Broadway at the Eccles announced the 2019/20 season, which includes their production of the winner of six Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen. Also slated are more renowned musicals, a Disney favorite, a work by gay playwright Terrence McNally, and special engagement of The Illusionists.
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables, Oct. 15–20.
It’s the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as The Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” it’s a theatrical event you will never forget.
Next comes A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, bringing the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage, Dec. 3–8. It chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).
An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink-bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opens the new year, Jan. 21–26. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I, and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won 10 Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production by a wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra telling this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Broadway at the Eccles follows with DEAR EVAN HANSEN, March 4–14, 2020. In the groundbreaking show – winner of six Tony awards, including Best Musical – 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 finally presents awkward Evan a real chance to fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
A month into Spring, 2020, Broadway at the Eccles presents DISNEY’S FROZEN, April 15–May 10. 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.
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.
Closing the 2019/20 season with a resurrection, June 9–14, is ANASTASIA, a dazzling show that 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 gay playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak.
It’s no ignus fatuus, Broadway at the Eccles truly presents THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway, Feb. 14–16. The mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. It’s a non-stop show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Individual tickets are not yet available. For season passes or the wait-list option, visit broadway-at-the-eccles.com.