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'Jesus Christ Superstar' opens Hammons Hall's Broadway season

Poster courtesy Juanita K. Hammons Hall
The Hall's 2023-24 Great Southern Bank Broadway season includes five shows plus bonus add-on productions.

A new British production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" — as reimagined by Regent's Park Theatre — opens the Broadway season at Hammons Hall in November. Meanwhile, coming up in August, it's Alice Cooper with his new national tour.

Josh Inmon, assistant director of the Juanita K. Hammons Hall, joined us on Arts News this morning to preview the 2023-24 Great Southern Bank Broadway Series at the Hall.

We also talked about the numerous "rentals" that come to the Hall every season — touring acts such as musicians and comedians — including Alice Cooper, who brings his new "Too Close For Comfort" national tour to Springfield on August 15.

We also talked about how to avoid scalpers simply by buying your tickets only from the Missouri State University/Hammons Hall ticket office.

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning Arts News. Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's Ozzie Award in 2006.