2019-2020 Touring Season

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2019-2020 Touring Season#26
Posted: 10/30/18 at 10:40pm

CATS is definitely a multi-year tour. 

Honolulu has announced for those keeping track. This is their first (ever?) broadway series... they've gotten the occasional one-at-a-time bookings in the past of bigger shows (Wicked, Lion King, etc) every few years but never a subscription season with more than one show lined up. So this is exciting for the touring world. 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Aug 7-Sept 1, 2019

ILLUSIONISTS - Oct 23-2, 2019

RENT - Dec 24-29, 2019

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2019-2020 Touring Season#27
Posted: 10/30/18 at 11:03pm
^do you know if thatís the phantom touring around the US or the upcoming international tour using the original designs?
??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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2019-2020 Touring Season#28
Posted: 10/30/18 at 11:12pm

Spongebob and Waitress will both be going out non-union next season.

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2019-2020 Touring Season#29
Posted: 10/30/18 at 11:17pm

How do you know? Seems odd re: Spongebob. 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#30
Posted: 10/31/18 at 12:48am

Call_me_jorge said: "^do you know if that’s the phantom touring around the US or the upcoming international tour using the original designs?"

Current US tour. 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#31
Posted: 10/31/18 at 12:51am

RippedMan said: "How do you know? Seems odd re: Spongebob."

It was a big flop, whatever you think of the show, so not much surprise to me to be honest. 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#32
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:09am

tourboi said: "CATS is definitely a multi-year tour.

Honolulu has announced for those keeping track. This is their first (ever?) broadway series... they've gotten the occasional one-at-a-time bookings in the past of bigger shows (Wicked, Lion King, etc) every few years but never a subscription season with more than one show lined up. So this is exciting for the touring world.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Aug 7-Sept 1, 2019

ILLUSIONISTS - Oct 23-2, 2019

RENT - Dec 24-29, 2019
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How do sets for something like Phantom get there? I'm guessing they have to charter a freight plane?

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2019-2020 Touring Season#33
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:23am

wicked4l said: "Spongebob and Waitress will both be going out non-union next season."

I’ll believe that when it’s shown on Playbill.com

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2019-2020 Touring Season#34
Posted: 11/1/18 at 1:53pm
Ive done a few shows that have gone there. One was flown but most are put on ships. Thatís why most tours have breaks in their schedule of a few weeks on either end of playing there usually.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#35
Posted: 11/1/18 at 1:54pm

njf1003 said: "How do sets for something like Phantom get there? I'm guessing they have to charter a freight plane?"

It depends on how much/little time they have. They can fly everything over and treat it like any other tour stop (save for adding a day on each end for crossloading on the tarmac); or what has also happened in the past is to lay off the tour for a week or two while things ship over, and the tour closes in Hawaii. 

 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#36
Posted: 11/1/18 at 2:05pm
Book of Mormon just had a week off before and after Anchorage for I assume the same reason.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#37
Posted: 11/1/18 at 3:18pm
Indeed. None of the tours Iíve gone to Hawaii with have closed there. Usually itís a brief layoff to get back to the mainland.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#38
Posted: 11/1/18 at 8:26pm

tourboi said: "Indeed. None of the tours I’ve gone to Hawaii with have closed there. Usually it’s a brief layoff to get back to the mainland."

BoM Latter Day closed in HI, and Cats closed a leg of its non-Eq tour there several years back, if I recall correctly (though that was done primarily with a jump package).

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2019-2020 Touring Season#39
Posted: 11/1/18 at 9:16pm

Correct. With CATS it didn't technically 'close' though. One leg ended, but Troika had it back out with a new set within a few months. The plan was always to leave that set there and resume touring with a new set on the mainland (wasn't this the transition to the inflatable set?). I believe a friend on that tour told me it was done so that they could return to Hawaii eventually and already have a set there. 

I never said tours DON'T end there, but most that have gone haven't. The Canadian Phantom tour ended there, about 25 years ago. 

Some shows (mostly non-eq) have also used Hawaii as a halfway point when going to/from Asia on rare occasions. 

 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#40
Posted: 11/7/18 at 9:49am

No official announcement here, but, if the past two years are any indication, we're about two months away from our first season announcements for the 19/20 season! Seattle's been one of the first locations to announce, having done so on Jan 9 (17/18) and recently on Jan 4 (18/19). Prior to that, however, they've had mid-February and mid-March announcements, so who knows?

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2019-2020 Touring Season#41
Posted: 11/7/18 at 10:03am
Boston usually announces early march and seems one of the last to always announce. I'm expecting something like this for next season

Cats
The Band's Visit
Mean Girls
Come From Away
Jesus Christ Superstar
Frozen
And either My Fair Lady or OOTI

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2019-2020 Touring Season#42
Posted: 11/7/18 at 1:49pm

Mike Barrett said: "Boston usually announces early march and seems one of the last to always announce. I'm expecting something like this for next season

Cats
The Band's Visit
Mean Girls
Come From Away
Jesus Christ Superstar
Frozen
And either My Fair Lady or OOTI


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I'd also expect Boston to maybe get AnastasiaFiddler and a re-scheduled Bat Out Of Hell.

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2019-2020 Touring Season#43
Posted: 11/7/18 at 1:53pm
Youíre assuming BAT will happen. It very well could but I wouldnít bet on it personally. The likelihood of most presenters picking it up after seeing how poorly it was selling and how badly the cancellation was handled is probably slim.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#44
Posted: 11/7/18 at 7:48pm
According to "bookinggroup.com" Avenue Q is going on tour. That would be great. Not as many people have gotten to see the musical like other long running shows that have had tours running for years. Hope it comes to the LA area.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#45
Posted: 11/7/18 at 8:47pm
I for one haven't seen Avenue Q so I would move that!!!
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2019-2020 Touring Season#46
Posted: 11/7/18 at 10:41pm

I know from the BAA surveys that I received back in April and June, they had Avenue Q and the following revival shows under consideration that are currently not touring:

The WizHairsprayOklahomaThe Secret GardenCarouselYoung FrankensteinDreamgirlsCrazy For You, and 1776

Under the category of new musicals, they had SummerPrince of Broadway, and Rocktopia among the other shows that are or will be touring. 

I personally am not aware of any of these shows' plans, although several show up on booking company websites. So maybe we'll see some sort of announcements made at the beginning of the new year.

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2019-2020 Touring Season#47
Posted: 11/8/18 at 10:46am

Is it likely that after the Buckley tour ends, DOLLY will go back out as a non-equity tour?

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2019-2020 Touring Season#48
Posted: 11/8/18 at 11:01am

ActorGuyIL said: "Is it likely that after the Buckley tour ends, DOLLY will go back out as a non-equity tour?"

Or find another star? They haven't played a lot of the secondary markets yet. 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#49
Posted: 11/12/18 at 11:13am

As a small update to the Bat Out Of Hell schedule, I received word that the original dates in St. Paul (12-23 June) and Dallas (27 June-7 July) are still accurate. And, from another person's post, the new date for the D.C. stop is 10-27 July. After D.C., the New York City Center stop (30 July-22 Sep), which was previously announced, is still a go.

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2019-2020 Touring Season#50
Posted: 11/13/18 at 7:50am

Announced yesterday, Aladdin will be at the Durham PAC in the Fall of 2019. No dates were given (maybe right after it plays Charlotte, the last stop in the 18-19 season?), but it does seem to confirm that it will be playing some of the 19-20 season in the South. The show hasn't been to Florida yet nor to the Peace Center in Greenville, so I'm expecting it to do so after Durham.