Celebrity Attractions has announced an extraordinary lineup of six national Broadway tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions’ 2020-2021 Broadway Season to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Set your mind on island time with the hilarious and heartwarming new musical chock full of Jimmy Buffett hits, Escape to Margaritaville; the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, Mean Girls; the anticipated return of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s The Lion King; the Tony Award®-winning laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre, Tootsie; a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical; and the season concludes with the haunting and hopeful love story for the ages, eight time 2019 Tony Award®-winner including Best Musical, Hadestown, making its Tulsa debut.
“Tulsa continues to support Broadway in such an incredible way,” Kristin Dotson, Celebrity Attractions CEO, said. “Our sponsors, the staff at the Tulsa PAC, our team at Celebrity Attractions, and most importantly our subscribers and patrons all come together to put Tulsa on the map as one of the most successful Broadway seasons in the country. We strive to provide first-class entertainment for our first-class city – and our upcoming 2020-2021 season does just that!”
Celebrity Attractions’ subscribers will also have a chance to purchase tickets to a special add-on production before the general public. Patrons who subscribe to the Celebrity Attractions’ 2020-2021 Broadway Season will be first in line to purchase tickets to the reimagined Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! In 2021, discover a bold take on a classic tale when the 2019 Tony Award®-winner for Best Musical Revival takes the stage.
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE | August 18-23, 2020
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.
MEAN GIRLS | September 15-20, 2020
Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
New York Magazine cheers, “Mean Girls delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”
THE LION KING | November 11-29, 2020
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when San Diego’s best-loved musical returns to the San Diego Civic Theatre. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.
OKLAHOMA! | January 5-10, 2021
Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century.
Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.
Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, “this is the Oklahoma! that was there all along.” (New York Magazine) The Daily Beast says “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is dark and different—brilliantly so.”
TOOTSIE | February 9-14, 2021
It’s “far and away the funniest musical of the season” (Daily News). It’s “the most uproarious new show in years” (The Hollywood Reporter). It’s “the best comedy on Broadway” (Forbes). No matter how you say it, Tootsie is unanimously funny! It’s a laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre, based on the Oscar®-nominated film. Featuring a Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony® winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a “hilarious, thoroughly modern Tootsie” (People Magazine) that’s “even funnier than the movie!” (New York Post). “In these turbulent times, with the world out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” says Rolling Stone, “Tootsie is it.”
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL | April 13-18, 2021
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical is coming to San Diego! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, Pretty Woman: The Musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).
Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. Pretty Woman the film (produced by Arnon Milchan, New Regency Productions) was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990. Now, 30 years later, Pretty Woman: The Musical still “Dazzles!” (Deadline) and is “Big romance and big fun!” (Broadway.com). “Irresistible! A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale,” says the Hollywood Reporter. Pretty Woman: The Musical delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages.
Are you ready to fall in love all over again?
HADESTOWN | June 15-20, 2021
Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today…and always. Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.