DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS. And More Announced For Broadway In San Diego Season

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS. And More Announced For Broadway In San Diego Season

A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 season -full of Broadway's biggest shows currently dazzling audiences in New York, all coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union.

Take a journey to the past as the beloved story of ANASTASIA opens the season this Fall. Feel the power of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in its 50th anniversary tour. Plus you will be found when Tony and Grammy-winning pop culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN makes its San Diego premiere just in time for the New Year. Next Spring, Disney's FROZEN will storm the stage in sunny San Diego. Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin and directed by San Diego native Casey Nicholaw. La Jolla Playhouse-bred COME FROM AWAY returns to captivate audiences. Finally, it sure will be "loverly" when the Lincoln Center Production of MY FAIR LADY opens in the Summer of 2020.

"The 2019-2020 season is just what our San Diego audiences have been asking for." said Vanessa Davis, General Manager of Broadway/San Diego. "six of our seven-show subscription are all currently playing on Broadway. This is as close to the Great White Way they can get without taking a flight," she added.

Added Season Events include returning favorites, that make for a great night out. Rock, laugh and join the fun at BLUE MAN GROUP. Join fellow San Diegans and don't let another minute pass by as the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour returns to San Diego.

Broadway San Diego's 2019-2020 season is presented by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU). "SDCCU is an engaged community partner and we are proud to support the local arts community through our sponsorship of Broadway San Diego," said Teresa Campbell, president and CEO of SDCCU. "We encourage everyone to enjoy the upcoming productions and are especially excited for patrons to receive discounts with the SDCCU Super Saver Tuesday offer. This special season ticket discount is only available to SDCCU debit and/or credit cardholders."

Broadway/San Diego's 2019-2020 Season Lineup:

ANATASIA October 1-6, 2019 The New Broadway Musical, inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to San Diego at last! From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

Rating: Recommended for 7+

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR November 12-17, 2019 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America.

Originally staged by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Gethsemane' and 'Superstar'.

Rating: Recommended for 10+

DEAR EVAN HANSEN December 31, 2019 - January 12, 2020 WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND THE 2018 GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM. 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.

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).

Rating: Recommended for 13+

Disney's FROZEN March 26 - April 12, 2020 A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they'll learn that to find it they'll have to look inside themselves first.

FROZEN is melting hearts on Broadway in an all-new production created for the stage by an award-winning team. It features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. The creative team at its helm has won a cumulative 16 Tonys and includes Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winning Robert Lopez (music & lyrics), Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award- winner Michael Grandage (director) and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer).

An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It's moving. It's spectacular. And above all, it's pure Broadway joy.

FROZEN is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher).

Rating: Recommended for 6+

MEAN GIRLS June 9-14, 2020 Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey ("30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and directed by San Diego native Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

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.

New York Magazine cheers, "MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery." USA Today says, "We'll let you in on a little secret, because we're such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!"

Rating: Recommended for 10+

COME FROM AWAY June 23-28, 2020 Broadway's COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner 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, and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic 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.

Rating: Recommended for 10+

MY FAIR LADY July 7-12, 2020 From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes "a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time" (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher's glowing production is "thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was" (New York Times). "Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be" (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed? Rating: Recommended for 8+ due to length

BLUE MAN GROUP November 8-10, 2019 BLUE MAN GROUP performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York's Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and World tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. BLUE MAN GROUP is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and sensory stimulating graphics. Rating: All Ages

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour May 8-10, 2020 In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway... and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.

Rating: Recommended for 13+

Season Tickets

7-show season packages start at $289. Subscriptions are the only way to guarantee seeing all seven shows.

How to Subscribe: Visit http://www.broadwaysd.com/ or call (888) 937-8995 (weekdays 8 AM -6 PM)

A PRESIDENT'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP lets you indulge yourself and your friends, family or clients with The Ultimate Theatre- going Experience; membership is available at four levels of benefits: Executive, Premier, Imperial and Spotlight Partner. Its unique benefits include front and center orchestra seats; personalized service; VIP entrance to the theatre; your name or company name in show program and lobby banners; and access to priority seating for all BSD events. Two and four person memberships are available. For more information, call (619) 564-3018 or visit BroadwaySD.com.

We just made "Let's get together" a whole lot easier! Gather 10+ of your friends, families, employees, schools or more for most shows and your group will receive priority to purchase seats before the general public. You can 'pay your way' by having us set up a deferred payment plan or a specialized private link for your party. Fundraising and special reduced prices are available for non-profit organizations, military and schools for most productions. To learn more about the GROUP ADVANTAGE PLEASE CALL (619) 564-3011 or email groups@broadwaysd.com.

Most Broadway/San Diego performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with Saturday and Sunday matinees. Post- performance chat-backs with members of the cast/company following the Wednesday evening subscription performances of most productions.

ASL Interpreted and OPEN CAPTIONED Performances: All Broadway/San Diego subscription productions at the Civic Theatre offer ASL interpretation and Open Caption Services for designated performances.

Friday Night Broadway Insider - Enjoy an informal pre-show discussion about the evening's production. Broadway Insider invites Patrons to a 30-minute in-depth look and will take place before 2019-20 subscription Friday night performances. The Insider is FREE to all Friday ticket holders!

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