About Broadway Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids was established in September of 1988, opening with South Pacific starring Robert Goulet, AND with a mission to bring in the very best of national touring Broadway productions to West Michigan. In 2009, Broadway Grand Rapids and Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts created a partnership that was dramatic - literally and figuratively. For theater lovers throughout West Michigan, this pairing created an enhanced opportunity to secure top-notch shows for our DeVos Performance Hall venue. Each season brings legendary stories and memorable music to the stage helping to bring the power and magic of theater to our community.
We appreciate your investment in continuing the vibrancy, the optimism and the excitement of Broadway theater and helping to make Grand Rapids a destination city full of cultural opportunities. The entire staff at Broadway Grand Rapids shares the same commitment to bring you world-renowned theater entertainment AND first-class service. We would not be able to fulfill that promise without your support.
We are very proud to serve you and to share the excitement of the 2016-17 season. We look forward to seeing you at DeVos Performance Hall!
DeVos Performance Hall
All Broadway Grand Rapids presentations take place in DeVos Performance Hall located conveniently in downtown Grand Rapids.
Located inside DeVos Place®, DeVos Performance Hall is the 2,404-seat performing arts theater that is home to The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Broadway Grand Rapids and Opera Grand Rapids. DeVos Performance Hall provides an intimate setting for these Grand Rapids arts groups as well as other touring concerts and family shows.
DeVos Performance Hall has hosted concerts including B.B. King, Barenaked Ladies, James Taylor, Tori Amos and Harry Connick, Jr.; comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Ron White; and family shows including Dora The Explorer Live, Bear in The Big Blue House Live, Blue’s Clues Live and Thomas & Friends Live. DeVos Performance Hall ranked 52nd for 2006 and 50th for 2005 in Pollstar Magazine’s Top 100 Theater Venues.
The new lobby of DeVos Performance Hall was unveiled in June 2002 as part of the DeVos Place Expansion project. The renovated lobby includes a beautiful terrazzo floor, new box office with an outside window and a scrolling marquee. Also part of the renovations were new restroom facilities located on the north side of the theater on the second and third floors. Internal renovations include refurbished theater seating, as well as new wall and ceiling finishes, new flooring and enhanced colored accent lighting to refresh the house interior and adjoining entry paths. New balcony light fixtures were added along with freshly redesigned balcony fronts that have improved sight lines.
DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. Downtown Grand Rapids is located 15 minutes from Gerald Ford International Airport and easily accessible from all major interstates. DeVos Place is managed by SMG, part of a unique portfolio of Convention Centers around the world.
About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third traces its origins to the Bank of the Ohio Valley, which opened its doors in Cincinnati in 1858. In 1871, that bank was purchased by the Third National Bank. With the turn of the century came the union of the Third National Bank and the Fifth National Bank, and eventually the organization became known as "Fifth Third Bank." Since its beginning, Fifth Third has provided superior customer service and followed sound banking principles.