“We were thrilled to celebrate the return of live theater with Wilmington audiences. Next season we’re looking forward to bringing even more shows for our audience to enjoy,” says Mark Fields, Executive Director of The Grand, the non-profit organization that operates The Playhouse on Rodney Square. “I’m excited for the lineup, especially The Book of Mormon, which is a show we have been trying to bring to Wilmington for some time. After a gradual re-opening this past season, we truly cannot wait to welcome back all of our patrons starting in October.”
The Broadway in Wilmington 4-show subscription series, presented by Bank of America, begins in October with Broadway’s funniest new musical Tootsie, based on the 1982 movie of the same name. December brings the Tony Award®-winning Hairspray, led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, comes the romantic and adventure-filled musical Anastasia. In what is sure to be the highlight of the season, nine-time Tony Award®-winning The Book of Mormon makes its long-awaited Wilmington premiere in March.
Three Season Specials round out the 2022-2023 Broadway season: in October Stomp makes its first return to The Playhouse in 8 years; December sees the dazzling holiday spectacular Holiday Dreams Cirque; and May brings the hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical for Mother’s Day weekend.
Current subscribers will be contacted directly about their subscriptions to Broadway in Wilmington. New subscriptions will be available soon. Tickets for the three Season Specials can also be added onto a subscription package at a discount. Subscribers receive priority seating ahead of the public, special ticket discounts, seating flexibility, and more.
Season subscriptions will be available by calling 302.888.0200, or visiting the box office at The Grand at 818 N. Market Street, Wilmington (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). All performances for the 2022-2023 season will be on stage at The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 1007 N. Market Street in Wilmington. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.
The Playhouse on Rodney Square welcomed back audiences this past fall, after being closed for over 500 days due to the effects of the pandemic. During its extended closure, the theater underwent a complete renovation thanks to immense generosity of Tatiana and Gerret Copeland. These renovations included new, wider audience seats; new paint, carpets, lighting, and drapery; and a new loading dock door, allowing The Grand to attract larger Broadway touring shows, like The Book of Mormon. Additionally, the Buccini/Pollin Group has enhanced visits to the building by including a new bar and seating lounge adjacent to The Playhouse entry, giving patrons a place to purchase concessions and relax before shows and at intermission.