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Broadway in the 'Burgh: “Mean Girls” on Tap, “Hamilton” Returning

Tony award winners, big-screen tie-ins and jukebox musicals are all slated to make 2019-20 stage appearances in Pittsburgh.

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After the blockbuster Pittsburgh debut of “Hamilton” headlined the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 2018-19 PNC Broadway in America season, another crowd-pleasing Broadway hit will make its area premiere to headline the 2019-20 lineup.

“Mean Girls,” the musical adaptation of the 2004 film, will stop in Pittsburgh early in its first national tour. The popular show, with a book written by Tina Fey, received 12 Tony nominations in 2018. Fey’s script received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. “Mean Girls” will run Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 at the Benedum Center.

“The Band’s Visit,” which won 10 Tony Awards in 2018, will make its first Pittsburgh appearance in March 2020.

Elsewhere in the calendar, two musicals will be revived not long after silver-screen versions hit theaters. The iconic Broadway version of “Disney’s The Lion King,” which revitalized the Great White Way upon its 1997 debut, will run Sept. 4 to 29 as a PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Season Special; Disney’s remake of “The Lion King” will hit cinemas on July 19.

The touring production of “Cats” will make a Pittsburgh stop Feb. 26 to March 1, 2020; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical hits the multiplex for the first time on Dec. 19.

Two jukebox musicals featuring hits from ’70s singers round out the season: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” from April 7 to 12, 2020; and “Escape to Margaritaville,” featuring songs by Jimmy Buffett, on May 7 to 12, 2020.

And “Hamilton” fans won’t have to wait too long to see the global hit close to home once again. The show will make its second Pittsburgh appearance during the 2020-21 season.  

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