The Kimmel Cultural Campus announced its 2022-2023 Broadway series of shows, and it’s a stellar lineup. Personally, I can’t wait to see Tina when it comes to town because I’ve heard it’s excellent. Read on for all the details about the Broadway shows coming to Philly.
KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS AND THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCE THE 2022-23 BROADWAY SERIES SHOWCASING THE BIGGEST SEASON YET
16 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS AND A COMBINED 56 TONY AWARD® WINS
Highlights include the highly anticipated Philadelphia premieres of 10-Time Tony Award® Winner MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, SIX, BEETLEJUICE, and TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, along with the return of fan-favorite productions including LES MISÉRABLES and DISNEY’S THE LION KING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, March 21, 2022) – The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization are proud to present the 2022-23 Broadway series with a full lineup of dazzling productions, including Broadway’s newest blockbusters and returning fan favorites, with a combined 56 Tony Awards® and 46 Drama DeskTM Awards.
The lineup showcases a wide range of stories, representing the best of contemporary theater with the newest award-winning shows and returning beloved Broadway classics, plus several Philadelphia premieres.
Premieres include the first national tours of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, winner of 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, based on the Oscar-winning hit film of the same name. As in the film, the hit musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years; Six, the modern pop reimagining of the story of the wives of Henry VIII that is delighting audiences across the globe on both the West End and Broadway; Beetlejuice, the hilarious and remarkably touching new musical based on the Tim Burton classic film; and TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, a musical celebration of the iconic Queen of Rock n’ Roll.
A Soldier’s Play, winner of 2 Tony Awards®including Best Revival of a Play, will also premiere in Philadelphia. The show recently announced that the touring cast will be led by acclaimed actor, Norm Lewis. Best known for his work on Broadway stages, Lewis was the first African American actor to perform as Javert in Les Misérables and the first African American in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.
The full season lineup is below:
- Annie (October 11 – 16, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
- Les Misérables (November 2 – 13, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (November 22– December 4, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- A Christmas Carol (November 22 – 27, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
- Blue Man Group (December 27 – 31, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
- Jagged Little Pill (January 3 – 15, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- A Soldier’s Play (January 24 – February 5, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
- Come From Away (February 7 – 12, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- 1776 (February 14 – 26, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
- Cats (March 14 – 19, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
- Six (March 21 – April 9, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- Jersey Boys (April 18 – 23, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
- Jesus Christ Superstar (May 2 – 7, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
- Beetlejuice (May 30 – June 11, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical (July 5 – 30, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
- Disney’s The Lion King (August 16 – September 3, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
“This season we have seen audiences embrace the unity, joy, and excitement that comes from live arts,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. “We look forward to seeing packed houses for the 22–23 Broadway season, full of award-winning shows, beloved classics, and Philadelphia premieres. The lineup of 16 fantastic shows reflects our commitment to showcasing new and diverse voices and to sharing the magic of the arts with the widest possible audience. It’s clear that the arts are back and stronger than ever!”
The Broadway Series is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization, with productions at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music and Merriam Theater on Broad Street, as well as The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre on Walnut Street. Deeply committed to the health and safety of guests, artists, and staff, The Kimmel Cultural Campus is proudly certified by GBAC, the gold standard for infection prevention programs. Deeply committed to the health and safety of guests, artists, and staff, the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization are currently requiring masks to be worn at all times, as well as proof of vaccination for those over 5. Guests under 5 will be required to show a negative PCR test result or negative rapid test. For the most up-to-date information about the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ policies, visit kimmelculturalcampus.org. Additional details below about Kimmel’s Safe & Clean Commitment.. For information about Shubert’s policies at the Forrest Theatre, visit Shubert.nyc.
“We’re excited to share the magic of theater with our subscribers and guests over yet another season,” said Frances Egler, Senior Director of Programming and Presentations at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Campus’ Resident Tony Awards® voter, and curator of the Broadway series. “There is truly something for everyone – from movie-to-stage musicals like Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and The Lion King; to experiences for the modern music lovers, like TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Alanis Morissette-inspired Jagged Little Pill, and the magic of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Jersey Boys; to classic and long-beloved Broadway shows like Annie and Les Misérables.”
“The Shubert Organization is incredibly proud to transport these magnificent productions to the City of Philadelphia and the historic Forrest Theatre,” shared Robert E. Wankel, Chairman and CEO of The Shubert Organization. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Kimmel Cultural Campus as we embark on yet another season of providing the best of Broadway for the Philadelphia region. We hope that in these challenging times, the gift of live theater not only acts as an optimistic outlook but also provide common ground for people to come together.”