Inaugural Broadway Season Kicks Off at the ETSU Martin Center

Published 8:12 am Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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JOHNSON CITY – The ETSU Martin Center for the Arts kicks off its inaugural Broadway season on January 25-26 with “Annie,” presented by Bravissima: Women Sponsoring the Arts.
Directed by Jenn Thompson, “Annie” features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®- winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the “hard knocks” life throws your way. Limited tickets are still available for both performances.
Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, “CATS,” presented by Truist, is set for March 6-7. The show features the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, original scenic and costume design by John Napier (“Les Misérables”), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (“Aladdin”), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton”) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne and direction by Trevor Nunn (“Les Misérables”). Tickets for “CATS” are still available.
“Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show,” presented by News 5 WCYB, takes the ETSU Foundation Grand Hall stage for one night only, March 21. A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite celebrated the world over for its Grammy® award‐winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Composer Bill Whelan has re-recorded his mesmerizing soundtrack, while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground‐breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage, and costume designs. Due to the great response for Season Tickets, “Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show” is sold out.
On its 25th anniversary tour, “Chicago”, presented by Bank of Tennessee, consists of epic dance numbers, fame, fortune, a scandalous murder, and all that jazz and will stop at the Martin Center on April 25-26. The show has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards®, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. Tickets for “Chicago” are still available.
For more information on ETSU Martin Center’s 2023 Spring Broadway Season, visit For more about the Martin Center or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Martin Center box office at 423-439-2787.

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