Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 2022/2023 season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The season includes four South Florida premiers; Six , Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Beetlejuice. The season also features the return of Hamilton and two subscriber choice options, Chicago and Mean Girls. Riverdance will also be available for purchase as a season option.
“It’s another fantastic season for Broadway fans at the Broward Center,” said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, “and we’re delighted to bring such great entertainment to our South Florida audiences. We know everyone is ready to be back at the theater, and with eight exciting shows in the 2022-2023 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season, we are sure to delight fans with dynamic music, drama, dance, and great storytelling. There’s never been a better time to gather for the magic of the theater, and we’re thrilled to introduce four South Florida premieres – and the return of HAMILTON – to devoted audiences who love the experience of Broadway at the Broward Center.”
Six – Oct 11 – 23, 2022
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the Six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. The New York Times says Six “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post hails Six as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for! The Broadway season got supercharged!”
Hamilton – Nov 22 – Dec 11, 2022
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show – Jan 13 – 15, 2023
The critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary North American Tour was shut down in March 2020 during a sold-out return engagement to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Riverdance celebrated a return to the stage in the United Kingdom, where the iconic show played to sold out audiences in 27 cities across the country. Then followed its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai with a special production of Riverdance presenting a multi-cultural experience including artists from the Middle East region
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – Jan 17 – 29, 2023
An uplifting comeback story like no other, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize – winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
Chicago – Feb 14 – 19, 2023
After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. As it celebrates its 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still… Chicago.
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird – Mar 28 – Apr 9, 2023
All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick To Kill A Mockingbird is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill A Mockingbird is — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Emmy Award – winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.
Mean Girls – May 2 – 7, 2023
Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. New York Magazine cheers, “Mean Girls delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside- jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: get your tickets now!”
Beetlejuice – June 13 – 25, 2023
It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, Beetlejuice is “screamingly good fun!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
Season tickets for the 2022/2023 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $279 – $945*. To renew or purchase a new subscription please visit BroadwayInFortLauderdale.com.
Broadway fans can enjoy unique hospitality experiences at the Broward Center once again this coming season including dinner and weekend brunch at the onsite restaurant, Marti’s New River Bistro. Marti’s three-course prix fixe dinner menu is perfect for theatergoers who want to savor a relaxed dinner before the curtain rises. There’s an extensive wine list and a selection of contemporary cocktails to complement the menu. Marti’s is ideal for those attending a performance, seeking a waterfront experience along the Intracoastal, or planning an outing with friends and family. With indoor and outdoor seating, this setting for a pre-theater dinner can’t be beat.
By purchasing Spirit Club Level tickets, theatergoers enjoy an all-inclusive experience with complimentary valet parking, fine food, premium open bar (which includes mixed drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks), access to an exclusive lounge, extra-roomy theater seats and attentive service throughout the evening. The Spirit Club Level lounge is open one hour prior to curtain and remains open throughout the performance and for 45 minutes after the show. A full season subscription is also available, which will guarantee the same luxurious Spirit Club Level theater seat for each show in the Au-Rene Theater and the full range of amenities. Request Spirit Club Level seating when you purchase your tickets for this unique experience.
Another option for Broadway patrons to enhance the theater experience with drinks, appetizers and desserts one hour before the performance and during intermission at the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge. A separate ticket for the lounge allows patrons to enjoy a selection of delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts and complimentary beverages (soft drinks, seasonal craft and premium beer, wine, champagne, coffee and tea) in a spacious lounge offering ample indoor seating and a private outdoor veranda.
For information, on all three of these amazing deals, visit www.BrowardCenter.org/dining.