Five musicals officially announced by Proctors (with video)

Hoping "people come to see 'em," Proctors gets a little help from The Addams Family.

Four musicals currently on Broadway highlight the 2011-2012 Broadway Series announced today by Proctors.

“Memphis,” winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, will be in Schenectady April 17-22 of 2012, while making a three-week stop at Proctors will be “The Jersey Boys” from Feb. 28-March 18.

“The Addams Family” (Nov. 20-Dec. 4) and a revival of “La Cage aux Folles” (Oct. 26-30) are currently running on Broadway and are part of the Proctors’ Broadway Series, while rounding out the 2011-2012 season is “Shrek The Musical” (Jan. 24-29, 2012).

“The Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, won four Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Musical. Playing the role of Valli in the national tour is Joseph Leo Bware, a California native and Emerson College graduate.

“Memphis,” meanwhile, opened in October of 2009 and is still going strong on Broadway. Created by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, it tells the story of a radio disc jockey who began playing black music on the radio in the 1950s. Much of the story is true and based on the life of Memphis DJ Huey Phillips.

“Memphis” was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won four.

“The Addams Family,” based on the work of cartoonist Charles Addams, opened on Broadway in April of 2010. Originally just single panel cartoons in The New Yorker Magazine from 1938 up until Addams’ death in 1988, the play is also based on the television show of the same name from 1964-66.

“La Cage aux Folles,” with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, won a Tony for Best Musical Revival in 2005. It opened in December of 2004 and ran until June of 2005. The original in 1984 won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

“Shrek The Musical” opened on Broadway in December of 2008 and ran until January of 2010. Based on the movie from 2001, the stage play won a Tony Award for Best Costume and earned six more nominations.

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