The Broadway hits Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Come from Away, The SpongeBob Musical, Hello, Dolly!, and The Band’s Visit will all make their local premieres in the 2019-20 Broadway Philadelphia season, part of a busy slate of touring shows that the Kimmel Center and the Schubert Organization announced Monday.
The 2019-20 lineup starts in October, includes 14 productions, and is “one of the most diverse seasons we’ve ever showcased,” said Kimmel Center president and CEO Anne Ewers. Season-ticket packages are on sale now at kimmelcenter.org/broadway1920. Single tickets for individual productions will be available at a later date.
And, no, there is no word yet on single-ticket sales for Hamilton, which will wrap up the 2018-19 Broadway Philadelphia season Aug. 27-Nov. 17 at the Forrest Theatre.
The Kimmel continues to advise patrons to steer clear of internet sites claiming to sell non-subscription tickets for Hamilton’s Philadelphia run. Subscription sales for Hamilton have closed, and no single-show tickets are available yet. (But they will be at some point — stay tuned.)
The 2018-19 Broadway Philadelphia season will open Oct. 18 at the Merriam Theater with a short return engagement of Rent, which sold out its Philadelphia shows this month. The rest of the season looks like this:
Frances Egler, senior director of programming and presentations at the Kimmel, curates the Broadway season. She said the 2019-20 offerings reflect the broadening scope and variety of contemporary theater.