Broadway Returns to Pittsburgh with Award-Winning Shows
“Hamilton, ” “Hadestown” and ”To Kill a Mockingbird” are among the eight-show broadway season opening in August at the Benedum Center.
2020-21 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
Aug. 25-30, 2020
“Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, the musical follows the Temptations journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Sept 29-Oct. 4, 2020
“Beautiful — The Carole King Musical”
The legendary singer-songwriter’s life story is one of a talented teen writing chart-topping songs for some of music’s biggest names who eventually finds her own voice as a performer.
Oct. 27-Nov. 1, 2020
Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards, “Hadestown” intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Nov. 24-29, 2020
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning masterwork was the most successful American play in Broadway history, according to its box-office receipts. Richard Thomas, who portrayed Scrooge in Pittsburgh CLO’s adaption of “A Musical Christmas Carol,” will play Atticus Finch.
Jan. 5-Feb. 7, 2021
It won 11 Tony Awards and broke a record with its 17 nominations — not to mention it won a Grammy and a Pulitzer as well. It’s beloved for its score, with a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway music. If you missed its first Pittsburgh run in January 2019, here’s your chance to finally see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece.
Feb. 23-28, 2021
“The Cher Show”
“The Cher Show” is the Tony Award-winning musical of her six-decade story. To cover Cher’s incredible career, it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.
March 9-14, 2021
Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, this acclaimed production of “Oklahoma!” “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew,” says The New Yorker.
March 30-April 4, 2021
“Pretty Woman: The Musical”
The Broadway version of the Hollywood-hit starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere was an Audience Choice Award winner during its run on the Great White Way.
April 13-18, 2021
“My Fair Lady”
Boasting classics such as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”
April 27-May 2
Blue Man Group
Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, Blue Man Group’s new North American Tour is coming to Pittsburgh for a limited engagement.
Ticket information can be found here or call 412-456-4800.