Start practicing your songs and save the date; live Broadway shows are returning to the DCPA!
The Denver Center for Performing Arts plans to reopen this December with Disney's The Lion King. Even better: they plan to bring Hamilton to Denver next February.
"Our Broadway partners are beginning to plan for the return to live, indoor programming," said John Ekeberg, Executive Director of DCPA Broadway, in a press release, "and we couldn't be more excited."
While it's still months away, the news of live Broadway shows coming back to Denver in 2021 has us excited and anticipating December! Tickets are already on sale for The Lion King showing at The Buell Theatre here. The show is scheduled to run from December 2, 2021, through January 2, 2022. Patrons with tickets to the original dates should have received an email from DCPA with the rescheduled date(s) for tickets. They will remain in the same seats as previous tickets.
Here's a playlist of the Broadway hits that DCPA is planning to bring back in the 2021-22 season:
- Ain't Too Proud —The Life and Times of the Temptations
- Come From Away
- Dear Evan Hansen
- Jersey Boys
- Mean Girls
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical
- Pretty Woman: The Musical
- Riverdance 25th Anniversary Tour
- To Kill a Mockingbird
It's no secret that the pandemic canceled thousands of live events worldwide, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts was no exception. In May 2020, the DCPA announced the cancellation of numerous Broadway shows. They recently announced the postponement of four shows scheduled this fall: My Fair Lady, 1776, Mean Girls, and Ain't Too Proud.
While you wait for your favorite Broadway show to come to Denver, the DCPA plans several socially distant events throughout the spring and summer. Check out all programming updates here.
What show are you excited to see live? Let us know in the comments.