PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Broadway is back in Philadelphia in a big way, with 14 productions in the 2022-23 season, almost 50 Tony Awards won between them.
There are Philadelphia premieres -- some straight off their Broadway run -- and fan favorites back by popular demand.
"Tina: The Tina Turner" musical is the first subscription show of the season. It's high energy with powerful music and choreography and a life story that is both tragic and awe-inspiring. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical - Kimmel Cultural Campus
Nov. 22-Dec. 4
You can ring in the New Year with "Jagged Little Pill", based on Alanis Morissette's groundbreaking '90s album. It was nominated for 15 Tony Awards and took home a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Jagged Little Pill - Kimmel Cultural Campus
Jan 3-15, 2023
Broadway is known for musicals, but "A Soldier's Play" takes the stage in late January.
The story is set in segregated Black barracks in the South in World War ll, and it's a murder-mystery.
Philadelphia-born playwright Charles Fuller won a Pulitzer for the work, and if you don't already know the story, the ending may surprise you. "A Soldier's Play" *
Jan 24-Feb 5, 2025
If you loved the musical, "Hamilton", you'll want to see "1776" too.
It's an all-female and gender-neutral, multicultural cast telling the story of the Founding Fathers.
Feb 14-26, 2023
"The Six wives of Henry VIII" take center stage for women's history month.
It hit Broadway last year, and it's blown up on social media and on stage.
So we headed to the nation's capital for a behind-the-scenes look at The National Theater, where it's currently playing and where the Tony Award-winning costumes are on full glorious display.
The show is a mash-up of a Broadway musical and a pop concert with each Queen taking the stage with a solo singing HER story, elevating the wives to more than the powerful man they married and the saying they've become known for-divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
Mar 21 - Apr 9, 2023
"Beetlejuice" introduces Tim Burton's 1988 cult classic movie to a whole new generation, combining horror with outrageous comedy.
It follows the story of Lydia, who is obsessed with death and the afterlife, and Beetlejuice, a character from the nether world who's obsessed with the idea of living.
There's a brand new score along with beloved old songs.
May 30-Jun 11, 2023
We headed to Hollywood to be transported to the Moulin Rouge in turn-of-the-20th century Paris. The musical is a revival of the 2001 movie and 10 years in the making; that's how long it took to get the rights to the 75 pop songs in the score, covering 160 years of music.
The costumes and set are decadent and lush, the story a mashup of other Broadway musicals with both hidden and forbidden love.
The artist, Toulouse-Lautrec is a club regular, and there's the wealthy Duke playing the villain who threatens to destroy it all.
"Moulin Rouge! The Musical" - Kimmel Cultural CampusJuly 5-30, 2023