Dr. Phillips Center Announces the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020/2021 Season .. @DrPhillipsCtr #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020-2021 Season.

Dr. Phillips Center, along with the Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, have announced the full lineup of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020-2021 Season.

The season launches with Academy Award®–winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterwork TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ,and includes Tony®- and Grammy Award®–winner HADESTOWN.

The expanded season sees the Orlando premieres of TOOTSIE, THE BAND’S VISIT, THE PROM, and THE CHER SHOW, along with audience favorite CATS.

The previously announced season add-on HAMILTON will run for four weeks, and season option WICKED will play the Dr. Phillips Center for three weeks.

So many great shows coming in the 20/21 Season! Which one(s) are you looking forward to seeing?

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TICKETS

Current subscribers can renew their seats now through March 20, 2020. Subscribers who renew early before March 6, 2020 can guarantee the lowest price for their subscription by taking advantage of loyalty pricing.

Renewing subscribers will have the option of adding HAMILTON to their subscription packages. WICKED will be available as a season option. Both productions will run for multiple weeks, giving subscribers, groups and single-ticket buyers more opportunities to see these stand-out shows.

New subscriptions for the 20/21 season are not yet available for purchase at this time. Those interested in subscribing for the 20/21 season may join Broadway in Orlando’s subscription notification list at orlandobroadway.com.

In April, those on the notification list will be among the first to be alerted when subscription seats become available.

Single tickets on sale dates for each show will be announced at a later date.

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THE 20/21 SEASON SCHEDULE

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
September 29–October 4, 2020

All rise for Academy Award®–winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.

It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

TOOTSIE

TOOTSIE
November 24–29, 2020

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater, based on the hit movie TOOTSIE, tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg).

HADESTOWN

HADESTOWN
December 15–20, 2020

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. The musical 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.

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.

THE BAND’S VISIT

THE BAND’S VISIT
January 5–10, 2021

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.

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical 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. It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.

THE PROM

THE PROM
February 16–21, 2021

Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as “smart and big-hearted” while The New York Times declares it “makes you believe in musical comedy again!” THE PROM is a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.

THE PROM features direction and choreography by Tony Award­­–winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award–winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award–nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award–nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award–nominee Chad Beguelin.

Wicked

WICKED
March 10–28, 2021
Season Option

The Broadway sensation WICKED 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, who is 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.”

With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good”, WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” and by Time Magazine as “a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart, and courage.”

CATS

CATS
April 20–25, 2021

Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Hamilton at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Jan 22-Feb 10, 2019 - photographer Joan Marcus/Hamilton

HAMILTON
May 4–30, 2021
Season Add-On

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

THE CHER SHOW

THE CHER SHOW
June 15–20, 2021

THE CHER SHOW is the Tony® Award–winning musical of CHER’s life 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.

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!

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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