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Remaining 2019-2020 Productions Cancelled at Broadway in Cincinnati

BIC_logoUpdate on our remaining 19/20 season shows: Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the upcoming engagements of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, ANASTASIA and THE BOOK OF MORMON have been cancelled. Ticket holders who purchased from Broadway Across America/Broadway in Cincinnati or the Cincinnati Arts Association/Aronoff Center should have received emails yesterday regarding your ticketing options.

Thank you for your support and patience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the theater soon!

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Season Updates from Broadway in Cincinnati

BIC_logoUpdate on ANASTASIA and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: For the health and safety of our community, the upcoming engagement of ANASTASIA, originally scheduled for May 12 – 24, has been postponed. We are working hard to reschedule the engagement. Scheduling changes will be posted via social media and our websites. Ticket holders will be contacted by their original point of purchase as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we were unable to reschedule JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, originally scheduled for June 9 – 21 and must cancel the engagement. If you are a subscriber or a BAA eCLUB member check your email for information about credits, donations or refunds.

Thank you for your support and patience – we look forward to welcoming you back to the Aronoff Center soon!

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Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Rescheduled to Sept. 29-Oct. 4 at Broadway in Cincinnati

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FINS UP Cincinnati! Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, originally scheduled to play April 14-19, 2020 at the Aronoff Center, has been rescheduled for September 29 – October 4, 2020.

If you are a ticket holder, there is nothing for you to do at this time. Please hold on to your ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE tickets as they will be honored for the new performance dates. Ticket holders of the original engagement dates will be able to use their existing tickets for entry to the new dates on the same corresponding day/performance time. Exchanges are available if you are unable to attend your performance.

Season Ticket Holders and Broadway in Cincinnati eClub ticket buyers may exchange online at any time (eClub exchanges available through April 22). Season Ticket Holders may also call 800.294.1816 with questions Monday through Friday 9 am-5 pm. For questions regarding group tickets, please email: Peggy.Holthaus-Hughes@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. For questions about tickets purchased through Cincinnati Arts Association (Aronoff Center), please email: ticketing@cincinnatiarts.org or call 513.621.2787 (M-F 10 am-5 pm). (CAA exchanges also available through April 22.)

For those who cannot reschedule their performance, an account credit or refund will be offered.

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FROZEN, AIN’T TOO PROUD, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and the Return of HAMILTON Part of Broadway in Cincinnati’s 2020-2021 Season

Cincinnati, OH (February 27, 2020) – The Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati series presented by TriHealth announces a highly-anticipated season lineup of shows including the previously announced HAMILTON along with new musicals Disney’s FROZEN, AIN’T TOO PROUD: The Life and Times of the Temptations, THE BAND’S VISIT, and PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical. The season also includes reimagined classic shows MY FAIR LADY, and HAIRSPRAY, as well as Aaron Sorkin’s groundbreaking new play TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.


  • PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL     November 10 – 22, 2020
  • MY FAIR LADY                                       December 1 – 13, 2020
  • FROZEN                                                    January 6 – 24, 2021
  • THE BAND’S VISIT*                               February 9 – 14, 2021
  • HAMILTON                                              March 2 – 28, 2021             
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                  April 6 – 18, 2021
  • HAIRSPRAY*                                            May 4 – 9, 2021
  • AIN’T TOO PROUD                                 May 25 – June 6, 2021

*Season Subscribers pick one to complete seven-show season package.

Full show descriptions below.

Season tickets for the 20/21 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth will go on sale Friday, February 28 online, by phone, and in-person at 10:00am. There will be three convenient ways to purchase season tickets:

  1. Select your seats in person at the Aronoff Center ticket office, downtown at 650 Walnut Street, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  2. Order online 7 days a week/24 hours a day at BroadwayinCincinnati.com.
  3. Call the toll-free Broadway in Cincinnati Season Ticket Hotline at 800.294.1816. The Hotline hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Prices for the seven-show season subscription range between $245.00 and $830.00 depending on seat location. 

Order before April 6 and make three easy monthly payments.  This offer is only available using a credit card.


  • Free online ticket exchanges.
  • Priority purchase opportunities for additional tickets to series shows and any season specials.
  • Lost ticket insurance and replacement service.
  • Purchasing privileges in any of our other Broadway Across America cities.
  • Same premium seat location for all two-week season shows.
  • Priority renewal for future seasons.
  • Perks at local restaurants.

In addition to all of the regular season ticket holder benefits, special Patron Club season tickets (available with an annual membership fee of $120) guarantee seating in the front orchestra or first three rows of the loge and include extended benefits such as complimentary parking for season shows, name recognition in the PLAYBILL program and a Broadway Concierge Line to assist patrons with purchasing tickets for shows on Broadway. 

For theatre lovers on a budget, the “Cloud Club” offers our seven-show package with COMPLETE subscription benefits starting at $245 for all performances. 

Broadway in Cincinnati shows typically run for two weeks at the Aronoff Center.  Performance options are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00pm and Sundays at 1:00 & 6:30pm. (All times are subject to change.) An audio-described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf are available.  Anyone requiring either of these services or accommodations for the physically challenged should request so when purchasing season tickets.  Guests interested in learning more about age appropriateness and content of shows can visit BroadwayInCincinnati.com/FamilyGuide

Group sales information is now available for all shows excluding HAMILTON, THE BAND’S VISIT and HAIRSPRAY. Reservations for all other shows may be made by calling Group Sales Manager Peggy Holthaus Hughes, at 513.369.4363 or email at Peggy.Holthaus-Hughes@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. For more information visit BroadwayinCincinnati.com

Single ticket on-sale dates for individual shows will be announced at a later date.    

20/21 Season Show Descriptions:

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PRETTY WOMAN the Musical Hamurg Production. Photo by Morris Mac Matzen

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL | November 10 – 22, 2020
After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is now on tour. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).

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Shavey Brown, Mark Aldrich, Shereen Ahmed (center), William MichalsandColin Anderson in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY

MY FAIR LADY | December 1 – 13, 2020
From Lincoln Center Theater and director Bartlett Sher comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY.  Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” 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.”  But who is really being transformed?


Caroline Bowman as Elsa and Caroline Innerbichler as Anna in FROZEN North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Disney’s FROZEN | January 6 – 24, 2021
Critics are calling FROZEN, “A can’t miss Broadway event” (NBC), and now it’s joining Disney’s smash hit musicals The Lion King and Aladdin on tour across North America!  FROZEN is an all-new production created for the stage by an award-winning creative team, led by Academy Award® winners Jennifer Lee, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage.  It features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new musical numbers.

FROZEN is an unforgettable, magical adventure, which Newsday calls, “A serious megahit with amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes, and incredible performances.” It’s a theatrical experience like no other, so let yourself go.

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The company of THE BAND’S VISIT North American Tour. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

THE BAND’S VISIT | February 9 – 14, 2021
The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album. With a score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, THE BAND’S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together. 

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Elijah Malcomb, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, Fergie L. Philippe and Company – HAMILTON National Tour – (c) Joan Marcus 2018.

HAMILTON | March 2 – 28, 2021
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. 

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Ed Harris in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | April 6 – 18, 2021
All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

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“You Can’t Stop the Beat” from HAIRSPRAY. Photo by Chriss Bennion & Jeremy Daniel.

HAIRSPRAY | May 4 – 9, 2021
HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

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Ephraim Sykes, Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin, and James Harkness in AIN’T TOO PROUD. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

AIN’T TOO PROUD: The Life and Times of the Temptations | May 25 – June 6, 2021
AIN’T TOO PROUD: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center. The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 20/21 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. 

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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THE LION KING Quick Review

THE LION KING presented by Broadway in Cincinnati through Feb. 2. I attended the opening Thursday night performance. 

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Gerald Ramsey as Mufasa. ©Disney. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Disney’s THE LION KING has been running on Broadway for over 22 years and touring since 2002. Based on the animated movie, Tony-award winning director and costume designer Julie Taymor’s imaginative and ground-breaking stage adaptation continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Such was the case with last night’s fourth engagement at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center.

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Spencer Plachy as Scar. Copyright Disney. Photo by Deenvan Meer.

Visually the show is stunning. The costumes, the masks, the puppetry, the sets…I think you get the idea. It is a theatrical experience like no other. The quality of the performances always impresses as these iconic roles continue to attract a cast of top notch performers.

My rating: 5 out of 5.

A note to parents: While the run time of the animated film is under 90 minutes, the stage adaption (with intermission) can come close to the three hour mark. Judge your children’s attention span accordingly.

Click here for more information on the production.

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