Broadway’s Next Hit Musical Coming to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 25, 2021 – Walton Arts Center will continue Procter & Gamble Ghost Light Programming with Broadway’s Next Hit Musical at 7 pm on March 18 and 19. Tickets are $25 plus applicable fees and will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10 am.

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is an evening ofWhose Line Is It Anyway? meets The Tony Awards®. It’s all improvised and completely different every night.


Audience members make up song titles, and five master improvisational actors turn them into full blown “nominated songs” with vibrant choreography and catchy melodies for the coveted Phony Award. The audience votes for their favorite song, and then watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore.

Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, The New York Times called Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY said “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.”

The performances will be in Baum Walker Hall with a minimum of four empty seats between parties, and every other row will remain empty. These empty rows, with select seats removed, will also serve as walkways to seats located in the center of the theater, reducing contact between patrons.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced. For a complete list of state-approved health and safety precautions that will be in place for this and future performances at Walton Arts Center visit

Originally scheduled to resume early this year, large Broadway tours will now return to Northwest Arkansas this fall as part of the new 2021-22 season. Subscriptions will be available this spring when the season lineup is announced, and single tickets will go on sale this summer. In the meantime, P&G Ghost Light Programming will continue at Walton Arts Center.

Ghost Light Programming is presented by Procter & Gamble and provided in part by supporters of the Ghost Light Recovery Fund. The Ghost Light Recovery Fund helps Walton Arts Center offset lost revenue from canceled performances, continue education and intermission programming, maintain facilities and support staff until full-scale performances can resume. You can play a part in Walton Arts Center’s and the Walmart AMP’s second act by donating today at

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 200,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit