Saint Paul, Minnesota (April 28, 2020) – The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the titles for the 2020–2021 Broadway at the Ordway season.
The 2020–2021 season showcases five productions, opening in December with an Ordway Original holiday production of Disney’s beloved, modern classic Beauty and the Beast. Following Beauty and the Beast are: a new, touring production of a sweeping musical romance based on the 80’s smash movie that “lifts us up where we belong,” An Officer and A Gentleman; a touring production of Waitress, the uplifting Broadway hit that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie and features songs by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles; Triangle, an inspiring new musical about two love stories, 100 years apart, that will be produced in partnership with Park Square Theatre for a regional premiere; and an Ordway Original production of the iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation, Rent.
“This season features our signature Ordway mix of Broadway favorites, local artist spotlights, classic titles you love and new, never-seen-here-before productions,” said Ordway Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats.
New features of the 2020–2021 season include:
Ordway Resident Artists, a program designed to deepen the Ordway’s relationship with artists through residencies that feature their work in our Ordway Original productions. The goal is to help these artists create new work, explore new ideas, and share their knowledge and expertise with the Ordway community, all in the spirit of continued collaboration. The fresh voices of these artists will invigorate the organization and play a vital role in creating the artistic and creative culture at the Ordway. The inaugural Resident Artists for 2020-2021 are Tyler Michaels King and Jamecia Bennett, both Twin Cities favorites who starred in the Ordway Original production of 42nd Street last summer.
Ordway Backstage Pass, an exclusive subscriber benefit that offers access to artistic conversations and behind-the-scenes content. Subscribers will be invited to join the Ordway’s Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats for events that look into the creative process behind producing musical theater, both at the Ordway and on Broadway.
New subscriber benefits such as discounts on pre-show drinks at the Ordway bars, the option for auto-renewal for easy access to guarantee seats, and a quarterly newsletter with exclusive subscriber offers and updates.
These are in addition to benefits already enjoyed by subscribers such as priority seating at up to 20% off, flexible payment plans, free and easy ticket exchanges, and discounts on additional single tickets. Current public health concerns have pushed the season opener a bit later than usual.
“The safety of our guests, artists, and employees is a priority and we will open the theater only when it is safe to do so. The holiday musical at the Ordway has become a tradition for many of our audience members; we’re sincerely hoping we can safely reunite with our guests for a truly spectacular holiday production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” noted President and CEO, Jamie Grant.
Subscriptions for the 5-show package start as low as $202; subscribers will save on fees if they subscribe prior to May 21. Current subscriber seats will be reserved through June 4.
2020–2021 Broadway at the Ordway season subscriptions are available online or by calling the Ordway Ticket Office at 651.224.4222.