2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season
October 18 – 23
John Kander and Fred Ebb’s acclaimed masterpiece Cabaret comes October 18-23 to the Orpheum Theatre. Direct from Broadway, as part of the 50th Anniversary Season of the Roundabout Theatre Company, the Tony Award-winning Best Revival includes some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkomen” and “Maybe This Time.”
November 29 – December 4
The current Tony Award-winner for Best Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Minneapolis debut at the Orpheum Theatre for two weeks November 29-December 4. This thought-provoking and dynamic adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.”
December 13 – 18
Fun Home, the current Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, debuts at the Orpheum Theatre for one week December 13-18. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, this groundbreaking and uplifting new musical explores and unravels the many mysteries of childhood and seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
January 10 – 15
Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox will belt out the tunes in The Bodyguard which launches its U.S. National Tour next year January 10-15, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. Based on the smash hit film, the romantic thriller features the irresistible classics including “Saving All My Love,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
February 7 – 12
The ever-popular Mamma Mia! returns to Minneapolis February 7–12 for anastonishing eighth time at the Orpheum Theatre as a part of its farewell tour. The ultimate feel-good, smash hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits with a tale of love and laughter.
February 28 – March 5
From the award-winning creative team behind South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I is the current Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a Musical. One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works comes to the Orpheum Theatre for one week only (February 28-March 5, 2017) and includes such beloved classics as “Getting to the Know You,” “Shall Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
March 28 – April 2
The eagerly anticipated Matilda The Musical makes its Orpheum Theatre debut March 28-April 2, 2017. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, this Tony Award-winning musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand change her own destiny.
April 12 – May 14
Return to the land of Oz as Wicked plays a four week run April 12-May 17, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. Hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade,” this cultural phenomenon has sold out four previous Minneapolis engagements.
June 6 – 11
Jonathan Larson’s Rent makes its way back to the Orpheum Theatre starting June 6-11, 2017 in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.
July 11 – 16
Back by popular demand, the record-breaking hit Motown The Musicalplays July 11-16, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre. This is the true American story of Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.