2022-23 Could Be the Most Exciting Season Yet

New subscription packages go on sale June 27

The excitement, emotion, and energy of Broadway reaches new heights at the Tennessee Theatre with a 2022-2023 lineup poised to entertain and delight. With six titles and a total of 56 performances, the complete lineup of the upcoming season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre includes:

Dear Evan Hansen Nov. 15-20 (8 performances)

Jesus Christ Superstar Nov. 29-Dec. 4 (8 performances)

Tootsie Jan. 3-8, 2023 (8 performances)

Hamilton Feb. 7-19, 2023 (16 performances)

CATS April 11-16, 2023 (8 performances)

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations July 18-23, 2023 (5 performances)

In addition, the Tennessee Theatre has released a sneak peek of the 2023-2024 season, revealing that the lineup will include the smash hit WICKED. The best way to guarantee tickets to WICKED is to purchase a season package for the 2022-2023 season. Subscribers will then have the opportunity to renew for the 2023-2024 season and can secure their seats for WICKED before tickets become available to the general public.

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

“Broadway at the Tennessee is expanding each year, entertaining thousands of returning and new patrons at Knoxville’s Grand Entertainment Palace,” said Becky Hancock, Tennessee Theatre Executive Director. “As our Broadway series continues to grow, we are able to attract bigger titles for more performances, ensuring that more people have the chance to experience and enjoy the best of touring Broadway right here in Knoxville.”

Existing subscribers of the Broadway the Tennessee series will have renewal periods based upon their subscription type, providing the opportunity to renew and secure their season tickets before new subscriptions and single-show tickets go on sale.

Starting June 27, subscription packages go on sale to the public. Subscriber benefits include first notification of season lineups, the opportunity to purchase tickets to individual shows before the general public, reduced ticket fees and the best available prices of the season, and the ability to renew the subscription for the 2023-2024 season, thus securing seats for WICKED.  

To renew a current subscription now through June 24 or to purchase a new subscription starting June 27, call the Tennessee Theatre box office at 865-684-1200, extension 2, or visit the Clinch Avenue box office in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. 

The 2022-2023 season of Broadway at the Tennessee features a diverse lineup of stories set to come to life on the stage of the historic Tennessee Theatre.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls it “Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”

With lyrics and music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is a theater classic set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans alike, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

A laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater, Tootsie is the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony Award®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Tootsie is a joyful delight.

Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and completely transformed theater and the way we think about history.

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering the beloved musical CATS with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score scenic and costume design are combined with all-new lighting and sound design and updated choreography and direction to make this new production for a new generation.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

For details and updates, visit TennesseeTheatre.com.  

But wait…there’s even more! The Tennessee Theatre announced that in addition to the 2022-23 Broadway season titles, 9 to 5 The Musical will be a featured add-on show! This smash-hit musical features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy, and Tony nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three co-workers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the iconic ’80s film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up, and taking care of business! While 9 to 5 The Musical is not included in the 2022-23 subscription season, this show will go on sale individually in 2023 and subscribers will have early access to tickets.


For more information, visit TennesseeTheatre.com.