A handful of venues across the US made significant changes and additions to their 2020/2021 seasons and we break them all down.
Hippodrome Theatre (Baltimore, MD)
Possibly the most significant change is the rescheduling of Hairspray, which was to launch in the show’s setting of Baltimore. At this time, it appears that the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA) will be the launch location.
In total, the venue has rescheduled the following shows:
- Tootsie — from October 13-18, 2020 to August 24-29, 2021
- Hairspray — from November 10-15, 2020 to July 27–August 1, 2021
- Pretty Woman: The Musical — from December 8-13, 2020 to September 28–October 3, 2021
For more information, head to BroadwayInBaltimore.com
Schuster Center (Dayton, OH)
Dayton Live announced it will welcome the first Dayton engagement of Hamilton to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in the 2021-2022 Season.
“We’re thrilled to announce Hamilton‘s premiere engagement in Dayton,” said Ty Sutton, President & CEO of Dayton Live (formerly Victoria Theatre Association), the nonprofit arts organization that presents the Premier Health Broadway in Dayton Series at the Schuster Center. “We’ve been working to confirm dates for this incredible theatrical powerhouse since 2018. In fact, the question I get more often than any other is when will Hamilton be here? Now we can officially confirm: Hamilton is coming to Dayton.”
Hamilton will play two weeks of performances (16 shows) in 2022 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. On-sale dates for single tickets and group tickets will be announced at a later date. The best way to guarantee access to tickets for the limited engagement is to purchase Season Tickets for the full 2020-2021 Premier Health Broadway in Dayton lineup, which will begin in January 2021, and renew your Season Tickets for 2021-2022 when the time comes. Premier Health Broadway in Dayton Season Ticket Holders will have access to Hamilton tickets before they are available to the general public. Visit daytonlive.org/hamilton-faq for answers to frequently asked questions.
In addition, the venue has announced that Dear Evan Hansen will be coming to the Schuster Center as part of the newly-revised 2020/2021 season. The Tony-Award winning production will play June 8-13, 2021. The other changes made include the following:
- Come From Away (October 6-11, 2020): postponed to a future season
- Anastasia — rescheduled from November 3-8, 2020 to July 20-25, 2021
- Mean Girls (November 24-29, 2020): postponed to a future season
For more information, visit: www.daytonlive.org/series/broadway/
The Bushnell (Hartford, CT)
Speaking of Hamilton, The Bushnell has published the rescheduled dates for the show’s return engagement. The production, which was originally scheduled to play December 15, 2020–January 3, 2021, will now play June 21–July 10, 2022 and be part of the 2021/2022 season.
For more information, head to: bushnell.org
Shea’s PAC (Buffalo, NY)
Piggybacking from yesterday’s major season changes, Shea’s has added an engagement of Dear Evan Hansen, which previously played in May 2019. Specific dates will be announced at a later date. Visit sheas.org for more information, and be sure to follow us for updates as to when the dates are announced.
Century II PAC (Wichita, KS)
Lastly, the American Theatre Guild (ATG) has announced that performances of The Lion King (October 1-18, 2020) have been postponed. According to their site, “Look for an official announcement coming in the next few weeks with more information. We are working closely with the producers to find new dates for the return of Disney’s The Lion King.” No action is needed at this time, but be sure to follow the ATG site as well as us as the situation develops.
Today’s announcements provide more evidence that venues across the nation are restructuring their 2020/2021 seasons to begin in late-December or early-2021. Several venues have yet to make any changes, so expect those changes to come very soon. All changes and modifications will be noted on our Log. In addition, to view the status of shows from the 2019-2021 timeframe, check out this handy spreadsheet.