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THE BROWARD CENTER STARTS THE NEW YEAR WITH THE BEST
Published: Dec 9, 2022
More than two dozen productions take the stage this January as the Broward Center for the Performing Arts goes to the movies with one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, presents two Broadway tours, legendary comics, iconic musicians, celebrations of some of the greatest rock and roll bands, and family theater.
There is just one more chance to kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose with Slow Burn Theatre Company’s production of Footloose -The Musical in the Amaturo Theater on Sunday, January 1 at 1 pm. The production which opened on December 17 at the Broward Center, is oneof the most explosive movie musicals of all time and invites audiences to revel in this throwback to teen romance, angst and, of course, the desire to dance! Rock out to the rhythm of the Oscar and Tony®-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold more than 15 million copies) elevated with dynamic new songs for the stage musical. Footloose - The Musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. The 2022/2023 Slow Burn Theatre Season is presented by American National Bank. Tickets are $49-$65.
One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, Donna the Buffalo comes to the Abdo New River Room on Wednesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. Creating a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music, Donna the Buffalois a band for the people that is accessible, positive and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country, the band drew its original inspiration from a cherished part of the American heritage: the old-time music festivals of the south that drew entire towns and counties together. While simply fun to listen to, the group’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs. Tickets are $35 when purchased in advance and $40 day of the show.
The Truist Comedy Series continues as the Broward Center and JS Touring presents Jerry Seinfeld, America's premier comedian, in the Au-Rene Theater on Friday, January 6 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Seinfeld, hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere, will be performing his latest standup. He teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy®, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. His latest Emmy nominated Netflix projects include Jerry Before Seinfeld and 23 Hours to Kill along with the highly acclaimed web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The event is presented in the Tickets are $67.50-$187.50 with $162.50 Spirit Club Level tickets.
Hailed by the Associated Press as "one of the best songwriters of her generation," Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier performs an intimate concert with special guest Jaimee Harris in the Abdo New River Room on Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m. Following herfirst nine albums of extraordinary confessional songs, deeply personal and profoundly emotional pieces, she has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. Amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love, and her gift to us is her 11th album, the powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars, a collection of ten sparkling jewels of songcraft reflecting both love and loss. The album is a follow up to the profound antidote to trauma, Rifles & Rosary Beads, her 2018 collaborative work with wounded Iraq war veterans which garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, as well as a nomination for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Whether there’s a rhythm section thumping behind her or she’s alone with her Gibson “Gillie” on an empty stage, all eyes and ears are locked on Jaimee Harris, who released an acclaimed debute album, Red Rescue, and the intimate EP The Congress House Sessions. Tickets are $35.
Award-winning astrophysicist, author and host of FOX's Cosmos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson returns to the Au-Rene Theater with “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies II” on Monday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. In this entertaining and enlightening review, Dr. Tyson explores all the science that our favorite movies got wrong and some of the things they got right. This new edition is derived from an entirely different set of 30 films and incorporates the latest releases as well as some classics that you may not have known had any science in them at all, including The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and The Lion King. Tickets are $45-$125 with $150 Spirit Club Level tickets and $250 VIP tickets that include a post-show Q&A and photos with Dr. Tyson.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show returns to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Friday, January 13-Sunday, January15. Become immersed in the extraordinary power and grace of the music and dance, beloved by fans of all ages, in this performance. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again. The critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary North American Tour was shut down in March 2020 during a sold-out return engagement to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Riverdance celebrated a return to the stage in the United Kingdom, where the iconic show played to sold out audiences in 27 cities across the country. Then followed its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai with a special production of Riverdance presenting a multi-cultural experience including artists from the Middle East region. A highlight of the four-week run was the Riverdance performance at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for their Thanksgiving Day celebrations. 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 Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 pm. Tickets begin at $30.
The Truist Comedy Series presents Pete Correale: Big Rock Show Hits in the Amaturo Theater on January 13 at 8:30 p.m. Being married for over 20 years and a father to a young daughter, Correale is never at a loss for material. His conversational delivery and disarming regular New York guy attitude makes audiences feel like they're listening to the funniest guy at a party as opposed to just another comedian on a stage. He is co-host of the Pete and Sebastian show podcast with comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and has filmed three one-hour television comedy specials and released two comedy albums. Audiences will know him from his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show and with Letterman and Conan. Tickets are $25 - $45.
The driving force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche, Geoff Tate performs in the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. This Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him and his former band as a major influence. Combining social consciousness and expertly crafted lyrics with high-energy, melodically complex music, Queensryche with Tate at the forefront became internationally recognized as the thinking man's rock band and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Tickets are $59.50-$89.50.
Broadway favorite Tina – The Tina Turner Musical comes to the Au-Rene Theater Tuesday, January 17-Sunday, January 29. 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. 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 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 pm. Tickets begin at $36.
Prolific guitarist and two-time Grammy nominee Leo Kottke brings his unrivaled fingerpicking style to the Amaturo Theater on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. After recording more than 40 albums over four decades, Kottke boasts an impressive body drawing inspiration from folk, blues and jazz. He is know for playing his signature 6-string and 12-string guitars with effortless aptitude, a big heart and an even bigger grin. After his first major-label debut with Mudlark, he flourished during his tenure on Capitol records with such hits as Greenhouse, My Feet Are Smiling and Ice Water before reaching the U.S. Top 30 for the second time with Chewing Pine. His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Clone, caught audiences' attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called Sixty Six Steps, produced by Kottke’s old friend and Prince producer David Z. Tickets are $35-$65.
The Truist Comedy Series presents comedian Dave Nihill for two shows of real Irish comedy in the Abdo New River Room on Friday, January 20 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Nihill has lived and worked in 12 countries and visited over 70. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking sessions and being a mildly confused immigrant. He is the winner of the prestigious annual San Francisco Comedy Competition (previous finalists include Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Dana Carvey) and runner up in the Moth's largest U.S. grand slam storytelling competition. He recorded his debut special for Dry Bar Comedy in 2019 and has been featured on, among others, TED.com, Amazon Prime Video, Sirius XM, NPR and the Huffington Post. This event contains content that is not suitable for children 12 years and under. Tickets are $30-$40.
One of the most sought after and highly regarded tribute bands comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. Selling out shows to standing room only crowds, the band has wowed fans at venues including The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina, Daryl's House in Pawling, New York owned by music icon Daryl Hall, Epcot Center in Disney World, 3TEN at Austin City Limits and multiple Live Nation venues. Tickets are $50-$60.
In the 23rd year of touring, International Guitar Night comes to the Amaturo Theater as part of the 2022/2023 TD Bank Jazz Series on Sunday, January 22 at 7 p.m. The evening will include Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist Jocelyn Gould, who received the 2021 Juno Award for “Jazz Album of the Year.” She will be joined by Flamenco master Jesus Guerrero from Spain; contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones, and Gypsy and Jazz guitarist Olli Soikkeli from Finland. Tickets are $35 - $45.
The Broward Center and AEG Presents brings Dave Mason in his 2022 World In Changes Tour to the Amauro Theater on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding
member of the group Traffic and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows. His career encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter and consummate guitarist including collaborations with Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton and others. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50.
Justin Hayward, the driving force behind the music and success of The Moody Blues, performs in the Amaturo Theater on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in a concert presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents. A guitarist of great skill and a unique sound, Hayward has an amazing gift for crafting a tune and turning a phrase. Hayward penned such timeless tunes as "Tuesday Afternoon," "The Voice," "Your Wildest Dreams," and "Nights In White Satin," which regularly ranks in the lists of all-time favorite songs, including a place in the top ten songs of the millennium. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50 with $199.50 VIP tickets offering a seat in the first five rows and exclusive merchandise.
Twice named "New Age Artist of the Year" by Billboard magazine, five-time Grammy Award nominee and nouveau flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert returns with his dynamic band Luna Negra to perform in the Abdo New River Room on Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. With a richly textured and sensuous musical style described as "poetic sunshine at midnight," Liebert is considered one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past two decades and has released 25 albums and earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in his remarkable career. Known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style, this "million-fingered" guitar master incorporates rock, jazz and pop music influences to redefine the art form with classical yet futurist and evocative music. Tickets for this concert presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents are $79.50 with $115.50 VIP tickets that include a meet & greet with the artist.
One of the most and creative forces on the acoustic music scene today, Susan Werner comes to the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. Known for her engaging energetic live show, she has been dubbed by Naional Public Radio as the “Empress of the Unexpected” for the variety of her album projects that cover folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues and Americana. She also is credited as the composer and lyricist of Broadway bound Bull Durham, The Musical. Tickets are $35-$40.
Presented by the Broward Center and AEG Presents, Big Band of Brothers, a jazz celebration of the Allman Brothers, comes to the Amaturo Theater on Friday, January 27 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2022/2023 TD Bank Jazz Series. Released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut, this album of jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers Band (ABB) favorites will be recreated live by “joyful jazz” group Sammy Miller and The Congregation joined by founding ABB member Jaimoe (drummer Jai Johanny Johanson), alongside local brass sections. Also joining will be vocalist Lamar Williams, Jr. (son of ABB bassist Lamar Williams and current vocalist for The New Mastersounds) and slide guitarist Drew Smithers (student of former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson). The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA (known as The Big House) will be along for the ride setting up a mobile exhibit at the Broward Center showcasing some of the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world. Tickets are $52.50-$89.50.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital presents the Family Fun Series performances of Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 28 at 11 am. and 1 p.m. New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexanderbrings two of his beloved children's books, Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume, to the stage in this Kennedy Center commission. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hessand long-time musical collaborator Randy Prestonto tell a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton—this musical adaptation promises to have children (and families) dancing in their seats. Each ticket includes pre-show activities and are $16 in advance and $18 the day of the performance with $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night brings the legendary improv troupe to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 28 at 8:30 p.m. It's love at first laugh with The Second City as they offer a brand-new experience to those who are spectacularly single, partners, lovers, significant others, spouses, friends with benefits, friends with EXTRA benefits and platonic BFFs. Presented as part of the Truist Comedy Series, this event contains content that is not suitable for children 12 years and under. Tickets are $45.
Also in January, Chris MacDonald presents Memories of Elvis-Rockin’ Birthday Bash (Jan.8);
Symphony of the America presents The Father of the Symphony Franz Joseph Haydn (Jan. 10); Gold Coast Jazz presents Chuchito Valdes (Jan. 11) and Shelly Berg Trio (Jan. 18); Quick2Love Foundation, INC. presents #ANNIFLO'ETRY (Jan. 21).
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The Broward Center 2022/2023 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
Broward Center Complete January Schedule
Dec. 17 – Jan. 1 Slow Burn Theatre: Footloose the Musical
Jan. 4 Donna The Buffalo
Jan. 6 Jerry Seinfeld
Jan. 7 Mary Gauthier
Jan.8 Chris MacDonald Memories of Elvis-Rockin’ Birthday Bash
Jan. 9 Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies II
Jan. 10 Symphony of the Americas: The Father of the Symphony Franz Joseph Haydn
Jan. 11 Gold Coast Jazz presents Chuchito Valdes
Jan. 13 – 15 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale: Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Jan. 13 Pete Correale: Big Rock Show Hits Truist
Jan. 14 Geoff Tate
Jan. 17 – 29 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Jan. 18 Gold Coast Jazz presents Shelly Berg Trio
Jan. 20 Leo Kottke
Jan. 20 Dave Nihill
Jan. 21 Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Jan. 21 Quick2Love Foundation, INC presents #ANNIFLO'ETRY
Jan. 22 International Guitar Night featuring Jocelyn Gould, Jesus Guerrero, Olli Soikkeli,
Jan. 25 Dave Mason 2022 World In Changes Tour
Jan. 26 The Voice of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward
Jan. 26 Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Jan. 27 Susan Werner
Jan. 27 Big Band of Brothers A Jazz Celebration of The Allman Brothers
Jan. 28 Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie starring Indigo
Jan. 28 The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visi