- Wicked returns for five weeks in August 2022
- Current subscription packages can be renewed immediately
- New subscription packages on sale in April
- Lineup represents 26 Tony Awards
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 10, 2022) — Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the eagerly awaited 2022-2023 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season will include a stellar lineup of the hottest touring productions direct from Broadway and returning favorites. The ten-show season will launch in August 2022 with the popular return of Wicked.
“Over the past 100 years, Minnesotans have traveled to Hennepin Avenue for theater and art that thrills, inspires and amazes,” said Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. As the Trust kicks off Heart of Hennepin, a yearlong centennial celebration for the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, along with The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin, home to the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre, it is excited to announce a new season of touring Broadway. “We look forward to welcoming more than 320,000 visitors to the Hennepin Theatre District during next season’s 16 weeks of Broadway as we look ahead to the next 100 years of cultural and economic vibrancy,” said Nerenhausen.
It’s showtime! He earned his stripes on Broadway…now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Minneapolis. Beetlejuice makes its Minnesota premiere Sept. 13-18, 2022. Based on Tim Burton’s film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and demon with a thing for stripes.
Also appearing in Minnesota for the first time is TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. This new musical arrives in Minneapolis for two weeks March 1-12, 2023. 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 and one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
Everything you’ve been waiting to see on a Broadway stage is back! Jagged Little Pill is the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music coming Aug. 8-13, 2023. Nominated for a staggering 15 Tony Awards®, and a recent Grammy® winner for Best Musical Theater Album, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family will make you remember what it’s like to feel truly human.
All rise for the most successful American play in Broadway history with direction by Tony Award®-winner Bartlett Sher. The Academy Award®-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird makes its Minneapolis debut Feb. 14-19, 2023. Emmy Award Winning actor Richard Thomas, who recently celebrated a 60-year anniversary of performing on both stage and screen, will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.
The comedy musical Tootsie is unanimously funny and outrageously clever, a laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater. Coming to Minneapolis June 20-25, 2023, Tootsie 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.
Two brand new productions are returning to Minneapolis that will introduce a new generation of theater audiences to two beloved Broadway classics. Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon kicks off the new year Jan. 10-15, 2023 in 1960s Baltimore asking, “can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?” Captivating audiences worldwide, Cats is the record-breaking musical spectacular that features one of the most treasured songs in musical history, “Memory,” coming Oct. 25-30, 2022.
Wicked, the Broadway sensation, returns to the Orpheum Theatre this summer for a five-week engagement July 27-Aug. 28, 2022. Long before Dorothy arrives in Oz, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Returning Nov. 16-20, 2022 is the inspiring true life story of Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. A two-week holiday run of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables runs Dec. 6-18, 2022.
Nerenhausen said the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season is a crucial component of the Trust’s nonprofit mission driving cultural and economic impact in Minnesota. “Because of the community’s enthusiastic support of our Broadway series, we’re able to continue creating positive change in the lives of young people and emerging artists. Our educational and community programming reached every area of the state last year serving nearly 200 Minnesota artists and more than 8,000 students.”
“The Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season lights up the Hennepin Theatre District with the best of Broadway while driving culture, connection and economic vitality in Minnesota,” said Katie Simpson, President, Bank of America Twin Cities. “Since reopening in September, we’ve welcomed more than 117,000 people back to the District for Broadway shows creating an estimated $120 million of economic impact for local businesses.”
The seven-show subscription package price starts at $300 and includes: Beetlejuice, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Jagged Little Pill, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tootsie, Hairspray and Cats. An eight-show package that includes Wicked starts at $354. Tickets for return engagements of Les Misérables and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical may be added to either package. All shows will appear at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
Current season packages can be renewed immediately at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by phone (800) 859-7469 or in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis).
Subscription packages information
- Current season subscribers are encouraged to renew their seats immediately.
- The deadline for subscribers to renew their current packages is Monday, March 11, 2022.
- Packages for new subscribers go on sale in April
- The seven-show package price starts at $300.
- The eight-show package (including Wicked) price starts at $354.
- All shows are performed at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown’s Hennepin Theatre District.
The seven-show subscription package includes:
- Beetlejuice, Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022
- Cats, Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022
- Hairspray, Tuesday, Jan. 10 — Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023
- To Kill a Mockingbird, Tuesday, Feb. 14 — Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
- TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Wednesday, March 1 — Sunday, March 12, 2023 (two weeks)
- Tootsie, Tuesday, June 20 — Sunday, June 25, 2023
- Jagged Little Pill, Tuesday, Aug. 8 — Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023
The eight-show subscription package includes all shows listed above and:
- Wicked, Wednesday, July 27 — Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022 (five weeks)
Optional shows that can be added to a subscription package:
- Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Wednesday, Nov. 16 — Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
- Les Misérables, Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 (two weeks)
The subscription package cost may be paid in six monthly installments automatically charged to your credit card with no additional fees or interest. Prices include applicable season subscription discounts, historic restoration fees and administrative fees, and, if applicable, Select Plus or Select subscription fees.
All subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for each show in the seven- or eight-show package and receive exclusive benefits including online ticket management, exchanges and auto-renewals.
Group ticket requests for 10 or more can be made now by calling (612) 373-5665. Group pricing and discounts vary by show, performance, and price level. Visit Minneapolis.Broadway.com/Groups to learn more.
Tickets for individual shows will go on sale to the general public at later dates. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice.
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Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Heart of Hennepin – celebrating 100 years of the Hennepin Theatre District To honor the centennial of the Hennepin Theatre District, Hennepin Theatre Trust is not only celebrating its historic venues — the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin — but also everyone who is part of the legacy that has made the district the heart of Hennepin for 100 years. This year-long centennial celebration pays tribute to our community and history, and looks ahead to the future of the arts, the Trust and downtown Minneapolis.
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Vaccine policy and safety protocols in our theatres
COVID-19 health and safety protocols may be in effect for the performance; you will be notified of any protocols in advance of the performance. All ticket holders are required to comply.
Currently, vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over attending any performance at the historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Children 11 and younger will not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas). Individuals 12 or older who require an accommodation for the vaccine requirement due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours in advance of the event or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours in advance of the event.
The Trust also recommends guests not attend an event if they are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. To schedule a free COVID-19 vaccination, please visit https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ for the latest scheduling information.
For full details, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.