Broadway 2019 - 2020
October 29 - 31, 2019
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!" So don't let the party start without you.
January 21 - 26, 2020
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the 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. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).
February 18 - 20, 2020
“THE WOMEN OF WAITRESS ARE CHANGING BROADWAY!” (Time Magazine).
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).
“It's an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
March 24 - 26, 2020
Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, is “MADCAP MANIA WITH MONTY PYTHON IN ITS BLOOD” (Associated Press). This classic murder mystery gone awry is “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost)!
June 2 - 4, 2020
Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
Group discounts are available for most shows. Visit our group sales page for more information about reserving a group rate for a performance at Hammons Hall.
The “Broadway Benefits Our Community” outreach, which began during the 2009-2010 season, has thus far contributed over $50,000 to organizations such as the CoxHealth Foundation Breast Care Fund and the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital, Care to Learn, Ozarks Food Harvest, the American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks, Isabel’s House, Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity. The donations come from a designated portion of Presale ticket revenue – a win-win situation which not only benefits the local charities, but also gives patrons an opportunity to purchase advance tickets, increasing early ticket sales for the shows.
This project also offers the Broadway touring companies an opportunity to give back to the community that welcomes and supports their performances. We plan to continue these efforts whenever possible for future productions. Keep watching our website, tune in to Broadway season media underwriter KTXR, and look in the Springfield News-Leader for information about upcoming Broadway Presale offers and the charities they benefit.
Keith Boaz, Executive Director - JQH Arena and Juanita K. Hammons Hall, presents a check to Rob Blevins, Vice President of Community Engagement - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, representing the donations from the presale for Cinderella.