Broadway Hit Comes to Raleigh
Broadway Series South announces that the Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy, "The Wedding Singer," will open March 25, for one week only at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
"The Wedding Singer" is based upon the 1998 hit film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and grossed over $120 million worldwide. It's the 1980s. Robbie Hart lives in his grandmother's basement in New Jersey and sings in a wedding band. His dreams of being a singer/songwriter are long gone, replaced now by a burning desire to find the right girl and settle down. When his fiance leaves him standing at the altar, he becomes a wedding planner's worst nightmare, taking out his bitterness on stage until his eye and heart turn to a new friend, Julia, but she's engaged to a wealthy Wall Street broker.
The tuneful and funny original score was written by two of Broadway's freshest young award-winning talents, composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin. Beguelin, along with Tim Herlihy, the screenwriter of the film wrote the book.
"The Wedding Singer" was nominated for Five Tony Awards including Best Musical, nominated for eight Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, nominated for three Drama League Awards including Distinguished Production of a Musical, and nominated for four Broadway.com Audience Awards including Favorite New Broadway Musical.
Herlihy, a former head writer for "Saturday Night Live," also penned the screenplays for "Mr. Deeds," "Little Nicky," "Big Daddy," "The Waterboy," "Happy Gilmore," and "Billy Madison."
"The Wedding Singer" is presented by Broadway Series South and will be performing at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium March 25-30. Tickets range from $27 to $68 and can be purchased at BroadwaySeriesSouth.com, (919) 834-4000, all Ticketmaster Outlets, or at the Progress Energy Center Box Office. Group tickets or inquiries can be purchased by calling (919) 857-4565. ?
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