Durham Performing Arts Center Broadway series 2022-23: Schedule


You have to know.

Let it go.

We don’t need another hero.

You could hum at least one of these catchy musical tunes over the coming year as the Durham Performing Arts Center presents ‘Annie’, ‘Jagged Little Pill’, ‘Disney’s Frozen’ and ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ in the 2022-23 Broadway Season.

DPAC announced its new season of touring Broadway productions on Saturday with a lineup that includes plenty of buzzy, award-winning musicals. Some are jukebox musicals, featuring the catalogs of musical superstars Tina Turner (“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”) and Alanis Morisette (“Jagged Little Pill”).

Here is the complete list and the planned dates:

“Disney’s Frozen”: Sept. 14-Oct. 2. The musical based on the wildly popular animated film featuring songs from the film, plus additional numbers.

“Anne”: October 18-23. The classic musical features rambling orphan Annie who finds love with an adoptive family (and a rambling dog, too).

“Hairspray”: November 15-20. Teenage Tracy Turnblad turns Baltimore on her well-groomed head as she seeks to desegregate a popular TV dance show. She couldn’t stop the beat if she tried.

“Tina: the musical of Tina Turner”: January 3-8, 2023. Needless to say, Turner is simply the best. Unlike some jukebox musicals, this production doesn’t just feature Turner’s songs set to a fictional story. This provides the soundtrack to Turner’s life as she triumphs over adversity.

“Little Jagged Pill”: From February 28 to March 5, 2023. Alanis Morissette classics, including “Ironic”, “You Learn” and “Hand in My Pocket”, serve as the backdrop for this Tony Award-winning show based on the album of the same name.

“Beetlejuice”: April 11-16, 2023. The musical is based on the classic 1988 Tim Burton film starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder about a dead couple who seek to haunt the inhabitants of their former home.

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”: May 3-14, 2023. This musical has won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film of the same name. The musical, although set in Paris at the 20th Century, features a 21st Century soundtrack, including songs released from the film. “Lady Marmalade” is still in the lineup.

“1776”: May 30 to June 4, 2023. This musical won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, after its premiere in 1969. It tells the story of John Adams as he persuades delegates to sign the Declaration of independence.

“Six”: June 20-July 2, 2023. The musical, which only made its Broadway debut in 2021 after a pandemic hiatus, imagines what Henry VIII’s six wives would sing if they were in competition to be the lead singer of a group of wives. Who had the worst experience? What would have happened if they had never married Henry?

Season tickets are on sale now for current and new members of Truist Broadway. Plans start at $1 per month for 12 months. Current members have until June 1 to renew their membership.

Individual show tickets will go on sale at a later date.

The 2021-22 season still has several traveling Broadway shows: “Oklahoma!” (March 29-April 3); “Pretty Woman: The Musical” (April 19-24); “Jersey Boys” (April 29-May 1); “My Fair Lady” (May 3-8); “Hamilton” (May 17-June 5); “Jesus Christ Superstar” (June 14-19); and “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird” (August 2–7).

To learn more, visit TruistBroadway.com, call 919-680-2787 or email [email protected]

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