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Broadway in Austin sets the stage for 7 can't-miss musicals at Bass Concert Hall

Broadway in Austin sets the stage for 7 can't-miss musicals at Bass

Les Miserables
Les Miz is le coming back Austin. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Fans of classic musicals and buzzy, Tony Award-winning blockbusters will all find something to love during Broadway in Austin's upcoming 2019-20 season. 

Broadway in Austin, which is presented by UT's Texas Performing Arts, takes over Bass Concert Hall to stage seven must-see shows throughout the year. Released on February 12, the lineup is includes one of Broadway's longest running productions, Les Miserables, and six-time Tony winner Dear Evan Hansen. (Incidentally, Ben Platt, who rose to fame playing Evan Hansen, will be performing a concert in Austin this March.) 

Running September 10-15, Les Miserables returns to Austin to cap off the current season. Victor Hugo's classic story, which takes place in 19th century France, is brought to live with iconic musical numbers such as "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," and "Do You Hear the People Sing?"

Officially kicking off the new season is Jesus Christ Superstar, which recently won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. See it in-person October 18-13 as Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic show celebrates its 50th anniversary.

One of Broadway's most popular shows in recent years (read: hardest tickets to get outside of Hamilton), Dear Evan Hansen makes its Austin debut December 10-15. Don't miss this heartbreaking musical, which The Washington Post called "one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” 

Say hi to Hello Dolly! when the beloved show returns to Austin January 21-26, 2020. The revival, which hit Broadway in 2018 with Bette Midler as Dolly, took home four Tony Awards. 

Perhaps the lesser known of this season's lineup, Come From Away is a critical darling, heralded by The New York Times and Newsweek alike. Come From Away tells the story of 7,000 passengers stranded in small Newfoundland town. Take this remarkable journey February 18-23, 2020. 

Bring the whole family on a magic carpet ride with Disney's Aladdin flies into town March 11-22, 2020. Then, hit the streets of New York with A Bronx Tale, which is based on Chazz Palminteri’s true life story. This unique show hits the Bass stage on May 5-10, 2020.

Tickets for the 2019-20 season go sale beginning at 11 am on February 11. Additional packages for the current season can also be purchased which will include Les Miserables. More information can be found here, or by calling 800-731-SHOW (7469). The deadline for current season subscribers to renew their seats is March 12.