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We could all use a little more hope and joy in our lives right now, and that’s exactly what the iconic musical Annie brings to the stage. It tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a life outside the miserable orphanage where she lives. When she’s chosen to spend the holidays with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, she finds herself caught up in the excitement and joy of the season.
But it’s not all fun and games — Annie also has to confront the scheming Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage. Along the way, she befriends a lovable mutt named Sandy and learns that holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination. Luckily, Annie is full of determination in that small, scrappy package of hers.
For generations, Little Orphan Annie has reminded theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is back — just when we need it most.
That’s why PNC Broadway in Louisville is bringing the Tony Award-winning musical back to The Kentucky Center from February 14 to 19, 2023. The all-new tour, produced by TROIKA Entertainment LLC, is sure to be the perfect pick-me-up.
PNC Broadway in Louisville, in partnership with Kentucky Performing Arts, announced the upcoming Louisville premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the Kentucky Center August 31 – September 1.
Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette (she/her), tickets to the Tony and Grammy awarding-winning production’s two performances will go on sale July 26 and will be available at kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“We are so excited to host the launch of the national tour of Jagged Little Pill right here in Louisville,” said Leslie Broecker, President of PNC Broadway in Louisville. “The Kentucky Center has been instrumental in making this opportunity a reality and we are continuously grateful for their support and collaboration.”
PNC Broadway in Louisville is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Season which opens with the return of the beloved theatrical masterpiece, Fiddler on the Roof and is followed by one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical. After the new year, families will get a dose of optimism and hope when Annie returns to Louisville for the first time in nearly 17 years! The season concludes with three hot premieres, the first of which is Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. It’s followed by the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation Hadestown, and Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Canada’s longest performing Broadway musical Come From Away returns to Louisville as part of their first post-pandemic North American Tour. Join us February 15th – 20th, 2022 at The Kentucky Center for an unforgettable performance. This New York Times Critics’ Pick will fill audiences with laughter, tears, and the hope that human kindness can drive out the darkness of hatred. Be a part of an emotional return to live theater and see the performance that tells a poignant tale of how one small town swings into action on September 11th, 2001. Writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein deliver book, music, and lyrics that are at once hilarious and heartwarming. The musical boasts a total of seven Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Come From Away director Christopher Ashley received the 2017 Tony for Best Director of a Musical.
In collaboration with the performing arts groups of Louisville, we are excited to bring you Audience Magazine, an all-digital publication that delivers a behind-the-scenes look into the performing arts and entertainment during this unprecedented time of reflection and artistic creation.
Audience Magazine highlights enlightening articles and information about the arts groups as well as spotlights on Louisville Landmarks and interviews with inspirational representatives from the arts community. And the best part about it all is …. it’s FREE!
Despite a further delay to the start of the 2021-22 season, PNC Broadway in Louisville is excited to welcome patrons back in November for an incredible roster of shows, beginning with Waitress. All but two of the originally slated shows have been rescheduled.
While we don’t have all of the details in place yet, we are actively working with our partners at The Kentucky Center, along with local, state and federal health authorities, to put a health and safety plan in place for all fall performances. We will communicate that plan to our ticketholders well in advance of the first show.
Thank you to our subscribers, as well as everyone in our community who has rallied behind Louisville’s performing arts throughout the pandemic, for your continued support and understanding. We are so grateful to have you as a member of our theatrical family. Broadway is coming back, and we know it’ll be worth the wait!
On a normal year, Broadway Across America produces thousands of performances across the country and the world. This year, there have been none since April. That being said, Broadway’s creative aspirations and dedication to the stage has not waned at all. Just like the rest of us, the actors, actresses, producers, directors, staff, and volunteers at Broadway and all of our performing arts groups are anxiously waiting for the stages to shine bright once again.
Audience publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with the President of Broadway Across America’s Midwest Division, Leslie Broecker, to talk about how the organization is dealing with the challenges of the last nine months, how the team has adjusted, and what the future might hold.
Listen to the full interview for free below.
When it comes to creativity, Louisville certainly is at the top of its game. Once again, the creative minds of musicians around the city have collaborated to create an uplifting video that features lyrics and landmarks from around Louisville.
The song and musicians were organized by Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams. It features two dozen artists from different backgrounds from bluegrass to rock. Included in the long list of contributors are Jim James and Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, singer/songwriter Will Oldham, cellist/composer Ben Sollee, Scott Carney of Wax Fang, percussionist Dani Markham, hip hop star Jecorey Arthur, gospel singer Jason Clayborn, singer Carly Johnson and others from Louisville’s music scene.
PNC Broadway in Louisville has brought the biggest hits to Louisville. Most recently, Hamilton entertained sold-out shows for a thre- week stint in 2019 and is scheduled for an encore visit as part of the 2019-20 season.
Audience publisher, Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with President Leslie Broecker to talk about everything from the exciting new season, to the importance of the arts in our community and the what goes into scheduling, to rescheduling a season for Broadway. This interview was also feature in the April edition of Audience Magazine.
BROADWAY IN LOUISVILLE’S PRESENTATION OF ANASTASIA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 4-9 AT THE KENTUCKY CENTER
PNC Broadway in Louisville has announced that the engagement of ANASTASIA, originally scheduled to play March 17-22, 2020 at The Kentucky Center, has been rescheduled for August 4-9, 2020. Ticket holders of the original engagement dates will be able to use their existing tickets for entry to the new dates on the same corresponding day/performance time.
“Thank you for your patience as we have navigated this unprecedented situation,” says Leslie Broecker, president of PNC Broadway in Louisville. “In uncertain times, it is art that we turn to for escapism, joy, and comfort. When this intermission comes to an end, the thrill that live theatre brings will feel more special than ever before.”
We are all saddened about the need to cancel so many events due to situation with COVID-19. However, we also understand that we need to follow the proper protocol of government official to do whatever we can to reduce the further spread of the virus.
Each performance requires so much hard work and dedication from performers, directors, stage crew, volunteers, patrons and more to perform at the highest level. We are don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but we do want to keep you informed on the status of the upcoming shows and performances around Louisville. Below is a list of news and information about closures and cancellations for upcoming Louisville events, shows and performances.
**This page will be updated regularly.
(March 12, 2020) – PNC Broadway in Louisville is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Season kicking off with Broadway’s hilarious hit musical MEAN GIRLS, followed by the Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Masterwork, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, Broadway’s “little slice of heaven” WAITRESS, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical spectacular CATS, the unanimously funny and laugh-out-loud TOOTSIE, and the Tony Award-winning production of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. And HAMILTON returns to Louisville for three weeks!
The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will return to Louisville as part of the 2020-2021 season at the Kentucky Center, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and PNC Broadway in Louisville.
The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase a season subscription for the 2020-2021 season when ticket packages go on sale March 12. Subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2020-2021 season will be able to guarantee their seats for the return Louisville engagement of HAMILTON before tickets become available to the general public.
More information about the 2020-2021 season will be announced on March 12.
LOUISVILLE, KY – Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming exhibition Picasso: From Antibes to Louisville presented by UPS. The show will open at KMAC Museum in downtown Louisville on December 14, 2019.
Picasso: From Antibes to Louisville, running through March 22, 2020, will bring together approximately 50 ceramics and works on paper created by Pablo Picasso between 1931 and 1956. these works are part of the collection of the Musee Picasso in Antibes, France, and the exhibition is one that has never before been seen outside of Europe.
The great reviews for PNC Broadway in Louisville’s Dear Evan Hansen keep flooding in and you have until Sunday, October 6th to see what the buzz is all about. The winner of six Tony Awards, including best musical, is leading audiences through a mix of emotions and inner fulfillment when the final curtain calls.
The show is not only popular in Louisville, but has been blazing the box office across America and welcomed its one millionth guest at the October 4th performance at The Kentucky Center for the Arts.
PNC Broadway in Louisville is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Season which includes the six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN opening the series at The Kentucky Center. The season will also include the new productions direct from Broadway, THE BAND’S VISIT, ANASTASIA, and COME FROM AWAY, the acclaimed new production of MISS SAIGON, the return of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and Disney’s THE LION KING will be making a triumphant return as a season option. Only current subscribers can renew their season tickets at this time. Season tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 28. People interested in purchasing as a new subscriber may sign up on the “Save the Date” list at BroadwayInLouisville.com, which will notify them by email on March 28 when tickets are available.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post).
Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion—hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
PNC Broadway in Louisville presents On Your Feet! – March 12 – March 17 – The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall
Reflecting back with Audience – Our thoughts on the show:
Some patrons can be a bit dubious when it comes to musical reviews, or “jukebox musicals,” and justifiably so. Too often, a weak narrative serves as the rack on which disparate oldies-but-goodies are flung and left to dry. Not so with “On Your Feet,” the hit-filled production with a story as strong and moving as the many songs that give it sound and the dancing that gives it sight.
Christie Prades as Gloria and Eddie Noel as Emilio take us through the journey of two young Miami teens who connect through music, their struggle to break into the business and their eventual dominance of it. Along the way, they fall in love and discover that navigating the demands of family can be just as daunting as negotiating deals or getting reluctant disc jockeys to spin their records.I loved “On Your Feet.” If you had a radio and a soul in the 1980s and 1990s, odds are you’ll love it, too. By, Joseph Grove
PNC Broadway of Louisville presents: The Book of Mormon Feb. 26 – March 3 – The Kentucky Center Whitney Hall
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
The show runs Feb. 26 – March 3rd. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.