Broadway San Jose Announces Its 2021-2022 Season

Hamilton National Tour. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Broadway San Jose (San Jose, CA) General Manager Gretchen Feyer has announced the updated season lineup that will make up the company’s upcoming season.

The season opens with Hamilton (October 12–31, 2021), followed by the all-new touring production of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray (November 23–28, 2021) (replacing the previously-announced Anastasia). The season also includes the previously-announced Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (January 18–23, 2022); the hit  musical comedy, Tootsie (April 19–24, 2022); the Tony and Grammy Award–winning pop culture phenomenon, Dear Evan Hansen (June 8–19, 2022); and Diane Paulus’s new staging of the Tony Award-winning musical, 1776 (May 16–21, 2023).  

Subscribers can also take advantage of six add-on productions, including the culinary variety show, Alton Brown: Live Beyond the Eats (November 15, 2021); the spellbinding new holiday production, A Magical Cirque Christmas (December 30, 2021); the sell-out hit musical, The Simon & Garfunkel Story (January 12, 2022); the international Irish dancing spectacle, Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show (February 25–27,  2022); the 25th anniversary farewell tour of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning landmark rock musical, Rent (April 8–10, 2022); and the critically-acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical, Come From Away (July  12–17, 2022). 

“We are so excited to welcome audiences back to San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts for a season full of  Broadway hits, including several San Francisco Bay Area exclusives and can’t-miss returning favorites,” said  Feyer. “We are working diligently behind-the-scenes to create and expand new safety protocols and on-site  operations to ensure a positive experience for our patrons, staff, and cast and crew members.”  

Broadway San Jose season subscriptions start as low as $280 for the basic six-show package and can be  purchased beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 by visiting or emailing A limited number of President’s Club memberships are available, which include center orchestra seats, access to the President’s Club Lounge with exclusive-use restrooms and bar, complimentary snacks, invitations to cast parties and other special events, a welcome gift (for full season subscribers), plus concierge service for purchasing theatre tickets in New York, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles. To purchase a President’s Club membership, email Sally Souders at  

Season ticket holders receive a significant discount versus regular single ticket prices. Other benefits include  preferred seating, ticket exchanges, and special offers. In addition, season ticket holders will be invited to  subscriber events and receptions held throughout the year, as well as access to Subscriber Lounges located on  each side of the Center for the Performing Arts before every performance and at intermission.  

All performances for Broadway San Jose’s season will be held at the 2,600-seat San Jose Center for Performing  Arts, unless otherwise noted. San Jose Center for Performing Arts is a mid-century modern architectural  showcase designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard  in downtown San Jose. 

Broadway San Jose’s Safe and Clean Commitment designed to enhance safety and minimize risk for patrons, the casts and crews of national tours that Broadway San Jose is hosting, and all of Broadway San Jose’s Team Members. It ensures the hygiene and sanitation practices of the theatres meet or exceed regulatory requirements and the recommendations of the CDC. This commitment also includes new cleanliness protocols that meet or exceed Broadway San Jose’s already rigorous standards. These protocols are based on the most current information available on sanitization and cleanliness for the live entertainment venue and hospitality industry, as well as other pertinent industries. As we move forward, Broadway San Jose will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and state and county officials for the latest public health innovations to continually update these procedures. The Broadway San Jose Safe and Clean Commitment covers all of the lobbies, seating areas, stage, backstage, and concession areas. Masks will be required of all patrons and Broadway San Jose Team Members. Social distancing is not required while in the theater. To learn about Broadway San Jose’s Clean and Safe Commitment, visit  

Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander organization of New York and Team San Jose, the  managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.


OCTOBER 12–31, 2021 

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.


NOVEMBER 15, 2021 

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more  music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an  evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers… think twice. 


NOVEMBER 23–28, 2021 

You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that  inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s  Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even  bigger hair) change the world? 

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes  Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and  deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack  O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring Hairspray to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t  miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker). 


DECEMBER 30, 2021 

The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production—A Magical Cirque Christmas! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family. 


JANUARY 12, 2022 

The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns to the stage after a sold-out worldwide tour and their latest blockbuster tour of North America where they received standing ovations everywhere.  

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul  Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible  success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the  famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. 

Using state of the art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band  performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge  Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. 


JANUARY 18–23, 2022 

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now San Jose’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs  from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside  a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie  Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four  other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s  your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible  inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! 


FEBRUARY 25–27, 2022 

RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW is Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring  reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the  thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has  rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have  completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and  costume designs.  

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in  love with the magic of Riverdance all over again. 


APRIL 8–10, 2022 

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece RENT has  inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Its immeasurable emotional impact has forever  changed the world of musical theatre. 

Rent follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without  selling out. This powerfully resonant phenomenon has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone,  a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. The extraordinary Rent fan community spans  every continent and every generation – including many born over a decade after the show opened on Broadway.  

Whether you’ve never seen Rent or have completely lost count, you can’t miss it this time around—the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your FINAL CHANCE to experience this illustrious touring production. 

Come join us to celebrate 25 years of “La Vie Bohème.” 13,140,000 minutes of the one and only Rent


APRIL 19–24, 2022 

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The  Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael  Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation  lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious 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 joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it  should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of  balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “Tootsie is it!”  


JUNE 8–19, 2022 

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he  could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. 

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The  Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre  history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly  News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” 

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and  Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). 


JULY 12–17, 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. 


MAY 16–21, 2023 

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the  tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to  vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in  the pursuit of freedom? And to whom does that freedom belong?