DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We start off with the announcement of the 2012-2013 Lexus Broadway Series season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center — but I can actually only reveal that the Tony Award winning “War Horse” will be the centerpiece! It arrives in September for three weeks, and the rest of the new season is equally as exciting. But lips are sealed until Friday at 6:00 p.m. when the official announcement will be made! Watch CBS 11 News at 10:00 p.m. for full details!

What we can say is that “In the Heights” continues at the Winspear through this Sunday. The multi-Tony Award winning musical has a great message about family and traditions, and what makes our neighborhoods and culture so important to our lives. Hip-hop, salsa and mamba all play a part in the story about New York’s Washington Heights ‘hood where young and old mingle, mixing up old and new school morales and life choices.

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” is a one-time-only arena event that brings the best of the award winning songs from Broadway’s iconic musicals “Les Miserables” and “Miss Saigon.” Five major stars from the Great White Way, as well as our Turtle Creek Chorale and area children’s choir, and our Dallas Pops Orchestra, will take over the American Airlines Center on Friday night for the moving production. The original “Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga was in Dallas earlier in the week to meet with Filopino community leaders at the Crow Museum, and said she was not only very impressed with the museums and exhibits, but by the kindness of North Texas in welcoming her with such a warm reception — and a Texas bolo tie to boot!

CBS 11 News entertainment reporter Sandie Newton talks with actress Lea Salonga in Dallas. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

A new “Cirque Dreams” plays at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie this weekend. The amazing display of acrobatics and death defying skills of the performers will leave you mesmerized, as the beats of contemporary pop music accompanies the beauty of the one of a kind entertainment.

Next week, we will go on-stage with one of the stars of the new Dallas Theater Center’s production of “Tigers Be Still.” It’s a quirky comedy about how four diverse people deal with adversities and challenges in life. After the 90 minute show, you are invited to stay late for a discussion with the cast!

See you next week… center stage!

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