Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced the 2017-18 Broadway at the Bass season, and it's a history-maker. For the first time ever, the season is made up of brand-new, direct-from-Broadway shows, all of which are making their Bass Hall debuts.
“This season marks an important milestone for us. It’s the first time we’ve presented a Broadway at the Bass season made up of all-new shows,” says Dione Kennedy, president and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth, in a release.
While the five-musical season — with two add-on shows — boasts some impressive titles, it does not contain the one that has everyone in a frenzy: Hamilton. Hamilfans will still have to travel to Dallas in 2018 to see the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster.
Three of the titles are being co-presented with Dallas Summer Musicals, while the other two are in AT&T Performing Arts Center's current Broadway Series lineup.
Something Rotten! starts the season off January 17-21, 2018, followed by Finding Neverland March 20-25, 2018. These are the two that will be playing the Winspear this summer. From DSM's upcoming season are Waitress (June 19-24, 2018), Love Never Dies (August 7-12, 2018), and School of Rock (August 28-September 2, 2018).
Special add-ons include Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold (December 13-17, 2017, in the McDavid Studio) and Chicago (February 16-18, 2018). If those sound familiar, that might be because WaterTower Theatre in Addison just produced the nun-centric mystery this past December, while MainStage in Irving hosted the merry murderesses in November.
Five-show season ticket packages start at $187 and can be purchased by calling 817-212-4280 or visiting www.basshall.com.