Bass Performance Hall Announces 2020/2021 Season
DISNEY'S THE LION KING AND DEAR EVAN HANSEN ANCHOR PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH'S 2020-2021 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON!
New season tickets go on sale April 15!
FORT WORTH, Texas, February 10, 2020 – Performing Arts Fort Worth is thrilled to announce its 2020-2021 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! The seven-show series features exciting new titles direct from Broadway, freshly revamped revivals and multiple Tony Award-winners. Current 2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass season ticket holders have until March 6 to renew and keep their seats. New season tickets go on sale April 15. Patrons can sign up for thenew season ticket waitlist now by visiting www.basshall.com/waitlist.
The season is anchored by two of Broadway's biggest blockbusters: Disney's THE LION KING and DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING has been seen by more than 100 million people around the world and now Fort Worth's best-loved musical returns to Bass Hall in January, 2021. Called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by The Washington Post, pop culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN -winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical –makes its Bass Hall debut in February, 2021.
The season also includes the only North Texas appearance of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY,“ a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly); an all-new production of CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, the Tony Award-winning hit musical from Disney; the Tony Award-winning musical with 35 smash hits through six decades of stardom, THE CHER SHOW; and the reimagined production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.
In addition, Performing Arts Fort Worth will welcome a trio of audience favorites as Season Add-Ons: the global smash hit, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES; Broadway's razzle-dazzle sensation, CHICAGO; and WAITRESS, an uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.
“We're absolutely thrilled to introduce this season to Fort Worth,” says Dione Kennedy, President & CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth. “These are some of the biggest and most popular titles ever seen on a Broadway stage. Each has been recognized with Tony Award wins, nominations or related awards. It's truly an outstanding lineup of award-winning productions.”
“With all the anticipated excitement and demand, I want to remind the public that we're currently in the season ticket renewal period with new season tickets going on sale April 15 through our official ticketing outlets,” Kennedy says. “Those outlets are: online at basshall.com; over the phone at 817-212-4450; and in person at the Bass Hall box office."
Broadway at the Bass seven-show season ticket packages start at $264. That's an average of about $38 per show. Season tickets can be renewed through March 6,and new season tickets can be purchased beginning April 15, online at BassHall.com; by phone at 817-212-4450; or in person at the Bass Performance Hall box office at 525 Commerce Street. Box office hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday.
A four-installment payment plan is available toboth renewing and new season ticket holders. In addition, season ticket holders who renew or purchase a new season ticket packagewill have first access to purchase tickets for the Season Add-Ons: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, CHICAGO and WAITRESS.
Perks of being a season ticket holderinclude the interest-free payment plan, savings over day-of-show single ticket pricing, the exclusive privilege to exchange tickets if they can't make a performance, and priority access to tickets for the Season Add-Ons before anyone else. Subject to availability.
Tickets to individual shows in the 2020-2021lineup are not available for purchase at this time. On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.
The 2020-2021 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON
MY FAIR LADY
October 6-11, 2020
From Lincoln Center Theater –the same theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific –comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher's glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn't It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
Disney's THE LION KING
January 13-31, 2021
Giraffes strut.Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney's THE LION KING, coming to Bass Performance Hall! More than 100 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, 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. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM. 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.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
June 15-20, 2021
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Winner of sevenTony 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 (ThePhantom of the Opera,School of Rock,Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!
Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA
June 22-27, 2021
With a Grammy®and Tony Award-winning score by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice and a revised book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, the hit Broadway musical AIDA returns to the stage in a thrilling new production. Directed by Schele Williams, choreographed by Camille A. Brown and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Jason Michael Webb, AIDA is a compelling tale of star-crossed lovers belonging to feuding nations, torn between their conflicted loyalties to their countries and to each other. With its stirring contemporary score and its powerful love story, AIDA reveals that we have the power to change history, but only when we make brave choices and embrace our destiny.
THE CHER SHOW
July27-August 1, 2021
THE TONY AWARD®-WINNING MUSICAL!
HER LIFE. HER STORY. HER LEGEND.
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture —breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it's packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.Rolling Stoneraves “THE CHER SHOW is an explosion of fabulous excess,” and The New York Times calls it a “a blindingly sparkly celebration of Cher's life.”
Rodgers + Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
August 10-15, 2021
“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is OKLAHOMA!as you've never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, “this production shocked me and moved me. This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along,” raves New York Magazine. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, OKLAHOMA! “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatness anew.” (The New Yorker).
2020-2021 BROADWAY SPECIALS – SEASON ADD-ONS
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
September 1-2, 2020
The show on everyone's lips this year is THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Twenty years after first shocking and empowering audiences, Eve Ensler's groundbreaking, wildly entertaining phenomenon is returning to the stage in a star-studded National Tour, reminding us all at this monumental time in our history how important it is to laugh, to cry, to come together, raise our voices and speak out before it is too late. Don't miss your opportunity to think inside the box –and to be a part of something truly revolutionary. Grab ‘em back. VAGINA MONOLOGUES 2020!
October 13-14, 2020
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 is now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!
November 7-8, 2020
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county —and a satisfying encounter with someone new —show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O'Brien and original direction by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.
ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH
The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.
Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.
Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that oversees management of the Hall, also presents national touring Broadway product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series.
The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.