March Over To The Broward Center: Broadway Blockbusters, Cultural Classics And Rock and Roll Legends
March 16, 2023
Broadway Blockbusters, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Honorees and music from every genre light up the stages at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts the second half of this month.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents bring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Blondie to the Au-Rene Theater on Thursday, March 16th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Co-founded by Singer Debbie Harry and Guitarist Chris Stein, the band was a pioneer in the American new wave scene of the mid-1970’s and regarded as an underground band in the U.S. until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next five years, the band achieved several Hit Singles including "Heart of Glass," "Call Me," "Atomic," "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture." Blondie has sold around 40 million records worldwide and is noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles that incorporate elements of Disco, Pop, Reggae and Early Rap Music. Tickets are $49.50-$124.50 with $169.50 Spirit Club Level seats.
Martin Sexton performs in the intimate Abdo New River Room on Thursday, March 16th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists and his songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood and Masters of Sex as well as in numerous films. Called by Billboard as “The real thing, people,” Martin keeps fans coming back for more with his incendiary live show, honest lyrics and vocal prowess. Sexton is joined by Special Guest Matt MacKelcan, a Singer-Songwriter who has emerged from the southeast with a genuine combination of American Soul and Folk Rock. His trademarks are a big voice, authentic songwriting, personable nature and an extra dose of funny. Tickets are $49.50-$59.50.
Enjoy an Evening with Rick Wakeman in “His Music and Stories” in the Amaturo Theater on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. The keyboard wizard of YES will combine spellbinding piano music with side splitting jokes and revealing insights into his career. Audiences can expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES, Wakeman’s own solo epics and early Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of Beatles' tunes and much, much more interspersed with knockabout and sometimes bawdy typical British humor! Professional Musician, Keyboard Player, Songwriter, Broadcaster and Raconteur, Wakeman's career started as a much-in-demand session player, who performed on recordings by David Bowie, Elton John, Lou Reed, Al Stewart, among others. His big break came in 1971 when he joined YES, which went on to become the most successful Prog Rock Band in the world. This concert is not appropriate for children under the age of 12. Tickets are $49.50-$79.50 with two VIP Packages ranging from $239.50-$264.50 offering various exclusives.
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way. Cameron Macintosh and Disney’s Mary Poppins come to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Slow Burn Theatre Company Production on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 - Sunday, April 9th, 2023. Everyone's favorite, practically-perfect nanny will take audiences on a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney Film, Mary Poppins, The Musical delighted Broadway audiences during more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Get ready to experience an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft that will mesmerize audiences of all ages. The 2022/2023 Slow Burn Theatre Season is Presented by American National Bank. Performance times vary. Tickets are $49-$65. The Matinee Performance on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. will be open captioned in which a text display located to the side of the stage scrolls words in synchronization with the performance. Open captioning for Slow Burn Theatre Productions is generously sponsored by the Amaturo Family Foundation. A sensory-inclusive performance intended for kids and adults on the Autism Spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or Developmental Disabilities will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $20 with $5 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. The Broward Center's sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of The Batchelor Foundation, JAFCO Children's Ability Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital and The Taft Foundation.
The Broadway blockbuster play of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird comes to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 - Sunday, April 9th, 2023. All rise for Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick, To Kill A Mockingbird was called “the most successful American play in Broadway history” by 60 Minutes. Rolling Stone gives it five stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award Winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill A Mockingbird, “the greatest novel of all time” according to Chicago Tribune, has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” according to National Public Radio. Emmy Award-Winning Actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the national tour. The Bank of America Broadway In Fort Lauderdale 2022/2023 Season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsor Bank of America and presenting sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with Broadway Across America and Broward Center For The Performing Arts. Performance times are Tuesday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 pm. Tickets begin at $35.
Also at the Broward Center this March, audiences can enjoy: Symphony Of The Americas: Stephen Sondheim ... A Tribute featuring Liz Callaway on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 and Shen Yun from Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 - Thursday, March 23rd, 2023.
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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.