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!
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*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 September 29, 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]

ANASTASIA- National Tour (through September 29, 2019)
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]

THE BAND'S VISIT- National Tour (beginning June 25, 2019)
The critically acclaimed musical, The Band's Visit, celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. [Equity]

BAT OUT OF HELL - National Tour (beginning October 16, 2018)
The romance of rock 'n' roll comes alive on stage in Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell as Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian. Bringing to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, this is a fun, vibrant, boundary-pushing take on the traditional love story that can be enjoyed by all. [Equity]

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL - National Tour (through June 30, 2019)
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]

THE BOOK OF MORMON - National Tour (through August 25, 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 (through August 4, 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]

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 (through September 1, 2019)
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]

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS - National Tour (beginning November 10, 2018)
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy! [Non-Equity]

CHICAGO - National Tour (through June 9, 2019)
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 CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL- National Tour (beginning November 19, 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 April 14, 2019)
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]

COME FROM AWAY- National Tour (through September 1, 2019)
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 (through September 8, 2019)
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]

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!-National Tour (beginning November 11, 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 7, 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]

EVITA- National Tour (beginning January 12, 2019)
Eva Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in Evita, the Tony Award winning Best Musical, a high flying theatrical experience that adored the world over. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking musical captures the rise and fall of one of the world's most glamorous first ladies in this classic Broadway and London hit. [Non-Equity]

FALSETTOS- National Tour (beginning February 8, 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 October 17, 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. [Non-Equity]

FINDING NEVERLAND- National Tour (through June 23, 2019)
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. [Non-Equity]

HAMILTON- National Tour (through September 29, 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 (through August 25, 2019)
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 ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY - National Tour (through May 9, 2019)
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]

AN INSPECTOR CALLS- National Tour (beginning November 20, 2018)
Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry’s production of J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls continues to astound audiences more than 25 years later with its eerie prescience. Staged by Daldry in 1992 at the National Theatre, this reinterpretation of Priestley’s expressionistic thriller has been hailed as one of the defining productions” of modern British theatre.

JERSEY BOYS - National Tour (through June 4, 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 (beginning November 9, 2018)
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." [Non-Equity]

KINKY BOOTS- National Tour (through June 13, 2019)
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]

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL - National Tour (beginning January 22, 2019)
Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde - The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot. [Non-Equity]

LES MISÉRABLES- National Tour (through August 11, 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 LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL-National Tour (beginning January 4, 2019)
The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical.

THE LION KING - National Tour (through June 9, 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 December 2, 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]

MISS SAIGON- National Tour (through August 11, 2019)
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]

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- National Tour (beginning October 19, 2018)
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. [Non-Equity]

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN- National Tour (through November 11, 2018)
The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences-trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock n Rolls greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock n Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", "Me and Bobby McGee", and many others. [Equity]

ON YOUR FEET - National Tour (through April 14, 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 September 1, 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 (through August 11, 2019)
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]

REDEMPTION OF A DOGG- National Tour (beginning October 19, 2018)
Award-winning writer, director and producer Je'Caryous Johnson is once again taking the nation by storm with his new stage play, Redemption of a Dogg. Starring entertainment icon Snoop Dogg R&B hit maker Tamar Braxton. Redemption of a Dogg examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family. The play’s story takes audiences on a magical music ride as they step into the captivating world of a Je'Caryous Johnson Entertainment production. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg’s greatest hits, as well as, songs from his recently released chart-topping Gospel album, Bible Of Love and makes its debut on the heels of the 25th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle. [Equity]

RENT - National Tour (through August 11, 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 (through June 16, 2019)
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]

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER- National Tour (beginning November 16, 2018)
Come see all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. [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 May 19, 2019)
Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare 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! [Non-Equity]

THE SOUND OF MUSIC- National Tour (through May 26, 2019)
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 May 11, 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]

SWEAT- National Tour (through October 23, 2018)
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. The Mobile Unit National initiative represents the first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.

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 8, 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 August 11, 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 March 17, 2019)
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]

THE WOMAN IN BLACK- National Tour (through March 24, 2019)
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now entering its 30th year in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. [Equity]

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