Hamilton's Coming Back To LA, And Broadway's Taking Over 2 Hollywood Theaters
Big Broadway shows tend to find their way to either the Pantages or the Ahmanson, but there's a new theater joining the mix. As part of a new agreement, the Pantages will be splitting the "Broadway In Hollywood" season with the nearby Dolby Theatre.
The Pantages's 2019-2020 season, announced Tuesday morning, includes Anastasia, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Disney's Frozen, and Hamilton -- though that one comes with an asterisk. Hamilton comes back in March 2020, but it's an add-on not included in the season packages. Still, season ticket holders will get priority access to not throw away their shot and get their hands on the hot tickets. But if you don't want to shell out for season tickets, don't fear -- they promise details on tickets for the general public to be announced later this season.
The Dolby will be hosting some big pop musicals including Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, and Mean Girls, along with My Fair Lady and the Band's Visit. So whether you want to visit Bikini Bottom or make fetch happen, you've got options.
In a statement, Pantages General Manager Jeff Loeb said that the new Pantages/Dolby collaboration means they can bring more shows to town and give them longer runs.
Other than Hamilton, these eight shows are all making their L.A. debuts. The new season opens this October with Anastasia, followed by Summer in October (wait, summer is in October this year?!), and a relative long run of Frozen from December through early February, before Hamilton comes in March.
Over at the Dolby, Escape to Margaritaville kicks things off in February, with SpongeBob opening in late March, Mean Girls in late April, My Fair Lady in June, and The Band's Visit finishing things off in July.
The Pantages is currently in the middle of a production of Hello, Dolly!, and other shows coming before the next season include Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and Miss Saigon.
You can buy Pantages season tickets now.
We've included selections from each of the musicals coming to town below for your listening pleasure: