Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces changes to current and upcoming Broadway seasons

May 19, 2020

Ticket holders and season subscribers will be contacted about their ticketing options for impacted shows in the coming weeks

MINNEAPOLIS (May 18, 2020) — Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that due to current events, there will be a variety of changes to the programming schedule for shows in the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season. Presenting touring Broadway requires months of preparation and much of the production process, such as casting, building sets and costumes, and rehearsing, cannot begin until it is safe to work. The timing of launching new tours and resuming existing tours will be delayed due to this shut down. As such, the following engagements will be rescheduled to later dates or canceled:

Disney’s Frozen (rescheduling)
We are working with show producers to confirm dates for fall 2021.
Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase with further information.
(originally scheduled for May 6-31, 2020)

 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (canceled)
All ticket holders will be contacted via email within seven days with further information.
(originally scheduled for July 14-19, 2020)

Come From Away
We are working with show producers to evaluate the timing and feasibility of the Minneapolis engagement.
(originally scheduled for Aug. 11-23, 2020)

Hamilton (rescheduled)
In partnership with the producers, we have made the difficult yet important decision to postpone the 2020 Hamilton engagement due to the continuing impact of COVID-19. It will still be part of the upcoming season.
(originally scheduled for Oct. 6 – Nov. 22, 2020)

To Kill A Mockingbird (rescheduling)
We are working to reschedule this engagement as soon as possible.
(originally scheduled for Dec. 15-20, 2020)

Tootsie (rescheduling)
Tootsie is being rescheduled to accommodate other changes to the season and will still be part of the upcoming season.
(originally scheduled for July 27 – Aug. 1, 2021)

Tickets for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Hamilton, To Kill a Mockingbird and Tootsie were only available as part of season subscription packages and were not yet on sale to the general public. Season subscribers will be contacted by email with an explanation of their options for each impacted show.

Trust organizers continue to work diligently to navigate the challenges of scheduling shows and touring Broadway as guided by medical and public health advice to comply with local government regulations.  The touring industry depends on an interconnected network of presenters in cities throughout the country and the Trust is prepared to make any necessary adjustments for the well-being of audiences, staff, cast and crew.

While there may be additional unforeseen scheduling changes in our season, please know if any performances are canceled, ticket buyers will have the option to receive a refund. In addition, Subscribers will also have the ability to receive a credit or to donate the value of their tickets to Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Additional updates will be provided on the Hennepin Theatre Trust website at:

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution and relies on both ticket sales and contributed revenue for all operational needs related to its community mission. Annually, the Trust serves more than 8,000 high school students statewide and brings nearly 600,000 people to the Hennepin Theatre District to experience art on the street and stage.

Ticket holders who consider donating the value of their tickets will be provided with instructions on how to do so. Those donations will further support Trust programs which promote the community and introduce new audiences to the arts.

Please note that the Trust can only provide service options for tickets purchased directly from the Orpheum, State or Pantages box offices, Ticketmaster or Broadway Across America. The Trust is not responsible for the procedures or refund policies of secondary ticket providers or other sources. During this time, the box office is operating at a reduced staffing capacity and facilitating ticketing requests will take additional time due to the volume of events affected.


Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

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