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Broadway at the Hobby Center showcases can't-miss hits in spectacular new season

Broadway at the Hobby Center showcases can't-miss hits in new season

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Award-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to town. MoulinRougeTheMusical.com

Some Broadway megahits are hitting the Bayou City next year, including the Aaron Sorkin-written To Kill A Mockingbird, the 10-time Tony Award-winner Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the global sensation Six, and more.

The Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center series includes six shows and a bonus add-on: the wildly popular Wicked.

The season opens this year with Six, November 8 through 20. The high-energy musical based on the six wives of Henry VIII. Told with raucous, techno-rock-infused beats, it's a wild celebration of female empowerment, giving voice to the legendary monarch's queens.

Audiences around the globe have cheered the story, with critics chiming in. "Six totally rules," cried the New York Times. "Supercharged," echoed the Washington Post.

Opening the new year is Pretty Woman: The Musical, January 3 through 8, 2023. Based on the 1990s movie romantic comedy of the same name, the musical explores what happens when successful businessman Edward meets Hollywood hooker Vivian. The musical features a book by Garry Marshall, director of the iconic movie, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, with music by Grammy Award-winning Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

Following on the beloved romantic comedy's heels is the stuff of Broadway legend: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's world phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar. The show opened on Broadway in 1971 before premiering in London in 1972. The story of Christ's passion, based loosely on the gospels, was gloriously resurrected by director Timothy Sheader with new choreography by Drew McOnie in a production that took home Britain's 2017 Olivier Award for best musical revival. 

Ten-time Tony winner Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to town February 22 through March 12, 2023, a production that the New York Times called "euphoric." Inspired by the dazzling Baz Luhrmann film, the musical features  a book by Tony Award winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh. Acclaimed for is eye-popping sets and costumes, and its sheer ebullience, this crowd-pleaser brings to life the joy of living and the thrill of love. 

April 25 through 30, 2023 brings To Kill A Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The story of small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, designated to defend Tom Robinson, a Black man accused of raping a white woman, this new adaption is brought to life by Academy and Emmy Award-winning Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the force behind new productions of My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof, it's a show Rolling Stone called  “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic."

Jukebox smash hit Ain't Too Proud to Beg — The Life and Times of the Temptations comes to the stage August 8 through 13, 2023. Featuring some of Motown's most memorable music, including "My Girl" and "Get Ready," the show explores the hitmaking group's journey from Detroit to superstardom. Set against a backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, the explosion of R&B, and a changing America, this audience favorite is guaranteed to have crowds leaving the theater singing and dancing.

Subscribers to the series have the option to add on Wicked, the megahit reimaging of life in the Land of Oz before Dorothy showed up. USA Today called it "a complete triumph." 

All shows run at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. Ticket prices for season packages start at $245. Single tickets for individual will be on sale closer to the shows' opening dates. For tickets, a full schedule, and more information, visit the official site.