The 2023-2024 Broadway Season at the Kimmel Center is announced

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Company, Mrs. Doubtfire, Frozen, Funny Girl, and many more musicals, and a spectacle, will come to the Kimmel Cultural Campus for the Broadway 2023-2024 Season.
Twelve productions in all are scheduled to appear at three venues: The Academy of Music; Miller Theater, and The Forrest Theatre. A list of the productions and details for each will be included later in the article. The season begins October 3, 2023, and runs through August 11, 2024. 
The Kimmel Center sponsored a gala happy hour event at their lovely Hamilton Garden venue on April 11, from 5 to 7 pm to celebrate the announcement of their 2023-2024 Broadway Season. Press, influencers, subscribers, and celebrities such as playwright, actor, and director James Ijames enjoyed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, soda, beer, and wine, and snacks as we networked and chatted in the sky. Mamma Mia! had a fabulous Greek-themed spread, while Frozen handed out wine poured down a mini iceberg. Mean Girls had a few savage sweets to mitigate their meanness, for a few examples.
Fran Egler, the center’s own Tony voter and Vice President of Programming and Presentations shared news and stories of the coming season and her busy schedule seeing just about everything on Broadway to plan for future seasons. 
In addition to such classic musicals as Wicked, and Frozen, new musicals such as Girl From the North Country with twenty songs by Bob Dylan and set in 1934 Duluth Michigan will be joined by a dance-theatre presentation Message in a Bottle, with music by Sting. In time for Christmas, Cirque Dreams Holidaze will thrill with acrobats, jugglers, and surprises galore. 
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Broadway 2023-2024 Season

  • Mean Girls
    Dates: October 3 – 8, 2023
    Location: Miller Theater on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Mean Girls” is a popular musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name. It follows the story of Cady Heron, a teenager who moves to a new high school and becomes embroiled in the complicated world of teenage cliques and popularity. With catchy songs and hilarious dialogue, “Mean Girls” is a humorous and relatable exploration of the challenges of high school life.

  • Wicked
    Dates: November 1 – 26, 2023
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Wicked” is a beloved Broadway musical that offers a prequel to the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” It tells the untold story of the unlikely friendship between Elphaba, the misunderstood Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the popular Good Witch of the North. With stunning music, elaborate costumes, and breathtaking performances, “Wicked” is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love, and the power of standing up for what is right.

  • Company
    Dates: November 28 – December 10, 2023
    Location: The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre

    “Company” is a groundbreaking musical that explores the complexities of modern relationships and marriage. It follows the story of Bobby, a single man who is surrounded by married couples, as he reflects on his own life and relationships. With a contemporary score and witty dialogue, “Company” delves into the joys and challenges of love, commitment, and companionship in the modern world.

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze
    Dates: December 26 – 31, 2023
    Location: Miller Theater on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” is a dazzling holiday spectacular that combines breathtaking acrobatics, mesmerizing illusions, and festive holiday themes. It’s a unique blend of cirque-style artistry, musical performances, and holiday magic that will leave audiences of all ages in awe. With a festive atmosphere and jaw-dropping performances, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
    Dates: January 3 – 21, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Ain’t Too Proud” is a jukebox musical that chronicles the rise of the legendary Motown group, The Temptations. It features their iconic music, electrifying dance routines, and captivating storytelling. From their humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to fame, “Ain’t Too Proud” is a powerful celebration of Motown’s golden era and the enduring legacy of The Temptations.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    Dates: February 6 – 18, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Mrs. Doubtfire” is a heartwarming musical comedy based on the beloved movie of the same name. It tells the story of a struggling actor who disguises himself as a female nanny to spend time with his children after a bitter divorce. Filled with laughter, love, and memorable songs, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is a touching exploration of family, and forgiveness

  • Girl from the North Country
    Dates: February 27 – March 10, 2024
    Location: The Shubert Organization’s Forrest Theatre

    “Girl from the North Country” is a unique musical that weaves the songs of legendary folk-rock artist Bob Dylan into a poignant story set in the heart of the American Midwest during the Great Depression. It follows the lives of a diverse group of individuals struggling to survive and find hope in a time of adversity. With soul-stirring music and powerful performances, “Girl from the North Country” is a moving exploration of human resilience and the pursuit of dreams.

  • Frozen
    Dates: March 21 – April 7, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Frozen” is a spectacular stage adaptation of Disney’s blockbuster animated movie of the same name. It brings to life the epic tale of two sisters, Elsa and Anna, as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and sisterly love in a frozen kingdom. With dazzling sets, breathtaking special effects, and unforgettable music, “Frozen” is a magical theatrical experience that will captivate audiences of all ages.

  • Hadestown
    Dates: April 10 – 14, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Hadestown” is a critically acclaimed musical that reimagines the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in a modern, folk-inspired setting. It tells the story of a young musician’s quest to rescue his love from the underworld and features mesmerizing music, innovative staging, and a captivating love story. With its hauntingly beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics, “Hadestown” is a soul-stirring exploration of love, sacrifice, and the power of art.

  • Message In A Bottle
    Dates: May 14 – 19, 2024
    Location: Miller Theater on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Message In A Bottle” is a breathtaking dance production that tells a powerful story of hope and humanity. Inspired by the songs of Grammy-winning artist Sting, it follows the journey of three siblings separated by war as they embark on a life-changing adventure to find each other. With stunning choreography, emotive performances, and an evocative score, “Message In A Bottle” is a visually stunning and emotionally resonant exploration of love, family, and the search for home.

  • Funny Girl
    Dates: July 16 – 28, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Funny Girl” is a classic musical that tells the true story of Fanny Brice, a talented comedian and singer who rose to fame in the early 20th century. It’s a tale of love, ambition, and the challenges of show business as Fanny navigates her way through the entertainment industry. Featuring memorable songs, dynamic performances, and a captivating story, “Funny Girl” is a timeless celebration of the indomitable spirit and talent of a legendary performer.

  • Mamma Mia!
    Dates: August 6 – 11, 2024
    Location: Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

    “Mamma Mia!” is a fun and energetic musical that features the timeless music of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Set on a picturesque Greek island, it tells the story of a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father before her wedding day. Filled with catchy songs, colorful costumes, and toe-tapping dance numbers, “Mamma Mia!” is a feel-good show that will have audiences singing and dancing in their seats. It’s a heartwarming tale of love, family, and self-discovery that guarantees a joyous and entertaining experience for all.

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