MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced for 2019–2020 SHN Broadway Season

MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced for 2019–2020 SHN Broadway Season

SHN announced five Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre that make up the 2019-2020 SHN Season.

Productions include rock superstar Sting starring in THE LAST SHIP; SUMMER: THE Donna Summer MUSICAL; and Lerner and Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, the latest classic musical to come to San Francisco from Lincoln Center Theater. They join the previously announced THE BAND'S VISIT, the winner of 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical in 2018; and MEAN GIRLS, the hit musical by Tiny Fey based on the movie of the same name.

Two added special engagements include the nine-time Tony Award-winning "best musical of the century" THE BOOK OF MORMON, returning to SHN by popular demand, and THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed and award-winning musical that The New York Times calls, "brilliant!"

All renewing and new members have immediate first access to purchase tickets to these two productions at the time they renew or purchase their new membership.

The 2019-2020 season is currently available for renewing members only through their SHN account at shnsf.com/renewal or by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 (Option 2). Renewal invoices are currently being mailed. For more information on membership, please click here.

New season memberships will be available beginning May 7 at shnsf.com or 888-746-1799.

Single tickets for all productions will go on sale to the public at a later date.

See season details below:

SUMMER: THE Donna Summer MUSICAL

SHN Golden Gate Theatre December 3 - 29, 2019

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff," this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

Come experience the music that defined a generation. SUMMER : THE Donna Summer MUSICAL features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, music supervision by Ron Melsore, choreography by Sergio Trujillo and is directed by Des McAnuff. Paul Tazewell designed the costumes, set design by Robert Brill, lighting by Howell Brinkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.

For more information: http://thedonnasummermusical.com/

Sting in THE LAST SHIP

SHN Golden Gate Theatre February 20 - March 22, 2020

THE LAST SHIP - the acclaimed new musical starring and with music and lyrics by internationally renowned musician Sting -This new production of THE LAST SHIP played an acclaimed 12-week U.K. and Ireland tour, followed by a sold-out run in Toronto. An original production first played on Broadway where it earned a Tony Award-nomination for Sting's score.

This personal, political and passionate new musical from multiple Grammy Award® winner Sting, is an epic account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance. With original music and lyrics by Sting, THE LAST SHIP also features a few of his best-loved songs, including "Island of Souls", "All This Time" and "When We Dance". The production, which was initially inspired by Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard and when the last ship sails.

Sting said in an earlier statement, "It was a joy to see the show's journey from the rehearsal room to the stage this year-first in my hometown of Newcastle then around the U.K. and Ireland. It was also extremely moving to witness the incredible audience response in each city we visited. It will be hugely exciting and a personal privilege for me to perform in the show in San Francisco and I'm looking forward to THE LAST SHIP continuing its journey there next year."

THE LAST SHIP has original music and lyrics by Sting, and is directed by Lorne Campbell, who also wrote a new book for the musical, original book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, orchestrations by Rob Mathes, musical direction by Richard John, scenic design by 59 Productions, costume design by Molly Einchcomb, movement direction by Lucy Hind, lighting design by Matt Daw and sound design by Seb Frost. The Last Ship is produced by Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.

THE BAND'S VISIT

SHN Golden Gate Theatre May 26 - June 21, 2020

THE BAND'S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. And now it's also a Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album.

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that's way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

With a Tony- and Grammy -winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, THE BAND'S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.

For more information: thebandsvisitmusical.com

MEAN GIRLS

SHN Golden Gate Theatre June 30 - August 2, 2020

MEAN GIRLS, the record-breaking new musical comedy, features a book by nine-time Emmy Award® winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award- winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, 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 calls MEAN GIRLS "HILARIOUS! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery," while the Chicago Tribune said "Tina Fey writes FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER satire than anyone else in the business." People magazine calls the show "FRESH, FUN AND INFECTIOUS - Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin's songs keep the laughs coming!" The New York Daily News said MEAN GIRLS "TICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE - the direction by Casey Nicholaw packs style, invention and red bull-force energy." And, Entertainment Weekly calls it "A MARVEL: DAZZLING & HILARIOUS!"

MEAN GIRLS opened on Broadway in April 2018 to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre, where it has played to sold-out houses. MEAN GIRLS is produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures.

For more information: meangirlsonbroadway.com

Lincoln Center Theater's Production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY

SHN Golden Gate Theatre August 5 - 30, 2020

Currently playing on Broadway, Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The 2018 Lincoln Center revival was the winner of five 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards® including Best Revival of Musical and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, 5 Drama Desk Awards® including Best Musical Revival and three Drama League Awards® including Best Musical Revival.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest- running musical in Broadway history.

Boasting a score that contains such now-classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," MY FAIR LADY was hailed by The New York Times as "one of the best musicals of the century," by the Christian Science Monitor as "a work of theatre magic," and by the NY Herald Tribune as "a miraculous musical."

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Marc Salzberg. Music Direction is by Ted Sperling, featuring MY FAIR LADY's original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, and dance arrangements by Trude Rittmann.

For more information: myfairladyontour.com

Special Engagement Members Get First Access to

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

SHN Golden Gate Theatre February 12 - February 16, 2020

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world's most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, "BRILLIANT!"

Get ready to enjoy the "Broadway Extravaganza" (The New Yorker) that New York Magazine calls "effervescent candy-for-the-spirit." Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in NICKELODEON'S THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

More information: https://spongebobbroadway.com/

Special Engagement Back by Popular Demand Members Get First Access to

THE BOOK OF MORMON

SHN Golden Gate Theatre March 31 - April 26, 2020

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

For more information, visit https://bookofmormonbroadway.com

Season Information: The SHN 2019-2020 season is available for renewing members now, and-starting on May 7- new members at shnsf.com or by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 (Option 2). Season prices range from $269 to $912. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date.



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