Broadway is coming back to Des Moines Performing Arts



DES MOINES, Iowa – Fans of Broadway can get excited again for the return of spectacular shows to the Des Moines Civic Center – including smash-hit Hamilton and 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical — The Band’s Visit.

Thursday morning, Des Moines Performing Arts announced the return of the Willis Broadway Series. It starts off with The Band’s Visit running October 12-17.

The announcement includes shows from the previous season that had to be re-dated because of the pandemic.

They are:

  • 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

The current Willis Broadway Series includes:

  • 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.

Season tickets can be bought or renewed at, at the Civic Center Ticket Officer, or over the phone at (515) 246-2300.

Single tickets are not yet available.

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