Enjoy one of these Broadway shows coming to Downtown Tempe.
There aren’t many cities that play host to the best touring Broadway shows. We’re very lucky to have an impressive lineup of Broadway shows in Tempe, Arizona, each year at ASU Gammage. The 2023-2024 Desert Financial Broadway Across America–Arizona series kicks off in October, with TINA, a tribute to Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, followed by a lineup of equally impressive combination of must-see and Jukebox musicals.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, ASU Gammage is a beautiful landmark in Tempe and a terrific place to see a performance. ASU Gammage is located on the southwest corner of the ASU Tempe Campus, at Mill Avenue and Apache Blvd. If you choose to park near the theater, here are a few ASU Gammage parking tips, with many garages just a quick stroll or a Tempe Streetcar ride from the auditorium.
Make a night out of it with dinner and a show. ASU Gammage is located close to several restaurants in Downtown Tempe, making it easy to round out your evening with a pre-show dinner and cocktails or dessert after the final bow. Check out our list of recommendations for best places to dine near ASU Gammage.
Buy tickets on the ASU Gammage website.
2023-2024 Broadway Shows at ASU Gammage:
Oct. 10-15, 2023: TINA — The Tina Turner Musical
There is only one. Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other.
An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
Nov. 14-19, 2023: Ain’t Too Proud
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. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.
Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.
Dec. 5-10, 2023: Les Misérables
Still the world’s most popular musical: Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables.
This brilliant staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” (Huffington Post), “a reborn dream of a production” (Daily Telegraph) and “one of the greatest musicals ever created” (Chicago Tribune).
The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Master of the House” and many more. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Jan. 2-7, 2024: The Wiz
The Tony Award-winning musical THE WIZ is coming to Tempe. Producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, and Ambassador Theatre Group present an all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical THE WIZ, adapted from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The highly anticipated Broadway revival of THE WIZ returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in THE WIZ’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago.
Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2024: Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill The Musical
Some shows you see. This show you feel. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times)
March 12-17, 2024: MJ The Musical
The music. The moves. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Tempe as MJ, the 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 Tempe premiere at ASU Gammage in March 2024.
April 9-14, 2024: The Kite Runner
One of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed novels of our time, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful play of friendship that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee the incident which will change their lives forever. Told across two decades and two continents, THE KITE RUNNER is an unforgettable journey of redemption and forgiveness, and shows us all that we can be good again.
June 11-16, 2024: Peter Pan
Join the Darling Family as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell take them on a soaring adventure all the way to Never Never Land. All you have to do is believe.
Featuring a timeless score that includes “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Got To Crow,” “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and so many more, Peter Pan is now updated for a new generation of thrill seekers—and more spectacular than ever. Come witness the new definitive version of a story that never grows old. Your whole family will be hooked!
June 25-July 28, 2024: Hamilton
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
Also at ASU Gammage this season, ASU Gammage Beyond Series and the ASU Gammage Welcomes series performances:
Sept. 23, 2023: An Untitled Love – A.I.M
Set to the music of the neo-soul, Grammy Award-winning R&B artist D’Angelo, An Untitled Love serves as Kyle Abraham’s creative exaltation of Black love and unity. He dedicates this feel-good work — its visceral hope, solace, and joy — to family, culture, and community strengthened over generations and lifetimes. Nearly three decades after first befriending “Brown Sugar,” D’Angelo’s debut album, Abraham choreographs to the music of a singular artist for the first time in a work of this scale. Personifying love in all forms, this work shines through devotion to detail in the music and through movement.
Oct. 5, 2023: Movement – Meklit Hadero
Movement is a live show that tells stories of global migration through music and the lives of musicians. Hosted, co-created and co-developed by Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the live show seamlessly mixes a live concert experience with scored storytelling and multimedia, in a visceral meditation on what it means to be a global citizen.
Oct. 21, 2023: Food – Geoff Sobelle
An intimate dinner party performance of smell, taste, and touch, this solo work offers a meditation on the ways and whys of eating. The audience gathers around a linen-covered dining table, engaging with each other and their empty plates in an immersive, constantly transforming performance. The performance features audience interaction.
Nov. 4, 2023: The Old Man and The Sea – Paola Prestini/Beth Morrison Projects
The Old Man and The Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway. The work tells the story of an old fisherman who desperately wants one last great catch, and whose obsession leads him to dangerous maritime territory off the Cuban coast. We follow the man as he encounters man-of-wars, sharks, and a giant marlin that he keeps on his fishing line for two long days and nights, until he finally returns to Havana exhausted with nothing but the skeletal remains of the fish he hoped to be a symbol of his strength and virility. The opera interpolates additional stories based on oral accounts of elders who look back on their lives and livelihoods through the prism of untaught life-lessons that allowed them to self-actualize. The dual tracks of the Hemingway story and portraits of quotidian life combine to create a look at aging, legacy and our relationship to oceans. The work is being created for a small principal cast of five older singers and one young child, a choir, Jeffrey Zeigler’s solo cello and small instrumental ensemble with electronics and foley.
Jan. 27, 2024: In The Same Tongue – Dianne McIntyre
In The Same Tongue is a full-length movement, sound and language-based work choreographed and directed by Dianne McIntyre which features poetry by Ntozake Shange, a composition by Olu Dara and original music by Diedre Murray. The work explores dance and music “speaking” to each other: Africans bound together with no common “tongue;” the sound of rage, endearment, suspicion; speech impeding victory; nature reacting to clashes of race; sacred traditions in harmony; silent speech. The company of five dancers and five musicians brings theatrical expression to every move, every note, every word.
March 23, 2024: Mana Wahine – Okareka Dance Company
Mana Wahine (Powerful Woman) bursts upon the stage in a multimedia collage of powerful imagery and dance. Inspired by the historic true story of a young Maori heroine and informed by women’s stories from the dancers’ families, the work incorporates bold projections, chant, original music, traditional implements, and costuming that draws from Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) cultural traditions and history.
The courage, determination and fearlessness of the heroine fuels the choreographic style explored in this vibrant piece, and the stories of the dancers’ matrilineal ancestors help create a thoroughly contemporary work, infused with traditional and historical motifs, that celebrates female endurance and strength.
March 30, 2024: Malpaso – Malpaso Dance Company
In the years since its establishment, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its three original founders: resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and Associate Artistic Director Daileidys Carrazana.