Farewell, New York. Also: WE SAW HAMILTON!

Jason Wise with Performing Arts Fort Worth here with some final words on our recent trip to New York.

It’s always a little bittersweet when The Broadway League’s Spring Road Conference comes to an end.

As usual, we had a blast seeing old friends and making new ones, checking out all the new shows and discussing with our industry peers hot topics in the Broadway world.

Jason Wise

But we’re coming home to a very exciting time for Bass Hall and Performing Arts Fort Worth. We’re putting the final touches on our 2016-2017 Broadway at the Bass season, our biggest and best Broadway season ever. You guys are going to absolutely love it!

Mark your calendars for June 5. That’s when we’re announcing the titles in our new season.

Before we move on, here are recaps of the final shows I saw in New York.

Hamilton
This masterpiece is truly a game-changer for live theater. You are witnessing history in the making as HAMILTON tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and first Secretary of the Treasury. This outstanding musical, penned by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, features a stellar cast and one of the finest musical scores in Broadway history.

We don’t want to give too much away about this life-changing theatrical experience, other than to say with 16 Tony Award nominations and sold-out performances through early 2017, all the hype and publicity is truly justified. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to present HAMILTON on the Bass Hall stage one day (no, we don’t have any dates confirmed yet for the tour, but are working with the booking agent as tour plans get finalized).

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Waitress stars Jessie Mueller.

Waitress
This lighthearted fun, romantic comedy stars Jessie Mueller and features an infectious musical score by pop princess Sara Bareilles. Mueller’s electrifying performance provides a night of fun entertainment at the theater. It’s easy to see why this show is up for several Tony Awards next month, including Best Musical. And you can even get your own little piece of pie in the theater! Who doesn’t love that?

‘Til next year, New York!

– Jason Wise, Director of Programming, Communications & Sales

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