TPAC announces 2016-17 season
Cox stars in “The Bodyguard”

Deborah Cox stars in The Bodyguard at TPAC

Deborah Cox stars in The Bodyguard at TPAC

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced the eight Broadway titles in its upcoming 2016-17 HCA/ TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series as well as several special engagements. In a dynamic presentation to season ticket holders, group leaders, special guests, and media, TPAC President/CEO Kathleen O’Brien unveiled the eight-show season package.

The season includes THE BODYGUARD () is the award-winning musical, based on the smash hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. Grammy Award- nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox stars in the stage production. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment In Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”

Here’s the Broadway show package schedule:
EVITA – a co-production with Studio Tenn – September 9-18, 2016
RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour – October 18-23, 2016
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER – January 24-29, 2017
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – February 14-19, 2017
THE BODYGUARD – March 21-26, 2017
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME – April 25-30, 2017
BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – May 23-28, 2017
SOMETHING ROTTEN! – June 27 – July 2, 2017

Special presentations include the return of RIVERDANCE: The 20th Anniversary World Tour – April 21-23, 2017. And, back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON – November 15-20, 2016.

“As a whole, our series honors a wide variety of traditions in American music and Broadway musicals. What I like best about next season is its diversity – the mix of great classics and the best of the cutting-edge productions in New York from the past few years,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “We are exceedingly proud of the high entertainment and artistic value of every single show on the season. Each is exceptional entertainment. In some cases, our audiences will be transported to another place and time. In others, they’ll be swept away with joy and inspiration. In all cases, I am certain that our audiences will appreciate every minute of the magic, the music, and the power of the live performance.”

For more information on the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, visit the website at www.tpac.org/broadway, where season tickets may be purchased, or call TPAC Subscriber Services at 615-782-6560 or 800-410-4216, Season tickets and group tickets are now available. Single tickets for individual shows will go on sale approximately six to eight weeks prior to the performance. The TPAC Box Office is at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville. For information on group tickets, call the TPAC Group Sales Office at 615-782-4060. The only official place to buy tickets online is tpac.org