HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE WEEKS OF “Disney’s FROZEN” AND “MEAN GIRLS” INCLUDED IN 2019 – 2020 BANK OF AMERICA BROADWAY ON HENNEPIN SEASON

January 31, 2019

  • Current season subscription packages can be renewed immediately
  • New season subscription packages on sale in mid-March
  • HAMILTON returns in the following season (2020 – 2021)

Broadway’s most exciting shows come to the historic Orpheum Theatre in an eight-show season subscription package of Minnesota premieres and returning classics: Disney’s FROZEN, MEAN GIRLS, ANASTASIA, THE BAND’S VISIT, COME FROM AWAY, Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL.

Three returning favorites can be added to a season subscription package: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour and BLUE MAN GROUP.

MINNEAPOLIS Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the new Tony Award®-winning lineup for the 2019 – 2020 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, featuring eight Minnesota premieres and three favorites returning by popular demand.

“Sixteen weeks of Broadway will come alive in our historic theatres on Hennepin Avenue to entertain and inspire,” said Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. “The new Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season includes a mix of highly anticipated brand new productions and returning classics that represent a total of 23 Tony Awards.”

The eight-show season subscription package price starts at $345 and includes: Disney’s Frozen, Mean Girls, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Come From Away, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Tickets to return engagements of The Phantom of the Opera, Rent 20th Anniversary Tour and Blue Man Group may be added to the eight-show package.

All shows in the 2019 – 2020 season will appear at the historic Orpheum and State Theatres in downtown Minneapolis. Current season subscribers may begin renewing their season subscription packages immediately. New season subscription packages go on sale to the public in mid-March.

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust also announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will return to Minneapolis in the following 2020 – 2021 Broadway season. Information regarding specific dates will be announced at a later time.

Disney’s FROZEN, an unforgettable theatrical experience, makes its eagerly anticipated Minneapolis debut for three spectacular weeks May 13 – 31, 2020. Featuring the beloved songs from the original film and new ones, FROZEN is pure Broadway joy.

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS, the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, will play for two weeks Oct. 1 – 13. The dazzling ANASTASIA journeys to Minneapolis for two weeks from March 24 – April 5, 2020 with romance and adventure.

THE BAND’S VISIT, the current Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, brings together unforgettable strangers in unexpected ways Dec. 10 – 15 to rejoice in life, laughter and tears with music. The remarkable COME FROM AWAY lands Aug. 11 – 16, 2020 telling the true story of enduring friendships of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them during 9/11.

Two new productions of timeless classics will make their Minnesota debuts to the delight of lifelong fans and new audiences. In a glowing new Lincoln Center production, Lerner and Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY reintroduces us to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins March 3 – 8, 2020. And celebrating its 50th anniversary, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the iconic musical phenomenon from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that changed the world, is reinvented with fresh inspiration Jan. 21 – 26, 2020.

From being a gospel choir singer to a dance floor diva, Donna Summer’s story lights up the dance floor July 14 – 19, 2020 in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL. With more the 20 classic hits, it’s an electric tribute to the voice of a generation with a voice from heaven.

Three timeless classics return next season offering something for everyone. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA triumphantly returns Nov. 20 – Dec. 1 for two spectacular weeks. The musical that changed the landscape of American musical theatre, RENT, kicks off the season Aug. 14 – 18. You can rock, laugh and party Feb. 4 – 9, 2020 with BLUE MAN GROUP at the historic State Theatre.

Nerenhausen also noted a milestone in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s partnership with Bank of America, celebrating the fifth straight year as the season sponsor for the Broadway series. He said, “Bank of America’s dedication to the arts helps us engage with new audiences by bringing the best touring Broadway productions to the Twin Cities.”

“Great theater matters to a community,” said Katie Simpson, Bank of America’s Minneapolis St. Paul market president. “It gives us the power to connect with each other across cultures, and to educate and enrich our society. We support Hennepin Theatre Trust because exceptional theater delivered locally provides inspirational and educational sustenance and helps anchor our community here in the Twin Cities and across greater Minnesota.”

 

2019-2020 BANK OF AMERICA BROADWAY ON HENNEPIN LINE-UP:
All shows are at the historic Orpheum Theatre except for BLUE MAN GROUP which appears at the State Theatre.

The eight-show season subscription package includes:
MEAN GIRLS, Oct. 1 – 13
THE BAND’S VISIT, Dec. 10 – 15
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Jan. 21 – 26, 2020
MY FAIR LADY, March 3 – 8, 2020
ANASTASIA, March 24 – April 5, 2020
Disney’s FROZEN, May 13 – 31, 2020
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, July 14 – 19, 2020
COME FROM AWAY, Aug. 11 – 16, 2020

Optional shows can be added to a season subscription package:
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Aug. 14 – 18
BLUE MAN GROUP (State Theatre), Feb. 4 – 9, 2020

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE INFORMATION:
Current season subscribers are encouraged to renew their subscription packages immediately to retain their seats online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by phone at (800) 859-7469 or in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis).

  • The eight-show season subscription package price starts at $345.
  • The deadline for subscribers to renew their current packages is Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • New season subscription packages will go on sale in mid-March.

The season subscription package cost can be split into six monthly installments automatically charged to a credit card with no additional fees or interest. Prices include applicable season subscription discounts, theatre restoration and handling fees, and, if applicable, Select Plus or Select subscription fees.

All subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for each show in their eight-show package and receive exclusive benefits including easy payment, online ticket management exchanges, and auto-renewals.

Tickets for individual shows will go on sale to the general public at later dates. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Group tickets are available for reservations with discounts available for most shows and are a great way to celebrate family, office or social occasions. Group minimums and discounts vary per show; please call (612) 373-5665 for more information or to make group reservations.

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres — the Orpheum, State and Pantages — and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances in the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

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