Six shows. 12 Tony Awards. One Grammy. A brand new season of Broadway has been announced at Walton Arts Center.
Officials this week unveiled the lineup for their 2023-24 season, set to kick off in the fall.
The lineup includes five shows that are coming straight from Broadway for their first national tour, officials said. The six shows considered part of this year’s Broadway series include Six, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Company, Aladdin, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
All of the shows in the series except Aladdin will be making their Arkansas debut when they arrive in Fayetteville next year.
In addition to the six series shows, three additional “add-on” Broadway shows are also coming to Walton Arts Center next year, including The Cher Show, Les Misérables, and Hairspray.
““We are all so excited about our upcoming Broadway subscription season,” said Jennifer Ross, vice president of programming at Walton Arts Center. “It has a little bit of everything, including new shows coming straight from Broadway, a new iteration of a classic Sondheim work, a magical show for the whole family and one of our country’s most powerful novels adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin.”
Broadway subscriptions to the series are currently on sale. Season subscribers get access to the best seats, and lowest prices to the shows, discounts to other shows, and other perks.
Six-show Broadway subscriptions range from $326 to $478 for Tuesday, Wednesday evening, and Thursday matinee performances, and $381-$533 for Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and Saturday or Sunday daytime performances.
Single tickets to the above shows will be made available at a later date.
To purchase, visit waltonartscenter.org, visit the box office, or call 479-571-2785.
Show descriptions provided by Walton Arts Center.
Sept. 12-17 – 8 performances
From Tudor Queens to pop icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric 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!” and The Washington Post hails it as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for.” SIX won 23 awards in the 2021/22 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for best original score (music and lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for best musical.
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Dec. 12-17 – 8 performances
An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a women who broke barriers and became the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you souring to the rafters.
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 Plyllida Lloyd.
Jagged Little Pill
Jan. 23-28 – 8 performances
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, life – everything we’ve been waiting to see in a new Broadway show – is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 1776), with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and a Grammy Award-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, Jagged Little Pill stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway” (The New York Times).
Feb. 20-25 – 8 performances
It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married and being alive in the 21st century could drive a person crazy.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including best revival of a musical, Company strikes like a lightning bolt. It’s brilliantly conceived and funny as hell” (Variety). Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliot (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America), this revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy, is at once boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful and downright hilarious.Company features Sondheim’s award-winning songs “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side by Side” and the iconic “Being Alive.”
March 26-31 – 8 performances
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Come see why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wish for!” (NBC-TV).
To Kill A Mockingbird
April 16-21 – 8 performances
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 Mockingbirdis “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it five 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 has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).