Broadway Theatre League announces new lineup

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Broadway Theatre League officially announced the lineup for the 2014-15 season, and right off the bat, Utica is getting another tech show.

One of the main goals this year is getting more people into the Stanley to see a show. The Broadway Theatre League is going to try to have another student matinee. And for their first time, there will be a senior citizen discount on individual tickets.

The cast of "Annie" will invade downtown Utica beginning Sept. 1. The Broadway Theatre League says Utica has become "tech show central," doing more shows than anywhere else in the state.

"Considering a tech show is worth $1.2-$1.5 million to the local economy, I know if you walk the streets and ask folks about it, they tell you how excited they are," said John Fehlner of Broadway Theater League." They actually stay open longer hours than they usually are."

The curtain rises for "Annie" on Sept. 23-24, with "Elf -- The Musical," in November. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" in January, with "Sister Act" in February. "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere in April, as well as "Anything Goes."

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