Current and Upcoming National Tours

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A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!

*A note about Equity versus non-Equity tours: Many touring productions are marketed as “direct from Broadway”—but performers and stage managers on Broadway work under Actors’ Equity contracts, which provide fair pay, benefits, and job protections. An Equity tour means actors and stage managers are fairly compensated with rights and protections that allow them to give you their all, every performance.

ALADDIN- National Tour (through June 23, 2019)
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. [Equity]

AMAZING GRACE- National Tour (through April 20, 2018)
Based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song, Amazing Grace tells the story of John Newton, whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement. [Non-Equity]

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- National Tour (through July 1, 2018)
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the Tony Award-winning choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, An American In Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, becoming the most honored Broadway musical of 2015. [Equity]

ANASTASIA- National Tour (beginning October 10, 2018)
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. [Equity]

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL - National Tour (through October 27, 2018)
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. [Equity]

BRIGHT STAR - National Tour (through July 1, 2018)
When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives. From Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes this hopeful and heart-swelling new musical, directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie. [Equity]

THE BODYGUARD- National Tour (through April 15, 2018)
Former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge—what they don't expect is to fall in love... Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, with a book by the Oscar-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Alexander Dinelaris, this stage production of The Bodyguard is directed by the award-winning Thea Sharrock (The Sunshine Boys, Equus, The Misanthrope). [Equity]

THE BOOK OF MORMON - National Tour (through April 28, 2019)
From South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes the hilarious and irreverent The Book of Mormon. Winner of nine Tonys, including the 2011 Best Musical award, The Book of Mormon continues to play to packed houses week after week. Written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar-, and Tony-winning writer (Frozen, Avenue Q), the Broadway production is directed by Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Parker. [Equity]

A BRONX TALE- National Tour (beginning Fall, 2018)
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. [Equity]

BUDDY:THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY- National Tour (through April 15, 2018)
Musical biography of early rock 'n roller Buddy Holly, charting his rise to fame and his tragic early death. The story is used as a framework for performances of his songs, including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day" plus "Chantilly Lace," and "La Bamba." [Non-Equity]

CABARET- National Tour (through May 21 2018)
Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award winning production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshalll's Cabaret comes to life.Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? [Non-Equity]

CATS- National Tour (Beginning January 22, 2019)
Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, original scenic and costume design by John Napier, all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz , all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne and direction by Trevor Nunn make this production a new Cats for a new generation! [Equity]

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY- National Tour (beginning September, 2018)
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! [Equity]

CHICAGO - National Tour (through September 23, 2018)
There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. [Equity]

A CHORUS LINE- National Tour (through June 3, 2018)
Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives "on the line" as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The score includes "What I Did for Love," "The Music and the Mirror," "At the Ballet" and "Dance Ten, Looks Three." [Non-Equity]

A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL- National Tour (beginning November, 2018)
Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. [Non-Equity]

CINDERELLA - National Tour (through July 8, 2018)
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. [Non-Equity]

THE COLOR PURPLE - National Tour (through August 26, 2018)
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! This joyous American classic, directed by Tony winner John Doyle and with a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. [Equity]

COME FROM AWAY- National Tour (beginning October 18, 2018)
Come From Away 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. [Equity]

DEAR EVAN HANSEN- National Tour (beginning September 25, 2018)
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. [Equity]

DIRTY DANCING- National Tour (through July 1, 2018)
Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes to a very respectable summer camp in the Catskills only to unexpectedly fall for rough, tough dance instructor Johnny Castle—who takes her on as his dance partner. Adapted by the writer-creator of the 1987 film, with new scenes and dance sequences. [Non-Equity]

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!-National Tour (beginning Novemer, 2018)
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. [Non-Equity]

ELF- National Tour (beginning November, 2018)
Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. [Non-Equity]

FALSETTOS- National Tour (beginning Winter, 2019)
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. [Equity]

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF- National Tour (beginning Fall, 2018)
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. [Equity]

FINDING NEVERLAND- National Tour (through October 13, 2018)
Finding Neverland tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, and Pippin. [Equity]

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - National Tour (through May 13, 2018)
Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. [Non-Equity]

HAMILTON- National Tour (through September 8, 2019)
Winner of 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton is one of Broadway’s biggest hits. From the mind of 2015 MacArthur Genius grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow’s landmark bestselling biography comes a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, Alexander Hamilton. Tony Award-winner Thomas Kail directs this musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down. [Equity]

HELLO, DOLLY!- National Tour (beginning October 2, 2018)
Broadway legend and Tony winner Betty Buckley will step into the title role in this 4-time Tony winning revival, directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed Warren Carlyle. The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant. Hello, Dolly! features Broadway classics like “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and, of course, the title number, “Hello, Dolly!” [Equity]

THE HUMANS-National Tour (through July 29, 2018)
After a sleepless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. [Equity]

THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY - National Tour (through June 24 , 2018)
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. [Non-Equity]

JERSEY BOYS - National Tour (through May 12, 2019)
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. [Equity]

THE KING AND I - National Tour (through April 14, 2019)
Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful." [Equity]

KINKY BOOTS- National Tour (through May 6, 2018)
With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. [Non-Equity]

LES MISÉRABLES- National Tour (through June 2, 2019)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. 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. [Equity]

THE LION KING - National Tour (through May 26, 2019)
More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular—one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on the beloved 1994 Disney film, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. [Equity]

LOVE NEVER DIES- National Tour (through November 18, 2018)
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies is set to tour North America! This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. [Equity]

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET- National Tour (Through April 13, 2018)
On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips, the undisputed “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each of these icons, gathered the four legendary singer/songwriters at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The result? One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with unforgettable performances of such timeless and enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more. [Equity]

MISS SAIGON- National Tour (beginning September 21, 2018)
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon . This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “The Heat is On in Saigon,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget. [Equity]

MOTOWN- National Tour (through June 28, 2018)
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical! [Non-Equity]

THE MOUNTAINTOP- National Tour (through April 26, 2018)
On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery; playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a hotel maid. L.A. Theatre Works mounts a new production of the work to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.[Equity]

ON YOUR FEET - National Tour (through March 24, 2019)
On Your Feet ! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo and a book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris, On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” [Equity]

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - National Tour (through April 20, 2019)
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production is now on tour across North America. The production, overseen by Mathew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score —with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”—will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. [Equity]

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG- National Tour (beginning Fall, 2018)
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! [Equity]

RENT - National Tour (through December 23, 2019)
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway—and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. [Non-Equity]

ROCK OF AGES- National Tour (beginning Fall, 2018)
Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this epic Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon. [Non-Equity]

SCHOOL OF ROCK- National Tour (through June 9, 2019)
Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School Of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight – A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock? [Equity]

SOMETHING ROTTEN- National Tour (through February 5, 2019)
Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! [Equity]

SOUL DOCTOR- National Tour (beginning April 3, 2018, through May 13 2018)
The family musical that takes us on an odyssey through the triumphs and challenges of a cultural phenomenon, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.
From his beginnings in pre-world war II Germany to performing on the world stage with legendary artists, Nina Simone, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, his journey inspired millions of people but at the same time it took a deep personal toll. [Equity]

THE SOUND OF MUSIC- National Tour (through December 29, 2018)
A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, is currently on tour across North America! The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy-, and Academy Award-winning score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. [Non-Equity]

STOMP- National Tour (through April 14, 2019)
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at Stomp, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. [Non-Equity]

WAITRESS- National Tour (through August 18, 2019)
Based upon the 2007 movie, Waitress features a new score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro—making it the first Broadway musical in history with an all-female creative team. This uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. [Equity]

WHITE CHRISTMAS- National Tour (beginning November, 2018)
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical. [Equity]

WICKED- National Tour (through July 28, 2019)
Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, Wicked is a Broadway phenomenon that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good,” Wicked transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story and opulent physical production. [Equity]

THE WIZARD OF OZ- National Tour (through May 20, 2018)
Yes, we are off to see The Wizard with Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion and her little dog, Toto, too! Bring your whole family to experience the eye-popping delights of this spectacular musical. [Non-Equity]

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