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Fresno’s 2020-21 Season Will Feature The Fresno Debut of Broadway’s Hamilton, plus Hairspray & More

April 7th, 2020 | By Lily Robinson

The biggest hits on Broadway are headed to Fresno as part of the just-announced Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno 2020/2021 subscription series at the Saroyan Theatre.

Learn more about all of the exciting Broadway shows headed to Fresno below:

 

CATS

January 5th-6th, 2021 

Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music and stunning choreography. Winner of seven 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, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory,” new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new Cats for a new generation. Experience Cats for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

 

ANASTASIA

February 2nd-3rd, 2021

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Albuquerque at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

 

HAMILTON

March 2nd-14th, 2021

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 Hamilton creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights.

 

HAIRSPRAY

April 5th-6th, 2021

You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs, including “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring Hairspray to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warmhearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

 

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