Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization are proud to announce the lineup for the 2022-23 Broadway Series! This season is packed with 16 blockbuster productions, including 10 Tony Award® winners. Highlights include the highly anticipated Philadelphia premieres of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, SIX, Beetlejuice, and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. Les Misérables and Disney’s The Lion King will also be returning to Philly next season. Get ready for an unforgettable year of theatre!
The program features a wide range of plays, ranging from the best contemporary drama to the newest award-winning productions and classics returning for their first runs on Broadway, as well as several Philadelphia debuts.
“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 full season lineup is below:
(October 11 – 16, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
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 theater goers 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
(November 2 – 13, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” (Huffington Post), “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph) and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune). Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House,” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
(November 22– December 4, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
HER VOICE IS UNDENIABLE. HER FIRE IS UNSTOPPABLE. HER TRIUMPH IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. 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.
A Christmas Carol
(November 22 – 27, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
With A Christmas Carol, two visionary Tony Award® winners, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story. Winner of five Tony Awards®, this New York Times Critic’s Pick welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that is brimming with Christmas spirit. Featuring dazzling staging, moving storytelling, and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” this timely production will leave you “with a heart full of joy and light” (Entertainment Weekly).
Blue Man Group
(December 27 – 31, 2022, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it’s your turn! Blue Man Group returns to Philadelphia for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group — signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity, and quirky comedy—the men are still blue, but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
Jagged Little Pill
(January 3 – 15, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a 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, upcoming 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-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) You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at Jagged Little Pill.
A Soldier's Play
(January 24 – February 5, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
WINNER! TWO 2020 TONY AWARDS®, INCLUDING BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY! Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Soldier’s Play, will tour North America in a “blistering and relevant” (The Hollywood Reporter) production from Tony Award® winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). 1944. A Louisiana Army base. A sergeant is murdered – and the crime, with its masterfully unfolded investigation, triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. A Soldier’s Play is a hair-raising drama that reverberates with the “authentic and exciting pulse” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) of mystery. The tour is produced by the 38-time Tony Award®-winning Roundabout Theatre Company, who also produced tours of Cabaret, Twelve Angry Men, and Anything Goes, among others. Through their mission-driven work, Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future.
Come From Away
(February 7 – 12, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony Award® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony Award® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
(February 14 – 26, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
From American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and Roundabout Theatre Company, Jeffrey L. Page and Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus reexamine this pivotal moment in American history in a new production of the classic Tony Award®-winning musical, 1776. They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And to whom does that freedom belong?
(March 14 – 19, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater – “Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (The Phantom of the Opera), and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!
(March 21 – April 9, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
DIVORCED, BEHEADED, DIED, DIVORCED, BEHEADED, SURVIVED. 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 in Six! 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!”
(April 18 – 23, 2023, The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre)
They had a look, an attitude, and a sound like no other. Sure, they were born in Jersey. But they were made in America. Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Beggin’” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Jesus Christ Superstar
(May 2 – 7, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater)
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
(May 30 – June 11, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
Beetlejuice earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Philadelphia. 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!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(July 5 – 30, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
Pop the champagne! Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® – including Best Musical! Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award®winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is more than a musical – it is a state of mind.
Disney’s The Lion King
(August 16 – September 3, 2023, Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music)
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Philadelphia's best-loved musical returns to the Academy of Music. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.
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.
Flexible 7-show packages are available now and start at as little as $39.00 per show. Single tickets for individual productions will go on sale at a later date. Subscribers save from 10-25% off single ticket prices and are offered a variety of exclusive event invitations, perks, and privileges, including the first opportunity to select the best seats in the house and the option to renew their seats each year. Additional subscriber benefits include flexible exchange options, priority ticket access, payment plan options, and more.
All subscription payments remain secure. Kimmel Cultural Campus has created a guide to address frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the changes to the 2022-23 Season. 7-show packages are available now and include Tuesday through Sunday performances of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Jagged Little Pill, A Soldier’s Play, 1776, Six, Beetlejuice, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical. For the third year, subscription packages include a Wednesday matinee option. This season offers the ultimate flexibility, giving new and returning subscribers the option to swap up to two shows in the 7-show season package for others in the lineup, including Les Misérables and Disney’s The Lion King. Subscribers will also have first access to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public.
Packages start at just $39.00 per show. 7-show subscription packages range from $265.00 to $958.00 depending on seating and performance dates. The easiest way to subscribe and to find more information is online at kimmelculturalcampus.org/broadway. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased from Kimmel Cultural Campus or Broadway Inbound. Visit Kimmel online at kimmelculturalcampus.org/groupsales or by phone at (215) 790-5883 or (866) 276-2947. Book a group with Broadway Inbound at www.broadwayinbound.com or call (866) 302-0995.
Safe & Clean Commitment + Flexible Ticket Policy
The Kimmel Cultural Campus is proudly certified by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council – the gold standard for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs. We will always put the safety of our guests, artists, and staff first, and we have worked closely with partners, producers, artists, guests and other performing arts centers around the nation to develop the most comprehensive plan to safely reopen our doors. We are committing to a healthy and clean environment with increased disinfection, enhanced ventilation, and will enforce recommended health authority guidelines, including masks and proof of vaccination. Masks are required to be worn at all times when on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, except when actively consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted. All attendees for public events must show proof of full vaccination at the time of entry, with valid photo ID and copy of vaccination card (physical or photo). Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 5, effective January 17; children under 5 will be required to show a negative PCR test or negative rapid result. While rapid tests (taken within 48 hours of event) are accepted, PCR tests are preferred (taken within 72 hours of event). Our position on vaccine mandates for children under the age of 5 may change as the larger population gets vaccinated.