The Peace Center announces its 2023-2024 Peace Broadway SeasonApril 17, 2023
The Peace Center has unveiled its 2023-2024 Broadway season sponsored by Gibbs Cancer Center and the lineup is like a parade of the biggest names in modern music history. From its sensational start with the song and dance spectacular MJ all the way to its vivacious finale with MAMMA MIA!, this Peace Broadway season promises to have audiences leaping to their feet!
“The musical genres represented in this Broadway Season lineup have such broad appeal I believe we’re going to have more people attending their first Broadway show than in any other season in our history,” predicted Peace Center President and CEO Megan Riegel. “To top it off, most of the shows have never played at the Peace Center so even our most loyal Broadway season subscribers will be thrilled with this incredible lineup.”
The season kicks off with Broadway’s multi-Tony Award-winning new show of the season: MJ, the hit musical sensation that explores the creative mind and collaborative spirit of the legendary artist, Michael Jackson. Other award-winning hits include the 2022 Tony Award winners for Best Revival of a Musical (Company) and Best Orchestrations (Girl from the North Country). With a total of ten feel-good titles, there is truly something for everybody.
Details of the complete 2023-2024 Peace Broadway Season follow.
September 19-24, 2023
The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to the Peace Center as MJ, the multi-Tony Award winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its South Carolina premiere at the Peace Center this September.
October 31-November 5, 2023
WELCOME TO MUSICAL COMEDY HEAVEN!
Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!
The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with celebrated classic songs, including “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.
November 21-26, 2023
Producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, and Ambassador Theatre Group present an all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz, adapted from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The highly anticipated Broadway revival of The Wiz returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in The Wiz’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago.
This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping ‘70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. Audiences get to enjoy the epic grooves of such beloved, timeless hits as “Ease on Down the Road,” which became the show’s break-out single, and the bona fide classic “Home” in this spectacular revival.
January 23-28, 2024
PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, IN COMES COMPANY.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical, COMPANY “strikes like a lightning bolt. It’s brilliantly conceived and funny as hell” (Variety). Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America), this revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy is boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful and downright hilarious.
It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking why isn’t she married, why can’t she find the right man, and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.
COMPANY features Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning songs “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side by Side” and the iconic “Being Alive.” Let’s all drink to that!
Girl from the North Country
February 6-11, 2024
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is the Tony Award-winning new musical that the Chicago Tribune declares is “a Broadway revelation!”
Written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon Hale, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before, including “Forever Young,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like a Rolling Stone.”
It’s 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota. We meet a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect in a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope. Experience this ‘profoundly beautiful’ production (The New York Times) brought to vivid life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
March 19-24, 2024
There is only one.
Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other.
An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send audiences soaring to the rafters.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
April 16-21, 2024
Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.
April 23-28, 2024
This high-flying musical has been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new production directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price with additional book by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse. The adventure begins when PETER PAN and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a few happy thoughts, the children are taken on a magical journey they will never forget. This extraordinary musical full of excitement and adventure features iconic and timeless songs including “I’m Flying,” “I Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Neverland.” PETER PAN embraces the child in us all so go on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning –– your entire family will be Hooked!
May 7-12, 2024
Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Greenville in an internationally acclaimed new hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune –– one that proves we’re better together.
June 4-9, 2024
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago.
For nearly 25 years, people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.
TICKET PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Subscribers always get the best prices! Ten show season packages range from $490 – $980 and are now available to both renewing and new subscribers. New season ticket orders are processed in the order they are received and subject to a per order handling fee.
Packages may be purchased online at peacecenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 864.467.3000, or by visiting the physical Box Office located in the Peace Concert Hall lobby. Box Office hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 90 minutes before each performance.
Individual show tickets will go on sale sometime in August.
The Peace Center Box Office, its phone center, the Peace Center app and peacecenter.org are the only official retail outlets for tickets. Patrons who purchase tickets from a broker or a third party should be aware that the tickets may not be valid.
For more information about the Peace Center and upcoming events, please visit peacecenter.org.