Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces FROZEN, MEAN GIRLS and More
Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the new Tony Award-winning lineup for the 2019 - 2020 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, featuring eight Minnesota premieres and three favorites returning by popular demand.
"Sixteen weeks of Broadway will come alive in our historic theatres on Hennepin Avenue to entertain and inspire," said Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. "The new Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season includes a mix of highly anticipated brand new productions and returning classics that represent a total of 23 Tony Awards."
The eight-show season subscription package price starts at $345 and includes: Disney's Frozen, Mean Girls, Anastasia, The Band's Visit, Come From Away, Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Tickets to return engagements of The Phantom of the Opera, Rent 20th Anniversary Tour and Blue Man Group may be added to the eight-show package.
All shows in the 2019 - 2020 season will appear at the historic Orpheum and State Theatres in downtown Minneapolis. Current season subscribers may begin renewing their season subscription packages immediately. New season subscription packages go on sale to the public in mid-March.
Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust also announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will return to Minneapolis in the following 2020 - 2021 Broadway season. Information regarding specific dates will be announced at a later time.
Disney's FROZEN, an unforgettable theatrical experience, makes its eagerly anticipated Minneapolis debut for three spectacular weeks May 13 - 31, 2020. Featuring the beloved songs from the original film and new ones, FROZEN is pure Broadway joy.
Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS, the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, will play for two weeks Oct. 1 - 13. The dazzling ANASTASIA journeys to Minneapolis for two weeks from March 24 - April 5, 2020 with romance and adventure.
THE BAND'S VISIT, the current Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, brings together unforgettable strangers in unexpected ways Dec. 17 - 22 to rejoice in life, laughter and tears with music. The remarkable COME FROM AWAY lands Aug. 11 - 16, 2020 telling the true story of enduring friendships of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them during 9/11.
Two new productions of timeless classics will make their Minnesota debuts to the delight of lifelong fans and new audiences. In a glowing new Lincoln Center production, Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY reintroduces us to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins March 3 - 8, 2020. And celebrating its 50th anniversary, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the iconic musical phenomenon from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that changed the world, is reinvented with fresh inspiration Jan. 21 - 26, 2020.
From being a gospel choir singer to a dance floor diva, Donna Summer's story lights up the dance floor July 14 - 19, 2020 in SUMMER: THE Donna Summer MUSICAL. With more the 20 classic hits, it's an electric tribute to the voice of a generation with a voice from heaven.
Three timeless classics return next season offering something for everyone. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA triumphantly returns Nov. 20 - Dec. 1 for two spectacular weeks. The musical that changed the landscape of American musical theatre, RENT, kicks off the season Aug. 14 - 18. You can rock, laugh and party Feb. 4 - 9, 2020 with BLUE MAN GROUP at the historic State Theatre.
Nerenhausen also noted a milestone in Hennepin Theatre Trust's partnership with Bank of America, celebrating the fifth straight year as the season sponsor for the Broadway series. He said, "Bank of America's dedication to the arts helps us engage with new audiences by bringing the best touring Broadway productions to the Twin Cities."
"Great theater matters to a community," said Katie Simpson, Bank of America's Minneapolis St. Paul market president. "It gives us the power to connect with each other across cultures, and to educate and enrich our society. We support Hennepin Theatre Trust because exceptional theater delivered locally provides inspirational and educational sustenance and helps anchor our community here in the Twin Cities and across greater Minnesota."