Eccles Theater announces ‘Chicago’ tour canceled, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Les Misérables’ postponed

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, temporarily closed on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Broadway at the Eccles is revising its 2020-21 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, with one national touring production canceling and two more being postponed indefinitely.

The touring production of “Chicago” — the story of a scandalous murder and sensational trial, with such songs as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” — has been canceled, subscribers were told in an email this week. The musical, which was to run Oct. 8-11, was an add-on for subscribers, and those who bought tickets will get refunds.

The musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Roald Dahl’s children’s tale of a poor child who is given a tour of Willy Wonka’s magical candy-making operation, has been postponed. The musical was set to play the Eccles on Nov. 17-22; new dates are being rescheduled.

And the touring production of “Les Misérables,” the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo’s novel of crime and punishment amid a student rebellion in 19th century France, is also postponed. It was set to be performed May 4-16, 2021; new dates are being rescheduled.

With those changes, the 2020-21 season now looks like this:

Dec. 15, 2020 to Jan. 17, 2021: “Hamilton.”

March 30 to April 4, 2021: “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

June 8 to 13, 2021: “The Band’s Visit.”

Aug. 3 to 8, 2021: “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Sept. 7 to 12, 2021: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of The Temptations.”

Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, 2021: “Mean Girls.”

Postponed: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Les Miserables.”