Members of the touring companies of Anastasia, Come From Away, Hamilton and Jesus Christ Superstar. Photos by Javier Naval, Matthew Murphy & Joan Marcus.
Members of the touring companies of Anastasia, Come From Away, Hamilton and Jesus Christ Superstar. Photos by Javier Naval, Matthew Murphy & Joan Marcus.

In a media release, Broadway Across Canada has announced it will postpone the start of its new season until early next year.

“As we continue to navigate the challenges of scheduling touring Broadway during this unprecedented time, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our current season to begin in January 2021,” says the release.

Originally scheduled to kick-off in September with the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, the season will now begin with the engagement of the musical Anastasia. Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical is set during the twilight of the Russian Empire Paris in the 1920s, as a young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

March will see the return of the hit musical Come From Away, the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

For audiences who haven’t got enough of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical on the streaming service Disney+, Hamilton will arrive in the summer of 2021. The hip hop musical tells the story of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. An immigrant from the West Indies, Hamilton would become George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and go onto be the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

The season will conclude in October 2021 with the postponed 50th-anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock musical about the final days of Jesus’s life.

“We thank all of our subscribers for their continued patience and understanding as we diligently worked to reschedule our season in order to ensure that we are following the guidance of the health officials to keep all artists, audiences and staff healthy and safe,” says the release.

For more information on the 2021 Broadway Across Canada season visit broadwayacrosscanada.ca.