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Broadway Grand Rapids announces its 2020-2021 season

Season Announcement February 27, 2020

The Broadway Grand Rapids 2020-2021 season includes some of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters including the the six-time Tony and Grammy Award® winning hit new musical, Dear Evan Hansen and the true story of Come from Away. In addition, Mean Girls, Hairspray, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations and the return of Wicked for a three-week run complete the 2020-2021 season. All performances will be presented at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.

2020-2021 Subscription Series:

Come from Away: October 13-18, 2020; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Come from Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers during the 9/11 crisis and the small town in Newfoundland that put their lives on hold and opened their homes to this world of strangers. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Hairspray: November 17-22, 2020; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Hairspray is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? This new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

Mean Girls: February 9-14, 2021; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin, and director Casey Nicholaw. 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 naïve 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’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Wicked: March 31- April 18, 2021. Week 1 (March 31-April 4, 2021) (Subscription Week) Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1pm and 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Week 2 (April 6-11, 2021): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Week 3 (April 13-18, 2021) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations: May 18-23, 2021; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. Ain’t Too Proud is the new Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Dear Evan Hansen: June 22-27, 2021; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm. 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. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Current season ticket holders (2019-2020) will have the opportunity to reserve season tickets for the new 2020-2021 season from February 24 – March 20, 2020. The five-show subscription package includes: Dear Evan Hansen, Come from Away, Mean Girls, Hairspray, and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. Current subscribers have the option to add Wicked for a six-show package. Broadway GR season ticket holders receive the best prices for each show, the opportunity for a no-fee payment plan, free lost-ticket replacement, a new online option to manage personal accounts, exclusive dining and parking discounts, and the same reserved seats for each show. The five-show Subscription Series package price begins at $219. The 2020-2021 Subscription Series may be renewed online at BroadwayGrandRapids.com, by calling toll-free 1-866-928-7469 or in person at 122 Lyon Street NW in downtown Grand Rapids. BGR office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Thursday, and 9 to 4 on Fridays.

Week of 10/19/2020

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