Broadway at The National has announced its 2023/2024 season, featuring highly anticipated DC premieres and beloved Broadway favorites. The seven-show lineup will kick off in the fall of 2023 and run through the summer of 2024, bringing some of the biggest Broadway titles to the nation’s capital.
The six-show subscription package will include the DC premiere of MRS. DOUBTFIRE, the spectacular pre-Broadway revival and DC premiere of THE WIZ, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, PETER PAN, and the DC premiere of Broadway’s most 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. Subscribers receive immediate access to the season’s special add-on show, ANNIE.
Begins October 10, 2023
A new musical comedy about the things we do to stay together.
Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Washington, DC 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.
Begins October 24, 2023
Everybody Rejoice! The Tony Award-winning musical is coming to Washington, DC.
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. 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.
This entirely reimagined revival and musical extravaganza is directed by Schele Williams (in her Broadway directorial debut), choreographed by Jaquel Knight (in his Broadway debut), additional material by Amber Ruffin, and music supervision, orchestrations, and music arrangements by Joseph Joubert.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
Begins December 12, 2023
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Begins March 5, 2024
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this 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 adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. 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.
Begins April 9, 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!
Begins August 13, 2024
The music. The moves. The icon.
Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Washington, DC 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 DC premiere at The National Theatre in August 2024.
Begins January 23, 2024
Immediate access with your season subscription or Family Bundle.
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
ANNIE, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.
Season subscriptions begin at $299 and are available now for purchase online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com. Subscribers save on the cost of individual tickets and fees with exclusive pricing for subscription packages. Families of four have the option for additional savings with Broadway at The National’s all-new Family Bundle, which allows Broadway fans to subscribe to the season’s family-favorite titles only. Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date. Broadway Subscriptions include the complete six-show season plus immediate access to special add-on show ANNIE. Subscribers save on the cost of individual tickets and fees with exclusive pricing for subscription packages.
Family Bundles include four subscription packages for the price of three––a 25% savings. Family Bundles are available for the following shows: MRS. DOUBTFIRE, THE WIZ, PETER PAN, and ANNIE. Minimum three show selection required.
Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date.
Shows and dates are subject to change. Package prices include a service charge and per-ticket facility fee, which may be nonrefundable. Please visit BroadwayAtTheNational.com for more information.
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