Classic stories, 1980s films and female pop singers mingle with Broadway mainstays like “Cats” and “Les Miserables” in the just-announced 2022-23 Broadway on Hennepin season.
Carole King, Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Atticus Finch, Tootsie and Elphaba inspire the Hennepin Theater Trust’s slate of Broadway tours.
The lineup includes musicals based on the lives and music of female pop singers. “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” and “Jagged Little Pill” (based on music by Morissette) will debut in Minnesota. “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” returns.
Other Broadway productions debuting in Twin Cities include Harper Lee’s “Beetlejuice,” “Tootsie,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
HTT previously announced the return of popular musical “Wicked” to kick off the 2022-23 season of 10 shows with a five-week broadcast from July 27 to August 27. 28.
Favorite musicals returning to the lineup are “Les Misérables”, “Hairspray” and “Cats”.
The Broadway on Hennepin series draws more than 300,000 people to theaters, “reviving” downtown Minneapolis — from restaurants to drive-through services, said Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theater Trust.
Viewers have personal reasons for choosing to see a show, often multiple times, Nerenhausen added. “We realize that all of our theatrical productions are more than just an evening of entertainment. ”
Ticket packages are on sale for current subscribers. Packages for new subscribers will go on sale in April. There’s a seven-show package that starts at $300 and an eight-show package, which includes “Wicked,” that starts at $354. “The Miz” and “Beautiful” can be added to either package. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Here is the program
“Bad” (July 27-August 28) – Elphaba, the green-skinned witch from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, gets her due in this popular musical, set long before Dorothy arrives in Oz.
“Beetle Juice » (September 13-18) – Inspired by Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy/fantasy film, “Beetlejuice” tells the story of a strange teenager and supernatural events.
“Cats” (October 25-30) – On Broadway for 18 years, in 1996 it became what was then the longest-running show in Broadway history. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline phenom was made into a movie in 2019 that was generally filmed despite featuring superstars such as Dame Judith Dench and Taylor Swift. But it has the iconic Broadway song “Memory.”
“Magnificent – The Carole King Musical” (Nov 16-Nov 20) – The singer-songwriter’s music tells his story.
“Wretched” (Dec 6-18) – Jean Valjean struggles to live a normal life after a stint in prison in this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s tale of revolution and redemption. On stage at the Orpheum for a two-week tour.
“Hairspray” (January 10-15) – Set in 1960s Baltimore, the show’s tagline asks, “Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?”
“Killing a Mockingbird” (February 14-19) – Richard Thomas, better known as TV’s John-Boy “Waltons,” stars in this production as attorney Atticus Finch. The adaptation of Harper Lee’s book is directed by Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin.
“TINA – The Tina Turner Musical” (March 1-12, 2023) – Tina Turner could dance like no one else. She also had to overcome racism, sexism and ageism. And her abusive husband/stage partner Ike.
“Tootsie” (June 20-25, 2023) – Another stage show based on another 1980s film. The 1982 film featured Dustin Hoffman as an unemployed actor who made it in female roles.
“Little Jagged Pill” (August 8-August 13, 2023) – The new musical is based on music by Alanis Morissette and has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards.
But where is ‘Hamilton’?
Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” will be at the Orpheum from April 4 to May 3, 2023, but is not part of the 2022-23 season. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was originally slated to be part of Bank of America Broadway’s 2020-21 season on Hennepin. During the pandemic shutdown, it was rescheduled. Single tickets for “Hamilton” will go on sale at a later date.
For more information, visit hennepintheatretrust.org.