MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the Tony Award®-winning lineup for the 2018-2019 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, featuring eight Minnesota premieres and revivals with four returning favorites.
“The Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season energizes the Twin Cities with the best of Broadway and enriches the community with an outstanding lineup of professional touring productions, which represent a total of 33 Tony Awards,” said Mark Nerenhausen, president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. “We have a long-standing relationship with Bank of America and share a common goal to make the arts more accessible. With their support, we expect to attract more than 400,000 visitors to downtown Minneapolis next season.”
All shows in the 2018-2019 season will appear at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Season subscriptions go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. Current season subscribers can begin renewing their packages now. Nerenhausen said, “We anticipate this will be our most popular season ever, so we are encouraging people to buy their packages as early as possible.”
Making its debut in Minneapolis is HAMILTON, kicking off the season Aug. 29 to Oct. 7, 2018 for a six-week engagement. DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the 2018 Grammy® Award and six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere for two weeks from May 28 to June 9, 2019.
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, HELLO, DOLLY! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” – comes to Minneapolis April 16 to 28, 2019 starring Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY. Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous critical raves on Broadway, this HELLO, DOLLY! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
Direct from Broadway, the theatrical masterpiece FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with its timeless traditions that define faith and family arrives July 30 to Aug. 4, 2019.
Sure to be the golden ticket in in Minneapolis, is the amazing tale of Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket in Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY unwrapping March 6-17, 2019. Audiences will go behind the music for the real story of this record-breaking and groundbreaking couple, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, in ON YOUR FEET! from Jan. 22 to 27, 2019.
Academy Award®-winner Robert DeNiro and Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical, based on the Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story. A BRONX TALE brings the 1960s stoops of the Bronx to Minneapolis from Feb. 19 to 24, 2019 with an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. Find out what would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby in the hilarious comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG from May 7 to 12, 2019.
Four audience favorites are coming back next season. Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns for its fourth engagement in Minneapolis from Nov. 6 to 18, 2018. A two-week holiday run of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon LES MISÉRABLES playing Dec. 18-30, 2018. Returning Oct. 22 to 27, 2018 is the inspiring true life story of Carole King in BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. The 1980s return with Broadway’s best party, the tenth anniversary tour of ROCK OF AGES from Feb. 8 to 10, 2019.
Katie Simpson, Bank of America market president added, “Bank of America sees the arts as an important economic and cultural driver for a community. The Bank of America of Broadway on Hennepin season engages the Twin Cities community through economic development by supporting our Minnesota high schools with Spotlight Education, engaging local artists and creating lasting relationships.”
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
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