Broadway in Portland brings ‘Rent,’ ‘Matilda,’ ‘Cabaret’ in 2016 season

You don’t have to travel to New York City to see Broadway-caliber plays and musicals, not when they travel right here to Portland.

This year, seven crowd-pleasing shows including “Rent” and “Matilda the Musical” will jump from the theaters of New York to the Keller Auditorium as part of U.S. Bank’s Broadway in Portland series. Tickets have yet to go on sale, but here’s an early look at what’s to come.

“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”: Witness King’s rise to stardom as told through the music that got her there.

November 1-6, 2016; Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St.

“Finding Neverland”: A musical adaptation of the hit movie starring Johnny Depp, the show follows “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie as he finds the inspiration to create a whole new world.

January 3-8, 2017; Keller Auditorium.

“Rent”: It’s been 20 years (10.5 million minutes) since this story of artistic struggle and love in the big

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