Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces Its 2020/2021 Broadway Season

Buyi Zama as Rafiki in Disney’s THE LION KING. Photo Deen van Meer.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) has announced a bold 2020-21 HCA Healthcare / TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, including a multi-week return engagement of Nashville’s best-loved Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King.

The 2020-21 season and special presentations feature the Nashville premieres of The New York Times Critics’ Pick, Come From Away; Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical 1776 prior to its Broadway engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company; Mean Girls, the hilarious hit musical from the award-winning creative team of Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin and Casey Nicholaw; The Band’s Visit, the critically-acclaimed smash hit musical winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical; the Drama Desk Award winner for Best Musical The Prom, a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, and What the Constitution Means to Me, the 2019 Tony nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist by famed writer Heidi Schreck.

Back by popular demand are Les Misérables, the enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, a retelling of the passionate and timeless story for today’s audiences.

“This season is alive with a remarkable energy. TPAC’s creation 40 years ago was a catalyst for our performing arts community, and we’re excited to chart a new course for the future with a renewed commitment to providing high quality arts entertainment,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President, and CEO. “We can’t think of a better way to launch our 40th anniversary than with a full year of fresh, spirit-lifting, thought-provoking Broadway productions. Truly, the best is yet to come.”

Season ticket packages are available on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. An eight-show season package for the 2020-21 HCA Healthcare / TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season series starts at $325. Season ticket holders receive the best seats at the best price compared to purchasing shows individually, and are entitled to additional exclusive benefits, such as easy exchange privileges, flexible payment plans, and savings on dining, hotels, and additional single tickets for any 2020-21 Broadway show at TPAC.

For more information on the 2020-21 HCA Healthcare / TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, visit TPAC.org/Broadway, where season tickets may be purchased, or call TPAC Patron Services at 615-782-6560. You also may visit the TPAC Box Office located at 505 Deaderick St.

Their group sales department will begin taking reservations on Monday, May 4, at 615-782-4060.

2020-21 HCA Healthcare / TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season: 

COME FROM AWAY – July 28-August 2, 2020 
AIN’T TOO PROUD – August 11-16, 2020 
1776 – November 3-8, 2020 
MEAN GIRLS – November 17-22, 2020 
Disney’s THE LION KING – February 3-27, 2021
THE BAND’S VISIT – March 2-7, 2021
THE PROM – May 25-31, 2021 
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA – June 15-20, 2021  

2020-21 Broadway Special Presentations: 

LES MISÉRABLES – September 15-20, 2020