Orpheum Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season & Hamilton

February 20th, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre announced their 2017-2018 Broadway season including seven award winning shows with Hamilton confirmed for 2018-2019.

Hamilton headlines the announcement that includes seven award winning shows: The King and I, An American in Paris, The Phantom of the Opera, Finding Neverland, The Color Purple, Wicked, and Something Rotten

Current season ticket holders can now renew their tickets online, by phone, or by mail. New season ticket packages are on sale now! Subscribers for the 2017-2018 season will have first access to Hamilton when they renew their subscription next year. Learn more about season tickets here.

Group tickets will go on sale this summer, and individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. Sign up for The Orpheum's email newsletter to receive the latest information about shows and tickets.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

September 19 - 24 , 2017

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this "breathtaking and exquisite" (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful."

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An American in Paris

October 24 - 29 , 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

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The Phantom of the Opera

November 29 - December 10 , 2017

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will return to Memphis as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before" and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score — with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade" — will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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Finding Neverland

January 23 - 28 , 2018

The winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart," says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, "It's a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!"

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.

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The Color Purple

February 13 - 18 , 2018

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

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March 7 - 25 , 2018

WICKED, Memphis' most "popular" musical is returning after shattering box office records the last time it played the Orpheum. The Broadway sensation looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."

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Something Rotten!

Apr 10 - 15 , 2018

Direct from Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits.

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Coming to the Orpheum during the 2018-2019 season. More information will be announced at a later time regarding dates and ticket purchasing.

Season ticket holders for the 2017-2018 season will get first access to Hamilton tickets. Click here for more information on season tickets.

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Ticket information

New season ticket packages are on sale now! 


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and WICKED can be added to any five-show package, or you can swap a regular season offering for one of these shows using our new Swap-A-Show program.

In addition to savings of up to 20% and exclusive perks season ticket holders enjoy, all 2017-2018 subscribers will have first access to HAMILTON when renewing for 2018–2019.

Click here to purchase season tickets.

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