A Cockney flower girl who meets a phonetics tutor, a young woman asking her mother who her father is, six women comparing notes on the same royal pain of a husband, a pop star hitting the top, a prostitute seeking a Cinderella romance, travelers telling Dylan-esque stories, and a war hero not throwing away his shot — these are the subjects of the musicals coming to Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theatre in the 2023-2024 season.
Broadway at the Eccles announced seven touring productions — four of them new to Utah — to subscribers Wednesday.
Existing subscribers are automatically renewed at the launch of the new season, so their seats are secure for another year. New season-ticket holders will be able to get their tickets in June; a waitlist is available at SaltLakeCity.Broadway.com. Individual tickets will go on sale at a date to be announced.
Here are the shows coming to the Eccles next season:
• “My Fair Lady,” Nov. 12-18 • A revival of the Lerner & Loewe classic, based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” about an uptight linguistics professor, Henry Higgins, who takes a bet to transform a Cockney flower seller into a “proper lady.” The classic score features such songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.”
• “Mamma Mia!,” Dec. 19-24 • As a daughter prepares for her wedding, she wants to invite her father — but must learn from her free-spirited mother which of three men it might have been. The jukebox musical, approaching its 25th anniversary in April 2024, features the songs of Abba.
• “Six,” Jan. 9-21, 2024 • The six wives of Henry VIII — Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr — sing about the terrible husband they shared, in the form of a pop concert, in this musical written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. A Utah premiere.
• “MJ,” Feb. 27-March 4, 2024 • Director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and playwright Lynn Nottage devised this musical, centering on the music and persona of Michael Jackson, as he prepared for his 1992 “Dangerous” tour. A Utah premiere.
• “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” April 2-7, 2024 • A musical adaptation of the Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy about a prostitute who makes a deal with a corporate raider that could turn into a fairy-tale romance. Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton wrote the book, with a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (who wrote Adams’ hits “Summer of ‘69′ and “Heaven”), with a creative team led by producer Paula Wagner and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell. A Utah premiere.
• “Girl From the North Country,” June 11-16, 2024 • A group of wayward travelers meet up in a guest house in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934 — with a score taken from the songs of Bob Dylan, including “Forever Young,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Hurricane” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” A Utah premiere.
• “Hamilton,” July 31-Sept. 1, 2024 • (Previously announced.) Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop history lesson, detailing the rise and downfall of Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and first Secretary of the Treasury.