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Broadway In Detroit Announces 2019-20 Season
Dear Detroit, Get Ready for a
Remarkable New Theatre Season!
Dear Evan Hansen
Leads Broadway In Detroit’s 2019-20 Subscription
New subscription sales begin April 22!
DETROIT, MI, March 11, 2019 ― Broadway In Detroit today announced the seven remarkable Broadway productions that will share the spotlight in Broadway In Detroit’s 2019-20 Subscription Season – headlined by pop culture phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen, winner of six 2017 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album!
The 2019-20 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season opens with Cats, winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, at the Fisher Theatre, September 2019, followed by: Come From Away, at the Fisher Theatre, October 2019, the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them; Hello, Dolly!, Winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival, at the Fisher Theatre, November - December 2019; A Bronx Tale, the streetwise musical based on Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri’s true life story, at the Fisher Theatre, January – February 2020; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, at the Detroit Opera House, February – March 2020; Dear Evan Hansen, winner of six 2017 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, at the Fisher Theatre, March – April 2020; and, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, at the Fisher Theatre, June 2020. Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.
The 2019-20 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season is now available for renewal by current Broadway In Detroit subscribers by visiting www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or by calling the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0. New subscription sales will begin April 22.
“The 2019-2020 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season is an eclectic and exciting line-up of award-winning shows that we are thrilled to present to Detroit audiences,” said Broadway In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “Subscribers will appreciate this interesting mix of the hottest touring productions along with popular fan favorites, including some spectacular new revivals.”
Broadway In Detroit 2019-20 Subscription Shows
Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater — “Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new Cats for a new generation!
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.
Winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says, “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”
Three years ago, Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical based on Palminteri’s true life story. A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. The New York Times hails A Bronx Tale as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now Detroit’s golden ticket! “This winning production lifts the spirit and fills the heart as only live theatre can,” (Philadelphia Inquirer). 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!
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. Winner of six 2017 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, 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).
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. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical features a score of 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.
Purchasing Subscription Tickets
2019-20 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season tickets are priced starting at $399 for all seven shows. Current Broadway In Detroit subscribers can renew their subscription for the 2019-20 series by visiting www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or by calling the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0. New subscription sales will begin April 22.
Benefits for Subscribers
Broadway In Detroit season subscribers always get the best seats in the house, the same seats for each show, priority access to buy additional tickets for season shows and extra attractions, and full exchange privileges at no charge. Another added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program. Subscribers also enjoy the ability to have tickets reprinted at the box office for no charge. Subscription prices include parking costs in the Fisher Theatre surface parking lot and deck.
Group reservation requests for all season shows are being accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending on show) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone (313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Individual tickets for subscription shows will go on sale at a later date.
Extra attractions not included with the season subscription will be announced at a later date.