The Arsht Center announces 2020/2021 season!
Reach for your calendars, people! The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade Count announced its 15th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters.
The 2020/2021 Broadway in Miami season opens with the anticipated South Florida premiere of the Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award® ® for Best Musical Theater Album, HADESTOWN.
Three additional 2020 / 2021 Broadway in Miami premieres include Tony and Grammy Award-winning DEAR EVAN HANSEN (March 30 – April 4, 2021), ANASTASIA (May 18 – 23, 2021) and THE CHER SHOW (June 22 – 27, 2021). Plus, HAIRSPRAY kicks off 2021 (January 5 – 10, 2021), and back by popular demand, WICKED (February 17 – March 7, 2021), returns for a three-week run.
“We have a must-see combination of blockbusters lined up for the Arsht Center’s 2020/2021 Broadway in Miami season that will thrill our enthusiastic Broadway in Miami subscribers as well as new audiences,” says Liz Wallace, vice president of programming at the Arsht Center. “This extraordinary six-show season features four Miami premieres including Tony and Grammy-winning DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the highly anticipated first national tour stop of HADESTOWN in South Florida, and beloved classics such as WICKED and HAIRSPRAY. As always, we encourage theatergoers to take advantage of our Broadway subscriber benefits which include first access to the best seats. We look forward to welcoming Miami’s biggest Broadway fans to our Ziff Ballet Opera House once again!”
“Entering the 15th season of Broadway in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is genuine cause for celebration,” said Susie Krajsa, President - Broadway Across America. “With a record number of subscribers, we are excited to welcome another season of award winning Broadway musicals including two South Florida Premieres HADESTOWN, the winner of eight Tony Awards ® and the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album and the Tony Award-winning® THE CHER SHOW.
The Broadway in Miami 2020 / 2021 six-show subscription series at the Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows:
December 8 – 13, 2020
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always.
HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.
January 5 – 10, 2021
“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times
You can’t stop the beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award® -winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).
This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).
February 17 – March 7, 2021
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in! WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED – the untold true story of the Witches of Oz – transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
March 30 – April 4, 2021
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.
Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post and “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond” by NBC Nightly News, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics alike. The New York Times calls the show “a gorgeous musical for anyone with a beating heart.”
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). For more information, please visit www.dearevanhansen.com.
May 18 – 23, 2021
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Miami 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. For more information, please visit www.anastasiathemusical.com/tour.
THE CHER SHOW
June 22 - 27, 2021
THE TONY AWARD®-WINNING MUSICAL!
HER LIFE. HER STORY. HER LEGEND.
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award® -winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.
This hit Broadway musical features a book by Tony Award® winner Rick Elice, direction by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore and choreography by Tony Award® winner Christopher Gattelli. Rolling Stone raves “THE CHER SHOW is an explosion of fabulous excess,” and The New York Times calls it a “a blindingly sparkly celebration of Cher’s life.”
THE CHER SHOW is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy®, and enough Tony Award® -winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have you dancing in the aisles!
All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.