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Texas Performing Arts Announces Broadway In Austin Season Updates Now Including The Return Of Hamilton And Disney’s The Lion King Along With New Dates For Five Austin Premieres

Texas Performing Arts Announces Broadway In Austin Season Updates Now Including The Return Of Hamilton And Disney’s The Lion King Along With New Dates For Five Austin Premieres

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Media Contact:  Motley Crew Media for Broadway in Austin
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Texas Performing Arts Announces Broadway In Austin Season Updates Now Including The Return Of Hamilton And Disney’s The Lion King Along With New Dates For Five Austin Premieres

WHO:              
Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts

WHAT:            
Broadway in Austin will be back, and it will be worth the wait.  Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts plans to resume performances in December 2021 with the Austin return of HAMILTON. The beloved musical THE LION KING has been added to the season.  New dates are set for five previously announced Austin premieres, including the eight-time Tony Award ®-winning Best Musical HADESTOWN, Tina Fey’s hilarious new musical comedy MEAN GIRLS, and the electrifying SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, as well as the magical CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and the hilarious Broadway smash TOOTSIE.

WHEN:            
HAMILTON: December 7-19, 2021 (Season Add-on)
HADESTOWN: January 11-16, 2022
TOOTSIE: February 22-27, 2022
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: March 22-27, 2022
THE LION KING: April 6-24, 2022
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL: May 3-8, 2022
MEAN GIRLS: August 2-7, 2022

WICKED previously scheduled for April 19 – May 9, 2021 could not be rescheduled and will return in a future season. To Kill A Mockingbird originally scheduled for February 9 – 14, 2021 could not be rescheduled into the current season but will make its Austin premiere in a future season.

WHERE:           
Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX

TICKETS:          
Current Broadway in Austin subscribers will keep their subscription seating locations for Hadestown, Tootsie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Disney’s The Lion King, Summer and Mean Girls. Individual show ticket sales and the opportunity for subscribers to purchase additional seats will be announced at a later date.

New season subscription packages that guarantee access to Hamilton are available NOW on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices start as low as $239 for a six-show package, and $288 for a seven-show package including Hamilton.

For more information and to purchase new season subscription packages with Hamilton, patrons can visit BroadwayinAustin.com or call Broadway in Austin at 800-731-SHOW (7469), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Groups of 10 or more are also available by calling 877-275-3804 or via email at Austin.Groups@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

Austin, TX – Texas Performing Arts announces Lexus Broadway in Austin season updates, including new dates for five previously scheduled Austin premieres, the addition of The Lion King, and the return of Hamilton.  WICKED previously scheduled for April 19 – May 9, 2021 could not be rescheduled and will return in a future season. To Kill A Mockingbird originally scheduled for February 9 – 14, 2021 could not be rescheduled into the current season but will make its Austin premiere in a future season.

“We sincerely thank our subscribers for their patience” said Bob Bursey, Executive Director of Texas Performing Arts. “With the addition of Hamilton and The Lion King and new dates for five productions making their Austin debuts, it will be worth the wait!  We can’t wait to welcome Broadway in Austin audiences back in December.”

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts will feature seven productions from December 2021 to August 2022 at Bass Concert Hall.  The six-show package and season add-on to make it a seven-show package include:

NEWLY ADDED
HAMILTON
December 7 – 19, 2021

THIS “THEATRICAL LANDMARK HAS TRANSFORMED THEATER AND THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT HISTORY”
The New York Times

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.

HADESTOWN
January 11 - 16, 2022

“IT TAKES YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!”
Newsweek

COME SEE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE.

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate.  Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today…and always.

HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.  Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love.  Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

TOOTSIE
February 22 – 27, 2022

“THE MOST UPROARIOUS NEW SHOW IN YEARS!”
The Hollywood Reporter

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 theatre 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!”

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
March 22 – 27, 2022

“BROADWAY’S BIG TREAT”
Entertainment Weekly

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Austin’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!

NEWLY ADDED
Disney’s THE LION KING
April 6 - 24, 2022

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Austin’s best-loved musical returns.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
May 3 - 8, 2022

“THE AUDIENCE CRAVES IT WITH AN INTENSITY I DON’T RECALL EVER SEEING BEFORE”
Chicago Tribune

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva.  But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.  With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

MEAN GIRLS
August 2 – 7, 2022

“BY FAR THE FUNNIEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR! TINA FEY STILL WRITES FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER SATIRE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE BUSINESS.”
Chicago Tribune

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 naive 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 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-jockey.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

Texas Performing Arts is committed to welcoming audiences back to Bass Concert Hall with health and safety as the top priority.  Modifications have already been made throughout the venue, including upgraded air filtration and the addition of sanitization stations.  Additional health and safety plans will be communicated to audience members well in advance of their first performance.

“During the pandemic, Texas Performing Arts has continued to make the performing arts available to the community and to support artists.  Through our outdoor events and artist-in-residence productions, we have developed and implemented health plans in accordance with University, State, and Federal guidelines.  We will continue to work closely with health authorities to update our plans in response to changing conditions as we work toward welcoming audiences back for Broadway in Austin.”

If additional schedule changes are required or a performance this season must be canceled at any time for any reason. Ticketholders can be assured that their ticket value is safe.  Ticketholders will continue to have the option to receive a credit, refund, or to be able to donate the value of their tickets.

Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest campus-based performing arts organizations in the country. With five venues on the UT campus including Bass Concert Hall, Texas Performing Arts is the home of Broadway in Austin and offers a wide range of events each year, from presenting international touring artists to producing original productions. Its venues and technical shops are also classrooms and laboratories where students and faculty experiment and develop new ideas.  Executive Director Bob Bursey joined Texas Performing Arts in January 2020.  For more information and tickets please visit texasperformingarts.org or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com. Presented by Texas Performing Arts. Broadway Across America provides production services for Texas Performing Arts. Sales tax exempt pursuant to Texas Tax Code Section 151.3101(a)(3).

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