Broadway Grand Rapids releases 2020-21 schedule

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"Dear Evan Hansen" won six 2017 Tony Awards, including best musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award for best musical theater album. Courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids

The Broadway Grand Rapids 2020-21 season brings some of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters to West Michigan, including the six-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit, “Dear Evan Hansen” and the incredible true story of “Come From Away.”

Season highlights also include “Mean Girls,” “Hairspray,” “Ain’t Too Proud“ and the return of “Wicked” for three weeks.

Come From Away

Oct. 13-18

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“Come From Away” features the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that put their lives on hold and opened their homes to this world of strangers. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Hairspray

Nov. 17-22

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams — and even bigger hair — change the world?

Mean Girls

Feb. 9-14, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home — suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Wicked

March 31-April 18, 2021

Week 1: March 31-April 4, 2021 (Subscription Week)

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Week 2: April 6-11, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Week 3: April 13-18, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. “Wicked,” the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships — until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

May 18-23, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography is a story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the Temptations’ greatest hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud” tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

Dear Evan Hansen

June 22-27, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. “Dear Evan Hansen” is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including best musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award for best musical theater album, “Dear Evan Hansen” struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post, who says it is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.”

More information on tickets and season tickets is available at Broadway GR’s website.

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