GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 27, 2023) – Broadway Grand Rapids (BGR) is delighted to announce the 2023-2024 season. BGR will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with an incredible show lineup which includes the Michigan premieres of Broadway’s most Tony Award-winning new show of the season MJ and the musical comedy revival of Funny Girl. Audiences will also experience the magic of Disney’s Aladdin, the electrifying TINA- The Tina Turner Musical, and the critically acclaimed new play, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Rounding out the anniversary season, patrons will have the option to add the ever-popular Les Misérables and Wicked. Fifth Third Bank serves as the title sponsor for Broadway Grand Rapids.
More than 700 people filled DeVos Performance Hall for the exciting season reveal event held on Monday, February 27, 2023. The event was co-hosted by Broadway Grand Rapids President & CEO, Meghan Distel and Broadway Across America President of Marketing, Bob Bucci. The event included performances from Aladdin and Wicked. “We are thrilled to celebrate our 35th anniversary season with such a stellar line-up” said Meghan Distel of BGR, “From MJ to Aladdin, the season is diverse, wildly entertaining, and truly offers something for everyone. It’s the very best of Broadway, adds vibrancy to our city, and keeps Grand Rapids on the map as a cultural destination.”
The Broadway Grand Rapids five-show 35th Anniversary Season package includes:
- FUNNY GIRL- September 19-24, 2023
- TINA- The Tina Turner Musical- November 7-12, 2023
- Disney’s ALADDIN- January 16-21, 2024
- TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD- April 23-28, 2024
- MJ- July 9-14, 2024
Add to Package:
- LES MISÉRABLES - March 5-10, 2024
- WICKED- May 15-June 2, 2024
- Week 1: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 1p & 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2p & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
- Week 2 & Week 3: Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2p & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1p & 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: Performance schedule for all shows except Wicked are as follows:Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2p & 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1p and 6:30 p.m.
Five-show season packages which include Funny Girl, TINA-The Tina Turner Musical, Disney’s Aladdin, To Kill A Mockingbird, and MJ, start at $225 and are available now at BroadwayGrandRapids.com/Subscribe, at the Broadway Grand Rapids box office located at 122 Lyon St NW (Mon – Fri 9AM - 4:30PM) or by calling the dedicated subscriber hotline at 1-866-928-7469 (Mon – Fri 10AM – 5PM). Season ticket holders have the option to add Les Misérables and Wicked to their package now. All subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for each show in the five-show package and receive exclusive benefits including interest free payment plan, flexible exchanges, online ticket management, and ability to auto-renew year after year. For current season ticket holders, the deadline to renew is Monday, March 27, 2023.
All performances will be presented at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids located at 303 Monroe Avenue NW.
All production photos for the 2023-2024 season can be found HERE. Please note all photo credentials.
Interviews with Broadway Grand Rapids President & CEO Meghan Distel are available upon request.
FUNNY GIRL- Featuring one of the greatest musical scores of all time, including classic songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People,” this bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.
TINA- The Tina Turner Musical- TINA–The Tina Turner Musical is the triumphant story of the Queen of Rock and Roll set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits! TINA–The Tina Turner Musical presents Tina’s journey against all odds to become one of the world’s most beloved artists of all time. 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.
Disney’s ALADDIN- Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. 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. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!" (NBC-TV)
Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD- 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 MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60Minutes). 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— “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune)—has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).
MJ- The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Grand Rapids. MJ, the multi–Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status.
LES MISÉRABLES- Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon. LES MISÉRABLES. Set against the backdrop of 19thcentury France. LES MISÉRABLES is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53countries and 22 languages. LES MISÉRABLES still undisputedly “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune).
WICKED- WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”
Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, with a mission to present the very best of national touring Broadway productions in West Michigan.The Broadway series, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. In 2019, Broadway Grand Rapids entered into a partnership agreement with Broadway Across America. This partnership enhances the opportunity to bring the hottest new productions from Broadway to Grand Rapids.All Broadway Grand Rapids presentations take place in DeVos Performance Hall located conveniently in downtown Grand Rapids. For more information about events visit www.BroadwayGrandRapids.com
Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, Group Sales Box Office and Broadway Brands. Led by 18-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.