March 31 – April 5, 2009
Presented by Broadway Across America – Atlanta
Goodbye gray skies, hello blue – Happy Days – A New Musical will play its Atlanta premiere engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, March 31 – April 5, 2009, presented by Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America – Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now.
Based on the hit Paramount Pictures’ television series, Happy Days – A New Musical reintroduces one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunninghams and the days of 1959 Milwaukee. This time capsule is complete with familiar friends, Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi, Pinky Tuscadero and of course, the king of cool: Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli.
Arnold’s - the famed drive-in malt shop is in danger of demolition, so the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and TV-worthy wrestling match. Complete with varsity sweaters, hula-hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’, Happy Days – A New Musical brings back the nostalgia of the 50’s through perfect family entertainment.
GARRY MARSHALL has created, written and produced some of television’s most beloved situation comedies, including “Happy Days,: “Laverne and Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy” and “The Odd Couple.” He has directed 16 movies. Among them are Pretty Woman, Beaches, Overboard, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2 and Runaway Bride. As an actor, he’s played many memorable roles, including ‘Mr. Harvey’ in his sister Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own and ‘Irwin’ in his son Scott Marshall’s debut feature, Keeping Up with the Steins. In 1995, Marshall wrote his autobiography with his daughter Lori, called Wake Me When It’s Funny. And in 1997, he built a theater in Burbank, California with his daughter Kathleen, called the Falcon Theatre.
Academy Award winning composer PAUL WILLIAMS brings a new energy to the 50’s genre. His diverse style of songwriting has given the world pop hits recorded by The Carpenters (“We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays”, “I Won’t Last a Day Without You” among others) and Barbara Streisand (“Evergreen” – the love theme from “A Star is Born”), and “The Theme to the Love Boat.” His timeless standards have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, R.E.M and Kermit the Frog (“The Rainbow Connection”).
Happy Days – A New Musical features a book written by the TV series’ legendary creator Garry Marshall and music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning composer Paul Williams. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, Music Arrangement and Music Supervision by John McDaniel and Choreographed by Michele Lynch. Set design is by Walt Spangler, Costume design by David C. Woolard, Lighting design by Julie Ferrin, Sound Design by Jay Hilton and Hair and Wig design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer.
The performance schedule for HAPPY DAYS at The Fox Theatre is:
Tuesday, March 31 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 8 p.m.
Friday, April 3 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices for HAPPY DAYS start at $18.00 (subject to change) and can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at The Fox Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 404-817-8700. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Tickets are on sale now.
Happy Days – A New Musical is produced by Robert Boyett Theatricals in association with McCoy Rigby Entertainment. Robert Boyett is one of the original producers of the successful TV series, “Happy Days.”
Broadway Across America: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Current and upcoming productions include the Broadway premiere of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Tony Award-winners BOEING BOEING and SPAMALOT, 13 A NEW MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY opening on Broadway in 2009, and DORA THE EXPLORER on tour. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.