Broadway in Cincinnati has just released an updated schedule for its 2021 season at the Aronoff Center — now held over to 2021-2022 — with several productions rescheduled and postponed due to restrictions around COVID-19.
Originally released in February, the upcoming season is one of the best in recent memory and features touring productions from New York City.
And, the big news: Hamilton is returning to the Queen City, this time for four weeks — one week longer than its 2019 engagement. The demand for the show’s stop here a year ago was so great — every performance was virtually sold out — that single tickets and extras for subscribers were all but unavailable. This year, there's no requirement to subscribe to the season to get Hamilton tickets.
Broadway in Cincinnati publicist Elizabeth Truitt Armstrong says that Hamilton isn't the only thing appealing about this season: it has more musicals, as usual, but also a hit play; some classics; and several productions that will appeal to families. With a total of eight announced productions, several recent hits should be well received, especially Frozen (based on Disney’s animated film), the much-praised revival of My Fair Lady, and Ain’t Too Proud, the high-energy, fleet-footed portrait of Motown’s Temptations.
Here's the fully updated schedule:
- Hamilton: March 2-28, 2021
- Hairspray: May 4-8, 2021
- Ain't Too Proud: May 25-June 6, 2021
- My Fair Lady: Originally rescheduled from December 2020 to run July 13-25, 2021, it has been newly rescheduled for July 6-18, 2021
- The Band's Visit: Originally slated to run Feb. 9-14, 2021, it has been rescheduled for Oct. 19-24, 2021
- To Kill a Mockingbird: Originally slated to run April 6-18, 2021, it has been rescheduled for May 31-June 12, 2022
- Pretty Woman: The Musical: Originally slated to run Nov. 10-22, 2020, it has been rescheduled for Aug. 17-29, 2021
- Disney's Frozen: Originally slated to run Jan. 6-24, 2021, it has been postposed and new dates are TBA
Single tickets for these shows have not yet gone on sale, but if you are a Broadway in Cincinnati subscriber, tickets are being reserved for you for My Fair Lady, The Band's Visit and To Kill a Mockingbird. Updates regarding Frozen's schedule are to be announced.
"Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. We can’t wait to see you at our venues when the curtain rises once again on events that bring us together and lift the human spirit," reads an email from Broadway in Cincinnati. "Until then, stay well, stay safe, and take care of one another.
For more info, visit cincinnati.broadway.com.