Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, lifted the curtain on the six shows coming to Fort Worth as a part of the 2022-23 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank.
"As we look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bass Hall, we are thrilled to welcome PNC Bank as a premier partner on the 2022-23 Broadway season," says Performing Arts Fort Worth president and CEO Dione Kennedy. "As the industry continues to come back from the pandemic, we are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, patrons, and community for their continued support."
The season kicks off in November with Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. 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? It runs November 29-December 4, 2022.
Disney's The Lion King is next, where the Serengeti comes to life as never before. More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular, which features the extraordinary work of Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan, and Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. It runs January 18-29, 2023.
Pretty Woman, The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. It features an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and a book by the movie's legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. It runs February 7-12, 2023.
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. 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. It runs March 28-April 2, 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. It runs May 9-14, 2023.
Hadestown, the big winner at the 2019 Tony Awards, intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. It runs June 27-July 2, 2023.
There is one season add-on that actually plays before any of the other shows: Elf the Musical. Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts, is transported back to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. It runs November 11-13, 2022.
Current 2021-22 Broadway at the Bass season ticket-holders have until May 31 to renew online at www.basshall.com or by phone at 817-212-4450. New season tickets go on sale July 12, 2022. Patrons can sign up for the new season ticket waitlist now by visiting www.basshall.com/waitlist.
On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.