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Hollywood Pantages Theatre - A Nederlander Theatre

June 06, 2016 09:00 ET

Hollywood Pantages Theatre Announces Four Additional Engagements During 2016-2017 Winter Season

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - June 06, 2016) -

Four Additional L.A. Engagements Will Include
RENT: The 20 th Anniversary Tour
CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus

Current Season Ticket Holders Can
Purchase Tickets to Added Engagements Today

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere.

Los Angeles audiences will be treated to the highly-anticipated return of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, which returns over a decade after its memorable L.A. Premiere in 2005. The 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will play for a limited one-week engagement. After a stellar L.A. Premiere engagement during Spring 2015, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL returns for a limited two-week engagement. The final added production is an L.A. Premiere of CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus, a circus spectacle brought to life by the producers of The Illusionists and the award-winning puppetry team behind War Horse.

Current Season Ticket holders can purchase tickets to all added shows today at or by phone at 866-755-BWAY (2929) (M-F; 9:30am-5:30pm PT).

Added Engagement #1
First L.A. Return in over a Decade
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
November 29 - December 4, 2016

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

The creative team for the National Tour includes direction and choreography by Randy Skinner (Tony Award® Nomination, Best Choreography); book by David Ives (Finnian's Rainbow, On the Town) and Paul Blake (Producer, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical); set design by Anna Louizos (Avenue Q, In The Heights); set adaptation by Kenneth Foy; costumes by Carrie Robbins (A Class Act); lighting design by Ken Billington (The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie); sound design by Keith Caggiano; orchestrations by Larry Blank (Tony Award® nomination, Best Orchestrations); vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac; music direction by Michael Horsley; casting by Binder Casting/Jason Styres, CSA. Original Broadway production directed by Walter Bobbie.

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other current & upcoming touring productions include Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sCinderellaMAMMA MIA!, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

Added Engagement #2
The 20th Anniversary Tour
Hollywood Pantages Theatre

January 24 - 29, 2017

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.

The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT is winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is one of only five musicals to win both awards.

Based on the original direction by Michael Greif (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, RENT), Evan Ensign will restage this 20th anniversary tour. Marlies Yearby (Tony Nomination, RENT) will serve as choreographer.

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, MAMMA MIA!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.

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Added Engagement #3
Back by Popular Demand
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
January 31 - February 12, 2017

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough,"

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, "Project Runway"), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 's arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic "Sound of Young America," with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash") and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

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Added Engagement #4
L.A. Premiere Engagement
CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
February 14 - 19, 2017

From the producers of The Illusionists and the Puppeteers of War Horse comes CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus, a turn of the century circus spectacular.

Cirque du Soleil made fame two decades ago when they removed the animals from the Circus. Through the magic the award-winning puppeteers who brought audiences War Horse, animals are brought to life once again in the big top in CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus. Featuring dangerous, and unique acts from all four corners of the globe, accompanied by the largest ever performing African elephant, CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus transports the audience to the golden age of circus.

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Contact Information

    Benny Aguayo
    Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications
    323-468-1768 (Office)