The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW announces the 2022-2023 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series.
December 13-24, 2022 (16 performances)
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America today. With a score that mixes hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON took the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a groundbreaking moment in theater – a musical that had a profound impact on culture, politics and education. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on the acclaimed biography of Ron Chernow. He has won Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
January 10-15, 2023 (8 performances)
Meet Jenna, an expert waitress and baker who dreams of getting out of her small town and her rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she makes desserts that reflect her life inside out, such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a neighboring county – and a satisfying encounter with someone new – gives Jenna a chance for a fresh start, she must muster the courage to take it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own, perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Created by an all-female creative team, this hilarious Broadway hit musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award-winning Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by the screenwriter acclaimed Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Dangerous Liaisons, Waiting for Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.
“WAITRESS is a little corner of paradise!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate”, according to New York Magazine.
“This is an uplifting musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-done pie.
SIX THE MUSIC
February 1-5, 2023
Divorced, beheaded, dead, divorced, beheaded, survived.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX Henry VIII’s wives take to the mic to remix five hundred years of historic heartbreak in an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the worldwide sensation that everyone is losing their minds over. The New York Times said SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critics’ Choice) and The Washington Post salute SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing and inspiring illumination this city dreams of! The Broadway season has been supercharged!”
Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Fiddler on the roof
February 14-19, 2023
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic take on this beloved theatrical masterpiece by Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning moves and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original direction by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring Broadway classics ‘Tradition’, ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’ and ‘To Life’, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that will lift his cup to joy! To like! To live!
A PRETTY WOMAN
February 21-26, 2023
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, is brought to life by a powerful creative team led by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (two-time Tony Award winner ®) (Hair spray, naughty boots, legally blonde).
Brought to the stage by lead producer Paula Wagner, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL features an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69,” “Heaven”), plus a book by legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter JF Lawton. PRETTY WOMAN: MUSIC will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you like the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).
April 4-9, 2023
Call it “musical paradise” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the rowdiest new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until a breathtaking act of desperation lands him the role of his life. With a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony Award winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times critic’s pick is “a joyous delight” ( The Washington Post) it’s “so full of punchlines, it should be called a musical joke!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times pass,” raves Rolling Stone. “It’s TOOTSIE!” »
Prices for 2022-23 season tickets range from $243.73* to $684.63* for the six-show series and can be purchased at the box office, by phone (239) 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com.
We expect that face masks will not be required for the 22-23 Fifth Third Bank Broadway series.