s Landmark Theater October 5th through October 16th, 2011. Tickets for this fabulous Broadway musical go on sale Friday August 5 2011 at the Landmark box office at 7 AM, and on the web at 10 AM.

Wicked is, of course, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz.  Called the “best musical of the decade”  by Entertainment Weekly, the musical covers so much that happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace. The plot of the first act is set before Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.

Get your tickets while the best seats are available. Make it a special downtown evening by making a reservation to check in at the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast, just two blocks away from the Landmark Theater. After dinner at one of the Fan’s great restaurants, stroll to the theater, enjoy the performance, then back to your guest suite for a great night’s sleep – no driving worries, we have off street parking for our guests, and in the morning you’ll be treated to a hearty gourmet breakfast! Got an anniversary, birthday, proposal in the works? This is a perfect way to celebrate!

2011/2012 Season of Broadway in Richmond

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The exciting 2011/2012 series of Broadway shows has been introduced by Broadway in Richmond.  ”Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” returns to the Landmark Theater for a run October 5 through October 16, 2011. Last year, this show came to Richmond and broke box office records, selling out in record time. Don’t miss this performance telling the tale of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good in Munchkinland, before Dorothy arrived on the scene.

November 5th and 6th, brings “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” to the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond’s CenterStage. It’s Beatlemania on stage – from their early beginnings to their hard-rocking days with songs like “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

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Neil Young Solo Tour in Richmond April 17

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Legendary rocker Neil Young comes to Richmond’s Landmark Theater on Sunday April 17 as part of his Spring Solo Tour.

Neil Young at the Landmark in Richmond April 17

Young will include songs from his currently acclaimed album, Le Noise, as well as his classic material in both acoustic and electric settings.  Neil recently won his second-ever Grammy for “Best Rock Song” for “Angry World,” a track from Le Noise, which was nominated for Best Rock Album. Neil Young has invited British folk legend Bert Jansch as support for his appearance here in Richmond. Tickets are available from TicketMaster .

Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He then forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.