“Hamilton” is returning to the Eccles Theater in December — and it will be staying longer than its sold-out first run in the spring of 2018.
Then, the 11-time Tony winner stayed almost four weeks. This time, it will add another week to that, with performances from mid-December to mid-January.
“Hamilton” will be joined by five musicals, including the Eccles premieres of “Mean Girls” and “The Band’s Visit,” and the drama “To Kill a Mockingbird” in the 2020-21 Broadway at the Eccles season. And two more musicals — “Chicago” and “Les Miserables” — will be add-ons for season-ticket holders.
“Thirty years after making its Salt Lake City debut on our very first season, ‘Les Miz’ is still Utah’s favorite musical,” said Bruce Granath, Broadway Across America’s Mountain Region vice president.
The upcoming Broadway at the Eccles season will feature:
“Mean Girls” (Aug. 25-30, 2020) • Tina Fey’s 2004 movie comedy about a teenager caught up in high school drama became a hit Broadway musical in 2018, with music by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin.
“The Band’s Visit” (Sept 22-27, 2020) • This musical about an Egyptian Police Band mistakenly routed to a remote Israeli village won 10 Tony Awards in 2018, including best musical, and a 2019 Grammy for best musical theater album.
“Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (Nov. 17-22, 2020) • This 2013 musical, based on Dahl’s 1964 children’s book, includes a number of songs from the 1971 “Willy Wonka” movie (including "Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man” along with new music from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”).
“Hamilton” (Dec. 15, 2020-Jan. 17, 2021) • Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical became an instant icon and revived interest in Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by Rob Chernow’s biography of the founding father, “Hamilton” blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway music as it tells the title character’s story. It was nominated for 16 Tonys in 2016, winning 11 — including best musical.
“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” (Feb. 2-7, 2021) • This 2018 musical features the music of the Temptations — including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Get Ready” — as it tells the story of the group’s rise to fame. It won a Tony for best choreography in 2019.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” (March 30-April 4, 2021) • This rock opera follows the last week of the life of Jesus, concluding with the crucifixion. It will be the 50th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical, which debuted on Broadway in October 1971. And the Salt Lake City run concludes on Easter Sunday.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” (Aug. 3-8, 2021) • Aaron Sorkin’s 2018 adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism and injustice in the 1930s South tells the story of a black man unjustly accused of rape and how it affects a young girl and her family.
The 2021 season will also include two add-ons that are not included in the season tickets:
“Chicago” (Oct. 8-11, 2020) • This Bob Fosse, Freb Ebb and John Kander musical premiered on Broadway in 1975; the 1997 revival won six Tony Awards.
“Les Misérables” (May 4-16, 2021) • Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, this Tony winner features songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own” and “One Day More.”
Season ticket holders can renew online at Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, by calling 801-355-5502 or by visiting the season box office at 610 E. South Temple, which is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F 9am-5pm.
Those who wish to become season ticket holders may join the waiting list at Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com. They will get priority information when season tickets go on sale to the public in mid-April.