Boston, MA– Broadway in Boston’s recently announced 2019-20 season has a little bit of everything, from traditional classics, to cult movie musical adaptations, to new works. The full schedule is available on Broadway in Boston’s website, but below are a few highlights that offer something for everyone.
Disney’s The Lion King (Oct 3 - Oct 27)
Pretty much every millennial grew up watching the 1994 movie about Simba, the lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king,” until a tragic loss leads him on a search for his identity. The stage adaptation is a visual spectacle of gorgeous costumes that bring the African savannah to life. The show is recommended for children ages 8 and older.
Come From Away (Nov 5 - Nov 17)
A new musical based on the true story of the small town of Gander, located on the island of Newfoundland in Canada, where 38 planes were diverted in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. With few hotels available, residents welcomed the stranded travelers into their homes, demonstrating the persistence of kindness and goodwill as the world watched the terrorist attacks unfold. ‘Come From Away’ first appeared on Broadway in 2017.
Mean Girls (Jan 28 - Feb 9)
Another musical based on a hit movie and cult classic, ‘Mean Girls’ the musical follows Cady Heron, a new student at a high school in Illinois who infiltrates a backstabbing group of popular girls. A hilarious take on high school cliques and mean girl drama, the musical version also features the comedy of writer Tina Fey.
Fiddler on the Roof (Feb 25 - Mar 8)
This classic musical premiered in 1964 and has been a beloved family favorite ever since. This adaptation is directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher, with a fresh take on the old classic with songs that have become Broadway standards like “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” The transcendent themes of family and tradition have made this one of the most enduring Broadway musicals.
Chicago (May 5 - May 10)
The second-longest running show on Broadway, Chicago is a jazzy fun time that will have you rooting for murderesses to get out of jail scot-free. Set in the flapper era of the 1920s, the show tells the stories of two women accused of murder and the way they court the limelight and play on public sympathies during their trials.
Be sure to check out the full schedule at Broadway in Boston! Ticket on-sale dates have not yet been announced.
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