Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2022-2023 Broadway Season
(March 20, 2022) Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts announced an exciting collection of Broadway hits taking center stage for the 2022–2023 season, including 2020 Tony Award® nominees for Best Musical, JAGGED LITTLE PILL and TINA—THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL; Broadway’s newest smash, SIX; 2020 Tony Award® winner for Best Revival of a Play, A SOLDIER’S PLAY, starring Tony® nominee Norm Lewis; MJ, direct from Broadway; and a host of returning musical theater classics and beloved new favorites, including the winner of nine Tony Awards®, THE BOOK OF MORMON.
“Charlotte audiences welcomed Broadway back this past season with open arms. Next season, we’re going all out and bringing even more shows for our audiences to enjoy,” said Blumenthal President and CEO Tom Gabbard. “The lineup coming to Charlotte next season offers something for everyone, but what all of these shows have in common is the transcendent entertainment of theater. We are so excited for our audiences to experience the best and brightest of Broadway with these spectacular productions.”
The PNC Broadway Lights Series, Blumenthal’s premier Season Ticket, will feature an eight-show package, including:
- Jagged Little Pill, November 29–December 4, 2022
- TINA—The Tina Turner Musical, December 27, 2022–January 1, 2023
- A Soldier's Play, January 10–22, 2023
- Beetlejuice, March 28–April 2, 2023
- 9 to 5, April 18–23, 2023
- 1776, June 6–11, 2023
- SIX, July 4–16, 2023
- MJ, September 27–October 8, 2023
PNC Broadway Lights Series tickets range from $300–$984.
The Equitable Bravo Series offers a package of five shows:
- Dear Evan Hansen, October 25–30, 2022
- Les Misérables, January 31–February 5, 2023
- Come From Away, March 7–12, 2023
- The Book of Mormon, August 8–13, 2023
- Chicago, September 12–17, 2023
Equitable Bravo Series tickets range from $192–$648.
As well as the offerings in its two main Broadway series, Blumenthal will present additional shows during the year. Currently slated Broadway Extras include:
- Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show, February 14–19, 2023
- Disney’s Aladdin, April 4–9, 2023
- Annie, May 30–June 4, 2023
- Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, July 25–30, 2023
Subscribers to the PNC Broadway Lights Series and Equitable Bravo Series may choose to swap some of their season tickets for these Broadway Extras or any additional special attractions added during the year. The ability to swap shows is one of the many exclusive benefits offered to season ticket holders, who enjoy guaranteed seats for all of the shows in their season package.
PNC Broadway Lights Series tickets are renewable annually, guaranteeing season ticket holders the best seats at the best prices each year. PNC Broadway Lights Series season ticket holders also have the ability to swap up to four PNC Broadway Lights season shows for anything coming the following season and the option for a 12-month extended payment plan.
Equitable Bravo Series seats are not renewable, but subscribers will have first priority to purchase individual tickets to PNC Broadway Lights Series shows next season. Equitable Bravo buyers may also swap up to two season shows for anything else coming to Blumenthal theaters, including PNC Broadway Lights Series shows, and have the option of a six-month payment plan.
For more information or to make a purchase:
– Visit BlumenthalArts.org/Broadway
– Call 704-335-1010
PNC BROADWAY LIGHTS SERIES SHOW DESCRIPTIONS
September 27–October 8, 2023
EQUITABLE BRAVO SERIES SHOW DESCRIPTIONS
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 we celebrate our 25th anniversary —you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still...CHICAGO.
BROADWAY EXTRAS SHOW DESCRIPTIONS
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
February 14–19, 2023
RIVERDANCE, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award®–winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance—beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of RIVERDANCE all over again. For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.
RIVERDANCE began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by RIVERDANCE companies throughout North America. Since its inception RIVERDANCE has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
May 30–June 4, 2023
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production—just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
ANNIE, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
July 25–30, 2023
AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards® and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.
ABOUT BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS
Blumenthal Performing Arts serves the Carolinas as a leading cultural, entertainment and education provider. For more information, call (704) 372-1000 or visit BlumenthalArts.org. Blumenthal Performing Arts receives support from the Infusion Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council. Generous support is also provided by PNC Bank, sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights series, and Equitable, sponsor of the Equitable Bravo Series
PNC is a financial services company that is devoted to the communities it serves. Community programming through Grow Up Great, a birth to five initiative, prepares children for kindergarten and a successful school career. Other initiatives focus on arts support and quality of life for all of our citizens, promoting art as the common thread that binds us together in new, surprising and hopeful ways. PNC continues to be a strong supporter of museums, exhibitions and performing arts organizations. For the eighth year, PNC is the presenting sponsor of the PNC Broadway Lights Series.
Equitable is a financial services company with a legacy of helping people look forward to the future with courage, strength, and wisdom. Equitable provides advice, retirement plans, annuities, life insurance and employee benefits in the United States. Equitable’s mission is to help its clients secure their financial well-being so they can pursue long and fulfilling lives. They have a long-standing commitment to building a culture of inclusion, professional excellence and continuous learning. Through philanthropy, volunteerism and sustainability, Equitable leverages resources and risk proficiency to build a stronger society for their customers and employees. Equitable provides support for the 2022–23 Equitable Bravo Series.