Segerstrom Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce its lineup of Broadway shows to be presented in its 2023-24 season. The Center’s Broadway series will include ten incredible productions beginning in September. Center audiences are sure to be captivated by premieres of jukebox musicals Ain’t Too Proud, based on the life and times of The Temptations, and 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. Other premieres include Broadway smash-hit Beetlejuice, a hilarious musical based on Tim Burton’s beloved film, and the sensational Broadway Revival Funny Girl, the beloved story of Fanny Brice with anupdated book from Harvey Fierstein. Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.
The acclaimed production of Les Misérables makes a triumphant return to the Center with its story of love, redemption and the triumph of the human spirit. Peter Pan graces the stage with a new production taking audiences on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning. The Center will present two timeless Disney Broadway hits: Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle; and The Lion King, the landmark Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Next season’s bonus option, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, will make the perfect holiday night out with magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations.
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2023-2024 BROADWAY SERIES LINEUP
LES MISÉRABLES | September 19 – October 1, 2023
Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph). Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and many more.
AIN’T TOO PROUD | October 17 – 29, 2023
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony® Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL | December 19 – 24, 2023
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation that features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special.
Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and help remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE! 100 times better than any bedtime story.”
DISNEY’S THE LION KING | February 1 – 25, 2024
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Orange County’s best-loved musical returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Disney’s The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
MJ | March 19 – 31, 2024
The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Orange County 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 Orange County premiere at Segerstrom in March 2024.
BEETLEJUICE | April 16 – 28, 2024
He earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Orange County.
It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
DISNEY’S ALADDIN | May 7 – 12, 2024
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
FUNNY GIRL | May 28 – June 9, 2024
WELCOME TO MUSICAL COMEDY HEAVEN!
Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!
The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with celebrated classic songs, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.
CLUE | July 23 – 28, 2024
Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.
PETER PAN | August 6 – 18, 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. 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!
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