With September on the horizon, so too comes the close of another announcement season. And, although we have a few months before the start of next season, venues have already been teasing shows that will be presented in their 2019-2020 seasons. Here are a few…
1. Announced back in June, “Hamilton” will return to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta
— Broadway In Atlanta (@broadwayatlanta) June 11, 2018
2. The SHN in San Francisco made two announcements. They will host the touring productions of “The Band’s Visit” in the spring of 2020 and “Mean Girls” in the summer of 2020.
JUST ANNOUNCED! @TheBandsVisit, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, will be coming to San Francisco as part of the 2019-2020 SHN season. Currently playing to sold out audiences on Broadway, #TheBandsVisit will premiere in the Spring of 2020. #TheBandsVisitSF pic.twitter.com/xcEeo5Witq
— SHN: Broadway in San Francisco (@shnsf) August 15, 2018
JUST ANNOUNCED! @MeanGirlsBway, the record-breaking new musical comedy based on the hilarious hit film, will be coming to San Francisco as part of the 2019-2020 SHN season. Currently playing to sold out audiences on Broadway, #MeanGirlsBway will premiere Summer 2020. #MeanGirlsSF pic.twitter.com/yCI0eIX6e6
— SHN: Broadway in San Francisco (@shnsf) August 23, 2018
3. Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Theatre announced back in June that the touring production of “Frozen” will be playing at their venue in the summer of 2020. You can read the press release here: http://www.playhousesquare.org/news/detail/frozen-announce
4. Last, but not least, the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI announced that they will be presenting “The Lion King” for the first time ever. The announcement is on their site: https://devosperformancehall.com/news/disneys-lion-king
As venues across the nation gear up for the start of their 2018-19 seasons, a quiet September is most likely to prevail. On Broadway, “SpongeBob SqaurePants” is set to close on the 16th, as well as “Carousel.” Whether either of these shows will go on tour remains to be seen. Back in July, “Spongebob” has announced a tour that is scheduled to begin in 2019, no other specifics about it has come out as of yet. This could be announced later this month after it closes.