Hamilton to Return to L.A.; Season Also Includes Mean Girls and The Band’s Visit at the Dolby | Playbill

Los Angeles News Hamilton to Return to L.A.; Season Also Includes Mean Girls and The Band’s Visit at the Dolby Eight Broadway musicals will make their Los Angeles premieres in the 2019–2020 season.
Joseph Morales and the touring cast of <i>Hamilton</i>
Joseph Morales and the touring cast of Hamilton Joan Marcus

After a Los Angeles bow in 2017, Hamilton will play a return engagement at the Pantages Theatre in 2020. Performances will begin in March at the Hollywood venue.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical is an added offering from Broadway in Hollywood, which announced its 2019–2020 season February 5. The main lineup includes eight touring productions of Broadway musicals—each making their L.A. debut.

<i>The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, </i>and <i>SpongeBob SquarePants</i>
The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, and SpongeBob SquarePants

The season begins with Anastasia, running at the Pantages October 8–27, followed by Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (November 5–24).

As previously reported, Disney’s Frozen will launch its national tour at the Pantages. Performances will run December 4 through February 2, 2020.

The new lineup also marks the first season following the partnership between CIM Group and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, allowing CIM’s Dolby Theatre—the home of the Academy Awards ceremonies—to welcome large-scale theatrical productions. With a seating capacity of 3,400, the theatre be the largest option for touring shows (with the Pantages holding 2,700 and Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre seating 2,000).

First to play the Dolby will be the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville, running February 18–March 8, 2020. Four other musicals from Broadway’s 2017–2018 season round out the roster: SpongeBob SquarePants (now billed as The SpongeBob Musical, running March 24–April 12), Mean Girls (April 28–June 7), Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of My Fair Lady (June 12–July 5), and the most recent Best Musical Tony winner, The Band’s Visit (July 7–26).

Season ticket packages are available for current subscribers and new customers beginning February 5, with single tickets going on sale at a later date. 2019–2020 season subscribers will have priority access to Hamilton when tickets for the return engagement go on sale.

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