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Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season Presented by PNC Bank
Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the nine shows coming to Fort Worth as a part of the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank.
“We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, patrons and community for their continued support as we celebrate 25 years of Bass Performance Hall this spring,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President & CEO Dione Kennedy. “The stellar lineup of shows in our 2023-2024 Broadway season sets the benchmark as we look ahead to the next 25 years.”
The season kicks off this summer with Disney’s FROZEN coming to the Hall in August, followed by a new play from Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, in September. Don’t lose your head, Fort Worth is making her-story with SIX in November; Embark on a whole new world of Broadway magic with Disney’s ALADDIN in January; It’s simply the best that TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now rolling on tour across North America and stops into Bass Hall in February; In June, HAMILTONmakes its return to Fort Worth; And finally – the 25th Anniversary Tour of the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will dance its way to Bass Hall in July, closing the 2023-2024 season. Previously announced, the 9-time Tony Award®-winning THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to the Hall as a Season Add-On, plus the new show you oughta know, JAGGED LITTLE PILL.
Broadway at the Bass season ticket packages start at $276.25. A four-installment payment plan is also available to both renewing and new season ticket holders. Season tickets can be renewed through March 24 online at www.basshall.com and by phone at 817-212-4450. New season tickets will be available for purchase beginning April 11. Those interested in becoming season ticket holders can join the waitlist now at www.basshall.com/waitlist. The Performing Arts Fort Worth (PAFW) box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Renewing or joining the waitlist online is the quickest and easiest way to secure season tickets.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank are not available for purchase at this time. On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.
Disney’s FROZEN (August 10-20, 2023)
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Oscar® winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony® and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony® winner Rob Ashford (choreographer) round out the creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards®. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.
Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (September 26 – October 1, 2023)
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.” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and 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).
SIX (November 28 – December 3, 2023)
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!
SIX won 23 awards in the 2021-2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
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 SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Broadway album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts and surpassed 6 million streams in its first month.
Disney’s ALADDIN (January 31 – February 4, 2024)
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King and Frozen 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).
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (February 6-11, 2024)
THERE IS ONLY ONE. 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. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters. 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 Prizewinning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
HAMILTON (June 11-23, 2024)
This “theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history.” (The New York Times) HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
MAMMA MIA! (July 9-14, 2024)
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago. For nearly 25 years, people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.
2023-2024 Broadway Season Add-Ons
THE BOOK OF MORMON (July 28-30, 2023)
Season Add-On The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL (September 15-17, 2023)
Season Add-On 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 worldchanging music. Directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 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.
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About Performing Arts Fort Worth
Celebrating 25 years of operation in 2023, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is a Fort Worth icon and nationally distinguished performing arts venue. Built entirely with private funds, the Hall’s mission is to serve as a permanent home to the major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premier venue for other attractions to enhance the range, quality and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region. Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall. Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates Bass Hall, also presents national touring Broadway productions under the Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank, as well as intimate concerts, holiday specials and family entertainment in the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot-tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community