Four Broadway Shows Heading to PAC Stage
The inaugural season of Broadway Alaska, a new series at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) in Anchorage, will begin next year with four visiting musicals.
Young, Scrappy, and Hungry
The national tours of Hamilton, Come From Away, Six: The Musical, and Disney’s Aladdin are scheduled to run from August 2023 through April 2024. Single ticket sales will begin in the spring/summer of 2023.
Hamilton is first in line, performing August 17 through September 10, 2023. The hip-hop biography of Alexander Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda has won Tony and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. This engagement is sponsored by ConocoPhillips Alaska.
Come From Away is a musical story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in a small town in Newfoundland on September 11, 2001. That tour is scheduled to perform at the PAC November 29 through December 10, 2023.
The six wives of King Henry VIII of England sing for themselves in Six: The Musical, performing February 14-25, 2024. Six won twenty-three awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics).
And from April 10-21, 2024, the stage adaptation of the animated musical Disney’s Aladdin comes to the PAC. The show features new music by Alan Menken, who composed the film’s score.
Broadway Alaska is a partnership with tour producer The Nederlander Organization. Codie Costello, president and chief operating officer of the PAC, says the partnership will bring more opportunities every year for Broadway-class theater in Alaska.
“Broadway is a critical anchor for the Performing Arts Center and its surrounding community, building new audiences and support for the Arts while contributing to the economic impact of our downtown and the entire ecosystem of the center and its users,” Costello says. “We look forward to building this program together with Nederlander and for our community and patrons.”
The Broadway Alaska season is sponsored by Alaska Airlines and GCI.