SAN JOSE, CA — Broadway San Jose General Manager Gretchen Feyer has announced the six productions that will make up the lineup for the company’s 2020–21 season. All performances (unless otherwise noted) will be held at San Jose’s 2,608-seat Center for Performing Arts, a mid-century modern architectural showcase designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. [Click here for the CPA Calendar]
“Building upon last season’s incredible lineup, we are thrilled to present our biggest season to date,” said Feyer. “This season is filled with several San Francisco Bay Area exclusives, returning favorites you know and love, as well as other can’t-miss Broadway hits. Our close proximity to ample parking and delicious restaurants makes Broadway San Jose the perfect outing.”
The season includes the return of the Broadway blockbuster Disney’s The Lion King (July 15–August 9, 2020); the pre-Broadway engagement of 1776 (September 29–October 4), directed by Tony Award–winner Diane Paulus; the Tony and Grammy Award–winning pop culture phenomenon, Dear Evan Hansen (November 10–29); the romantic and adventure–filled musical Anastasia (January 26–31, 2021); the Bay Area premiere of the hit musical comedy Tootsie (March 23–28); and the delectable Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (May 4–9).
The 2020–21 season will also include four add-on productions: the sell-out hit musical The Simon & Garfunkel Story (October 8, 2020); the culinary variety show, Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats (December 15, at the San Jose Civic); the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys (January 8–10, 2021); and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning landmark rock musical Rent (May 21-23). [Read More]