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From a press release:
“Broadway at The National will present an eight-show 2021/2022 season this fall when the celebrated subscription series returns to D.C.’s National Theatre – the nation’s oldest venue still presenting touring Broadway.
The four-show Broadway at The National subscription series kicks off in December of 2021 and is set to include TOOTSIE, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, COME FROM AWAY, and HAIRSPRAY. Season specials can be added to any package, including HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, ALTON BROWN: BEYOND THE EATS, and RENT – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR.
Season tickets (subscriptions) begin at $145 and are available now for purchase online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com. Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date.
Returning and new subscribers alike can enjoy the venue’s first-ever Tuesday Tix subscription, featuring deeply discounted balcony seats for Tuesday performances. Also new this season, Broadway at The National will offer a payment plan with just one-third down, as well as a Season Ticket (Subscriber) Buyer Assurance Program. Subscribers can purchase confidently knowing Broadway at The National will provide the utmost level of service in response to changing conditions.
To prepare for reopening, The National has upgraded air filtration, increased the cleaning schedule of surfaces in the theatre, and modified the Box Office and ticketing procedures to limit physical contact. Thanks to the generous support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Events DC, The National Theatre Foundation secured the resources to install a building-wide HVAC bi-polar ionization system. For the most up-to-date information on The National Theatre’s health and safety policies, please visit the Covid-19 Info Center at BroadwayAtTheNational.com/Covid-19-Info-Center.
“We are grateful for our audiences and their continued support of the arts during this unprecedented time,” said James L. Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Organization. “We are confident that the theatre community will return from this ‘extended intermission’ with renewed heart and energy. It’s exciting to look ahead to the future, and we hope we’ll see you back at The National this fall.”
DECEMBER 7-12, 2021
Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony®-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
DECEMBER 28, 2021 – JANUARY 2, 2022
After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is now on tour! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News). Are you ready to fall in love all over again?
COME FROM AWAY
APRIL 12-17, 2022
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony®-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
MAY 10-15, 2022
You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).
Season ticket buyers (subscribers) may add any of the following seasons specials to their subscription package as desired.
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL
NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 5, 2021
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “An extraordinary performance! 100 times better than any bedtime story.”
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
JANUARY 29-30, 2022
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is touring North America again this year! Using state of the art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is an immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ’60’s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.
ALTON BROWN: BEYOND THE EATS
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers… think twice.
RENT – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR
MARCH 25-27, 2022
For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever. Whether you’ve never seen RENT or have completely lost count, you can’t miss it this time around – the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production.
COVID-19 INFO CENTER
For the most up-to-date information on The National Theatre’s health and safety policies, please visit the Covid-19 Info Center at BroadwayAtTheNational.com/Covid-19-Info-Center.
The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C. Nearby metro stops include Metro Center and Federal Triangle. For parking information and further directions, please visit BroadwayAtTheNational.com.
SEASON TICKETS (SUBSCRIPTIONS)
Season tickets (subscriptions) begin at $145 and are available now for purchase online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com. Returning and new subscribers alike can enjoy the venue’s first-ever Tuesday Tix subscription, featuring deeply discounted balcony seats for Tuesday performances.
Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date.”