Major Season Announcements from Upstate New York, Washington, DC, and More

Hamilton National Touring Company. Photo: Joan Marcus.

With their sights set on reopening this fall, nine venues across the United States, including five from upstate New York, announced significant updates to their Broadway seasons. We’ll break down all the changes as well as the additions for the upcoming season.

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Syracuse, NY

Broadway in Syracuse was able to successfully reschedule each show from their 2020/2021 season. Performances for the 2021/2022 season will take place at the Landmark Theatre, with the exception of Riverdance, which will be presented at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theatre.

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryOctober 12-16, 2021February 2-6, 2021
WaitressDecember 7-12, 2021March 2-7, 2021
Blue Man GroupFebruary 24-27, 2022June 17-20, 2021
HamiltonMarch 15-27, 2022May 18 – June 6, 2021
RiverdanceApril 5-7, 2022March 16-18, 2021
CatsApril 26-30, 2022July 20-24, 2021

Season tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new dates of Riverdance and Blue Man Group.

Buffalo, NY

“The past year has been challenging, but a new season is upon us. Live theatre will return to Buffalo this fall,” said Shea’s Performing Arts Center (Shea’s PAC) President Michael G. Murphy. “We are so grateful to this community and our loyal subscribers for standing by us during this extraordinary time. We cannot wait to raise the curtain for Buffalo’s Theatre District and see our city bustling again.”

Shea’s PAC was able to successfully reschedule twelve shows that will be incorporated into the 2021/2022 season, including:

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
FrozenSeptember 10-24, 2021June 16-27, 2021
TootsieOctober 10-16, 2021December 1-6, 2020
The Band’s VisitNovember 2-7, 2021August 10-15, 2021
Escape to MargaritavilleNovember 16-21, 2021April 20-25, 2021
Pretty Woman: The MusicalNovember 30 – December 5, 2021January 26-31, 2021
HamiltonDecember 14, 2021 – January 2, 2022November 3-22, 2020
Oklahoma!February 15-20, 2022February 23-28, 2021
My Fair LadyMarch 1-6, 2022March 23-28, 2021
To Kill A MockingbirdMarch 27 – April 2, 2022January 30 – February 5, 2021
RiverdanceApril 8-10, 2022March 19-21, 2021
AnastasiaApril 19-24, 2022March 9-14, 2021
Ain’t Too ProudMay 10-15, 2022May 11-16, 2021

For patron convenience and safety, season tickets will be accessible on your mobile device. Patrons will log into their My Shea’s Account to access or download tickets onto their mobile device when their season ticket package is paid in full. Please go to for instructions on how to access your My Shea’s account. Mobile ticketing will enhance the patron experience at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre by providing a truly contactless and eco-conscious way to enter our theatre safely and efficiently while also reducing the risk of lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets

Shea’s Performing Arts Center box office staff is available weekdays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 716-847-0850 to answer any questions.

For more information on the M&T Bank Broadway Series at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, visit or follow Shea’s on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Binghamton, NY

Broadway in Binghamton’s new season includes four new productions and two rescheduled shows. Season Tickets, as low as $185.00, are available now by calling Broadway in Binghamton at (607) 772-1391. Subscriber benefits include guaranteed seating, never miss a sold-out show, and first chance to purchase additional tickets to Broadway in Binghamton shows and season specials before they go on sale to the public. The following performances take place at the Broome County Forum Theatre:

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
Escape to Margaritaville *October 19-20, 2021N/A
Buddy: The Buddy Holly StoryNovember 14, 2021January 17, 2021
Mannheim Steamroller ChristmasDecember 9, 2021N/A
An Officer and a Gentleman *February 23-24, 2022N/A
Summer *March 29-30, 2022September 21-22, 2021
Waitress *April 19-20, 2022N/A
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *May 17-18, 2022N/A
* = included in subscription

Rochester, NY

After a hiatus year, ALL of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s (RBTL) previously announced touring Broadway shows have been re-scheduled, and will be making their way to Rochester as promised. Season Tickets will offer a 5-show package – with the option to upgrade to a 6-show package. Both new and renewing subscribers will have the option to upgrade to a 6-show package including Hamilton. Given how late in the year Hamilton is being presented, not to mention the gap between shows, means it will also probably be part of the 2022/2023 season.

Subscription renewals are available now to Subscribers. For those who have already renewed, subscriptions will automatically transfer to the new dates. New subscriptions and individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. Current ticketholders will be contacted with further instructions. At this time, the RBTL awaits governmental guidance on specific re-opening timelines and protocols. Parameters will be shared as they become available. For more information on the M&T Bank Broadway Season, visit

Performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre:

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
CatsSeptember 21-26, 2021December 15-20, 2020
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *November 16-21, 2021June 8-13, 2021
Pretty Woman: The Musical *December 7-12, 2021October 5-10, 2021
My Fair Lady *February 22-27, 2022March 16-21, 2021
Dear Evan HansenApril 12-17, 2022April 13-18, 2021
The Band’s Visit *June 7-12, 2022February 23-28, 2021
Mean Girls *July 5-10, 2022January 26-31, 2021
Hamilton ^November 1-13, 2022April 27 – May 16, 2021
* = included in subscription | ^ = season option

Schenectady, NY

Proctors Theatre was able to successfully reschedule a majority of its 2020/2021 season as well as two productions from the 2019/2020 season. The shows below will take place at the theatre.

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
SummerDecember 7-12, 2021June 8-13, 2021
Come From AwayJanuary 25-30, 2021September 8-13, 2020
The PromMarch 1-6, 2022March 30 – April 4, 2021
Dear Evan HansenMarch 22-27, 2022July 20-25, 2021
CatsMay 3-8, 2022April 28 – May 3, 2020
My Fair LadyMay 17-22, 2022November 11-15, 2020
To Kill A MockingbirdJune 14-19, 2022December 29, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Mean GirlsJune 28 – July 3, 2022February 2-7, 2021

New dates are also expected to be announced soon for Hadestown, Disney’s The Lion King, and Pretty Woman: The Musical. Ticket information will be released later this spring; for more information, visit

Providence, RI

“We have been touched by everyone’s support and good wishes over the past year as we have been planning the return of Broadway shows to our stage,” said Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back at PPAC so that we can enjoy live theatre together again!”

PPAC Board Chairman Joseph W. Walsh added, “We are also looking forward to continuing our community outreach and engagement programs in the 2021/2022 season so that a wide range of communities can enjoy Broadway theatre, dance, music, and more. We are very appreciative of our donors and sponsors for supporting these programs and our Theatre.”

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
Pretty Woman: The Musical *October 9-16, 2021October 20-25, 2020
Hamilton *November 30 – December 12, 2021N/A
Cirque Dreams HolidazeDecember 17-18, 2021N/A
Rent ^January 14-16, 2022February 12-14, 2021
Jesus Christ SuperstarJanuary 25-31, 2022August 24-29, 2021
An Officer and a Gentleman ^February 18-20, 2022April 16-18, 2021
The Prom *March 8-13, 2022January 23-29, 2021
Oklahoma! *March 22-27, 2022March 2-7, 2021
Dear Evan HansenApril 5-10, 2022October 19-24, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud *April 12-17, 2022March 30 – April 4, 2021
My Fair Lady *May 11-15, 2022April 20-25, 2021
Blue Man Group ^May 20-22, 2022March 20-22, 2020
* = 2021/2022 Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series | ^ = Encore Series

Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions until the renewal deadline of Thursday, June 10, 2021; the PPAC Box Office will send subscription renewal packages in early May. Renewing subscribers can take advantage of a four-month payment plan (Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series and Encore Series) through June 10, 2021.

Regarding the previously announced engagements of Jesus Christ Superstar and Dear Evan Hansen, the PPAC Box Office will issue new tickets to current ticketholders of both productions in the fall of 2021. Current ticketholders do not need to take any further action at this time.

On sale dates for the productions in PPAC’s 2021/2022 season, including Hamilton, will be announced at a later time. Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar and Dear Evan Hansen are on sale now; tickets can be purchased at or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

The PPAC Box Office window is closed until further notice; however, new and current subscribers can call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P or email at any time to learn more about renewing a subscription or becoming a subscriber.

New subscribers can place subscription orders with Customer Service Specialist Sharon Corcoran by calling (401) 574-3136 or emailing or by calling the Box Office at 401-421-ARTS (2787). Customer Service hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 2P.

Discounted admission is available for groups of 10 to 15 or more to most of the performances in PPAC’s Broadway Season; for complete information and to order, please contact Group Sales Specialist Paul Hiatt at or call (401) 574-3162.

Washington, DC

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2021–2022 Theater season featuring hit Broadway musicals, acclaimed plays, Kennedy Center productions, special programming for the Center’s 50th Anniversary, and more, beginning in October 2021. Theater subscriptions for the 2021–2022 season are now available here or by calling (202) 467-4600.

“I am elated to announce what is perhaps one of our most important theater seasons ever at the Kennedy Center as we return with such a full, exciting program of musicals and plays. The anticipation of being able to see Broadway productions again—and be in the theater together—is palpable,” said Jeffrey Finn, Vice President and Executive Producer of Theater at the Kennedy Center. “This upcoming season is filled with incredible shows and works from brilliant artists, offering something for everyone.”

The following performances, which include eight previously unannounced productions, will take place at either the Opera House or Eisenhower Theater:

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
Hadestown *October 13-31, 2021August 10 – September 5, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud *December 14, 2021 – January 16, 2021N/A
Beautiful ~December 14, 2021 – January 2, 2021N/A
The Prom ~January 4-16, 2022N/A
Jesus Christ Superstar *February 22 – March 13, 2022May 25 – June 13, 2021
Riverdance *March 15-27, 2022N/A
Mean Girls *April 5-24, 2022N/A
Oklahoma! ~April 5-10, 2022June 22-27, 2021
Freestyle Love Supreme ~May 10-15, 2022June 8-13, 2021
A Monster Calls ~ (#)May 25 – June 12, 2022N/A
Jersey Boys ~June 14-26, 2022N/A
To Kill A Mockingbird *June 21 – July 10, 2022August 25 – September 27, 2020
The Band’s Visit ~July 5-17, 2022July 28 – August 8, 2021
Hamilton *July 12 – October 2, 2022June 16 – September 20, 2020
Blue Man Group ~July 19-31, 2022N/A
Dear Evan Hansen ~August 31 – September 25, 2022June 29 – July 18, 2021
* = Opera House | ~ = Eisenhower Theater | # = Direct from London

Los Angeles, CA

Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced Center Theatre Group’s 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre will begin November 30, 2021, three months later than it was most recently scheduled and 20 months after the theatre closed in March of 2020. The season opens with director Matthew Warchus’ acclaimed A Christmas Carol. The season includes the previously-announced productions of The Lehman Trilogy, The Prom, Hadestown and Dear Evan Hansen plus Come From Away. In addition, the season will include the hit West End musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The Tony Award-winning Best Revival Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! which was previously set to open the season in August of 2020 will now close the season in 2022. The previously announced production of 1776 will be postponed until a future season.

“It feels like ages ago that theatres across the world went dark and, in many ways, it has been,” said Ritchie. “But, with vaccination rates going up, infection rates falling, and all of us cautiously returning to museums, movie theaters, restaurants and even stadiums, we can finally see the moment when the curtain will rise again at the Ahmanson.”

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
A Christmas CarolNovember 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022N/A
Everyone’s Talking About JamieJanuary 16 – February 20, 2022N/A
The Lehman TrilogyMarch 3 – April 10, 2022March 1 – April 10, 2022
HadestownApril 26 – May 29, 2022N/A
Come From AwayMay 31 – June 12, 2022June 9-20, 2021
Dear Evan HansenJune 29 – July 31, 2022June 28 – July 31, 2022
The PromAugust 9 – September 11, 2022N/A
Oklahoma!September 13 – October 16, 2022August 24 – October 3, 2021

As of the time of publication, the engagement of Oklahoma! presented by Broadway in Hollywood is currently being reconfigured as the organization restructures its 2020/2021 season.

For more information call the exclusive subscription hotline at (213) 972-4444 or visit At this time, there is nothing further current subscribers need to do. Center Theatre Group will reach out to subscribers later this summer with more information. Subscribers with questions may contact or call (213) 972-4444 for more information. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets by calling (213) 972-7231. General on-sale dates for individual productions will be announced at a later date.

Spokane, WA

WestCoast Entertainment, the presenter of the STCU Best of Broadway series, has announced Broadway will return to Spokane this fall. New dates have been set for Cats and performance dates for Fiddler on the Roof have been confirmed, while new performance dates for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are still being confirmed.

The following performances will take place at the First Interstate Center:

ShowNew DatesPrevious Dates
CatsOctober 19-24, 2021October 26-31, 2021
Mean GirlsNovember 23-28, 2021N/A
AnastasiaDecember 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022N/A
Fiddler on the RoofJanuary 11-16, 2022May 18-23, 2021
Jersey BoysFebruary 11-13, 2022N/A
HamiltonMay 3-22, 2022N/A
Come From AwayAugust 9-14, 2022N/A

Season Ticket holders have been sent an email with additional details. Please continue to visit for the most-up-to-date information.

According to the organization, “To remain consistent with existing publicity and materials, the upcoming season will still be considered the 2020-2021 Season, even though all shows have been rescheduled for 2021 and 2022. In 2022, WestCoast Entertainment will also present its 35th Anniversary Season, which will consist of two to three shows as the 2021-2022 Season. Show announcements for the 35th Anniversary Season and season ticket renewals will take place in the second half of 2021.” However, for purposes of being consistent with the shows and schedules for venues in North America, we will consider the current lineup as part of the overall 2021/2022 season. Any additional shows, which may or may not be part of the subscription series, will also be considered part of the upcoming season.