The curtain goes up once again this fall at Tennessee Performing Arts Center, as the nonprofit welcomes a big Broadway lineup that includes seven Nashville premieres, along with a multi-week return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King.
“All of us at TPAC are grateful for the tremendous support the organization has received from our loyal season ticket holders, patrons, and arts lovers across Tennessee during this unprecedented intermission,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO, in a press release. “Thanks to this vibrant arts community that TPAC calls home, we were able to provide innovative virtual programming during the pandemic and prepare for the safe return to the joy and healing power of live theater. We can’t wait to bring people together again and raise the curtain on a spectacular new Broadway season.”
The 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season opens in October with the Nashville premiere of The Band’s Visit — winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2018, including Best Musical. Other premieres include recent Broadway hits, such as Come From Away, Mean Girls, The Prom and the newly reimagined Oklahoma! — which garnered the 2019 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
Two more shows will make their Nashville premieres as special presentations, including Heidi Schreck’s Tony-nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me, and the splashy bio-musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Audiences also can look forward to the return of Broadway blockbusters Dear Evan Hansen and Disney’s The Lion King, the latter of which opens a multi-week run in January 2022.
The season also features the previously announced world premiere of May We All in June 2022. This much-anticipated project from Lively McCabe Entertainment and CuzBro Productions (founded by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley) features a score that includes songs from country artists such as Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, The Chicks, Keith Urban and more. The new musical will have a multi-week residency at TPAC before kicking off its 2022-23 National Tour.
Monday’s season announcement also touched on TPAC’s longstanding partnership with HCA Healthcare and TriStar Health, along with some of the safety practices and protocols that will guide the nonprofit’s reopening. These plans include everything from required masks at all performances to updated air filtration systems.
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NOTE: Season ticket holders and groups receive priority seating for the Broadway Special presentations, including:
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