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Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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Comedian Brian Regan coming to Pantages Sept. 20

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theatre on Friday, September 20 in a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Here’s more from the announcement:

With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released three DVDs and two CDs. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities

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Tony Bennett to play Tacoma’s Pantages Theater

Iconic crooner Tony Bennett will perform at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater on June 15 in a benefit concert.

The 85-year-old multiple Grammy Award winner will be supporting arts education.

Tickets go on sale for Broadway Center members on Thursday and for the general public on Feb. 19. Tickets run $89-249 and can be purchased at the Broadway Center box office, at 253-591-5894 or at The $249 ticket includes a post-show reception with hosted bar and dessert buffet.

Bennett’s long career has earned him 17 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The man who made “I

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How can Broadway Center entertain you?

Who do you want to see, hear and tap your toes to at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts during its 2013-14 season?

BCPA, which has become much more community responsive following the arrival of Executive Director David Fischer, has a survey out to help plan its next season.

This isn’t a generic survey. You can vote up or down on real acts, comedians, singers, bands, musicals and more. From Olivia Newton John to “The Daily Show Live” to Lyle Lovett to “American Idiot” to Pink Martini and dozens of other big name acts and shows. Average ticket

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Vicci Martinez is Free For All on Sept. 22

Tacoma singer and “The Voice” finalist Vicci Martinez will perform at the Fall Free For All on Sept. 22 in Tacoma.

The annual community arts festival sponsored by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts features over 50 music, dance, drama, film and children’s events over two days. Best of all – it’s free.

Martinez’s acoustic performance will take place at the Pantages Theatre at 9 p.m. And yes, it’s free.

Here’s the catch – It’s small, but important:
The event requires email registration to gain wristband pass access.


LouieFest returns with iconic ’60s bands The Sonics, The Wailers, Moby Grape

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back with a bang. The weekend features a power house trio of iconic 1960s rock bands: The Sonics, The Wailers and Moby Grape.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with The Sonics at the Pantages Theater and LouieFest takes over the outdoor spaces at Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“Cars and rock and roll – A connection made in heaven,” said LouieFest co-organizer Randy Sparks.
For the first time since the 1960s, Tacoma’s own

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Broadway Center announces its 2012-13 season

David Sedaris, TEDx, Wayne Brady, Roberta Flack, August Wilson plays, Alfred Hitchcock films and “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” – they are just some of the 40 events in the just announced 2012-13 season at Broadway Center. Theater, dance, comedy, music and films are all represented.

Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale July 16.

The new season begins July 19 with a staged reading of Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” followed on July 29 with Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, a medley of legendary rockers including the Edgar Winter Band, Johnny

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Seats still available for Joan Rivers on Friday

I had a very entertaining conversation with comedian Joan Rivers recently. We talked plastic surgery, Melissa, Louis CK, “Celebrity Apprentice” and casting couches. Read my interview here.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma
Tickets: $42-74
Information: 253-591-5894,