Broadway at the Bass lifts curtain with jubilant 2021-22 season
Shortly after Dallas Summer Musicals announced its grand return to the indoor stage in August (yes, as in three months from now), Performing Arts Fort Worth revealed its own 2021-22 Broadway at the Bass season.
The six-show series features many of the titles that were previously scheduled prior to COVID-19, as well as a newly added hit show direct from Broadway.
"Today marks an important milestone as we look ahead and prepare for an exciting 2021-22 season," says Performing Arts Fort Worth president and CEO Dione Kennedy in a release. "We can't wait to welcome audiences back to Bass Hall this fall, and our top priority is providing a safe environment to enjoy live theater together again.
"We will continue to follow CDC and industry health and safety guidelines as we refine our reopening plans with leaders in science, technology, and medicine. Our goal is to be able to present full-capacity performances by the time our Broadway season starts in October."
It all starts with Come From Away, the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers on 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. The show actually just wrapped filming in its (empty) Broadway theater for a possible September release on Apple TV, but there's something special about seeing this emotional story live. It runs October 19-24, 2021.
Just in time for the holiday season, Cats returns to the Bass Hall stage in an all-new production. I promise you, the stage version is vastly superior to the movie. It runs November 16-21, 2021.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. It makes its long-awaited Bass Hall debut January 4-9, 2022.
A reimagined production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, is next, running June 21-26, 2022.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar returns with a new mesmerizing production creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. It runs July 12-17, 2022.
The 2021-22 season concludes with Mean Girls, based on the fetch film by Tina Fey. It runs July 26-31, 2022.
Hamilton, rescheduled to January 18-February 6, 2022, is a season add-on. Tickets for the original June 9-28, 2020, dates will be honored for the new dates, but new tickets are not on sale at this time. Patrons that purchase new 2021-22 Broadway at the Bass season tickets will have pre-sale access to secure tickets to Hamilton.
The highly anticipated return of Disney’s The Lion King will be part of the 2022-23 Broadway at the Bass season. 2021-22 season ticket holders that renew their seats for the 2022-23 season will have priority access to The Lion King.
Performing Arts Fort Worth is currently in conversations with other local arts organizations to plan reduced capacity, socially distanced performances in Bass Hall this summer in preparation for the new season starting this fall. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
Broadway at the Bass six-show season ticket packages start at $231. Season tickets can be renewed through June 21, and new season tickets can be purchased beginning July 15, online and by phone at 817-212-4450.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2021-22 Broadway at the Bass season are not available for purchase at this time. On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.