“Hamilton” and “The Color Purple” will highlight the 2019/2020 season for the Overture Center for the Arts that will feature more than 45 shows and 32 Overture Center debuts.
“Hamilton” is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became General George Washington’s right-hand man and led a decisive battle in the Revolutionary War. It features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway.
“Our patrons have been patient and the wait is over, HAMILTON arrives in November and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Sandra Gajic, Overture’s president and CEO, in a statement. “HAMILTON is just one show in a remarkable season that will enchant and inspire our community. Beyond Broadway, Overture Presents features Grammy winners, extraordinary artists and prized lecturers that will move our audiences to tears, laughter and joy. We are especially proud to offer free, low-cost performances that provide exceptional experiences our visitors have come to expect from Overture Center.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.overture.org/. Following is a list of shows, dates and descriptions for the Broadway at Overture Series:
◉ The Book of Mormon: Sept. 17-22
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains explicit language.
◉ The Spongebob Musical: Oct. 8-13
Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality.
◉ Hamilton: Nov. 19-Dec. 8
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now.
◉ Riverdance New 25th Anniversary Show: Jan. 28-30
A powerful and stirring re-invention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world-over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the excitement, energy and dynamism of its Irish and International Dance.
◉ The Color Purple: Feb. 18-23
A stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.
◉ Wicked: March 11-29
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.
◉ My Fair Lady: April 21-26
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” directed by Bartlett Sher, 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?
◉ The Play That Goes Wrong: May 12-17
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy.
◉ Come From Away: Aug. 4-9
Remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.