Disney’s “Aladdin,” “Waitress,” “Come From Away,” “Finding Neverland” and “School of Rock” musicals are the new shows that will play on the next Broadway at the Eccles season, joined by the 20th-anniversary tour of “Rent.”
Also returning for third runs will be “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon.” Promoters announced Tuesday that another popular new, youth-oriented musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” will play Salt Lake City in the 2019-20 season.
Season ticket renewals will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com or at 610 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Phone sales (at 801-355-5502) will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7.
“Broadway is having a moment,” said Bruce Granath, Broadway Across America vice president, in a statement.
He underscored the variety of inventive and popular shows now touring. “We are thrilled to bring so many of them to the Eccles Theater this season.”
Here’s the full 2018-19 Broadway at the Eccles season lineup:
“Waitress” (Sept. 25-30) • The musical, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, was adapted from Adrienne Shelly’s film (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival). It’s the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of finding a way out of her loveless marriage. The Broadway musical featured Southern Utah University graduate Keala Settle, who originated the role of Jenna’s sassy waitress friend, Becky.
“Come From Away” (Nov. 6-11) • This unlikely new musical tells the remarkable, true story of 7,000 stranded passengers welcomed by a small town in Newfoundland. By Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and directed by Tony-winning Christopher Ashley.
“Finding Neverland” (Dec. 4-9) • The story behind J.M. Barrie’s creation of Peter Pan, who was inspired by the make-believe adventures of four boys and their widowed mother.
Disney’s “Aladdin” (April 25-May 12, 2019) • A musical (by the producer of “The Lion King”) of a timeless story about a genie, a lamp and three wishes.
“School of Rock” (May 28-June 2, 2019) • The musical, featuring 14 songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the story of a substitute teacher, a wannabe rock star, who turns his school class into young rockers.
“Rent” (June 25-30, 2019) • The 20th-anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical about seven struggling artists, in an adaptation of Puccini’s “La bohème.”
Add-on shows in 2019
“Wicked” will play Jan. 30-March 3, and “The Book of Mormon” will play Aug. 13-25.