August 2018 Updates

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

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.

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: 

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:


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.