Broadway in Charleston 

Raise the curtain, and light the stage…Broadway is Back!

Announcing the 2021 – 2022 Season

The Clay Center and Nederlander National Markets are thrilled to announce the return of Broadway in Charleston! The season kicks off in February with the internationally acclaimed immersive concert-style theater show, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY followed by Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon HAIRSPRAY. The premiere of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA plays in April, and the series wraps with the return of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS.

Subscriptions are now on sale.  On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2021-22 Broadway in Charleston season,” said Al Najjar, President and CEO of The Clay Center. “After being dark for more than a year, this season will be very special for our guests and staff. We look forward to welcoming our Broadway fans back to The Clay Center.”

Broadway In Charleston 2021-22 Season Performance Dates

The Simon & Garfunkel Story: February 16, 2022

Hairspray: March 22, 2022            

Anastasia: April 12, 2022   

Jersey Boys: April 27, 2022

In addition to the titles in the 2021-22 series, the rescheduled performance of STOMP from the 2019-2020 season will play November 18, 2021. Tickets for the original performance will be honored on the new date.

Broadway in Charleston is presented with support from Reserve Oil & Gas, Stewart Bell Injury Lawyers, City National Bank, Encova Insurance, AARP of West Virginia, Audi Charleston, the West Virginia Lottery, and the Clay Center Board of Directors in Recognition of Marty Becker’s Extraordinary Leadership as Board Chairman. The Clay Center’s performing arts and visual arts offerings are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Season packages start as low as $155 and available by calling (304) 561-3570 or visiting The Clay Center Box Office. For additional information please visit theclaycenter.org.

POSTPONED: STOMPNEW DATE – NOVEMBER 18, 2021 AT 7:30 PM

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story 
February 16 @ 7:30pm

Now seen in 50 countries worldwide, ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more!

Hairspray
March 22, 2022 @ 7:30pm

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

Anastasia
April 12, 2022 @ 7:30pm

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. “Smartly adapted by Terrence McNally, ANASTASIA is a sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic whose fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical-theater fans” (Time Out).

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann. 

Jersey Boys
April 27, 2022 @ 7:30pm

JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+.

Broadway in Charleston is presented with support from Reserve Oil & Gas, Stewart Bell Injury Lawyers, City National Bank, Encova Insurance, AARP of West Virginia, Audi Charleston, the West Virginia Lottery, and the Clay Center Board of Directors in Recognition of Marty Becker’s Extraordinary Leadership as Board Chairman. The Clay Center’s performing arts and visual arts offerings are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

 

 

*Shows and dates are subject to change.  Some fees may not be refundable.  Ticket policies are at the discretion of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and Broadway in Charleston and may be changed at any time.