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Broadway San Diego's new season to feature 'Book of Mormon,' 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Broadway San Diego's 2013-14 season will open Oct. 15 with "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and include the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber classic "Evita" and the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon."

"Our new 2013-2014 season includes Tony Award-winning shows, as well as timeless classics, lively 1970s disco hits and 1950s rock 'n' roll," said Joe Kobryner, vice president of Broadway San Diego.

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert," which won a Tony Award for costumes, is about a trio of friends on a road trip through the Australian outback.

"Evita," about former Argentine first lady Eva Peron, is set to start on Nov. 12.

"Million Dollar Quartet," opening Dec. 3, about a one-night recording session that included Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

"The Book of Mormon," a comedic musical from the creators of the "South Park" television show, begins May 27 of next year.

Other shows planned for 2014 include:

-- "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber," which starts June 24, includes musical excerpts from "Cats," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Evita," and "Jesus Christ Superstar;" and

-- "Once," opening Aug. 12, featuring a romance between a Dublin street musician and a beautiful woman.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will also return to San Diego, beginning on Jan. 7, but will not be part of the season, according to Broadway/San Diego.

The shows will take place at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. Season tickets are on sale at broadwaysd.com.

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