Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 28th season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The 2019/2020 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season showcases Broadway’s finest hits with a six show subscription package power-packed with South Florida premieres of Broadway’s newest blockbusters and the return of the world’s most popular musical!
A change in attitude, is headed to your latitude. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers – Jimmy Buffett. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you. Jimmy Buffett’s Escape To Margaritaville (November 19 – December 1). More than a musical. Set your mind on island time.
The other shows include: Disney’s Aladdin (January 8 – 19); Mean Girls (March 3 – 15); Les Miserables returns to the Broward Center October 8 – 20; Come From Away (April 7 – 19) ; and Bandstand (May 5 – 17).
The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2019/2020 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with Broadway Across America and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
“We saw record breaking attendance in the 2018/2019 season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and we are excited to carry that momentum into the upcoming season” said Susie Krajsa, President of Broadway Across America. She went on to say: “The 2019/2020 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season will deliver a line-up of shows that will thrill our audiences with South Florida premieres of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville, Disney’s Aladdin, MeanGirls and Tony Award winners Come From Away and Bandstand! We are also bringing back Les Miserables which is still considered the world’s most popular musical.”
“Building on the excitement of the biggest season in our history, we are delighted to welcome Broadway fans to return to the Broward Center for another season of Broadway’s best,” said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “The 2019/2020 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season offers theatergoers a great mix of shows with four star-studded South Florida premieres as well as the Tony-winning Come From Away, a show that will make spirits soar, and a perennial favorite, Les Miserables, that continues to break records around the world. Heartwarming stories, tragic tales, passion, humor, and of course, outstanding music and choreography, set the stage for a Broadway series that will delight audiences of all ages. We’ve created a truly unforgettable Broadway experience at the Broward Center where audiences can connect with one another.”
2019/2020 Bank Of America Broadway In Fort Lauderdale Line-Up
October 8 – 20, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than a 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 33rd year.
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape To Margaritaville
November 19 – December 1, 2019
A change in attitude, is headed to your latitude. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers – Jimmy Buffett. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you. Jimmy Buffett’s Escape To Margaritaville is more than a musical. Set your mind on island time.
January 8 – January 19, 2020
Hailed by USA Today as ‘Pure Genie-Us’, Aladdin on Broadway features all your favorite songs from the film as well as the new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this ‘Fabulous’ and ‘Extravagant’ (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bow Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).
See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly What You Wished For!” (NBC-TV).
March 3 – 15, 2020
Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard
way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
New York Magazine cheers, “Mean Girls delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”
Come From Away
April 7 – 19, 2020
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.
Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!
The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
ON 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
May 5 – 17, 2020
The soldiers came home to a new America. They made the music that inspired the nation.
From Andy Blankenbuehler, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography and the 2016 Tony Award for Hamilton, comes Bandstand—the new musical that explodes with the most high-octane, heart-stopping and best dancing on stage today.
In 1945, as America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes! Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
Broadway fans can enjoy unique hospitality experiences at the Broward Center this coming season including dinner and weekend brunch at the onsite restaurant, Marti’s New River Bistro. Marti’s offers modern American cuisine with spectacular views of the New River. For theater guests, the prix fixe dinner menu starts 2½ hours before curtain for evening performances; a prix fixe brunch menu is offered starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays prior to matinee performances in the Au-Rene Theater. Marti’s is also open for brunch the first Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, call 954.660.6663 or reserve at BrowardCenter.org/dining. While reservations are encouraged, walk-ups are welcome.
By purchasing Jetblue Flight Deck on the Club Level tickets, theatergoers enjoy an all-inclusive experience with complimentary valet parking, fine food, premium open bar (which includes mixed drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks), access to an exclusive lounge, extra-roomy theater seats and attentive service throughout the evening. The Jetblue Flight Deck on the Club Level lounge is open one hour prior to curtain and remains open throughout the performance and for 45 minutes after the show. A full season subscription is also available.
Theater patrons can enhance their theater experience with drinks, appetizers and desserts one hour before the performance and during intermission at the Intermezzo Lounge. A separate ticket for the Intermezzo Lounge allows patrons to enjoy a selection of delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts and complimentary beverages (soft drinks, seasonal craft and premium beer, wine, champagne, coffee and tea) in a spacious lounge offering ample indoor seating and a private outdoor veranda. To purchase tickets for the Intermezzo Lounge for any Broadway performance, visit BrowardCenter.org/dining.