Hamilton returns to Des Moines! – Broadway making a triumphant return to the Des Moines Civic Center

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Des Moines Performing Arts Announces Willis Broadway Series Performance Dates


DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts have announced the re-dated performances in the popular Willis Broadway Series after the organization was forced to halt all in-person performances due to the pandemic.  Touring Broadway will return to the Civic Center later this year with the 2018 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, in October. 


Season Tickets are available to purchase or renew at DMPA.org, in-person at the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300.  Single tickets will be available to purchase at a later time.



The Willis Broadway Series Schedule includes:

From the previous Willis Broadway Series

The Band’s Visit     October 12-17, 2021  


Bernadette Peters in Concert     April 30, 2022

Riverdance – The 25th Anniversary Show      June 10-12 2022


My Fair Lady     August 2-7, 2022


From the current Willis Broadway Series


Tootsie      February 8-13, 2022

Rent     March 11-12, 2022

Hadestown     March 22-27, 2022

Hamilton     May 17 – June 5, 2022

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird     August 23-28, 2022

Cats     January 3-8, 2023

1776     March 14-19, 2023


“We are so pleased that even with the uncertainty of the past fourteen months, over 10,500 season ticket holders to our Willis Broadway Series remained committed to us and that we can now share with them when Broadway will return to the Civic Center.  While our remaining season ticket holders can still renew their seats, we are very pleased to now offer new season ticket packages on sale today that include the triumphant return of Hamilton to Des Moines, as well the hit shows Hadestown and To Kill a Mockingbird, direct from Broadway,” said DMPA President and CEO, Jeff Chelesvig.


“Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to sustain our operation and have remained committed to our mission of serving the community with great programming, all thanks to the support from our faithful donors.  In most years, we serve tens of thousands of students from Central Iowa and beyond with curriculum-based matinee performances for young audiences at the Civic Center and Temple Theater.  Because of our donors, our team this year created a national model of excellence by partnering with artists from all over the world to provide free online programming to 60,000 students statewide.  We are serving 79 schools in our Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards program that will culminate with a showcase broadcast statewide on Iowa PBS in July.  We are very grateful for the support of our donors that have made all this possible,” added Chelesvig.


About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating over 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.

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