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Introducing Our 2022-23 PNC Broadway Series—Including Long-Awaited Premiere of ‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College announced today the 2022-2023 season lineup for the PNC Broadway Series. This exciting season is filled with nine shows that are sure to thrill every Broadway fan. This season’s lineup includes Anastasia, On Your Feet!, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and My Fair Lady. In addition to those, Tootsie and Annie are also headed to Wilmington as special Broadway Bonus add-ons.

“It gives me great joy to announce the upcoming season of Broadway hits that will be coming in from New York to the Cape Fear region,” said Shane Fernando, Vice President of Advancement of the Arts at CFCC and Executive and Artistic Director of the Center, “National Broadway tours provide incredible experiential opportunities and employment for our region’s students and local crews, as well as being a major economic driver for our community and nation, contributing over $3.8 billion annually to our nation’s economy.” 

PNC Broadway Series full-season subscriptions for Wilson Center Members are on sale now. Full season subscriptions for the general public go on sale at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022. At this time, full-season subscriptions are only available through Ticket Central over the phone at 910-362-7999 or by visiting in person at 703 N. 3rd St, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For additional information about subscription types, please visit our Broadway Packages page. For those who wish to have access to tickets in advance of the general public, Wilson Center Memberships provide numerous benefits – including priority ticket access.

To learn more about each of the upcoming shows in the 2022-23 PNC Broadway Series, please see the show information below.

Anastasia
Nov. 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Wilmington at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann.

On Your Feet!
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!

The Book of Mormon
Feb. 7-9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

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 from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit TheBookOfMormonTour.com.

Chicago
Mar. 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 5, 2023 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

Legally Blonde
Mar. 21-22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Apr. 18-19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

My Fair Lady
May 6, 2023 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. & May 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times).  “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed?

BROADWAY BONUS

Tootsie
Oct. 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”

Annie
Jan. 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most. Annie, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

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