Hamilton fans will have to wait a couple of years yet. For its 2019-2020 season though, Broadway Across Canada has a line-up of Tony Award-winning productions, Vancouver premieres, and returning classics.
Now into its 21st year of presenting Broadway theatre to over 1.5 million theatre-goers at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Broadway Across Canada announced its new season, headlined by the contemporary musical Dear Evan Hansen in February of next year.
Kicking off the season in September is the 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning Rent. This now classic work re-imagines Puccini’s La Bohème as it follows the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.
In November, Waitress takes to the Queen Elizabeth stage with its musical story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.
Coming in February 2020 is the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen. This very personal and contemporary musical tells the story of a young man with a social anxiety disorder struggling to connect.
In April 2020, comes Finding Neverland. This award-winning musical tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
Closing the season in July 2020 is the return of Wicked. Still entertaining audiences on Broadway after more than fifteen years, this untold story of the Witches of Oz lands in Vancouver one more time.
“Having the privilege to contribute to this amazing city’s cultural fabric is something that we do not take lightly,” says Broadway Across Canada’s Vice President Shana Levin in a media release. “We are very excited about the upcoming season which features highly anticipated new musical productions from the industry’s leading talents.”
As part of its upcoming season announcement, Broadway Across Canada has also revealed the much-anticipated touring production of Hamilton will be part of its 2020-2021 season.
Season packages (with an optional Wicked add-on) are now available for past season subscribers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 28. Visit broadwayacrosscanada.ca for more information.