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DMPA Announces Willis Broadway Series Performance Dates


 

Broadway making a triumphant return to the Des Moines Civic Center 

DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts announced today the re-dated performances in the popular Willis Broadway Series after the organization was forced to halt all in-person performances due to the pandemic. Touring Broadway will return to the Civic Center later this year with the 2018 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, in October. 

Season Tickets are available to purchase or renew at DMPA.org, in-person at the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300. Single tickets will be available to purchase at a later time. 

The Willis Broadway Series Schedule includes: 

 

From the previous Willis Broadway Series 

The Band’s Visit
October 12-17, 2021 

Bernadette Peters in Concert
April 30, 2022 

Riverdance – The 25th Anniversary Show
June 10-12 2022 

My Fair Lady
August 2-7, 2022 

From the current Willis Broadway Series 

Tootsie
February 8-13, 2022 

Rent
March 11-12, 2022 

Hadestown
March 22-27, 2022 

Hamilton
May 17 - June 5, 2022 

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
August 23-28, 2022 

Cats
January 3-8, 2023 

1776
March 14-19, 2023 

 

“We are so pleased that even with the uncertainty of the past fourteen months, over 10,500 season ticket holders to our Willis Broadway Series remained committed to us and that we can now share with them when Broadway will return to the Civic Center. While our remaining season ticket holders can still renew their seats, we are very pleased to now offer new season ticket packages on sale today that include the triumphant return of Hamilton to Des Moines, as well the hit shows Hadestown and To Kill a Mockingbird, direct from Broadway,” said DMPA President and CEO, Jeff Chelesvig. 

“Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to sustain our operation and have remained committed to our mission of serving the community with great programming, all thanks to the support from our faithful donors. In most years, we serve tens of thousands of students from Central Iowa and beyond with curriculum-based matinee performances for young audiences at the Civic Center and Temple Theater. Because of our donors, our team this year created a national model of excellence by partnering with artists from all over the world to provide free online programming to 60,000 students statewide. We are serving 79 schools in our Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards program that will culminate with a showcase broadcast statewide on Iowa PBS in July. We are very grateful for the support of our donors that have made all this possible,” added Chelesvig.