Cheers Live On Stage to Launch National Tour at Citi Shubert Theatre September 9 - 18, 2016

Tickets on sale May 15

CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE, a comedy based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series, will launch a national tour at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre, playing September 9-18, 2016. Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center and John Tobin Presents, tickets will go on sale on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. Press night is set for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Set in the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar (where drinking all day is the Norm!), audiences will laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff, and Norm, as Sam “Mayday” Malone and Diane “Buzzkill” Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight.

The live show adaptation will be brought to life by Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment. Following the Boston engagement, the tour will play a multi-week engagement at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse, before continuing across the U.S. Casting will be announced at a later date.

“Cheers,” ranked one of TV Guide's “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” aired for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. It garnered top 10 ratings for seven of its eleven seasons and often earned the number one ranking in the weekly Nielsens. The show received 26 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE, will play at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 18, 2016, for 11 performances: Tuesday at 7:00 pm; Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday, September 18 at 6:30 pm (no Sunday evening performance on September 11); and afternoon matinees at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 17 (no matinee on Saturday, September 10), and at 1:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets begin at $30.00 and will go on sale on Sunday, May 15 at www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. Groups of 10 or may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groups@citicenter.org. For more information, visit www.citicenter.org.

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Producer Bios

STAGEWORKS MEDIA (Producer) is a New York-based theatrical production company specializing in bringing iconic characters, stories and music from across pop culture to the stage. Partners include major Hollywood studios, music publishers, and other content owning companies. The company also develops original plays and musicals for distributors, customized for their audience ranging from youth to the traditional theater-goer. Past projects include: Emma! a Pop Musical (featuring the music of Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles, Salt-n-Pepa and others) and Cyrano De BurgerShack (featuring the music of Katy Perry, P!nk, John Mayer and others). For more information visit www.stageworksmedia.com.

TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets having produced for the Wynn, Caesars, Grand Casino, Hilton, Eldorado and Harrah’s. Current and upcoming productions include 42nd Street, Annie, Calamity Jane, Cheers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Wizard of Oz. With strong ties to the Broadway community, TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at www.troika.com.

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit citicenter.org.

About John Tobin Presents:

John Tobin was elected to the Boston City Council in 2001, and was re-elected 4 times. He left the City Council and began working at Northeastern University in August 2010 as the first Vice President of City & Community Affairs. Tobin has been a mainstay in the Boston Comedy scene since 1992, when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, Tobin owns ‘John Tobin Presents,’ a live comedy production company that produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs such at The Comedy Scene, Laugh Boston and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: May 6, 2016
Contacts: Kathy Rochefort | 617.247.1299 | kathy@rochefortassociates.com

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