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2017-18 Season Press Releases & Announcements

Dec. 20, 2016: Broadway Center’s New Wine Festival: Tacoma Wined Up and 5th Annual Beer Festival: Brew Five Three

Dec. 21, 2016: Two Summer Concerts Just Announced - Joan Osborne: The Songs of Bob Dylan and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

April 4, 2017: Comedian Brian Regan Returns to Tacoma July 28

April 22, 2017: Summer Events in Tacoma's Theater District Including Joan Osborne, Tacoma Wined Up, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brian Regan, Terri Clark, and more!

May 22, 2017: Broadway Center Announces 2017-18 Season with more than 30 Events: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, Paula Poundstone, Ira Glass, and More!

June 1, 2017: Brimstones and Rhinestones Shine Bright with The Devilish Drag Guide BenDeLaCrème’s Inferno A-Go-Go During Tacoma’s Pride Festival

July 17, 2017: Better Things to Do: Canadian Country artist Terri Clark tours to Tacoma August 11 at the historic Pantages Theater 

July 21, 2017: BREW FIVE THREE: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival Announces Featured Brewers Roster For Fifth Annual Block Party Saturday, August 5

Aug. 14, 2017: An Evening of Classic Jazz on Two Pianos: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi Sat., Aug. 26 at Theater on the Square

Aug. 16, 2017: Putting the Mock in Democracy! Political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps return to Tacoma Sept. 23 at the historic Pantages Theater

CANCELLED Sept. 13, 2017: Broadway musical “A Night With Janis Joplin” rocks Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21, 2017: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: Memphis soul and R&B revue at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2017: Tinder Live with Lane Moore kicks off Halloween weekend at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6, 2017: Get thee to see The Improvised Shakespeare Company at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2017: Northwest comedian Hari Kondabolu takes stage at Tacoma’s Theater on the Square on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23, 2017: A holiday classic brought to life: A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24, 2017: Broadway Center and City of Lakewood in final running for $25,000 grant to fund free concert series at Fort Steilacoom Park in summer 2018

Oct. 25, 2017: The Russian Grand Ballet returns to Tacoma with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the historic Pantages Theater Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 30, 2017: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year arrives at Tacoma’s Theater District and beyond with an array of Dazzling Holiday Events!

Nov. 16, 2017: Rare Naming Opportunities Offer Front-Row Seats to Tacoma's Theater District Expansion 

Dec. 6, 2017: L.A. Theatreworks’ The Mountaintop recounts the final evening of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater Jan. 13

Dec. 13, 2017: Announcing Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour at Tacoma's historic Pantages Theater April 5, 2018 

Dec. 19, 2017: Texas music legends Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen return to Tacoma for an acoustic concert at the historic Pantages Theater Jan. 26

Dec. 20, 2017: Broadway Center presents two performances of “The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn” at Theater on the Square January 27

Dec. 21, 2017: Grammy Award-winner Marc Cohn Celebrates 25th Anniversary Tour with Grammy nominees The Blind Boys of Alabama Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Pantages Theater

Jan. 5, 2018: Tacoma’s Historic Theater District Centennial Campaign Construction Begins May 2018 Tacoma’s Crown Jewel Pantages Theater Prepares for Six-Month Closure

Jan. 22, 2018: Broadway Center presents George Stevens Jr.’s “Thurgood” for eight performances Feb. 23 – March 3 at Theater on the Square

Jan. 23, 2018: Grammy and Emmy-nominated songwriter, pianist, and vocalist Michael Feinstein in “Celebrating the Crooners: The Music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others at Tacoma’s Historic Pantages Theater Friday, February 23

Jan. 24, 2018: Comedian, NPR personality, and author Paula Poundstone returns to Tacoma’s Pantages Theater March 9

Feb. 26, 2018: See Award-winning Comedian, Talk-show Host, & Sports Commentator Dennis Miller at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater on April 8, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018: It's Todrick Mania! Broadway Center presents Todrick Hall: Behind the Curtain on March 30 & Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour on April 5

March 1, 2018: Broadway Center presents Impro Theater's "Twilight Zone UnScripted" at the historic Pantages Theater on March 24

March 5, 2018: Broadway Center presents New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra in The Future of Wellbeing, The Healing of Self at the historic Pantages Theater on April 12

March 6, 2018: Broadway Center presents classic Tony-winning musical CABARET April 10 at the historic Pantages Theater

March 9, 2018: “Arts education” is the password to Broadway Center’s 1920s gala, Star Chefs on Broadway! See the Pantages Theater transformed into the Lalapazaza Speakeasy on March 18

March 13, 2018: Broadway Center presents Pink Martini with China Forbes at the historic Pantages Theater on April 20at the historic Pantages Theater on April 20

March 26, 2018: Shadow play! Broadway Center presents the Ukrainian Shadow Theatre Fireflies at the historic Pantages Theater on April 29

March 30, 2018: Second annual Tacoma Wined Up brings 20+ wineries plus food and local artisans to historic Tacoma Armory on Saturday, April 7! 

April 20, 2018: Broadway Center and University of Washington Tacoma present Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, “Clybourne Park” at Broadway Center’s Studio 3 from May 4–12

May 7, 2018: The Broadway Center presents Indie pop-folk duo The Weepies in The Hideaway 10 Year Anniversary Tour May 18 at Tacoma’s historic Rialto Theater

May 9, 2018: Centennial Campaign Update: Historic Pantages Theater to close for six-month renovation period starting May 14