WEST SIDE STORY, WICKED and more Broadway Favorites Head to Tempe this Season

See the best of Broadway at the historic ASU Gammage in Tempe, Ariz.

Tempe, Ariz. -- Traveling to New York City is not a necessity for fans of Broadway musicals. ASU Gammage in Tempe, Ariz. hosts an incredible line up of seven award winning shows in the 2011/2012 Broadway PROGRESSIVEr BROADWAY Across America -Arizona series, including the season opener WEST SIDE STORY, fan favorite WICKED and the smash hit musical, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT.

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of the performing arts in the world and plays host to one of the most successful Broadway series in the country. The 2010/2011 series was a leading economic engine for Tempe as well as the rest of the Phoenix area, generating more than $35 million in economic impact.

The 2011-2012 PROGRESSIVEr BROADWAY Across America -Arizona series includes:
WEST SIDE STORY: September 27 - October 2, 2011
BLUE MAN GROUP: November 1-6, 2011
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSCIAL: December 6-11, 2011
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC: January 10-15, 2012
GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT: April 24-29, 2012
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES: May 15-20, 2012
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: June 5-10, 2012

The 2011-2012 Broadway Across America - Arizona special engagements include:
STOMP: December 28-31, 2011
WICKED: February 15 - March 11, 2012
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES: May 10-12, 2012

Tickets are on sale now for all shows except for WICKED, which will be on sale later this fall. Subscriptions for the 7-show Broadway series are on sale now and begin at $114. The 4-show mini-subscriptions include a Family Pack, Classics Pack and Broadway's Hottest Hits Pack, starting at just $66. Group services at ASU Gammage can assist with tickets for groups of 15 or more. For ticket and show information, visit www.asugammage.com/tickets or call 800-982-ARTS (2787).

ASU Gammage, a historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is located within walking distance of the downtown Mill Avenue District. Ten restaurants along Mill Avenue will offer "Dinner and a Show" deals for theater patrons. Upon presentation of an ASU Gammage ticket stub on the day of each show, guests will receive discounts or special offers from restaurants such as Canteen Modern Tequila Bar, Monti's La Casa Vieja, La Bocca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Z'Tejas and Caffé Boa. Theatre patrons will also receive four hours of free parking at designated parking structures with their ticket stub.

Tempe is located in the heart of the Metropolitan Phoenix area and has quickly become an arts destination in its own right. Tempe's annual calendar of events includes the bi-annual Tempe Festivals of the Arts, family-friendly shows by Childsplay at the lakeside Tempe Center for the Arts and contemporary art exhibitions at ASU Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center.
A complete Tempe calendar of events can be found at www.tempetourism.com or call 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Tourism Office
The Tempe Tourism Office is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Tourism Office's mission is to provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit www.TempeTourism.com.
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