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BROADWAY IN RICHMOND ANNOUNCES ITS 12th SEASON FEATURING TWO RICHMOND PREMIERES AND THREE BROADWAY CLASSICS

July 8, 2020

Richmond, VA – With a hopeful eye to the future, Broadway In Richmond announces its twelfth season featuring two Richmond premieres and three Broadway classics, all in 2021 and all engaged at Altria Theater. The iconic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR kicks off season in February 2021 followed by the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY in May 2021. The highly anticipated Richmond premieres of the hilarious MEAN GIRLS, which comes in July 2021, and the beautifully staged ANASTASIA in August 2021.  The irresistible HAIRSPRAY will conclude the season also hitting the stage in August.

Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions starting today, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. New subscriptions will go on sale later this fall with exact date to be announced soon and individual show tickets will be announced as each performance approaches. Group sales opportunities will be available for all shows. 

Broadway In Richmond 2021 Season Performance Dates at Altria Theater *

  • Jesus Christ Superstar: February 23-28, 2021 with 8 performances
  • My Fair Lady: May 4-9, 2021 with 8 performances
  • Mean Girls: July 13-18, 2021 with 8 performances
  • Anastasia: August 3-9, 2021 with 8 performances
  • Hairspray: August 24-29, 2021 with 8 performances

* Subject to change.  All venue, local and state gathering guidelines will be observed at the time of each engagement.    

                                           

Subscribing to the Broadway In Richmond series has many benefits and is the best way to guarantee seats to the hottest shows year after year. The five-show package starts as low as $215 (plus applicable fees). Subscription packages are available Tuesday through Sunday with best seats and pricing available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. To learn about additional package and group  information visit www.BroadwayInRichmond.com

Subscribers have the  option to renew their seats and first options on upgrading seats, additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to add-on shows before the general public. Subscription tickets are received via the mail prior to the performance to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge.  

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for YouInto the Woods) and award winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King KongStrictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times).  “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).

Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”  But who is really being transformed?

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin(Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). 

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. 

New York Magazine cheers, MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Richmond 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.  “One of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer). 

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

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 60’s,” “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’Brienand Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

Important Reminder:  Due to COVID 19, two shows of the 2019-2020 have been rescheduled. Fiddler On The Roof will play June 1 – 6, 2021 and The Band’s Visit will run September 14 – 19, 2021. Tickets for the originally scheduled performances are valid for these new dates.  

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