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A New Decade Begins - What Are You Seeing in 2020?

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With a new decade just days away, I thought we could share plans and dreams of what shows we are seeing, or want to visit, on Broadway.

January has several closures - Tootsie, Oklahoma, Slave Play, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, and Waitress, to name a few - and a number of highly anticipated shows are coming in during the first few months of 2020 - Company, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Girl From The North Country, Six, The Minutes, and Caroline, or Change, among many others.

So who’s got trips planned and what are we seeing in 2020?

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, and may all of your theatre dreams come true! 

Updated On: 12/28/19 at 08:09 AM
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I will end up seeing everything at some point, but so far I already have tickets booked for...

A Soldier's Play

Grand Horizons

My Name is Lucy Barton

Company 

Plaza Suite

Flying Over Sunset 

Birthday Candles

The Music Man

"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
Updated On: 12/28/19 at 08:21 AM
Det95
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So far I have three trips to the city booked.

February: Hadestown, WSS, TKAM, Six

May: Company, Caroline, or Change (one more slot open)

November: Music Man

Plus, I’m seeing most of what coming through Detroit. Should be a packed year I can’t wait. 

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I had a great year and managed to swing through the city three times this year- a lot for a Texas native. Don’t have any specific travel plans for next year quite yet, but I certainly hope to see (in order from most > least anticipated)...

COMPANY

FLYING OVER SUNSET

MRS. DOUBTFIRE

SIX

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

DIANA: A TRUE MUSICAL STORY

EMOJILAND (Off-Broadway)

Along with these already opened shows...

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Off-Broadway)

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

WEST SIDE STORY

Updated On: 12/28/19 at 08:34 AM
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In no particular order:

Mrs Doubtfire
Jagged Little Pill (again)
WSS
Company
Little Shop (again)
Six (again)
My Name is Lucy Barton
Music Man
A Soldier's Play
Virginia Woolf
The Minutes
How I Learned to Drive
Take Me Out
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Broadway

Tootsie (final performance)
Waitress (final performance)
My Name is Lucy Barton
Oklahoma! (final performance)
Girl from the North Country (first preview)
The Minutes
Company (first preview)
Diana
Hangmen
Mrs. Doubtfire (first preview)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Flying Over Sunset (first preview)
Caroline, Or Change (first preview)
Plaza Suite
Birthday Candles
The Music Man

Tour
The Band’s Visit
BWAY Baby2
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Saw Company-and Tina- in London and loved both- found Girl From The North Country to be dreary- so far have tickets to :

Six, Leopoldstatz, &Juliet, Nora, The Visit, Hamilton and Book Of Mormon- both again- London

Lehman Trilogy, Music Man- BWAY

 

Updated On: 12/28/19 at 08:58 AM
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I have a supposed work trip next month. Actually, scheduled to fly in early next Friday so I can fit in more shows. I say “supposed”, because our site coordinator didn’t read contract or multiple emails thoroughly and has messed up things on her end so we may have to postpone the training. However, I’m committted to seeing my 10 shows even if I have to rebook using hotel points and airline miles.

Here’s my schedule:

Friday, January 3 - The Sound Inside (Purchased with discount code)

Saturday, January 4 (matinee) - Oklahoma! (Purchased with discount code)

Saturday, January 4 (evening) - Slave Play (Purchased with discount code)

Sunday, January 5 (matinee and evening) - The Inheritance Pts. 1 & 2 (Purchased with discount code)

Monday, January 6 (evening) - West Side Story (Cheaper regularly priced ticket - far left front orchestra)

Tuesday, January 7 (evening) - Hadestown (“cheaper” mezzanine seat)

Wednesday, January 8 (evening) - Tina! (Purchased for $54 via Audience Rewards)

Thursday, January 9 (evening) - Jagged Little Pill (Purchased for $54 via Audience Rewards)

Friday (evening), January 10 - Grand Horizons (Purchased for $48 via Audience Rewards)"

Also, have a ticket to see Miss Saigon (my first time!) the Tuesday after I return from NYC.

I also hope to be able to make it back to see:

  • Girl from the North Country 
  • Six 
  • Company 
  • The Lehman Trilogy 
  • Caroline, or Change 
  • PLAZA SUITE 
  • How I Learned to Drive 
  • Take Me Out 
  • Assassins 
Updated On: 12/28/19 at 09:47 AM
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After three great trips in 2019, which were to celebrate my BIG #60, only one trip scheduled back to Broadway in 2020: for the closing show of Beetlejuice. Got to have my priorities! lol :)

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dmwnc1959 said: "After three great trips in 2019, which were to celebrate my BIG #60, only one trip scheduled backto Broadway in 2020: for the closing show of Beetlejuice. Got to have my priorities! lol :)"

This is awesome, excited for you!

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Starting off the new decade by seeing Waitress on January 1st. 

Plaza Suite 

Waitress on tour

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Jungle 

Birthday Candles 

Planning to see

Company 

Jagged Little Pill (again) 

 

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Although the new decade starts in 2021, I already have tickets for:

WSS

Jagged Little Pill

A Soldier's Play

Six

Company

Diana

Caroline or change

The Jungle.

Will see several more shows once tickets are on TDF/TKTS or will rush.
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Shows that I haven’t seen and have tickets for:
-Slava’s Snowshow
-Come From Away*
-Tina
-A Soldier’s Play
-Caroline, or Change
-American Buffalo
-Beetlejuice
-Six
-West Side Story
-The Music Man
-Ain’t Too Proud 

Of the above, I’m most excited to see A Solider’s Play so I’ll most likely book my return ticket on my train home the same day.

Shows that I’ve already seen and have tickets for:
-Hamilton
-Hadestown


There’s a few understudies I’d like to see again next year so I’ll see Hadestown at least 2 more times to see both Persephone understudies, and Frozen one more time to see an Anna understudy.

*EDITS

-Edited add Come From Away. Plans changed and instead of seeing Ain’t Too Proud, I’ll see CFA as my second of two shows (thank you Amtrak and schedule changes). I’m keeping Ain’t Too Proud on my list though because I do have a ticket for it already. I’ll just post date and hope they honor on the day I try to go.  

There are (right now) two shows I’d like to see but do not have tickets for. They are: Donna Summer tour (Philly stop) and To Kill a Mockingbird. Donna Summer is in June and not selling well in Philly so I’ll probably just buy day of. And my plan for To Kill A Mockingbird is hopefully take a day off work in October/November and go. Assuming it’s open still. 

Updated On: 12/29/19 at 10:59 AM
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I have tickets for Come from Away on Thursday, so I suppose that's technically my first show of 2020. On Thursday I also plan on playing the little shop lottery, and doing something at tkts if I lose. The only other show I have tickets for so far is Company, but I'd like to see Music Man, Caroline or Change, and Jagged Little Pill.

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My New York dates aren't set yet, but I'd like to get to New York around Tony season. I definitely want to go, but there are fewer shows that I feel like I absolutely need to see. Then again, my opinion may change based on the buzz for things like Flying Over Sunset, etc.

Here's what I do want to see in New York:

  • Company revival
  • Six
  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Hadestown (repeat visit)
  • Lempicka (assuming it comes in this year)

Touring shows:

  • The Spongebob Musical (have tickets)
  • Mean Girls
  • The Band's Visit (saw the New York production, so it'll be a repeat visit)
  • My Fair Lady (same)

Regional / local theater in the Bay Area:

  • The Tale of Despereaux (Berkeley Rep, I have tickets)
  • Swept Away (Berkeley Rep)
  • School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (Berkeley Rep)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (42nd Street Moon)
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (42nd Street Moon)
  • Groundhog Day (SF Playhouse. I have um, multiple tickets)
  • Follies (SF Playhouse)
  • The rest of the plays in SF Playhouse's season (Tiny Little Things, Real Women Have Curves, The Clean House - already have tickets)
  • The Full Monty (Bay Area Musicals)
  • A Chorus Line (Bay Area Musicals)
  • Toni Stone (American Conservatory Theater)

 

To some degree I'm more excited about the local theater, but I also know that things are going to pop up in New York throughout the year that I'll want to see. Looking forward to 2020!

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A new decade doesn't start until 2021.
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Six
Jagged Little Pill
Come From Away and Phantom - want to finally see them!
Hadestown...again haha. I love it!

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Have tickets for:

Oklahoma!

Jagged Little Pill

Hadestown (again after seeing it in previews through TDF)

Wicked (2nd time)

Beth Leavel at Feinsteins/54 Below

Flying Over Sunset (LincTix)

To Kill A Mockingbird (LincTix)

Caroline or Change (1st Preview $10 through HipTix)

Company

Girl From The North Country

Six (1st Preview and again a few weeks later)

Beetlejuice (2nd time after seeing in previews through TDF)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (with Ashley Park at New York City Centre)

Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara are doing a concert together at my school

 

Want to See if I can find cheap tickets:

Diana

Some Plays - e.g. The Minutes/Hangman/Virginia Woolf/My Name is Lucy Barton

Hamilton (I'll keep entering the lottery!)

 

 

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I'm planning a five-day binge in the spring. 8 shows, 7 musicals, and 1 play.
Moulin Rouge! 
Company
Hadestown
Flying Over Sunset
Caroline, or Change
Birthday Candles
The Visitor (Off-Broadway at The Public)
Beetlejuice

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I always thought I was wrong to think decades start with the year ending with “1” and I’ve seen a lot of publications doing “Best of the Decade” lists so that just furthered my assumption that I was wrong. So I read an article today (okay, half an article) and while many agree that decades run from XXX1 to XXX0, there isn’t consensus on it.
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My sister and I have our May Trip planned with 14 shows. Most of any of our previous trips
The Minutes
Caroline or Change
Take Me Out
Tina The Tina Turner Musical
Six
Company
West Side Story (for me) Ain’t Too Proud for my sister
Girl From the North Country
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Plaza Suite
The Inheritance Part 1 and 2
To Kill A Mockingbird ( 2 nd time but I wanted to see the new cast
Jagged Little Pill

And we have our tickets for The Music Man got Jan 2021
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Miles2Go2 said: "I always thought I was wrong to think decades start with the year ending with “1” and I’ve seen a lot of publications doing “Best of the Decade” lists so that just furthered my assumption that I was wrong. So I read an article today (okay, half an article) and while many agree that decades run from XXX1 to XXX0, there isn’t consensus on it."

You are definitely correct that a decade starts with XXX1 because it doesn't start with a year zero. 1 January 2020 will be the beginning of the tenth year of the decade which started on 1 January 2011. People who write those publications need a lesson in math and logic.

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I get that but then I think babies are on this earth a full year before they turn one year old. But then I think the earth isn’t like a baby. But then again wasn’t the earth once just 6 months old, too? So if so, what happens to that first year? Does it just not belong to a decade? And now I have a headache. Lol

And yes, I know the earth is older than 2019 years old. Lol

Updated On: 12/28/19 at 04:43 PM
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I have 3 NYC trips planned so far:

Little Shop in January

Book of Mormon (repeat), Hadestown, and Mrs Doubtfire (3rd preview) in March

Beetlejuice (second-to-last performance) in June

Also seeing a bunch of tours through two season subscriptions:
Fiddler
Hello, Dolly!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Jesus Christ Superstar
An American in Paris
Spongebob
Dear Evan Hansen
Miss Saigon
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Booked:

Tootsie (never made time for it during most of the run but decided to catch the last show)

Flying Over Sunset (normally I would wait for at least some word of mouth but I can't say no to a Broadway LincTix)

Not booked yet but fully intend to see:

Company

The Lehman Trilogy

Hangmen

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?