The Broadway Grand Rapids 2019-20 season will include some of the biggest blockbusters on Broadway, including a three-week run of HAMILTON. In addition to HAMILTON, Disney’s THE LION KING will debut in Grand Rapids with a two-week engagement. The classic story, with extraordinary visuals and an award-winning score is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Also included in the subscription package is FIDDLER ON THE ROOF which tells the timeless story of family and tradition. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will take the stage in March and sweep you away into the magical world of Willy Wonka. The last show for the 2019-20 season, Jimmy Buffet’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, will bring you unforgettable music and fun. The Broadway Grand Rapids subscription series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. All performances, subscription shows, and special events alike will be presented at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
October 8-13, 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm;
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!
THE LION KING
November 20-December 1, 2019
Week 1: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 2pm & 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm
More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
January 21-Feb 9, 2020
Week 1: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Week 3: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. Launching April 2019 in Chicago, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton through the immersive exhibit featuring a dynamic, interactive mix of in-depth scenography, lighting, sound, multimedia, music, and an audio tour narrated by Mr. Miranda.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
March 10-15, 2020 Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Grand Rapids’ golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination; The Candy Man, and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa- Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
Jimmy Buffet’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
May 26-31, 2020 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it A little slice of paradise! and Entertainment Weekly raves, It will knock your flip- flops off! So, don’t let the party start without you.
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