Celebrity Attractions announced its 2023-2024 Broadway Season, for which tickets are now officially available online and at the Robinson Center Box Office in Little Rock. This year’s season includes five hit Broadway musicals, including “Six,” “Mean Girls,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and “Come From Away.” These performances all have the common ground of sharing incredible and hilarious stories that anyone can enjoy. The season will officially begin on Oct. 24 when “Six” opens.

 

Broadway season subscriber tickets are priced at $158, $228, $316, $448 and $504, depending on the seat availability and location. Single-ticket sales will begin about a month to six weeks before a performance is scheduled to happen, and interested guests are encouraged to check in often with Celebrity Attractions about details pertaining to single-ticket sales.

 

“I think that one of the best ways to look at becoming a subscriber is seeing it as a guaranteed night out. You have an automatic date night or girl’s night out every time there’s a show, and you can just set a date, put it on your calendar and enjoy live entertainment,” said Deana McCormack, marketing director for Celebrity Attractions. “When you become a subscriber to the Broadway season, you get the best seats at the best prices with easy exchange and priority access to other shows.”

 

According to McCormack, Broadway subscribers are given the first opportunity to buy tickets to additional shows outside of the Broadway season. This season, subscribers will be the first to choose tickets to “Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience,” which will show in November, and “Shrek The Musical,” which will show in March.

 

With ticket scalping seemingly at an all-time high, it is becoming more difficult for show-goers to enjoy nights on the town with authentic tickets priced fairly, McCormack added.

 

“Unfortunately, there are now a large number of ticket brokers who sell tickets at inflated prices, so we do the best we can to educate Arkansans so they are aware of where they can get real seats in real locations at the best prices,” she said, adding that single-show tickets go on sale between four and six weeks prior to date of the show.

 

Robinson Center is, according to McCormack, a premier location to view a Broadway show locally.

 

“These shows are part of the national tours featuring the best of the best, and this is [a guest’s] chance to see excellent performances right here in Arkansas,” she said, adding that Broadway tours provide quality entertainment outside of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. “The venue is great, with seats that offer a lot of legroom, an amazing sound system and great customer service.”

 

McCormack said the theater offers an experience that is unlike any other form of entertainment, and being able to enjoy state-of-the-art shows in Arkansas is an experience that everyone should try to take advantage of.

 

“There is absolutely no substitute for live entertainment, because when you sit in that theater and you have others around you, you laugh together, cry together, celebrate together and dance together,” McCormack said. “It is so much more than sitting and watching something on a screen because live performance allows you to become part of the show with two-way communication with actors on stage.”

 

For more information about becoming a 2023-2024 season subscriber or to purchase tickets to single shows, register at celebrityattractions.com, call 501-244-8800 or visit the Robinson Center Box Office, located at 426 West Markham St.

 

Without further ado, here is a taste of the upcoming Broadway performances that will be shown at the Robinson Center this year.

Six

Oct. 24-29

For those who love history and are enamored with the story of Henry VIII, “Six” is just the ticket. The wives of the famous king will take to the stage to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a celebration of 21st-century girl power. Experience Tudor queens transformed into pop princesses during this special musical, which is noted by the Chicago Sun Times as a “fiercely irresistible and electrifying experience.”

 

“‘Six’ is one of the hottest shows on Broadway, and it’s a fun take on the challenges that the six wives of Henry VIII endured,” McCormack said. “It’s like going to a pop concert. There’s no intermission, and everyone from six to 60 will love this show.”

 

Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the musical tells the story of six amazing queens who were married to the less-than-incredible Henry VIII. According to Broadway, this musical features heartbreak and euphoria when the tales of the six ex-wives of Henry VIII take center stage. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded and survived — all of these women make this musical “a global sensation that everyone is losing their head over.”

 

As a new and original musical, “Six” won 23 awards during the 2021-2022 Broadway season, including a Tony Award for Best Original Score in music and lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. “Six” has also been named as a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times and has been highly regarded by The Washington Post, which called the musical “exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for.”

 

Part of the Boleyn Tour, the cast will include Gerianne Pérez as Catherine of Aragon, Zan Berube as Anne Boleyn, Amina Faye as Jane Seymour, Terica Marie as Anna of Cleves, Aline Mayagoitia as Katherine Howard and Sydney Parra as Catherine Parr. Alternates for this tour include Aryn Bohannon, Marilyn Caserta, Jana Larell Glover, Taylor Pearlstein and Cecilia Snow, who is also serving as dance captain.

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Mean Girls

Feb. 2-4

The classic movie “Mean Girls” will turn 20 in 2024, making next year a fitting opportunity to relive Tina Fey’s iconic movie in musical form. Fey wrote the book for the hit musical, and Jeff Richmond of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” composed the musical. In addition to Fey and Richmond, the award-winning creative team includes the musical’s original director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, who directed “The Book of Mormon,” and lyricist Nell Benjamin of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” fame.

 

The character Cady Heron, made famous in the movie by Lindsay Lohan, is front and center as is a trio of lionized frenemies led by none other than the ruthless Regina George. The musical delivers a winning mix of humor, nostalgia and high-energy antics. New York Magazine called it “hilarious and joyful,” and USA Today marked this musical as a must-see.

Jesus Christ Superstar

March 1-3

More than 50 years ago, “Jesus Christ Superstar” premiered, a musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events that occur in the final weeks of Christ’s life.

 

Originally staged by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London, “Jesus Christ Superstar’’ was directed by Timothy Sheader, who is known for “Crazy for You” and “Into the Woods.” This revival will bring a new, mesmerizing production of the exemplary rock opera to the stage.

“Jesus Christ Superstar’’ has won many awards, including the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and is appealing to concert-goers and theater audiences alike. While paying tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has created a modern theatrical world that is fresh and inspiring, according to Celebrity Attractions.

 

Drew McOnie has served this production as choreographer and is celebrated for his work in “King Kong” and “Strictly Ballroom.” Lyrics and music for this production were written by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-award winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Pretty Woman: The Musical

April 26-28

Taking its title from the Roy Orbison international hit “Oh, Pretty Woman” and based on the hit movie, “Pretty Woman: The Musical” brings one of the biggest romantic comedies of all time to the stage. Debuting more than 30 years after the film, this musical was noted for “big romance and big fun” by Broadway.

The musical tells the story of a classic romance and is led by a powerhouse creative team that includes Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony-Award-winning director and choreographer. Fans of “Hairspray,” “Kinky Boots” and “Legally Blonde: The Musical” are probably familiar with Mitchell’s extraordinary work.

 

The musical also features an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The book was written by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton. For the musical viewer who wants lifted spirits, this show is a must to attend.

Come From Away

Aug. 2-4

Broadway’s “Come From Away” tells the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that gave them a home. A Best Musical winner in North America, “Come From Away,” is a New York Times Critic’s Pick and shows the reality of nerves running high, cultures clashing, uneasiness turning into trust and gratitude in friendship.

 

Written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, “Come From Away” is directed by Christopher Ashley, a Tony-winning Best Director, and has music staged by Tony nominee Kelly Devine. Based on the original Broadway direction and choreography, the tour is directed by Daniel Goldstein with musical staging by Richard J. Hinds.

 

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