The Hollywood Pantages has announced that eight Broadway shows will soon make their way to The Hollywood Pantages and Dolby Theatres. Broadway in Hollywood 2019-20 Season will mark the first time Los Angeles Theatre audiences will have regular access to Broadway National Tours at both the Pantages and Dolby Theatres in Hollywood. 8 great shows, 2 iconic theatres, one blockbuster season, all coming direct from Broadway.
Pantages Theatre General Manager Jeff Loeb states, “There are so many new and amazing experiences in store for our audiences this season – it’s almost impossible to pinpoint what to celebrate first! By working with our neighbors at the Dolby Theatre to add this gorgeous venue to our family of presenting theatres, we have entered a world of endless theatrical possibilities. More shows. Longer runs. Endless memories – all while staying rooted in the neighborhood we love. Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world and we are so excited to now be presenting shows at two iconic venues less than a mile apart from each other on Hollywood Boulevard. We are so excited to present the best of Broadway in the heart of Hollywood.”
The first three shows of the season will play the Pantages. First up will be Anastasia, which will run from October 8 – 27, 2019. The musical about the lost daughter of Tsar Nicholas Romanov features a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime). Next comes SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, the musical biography of everyone’s favorite disco queen. The musical, which runs from November 5-24, 2019, features a score comprised of many of Summer’s biggest hits. The final installment for 2019 will be Disney’s Frozen, the perfect family musical for the holiday season. Adapted from the animated film of the same name, the enchanting score by Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez, including the Oscar-winning “Let It Go.” December 4, 2019 to February 2, 2020.
Shifting to the Dolby Theatre for a change of pace, Broadway in Hollywood offers Escape to Margaritaville from February 18 to Mach 20, 2020. The musical comedy, that mines the hits of music icon Jimmy Buffett such as “Volcano” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, offers a humorous respite from your troubles. The Dolby will then play host to the Drama Desk-winning Best Musical of 2018, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. The lively and loveable denizens of Bikini Bottom will come to lie before your eyes from March 24 – April 12, 2020. Immediately following, from April 28 to June 7, 2020, Mean Girls will be taking over for five weeks of totally fetch entertainment. With a book by Tina Fey, Mean Girls is based on the hit film of the same name.
The classic musical My Fair Lady, currently receiving a hit revival at Broadway’s Lincoln Center, will play the Dolby Theatre from June 12 – July 5, 2020. The story of a cockney flower girl who tries to improve her station in life by taking speech lessons from a phonetics professor is one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. The Lerner and Loewe score boasts such hits as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Where You Live.” July 7 – 26, 2020 will see the 2018 Tony-winning Best Musical The Band’s Visit take the stage at the Dolby. The David Yazbek score is a highlight of this compelling musical an Egyptian Police Band that is accidentally sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. Cultures collide and common ground is found
Last up, in March of 2020, the musical sensation Hamilton will return to the Pantages Theatre with performances beginning in March of 2020. Season Ticket Holders who purchase a 2019-20 season package will have priority access to Hamilton, prior to the general public. Detailed ticketing information will be announced later this season.
Season ticket packages are available now online or by phone at 866-755-BWAY (2929) (M-F; 8am-6pm PT). Season ticket holders lock in the best seats at the best prices and enjoy benefits such as complimentary ticket exchanges online and at the box office, lost ticket insurance and 24/7 account access. Season ticket holders are also guaranteed priority access to added events. Mobile tickets offer season ticket holders greater security and flexibility, as well as greater ease in managing season tickets.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com