2023 Broadway shows coming to Philadelphia include ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘Cats’ | Rick Williams, Alicia Vitarelli

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Alicia Vitarelli and Rick Williams bring you an in-depth preview of the Broadway shows coming to Philadelphia in 2023.

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Ring in the new year with Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking ’90s album.

It was nominated for 15 Tony Awards and took home a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Jagged little pill – Kulturcampus Kimmel

January 3-15, 2023

Broadway is known for musicals, but “A Soldier’s Play” hits the scene in late January.

Set in segregated black barracks in the WWII South, the story is a crime thriller.

Philadelphia-born playwright Charles Fuller won a Pulitzer for the work, and if you’re new to the story, the ending might surprise you.

“A Soldier’s Game” *

January 24 to February 5, 2025

If you loved the musical “Hamilton” you should also see “1776”.

It’s an all-female and gender-neutral, multicultural cast that tells the story of the founding fathers.

1776 *

14-26 February 2023

“The six wives of Henry VIII” are the focus of Women’s History Month.

It released on Broadway last year and has been blown up on social media and on stage.

So we headed to the nation’s capital for a behind-the-scenes look at the National Theatre, where it’s currently playing and where the Tony Award-winning costumes are on display in all their glory.

The show is a cross between a Broadway musical and a pop concert, with each queen taking the stage with a solo singing HER story, elevating the wives to be more than the powerful man they married and the saying, they became known for – divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

SIX – Culture Campus Kimmel

March 21 – April 9, 2023

Into the Woods is a surprise addition to the spring lineup.

The musical mashup of your favorite fairy tale characters was supposed to be just a short concert last spring.

But it was such a resounding success that it quickly landed on Broadway and is now touring with a full Broadway cast.

Into the Woods – Miller Theater

April 4th to 9th

Bringing Tim Burton’s 1988 cult classic to a whole new generation, Beetlejuice blends horror with outrageous comedy.

It follows the story of Lydia, who is obsessed with death and the afterlife, and Beetlejuice, a character from the underworld who is obsessed with the idea of ​​life.

There is a brand new score along with popular old songs.

“Beetlejuice – Kimmel Culture Campus”

May 30 – June 11, 2023

We made our way to Hollywood to be transported to the Moulin Rouge in turn of the 20th century Paris. The musical is a revival of the 2001 film and 10 years in development; That’s how long it took to acquire the rights to the score’s 75 pop songs, covering 160 years of music.

The costumes and sets are decadent and lavish, and the story is a blend of other Broadway musicals with both hidden and forbidden love.

Artist Toulouse-Lautrec is a regular at the club, and the wealthy duke plays the villain who threatens to destroy everything.

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” – Kulturcampus Kimmel
July 5-30, 2023

Shows back by popular demand

come from away” is returning to Philadelphia in February.

It’s one of Philadelphia’s all-time crowd favorites, a true story that took place in the days after the 9/11 attacks when 38 planes and thousands of passengers were grounded in Gander, Newfoundland.

And the people of this tiny town opened their homes and hearts to strangers.

Come From Away” – Kimmel Culture Campus

7th-12th February 2023

CATS‘ is another Philadelphia favorite that has sold out almost every performance.

The Broadway classic puts the cast in full feline form, from the intricate makeup design to the mesmerizing feline moves and famed music by Andrew Lloyd Weber.

“CATS” – Culture Campus Kimmel

13-19 March 2023

The Rock Opera”Jesus Christ Superstar‘ returns during the Easter season.

It is the classic score by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, telling the story of Jesus’ last days through song.

It was a game changer when it first hit the scene half a century ago.

This revival of the classic was created in London and brought to America to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original, which was delayed by a few years due to the pandemic.

Jesus Christ Superstar – Kulturcampus Kimmel

2nd-7th May 2023

Companies based at the Kimmel Cultural Campus – Spring lineups

This is the first full season that the Philadelphia Orchestra has partnered with the Kimmel Center to direct the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

“Now we are one organization together, transformed into three magnificent buildings, seven venues and an award-winning orchestra,” says President Matias Tarnopolsky & CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center, Inc.

The new organization is once again committed to promoting inclusivity, diversity and access in the performing arts.


The Philadelphia Orchestra elevates underrepresented voices and creates dialogue with the HearTOGETHER podcast and Our City, Your Orchestra concert series.

In February, the Philadelphia Orchestra will bring composer William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony back to the stage. The piece was first performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1934.

At the end of March, the orchestra will stage the world premiere of composer John Luther Adams’ “Vespers of the Blessed Earth”. It is directed by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Philadelphia Orchestra | Facebook | Instagram

2022-23 season

Yannick introduces Schumann and Dawson, Verizon Hall, Aug. 2-3. February | show info

Blessed Earth, Verizon Hall, March 30, April 1, 2, 2023 | show info


Opera Philadelphia’s spring season begins in February with Carmina Burana + Credo.

It will be a large-scale production with more than 100 artists on stage, including the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and the Opera Philadelphia Chorus.

At the end of April the opera “La Boheme” will be staged. They will perform the iconic piece backwards, beginning with the fourth act.

“Traditionally, you start with young love and hope and end with tragedy. So by reversing the order, you really find a way to discover an opera you thought you knew in a new way,” said Frank Luzi, vice president of marketing communications for Opera Philadelphia.

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Season 2022-23 | show lineup

Carmina Burana + Credo, Hochschule für Musik, February 3rd, 5th, 2023 | show info

La Boheme, Academy of Music, April 28, 30, May 5, 7, 2023 | show info


The Philadelphia Ballet has a diverse selection of shows in 2023.

New Works: Forward Motion is an intimate performance of three brand new ballets the company has commissioned for its dancers.

For March, Philadelphia Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella choreographed an abridged version of the popular classic “Sleeping Beauty”.

With three ballets by George Balanchine to music by George Gershwin, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, the company then reflects on its roots.

The season concludes in May with the family-friendly “Coppélia”, also choreographed by Corella.

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Season 2022-23 | show lineup

New Works: Forward Motion, Perelman Theatre, 3-11. February 2023 | show info

Sleeping Beauty, Musikhochschule, 2.-12. March 2023 | show info

Balanchine: Dancing with Gershwin, Academy of Music, 16-19. March 2023 | show info

Coppelia, Conservatory, 11.-14. May 2023 | show info


PHILADANCO’s spring show is called “Moving… Beyond Forward”. It is a program of new works by three of the company’s long-standing choreographers.

Tommie Waheed-Evans’ work explores blackness and queerness. He will be joined by Broadway’s Ray Mercer and world-renowned choreographer Milton Myers, who has worked with PHILADANCO for decades.

PHILADANCO! | Facebook | Instagram

Moving…Beyond Forward, Perelman Theatre, 21-23. April 2023 | show info

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