Gateway Announces 2017 Schedule

LittleShop MammaMia RentOnTheTown The Gateway is thrilled to announce its 2017 Season! The Gateway’s new season features five dazzling Broadway hits: RENT, Swing!, On the Town, Mamma Mia!, and Little Shop of Horrors. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 21 at 10am. Student and youth prices are available for select shows. Full Season Subscription Memberships are available now through March 20th. Season Subscription memberships include tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133, or visit the website at TheGateway.org.
In addition to Main Stage shows, The Gateway is excited to bring to our area Cirque Éloize iD, – a high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance. The Gateway presents this extravaganza at Patchogue Theatre from August 9th through August 13th.
Back by popular demand, The Gateway also welcomes the return of the world’s greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert – a Special Event featuring Vegas-style tribute acts: Sting, Janis Joplin, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Shania Twain and Roy Orbison. The Gateway presents this live, musical spectacular at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport on November 24th through December 3rd.
The Gateway will ring in the holiday season with A Christmas Story, The Musical. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the 1983 film of the same name and follows nine year old Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model BB gun to appear under his Christmas tree. The laughs and songs will start on December 15th and run through December 28th at Patchogue Theatre.
This year’s Children’s Theatre Series includes two shows produced by The Gateway – Dreamworks’ Madagascar JR. and Disney’s The Lion King Jr; the interactive bubble show – Bubble Trouble, the musical based on the pinktastically popular book – Pinkalicious; and fresh off its off-Broadway run, the breathtaking show for children starring magician and illusionist Max Darwin – The Amazing Max.
The Gateway’s wildly popular Annual Gala is slated for Saturday, August 19. This evening of dining and dancing includes a fabulous cocktail hour, a sumptuous dinner, exciting auction items, and a phenomenal live band. Guests will also be treated to a sample of the final Main Stage production, Little Shop of Horrors.



By Jonathan Larson
May 17-June 3 at The Gateway Playhouse

A Ground-Breaking, Pop-Culture Phenomenon
This revolutionary Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical takes us on an unforgettable roller coaster ride through a year in the fascinating lives of aspiring artists in NYC’s Alphabet City. Infused with explosive rhythms and tender pop ballads like “Without You,” “Out Tonight,” “La Vie Bohème,” and the title song “Rent,” this timeless celebration of friendship and hope, inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—the “Seasons of Love.”






Conceived by Paul Kelly with music by Duke Ellington, William “Count” Basie, Benny Go


odman and others
June 7-June 24 at The Gateway Playhouse


The Music and the Movement that Swept the World
Dance takes center stage in this influential musical that launched popular TV dance shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Integrating athletic dance sequences of specialty styles such as Jive, Lindy, and Hip-Hop Swing, with high-energy Duke Ellington, “Count” Basie, and Benny Goodman hits like “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” and “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” Swing! is a full evening’s worth of world-class entertainment that will send you home in a charmed, exhilarated, and thoroughly happy mood.

On the Town
Originally conceived by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
June 28 – July 15 at The Gateway Playhouse

A Night on the Town in New York, New York
Dropping anchor in Bellport after a smashingly successful revival on Broadway, On the Town is a bold and brassy musical comedy about three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City during World War II. Beloved for both its soaring score of Leonard Bernstein songs like “Come Up to My Place,” “Lucky to Be Me,” “I Can Cook Too,” and the iconic, “New York, New York,” and its timeless themes of youth and exuberance, On the Town is a tale about seizing the day and living life to its fullest.

Mamma Mia!

By British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
July 19 – August 5 at Patchogue Theatre
The World’s Sunniest, Funniest Smash Hit

Save the date for the biggest, most famous pop musical of all time that will take you on a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Mamma Mia! is overflowing with glittery costumes and dazzling choreography. ABBA songs like “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All” propel this musical extravaganza. So dig out your platform heels and get ready to boogie. This outrageous production is guaranteed to have you dancing and singing in the aisles!

Little Shop of Horrors
By composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman
August 23 – September 9 at The Gateway Playhouse
A Deviously Delicious and Horrifically Humorous Cult Classic

Feed the need for musical comedy with this wildly successful hit musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the creative geniuses behind Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. The clever satire bursts with dynamic dance numbers and Motown and doo-wop songs, like “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row” (Downtown), “Dentist,” and of course, the title song, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Charming and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, this show never fails to entertain!

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