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Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall Announces 2021-2022 Broadway Season

Company – Hamilton National Tour. Photo: Joan Marcus

Popejoy Hall (Albuquerque, NM) has announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of Hamilton, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, beginning in January 2022.

Though many shows from the canceled 2020-2021 season have been rescheduled, the season holds a surprise for Broadway fans. Adapted from the cult classic 2004 comedy penned by Tina Fey, Mean Girls on its first national tour replaces Hairspray in the Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico Series. Broadway in New Mexico subscribers will have their Hairspray tickets automatically updated to Mean Girls at no extra charge. Mean Girls is scheduled for December 2021. We are working to reschedule Hairspray for a future season.

The Broadway tour of Come From Away, which was postponed from the 2019-2020 season has been rescheduled to play Popejoy Hall May 11 – 15, 2022.

Two other shows complete the Broadway in New Mexico 21-22 season: Jersey Boys, now scheduled November 4 – 7, 2021 and Anastasia coming in March 2022.

“Despite the unprecedented circumstances that have kept Popejoy Hall dark since March, we know the postponed season will be worth the wait,” Tom Tkach, director of Popejoy Hall, expressed. “We look forward to reopening our doors and presenting this much anticipated season. When we reopen, we will follow all local, state, federal and university guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patrons.”

“Planning for Popejoy’s safe reopening includes the addition of a security screen between the UNM’s Center for the Arts lobby and Popejoy’s lobby as well as touchless mobile ticketing,” said Tkach. “We encourage all patrons to sign up for mobile ticketing.” More information regarding mobile ticketing can be found at

To subscribe, patrons choose either the four-show Broadway in New Mexico series or any four shows from the Ovation Series. Subscribers can add as many other shows as they like. However, only Broadway in New Mexico subscribers are guaranteed seats to Hamilton and Mean Girls.

Current season (2020-2021) ticket holders do not need to renew their subscriptions and their tickets will automatically move to the rescheduled dates. Subscribers are now eligible to add Ovation shows to their subscription or purchase additional Broadway subscriptions.

New subscriptions will go on sale on March 23 to the general public. Subscriptions for the Broadway in New Mexico Series start at $185 for all four shows.

Single tickets for Hamilton and all other shows will go on sale to the public in the fall of 2021.

For more information and to purchase subscriptions, patrons should visit

The 2021-2022 Season in Popejoy Hall

Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico Series


November 4 – November 7, 2021

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.


December 7 – December 12, 2021

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!”


January 25 – February 13, 2022

Subscription Performances: January 27-January 30

Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.


March 3 – March 6, 2022

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Albuquerque at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.


May 11 – May 15, 2022

Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

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