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'The Band's Visit,' 'The Cher Show' headline 2020-2021 Broadway San Diego season

Posted: 12:45 PM, Jan 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-23 19:54:13-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Broadway San Diego lifted the curtain on its upcoming season Thursday, revealing Tony Award-winning productions and the return of small-stage favorites.

Grammy and Tony Award-winning "The Band's Visit" starts the season with a six-night run beginning Sept. 8, followed by the pre-Broadway run of "1779," Tony Award-winners "Hadestown" in January 2021 and "The Cher Show" in March 2021.

Movie-turned-Broadway productions "Tootsie" and "Pretty Woman: The Musical" will also arrive to San Diego's stage in May 2021 and June 2021, respectively. San Diego gets the Broadway treatment of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize winning "To Kill A Mockingbird" in June 2021.

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Fan favorites "Disney's The Lion King" (August 2020) and "Les Misérables" (March 2021) also return for San Diego productions.

“We are thrilled to start the new year by announcing another exciting line up of shows for our 20-21 Season,” said Vanessa Davis, general manager of Broadway San Diego. “We have everything from the shows currently still playing on Broadway, fresh national tours, and returning San Diego audience favorites. The road from Broadway to San Diego is shorter than ever, and that has everything to do with the incredible support of our audiences, our sponsors, and the trust we’ve earned in our community.”

Here's a full look at Broadway San Diego's next season:

  • Disney's The Lion King (Aug. 12-30, 2020)
  • The Band's Visit (Sept. 8-13, 2020)
  • 1776 (Oct. 6-11, 2020)
  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Nov. 24-29, 2020)
  • Hadestown (Jan. 19-24, 2021)
  • Les Misérables (March 2-7, 2021)
  • The Cher Show (March 16-21, 2021)
  • Tootsie (May 11-16, 2021)
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical (June 1-6, 2021)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (June 22-27, 2021)

Several productions are currently still running through 2020 as part of the 2019-2020 season as well:

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Jan. 25, 2020 at Balboa Theatre)
  • The Simon And Garfunkel Story (Feb. 18-19, 2020 at Balboa Theatre)
  • The Bachelor Live (Feb. 27, 2020)
  • The Illusionists Live (Feb. 28 - March 1, 2020)
  • Disney’s Frozen (March 26 – April 12, 2020)
  • The Office! A Musical Parody (April 8-9, 2020 at Balboa Theatre)
  • Rent (May 8-10, 2020)
  • Mean Girls (June 9-14, 2020)
  • Come From Away (June 23-28, 2020)
  • My Fair Lady (July 7-12, 2020)

More information is available on Broadway San Diego's website.