Benedum Center gallery seating and chandelier

2019-2020 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Season Takes Center Stage

Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Written by: Lily Rybarczyk

Last night we announced the 2019-2020 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season to packed house at the Benedum Center. The season features seven spectacular shows and four season specials; five new shows direct from Broadway, two incredible revivals, three blockbuster classics and one that you will have to see to believe. Combined, the 11 shows boast over 30 Tony Award nominations. Whether you’re an Andrew Lloyd Webber aficionado or a Broadway beginner, this season is sure to have you on your feet for a standing ovation.

Mean Girls | October 29-November 3 | Benedum Center

This quotable classic film is now a sensational new musical. As book writer, Tina Fey transformed her original screenplay for the Broadway stage, but the humor, emotional resonance and uplifting message remain untouched. Mean Girls will be so fetch when it hits the Benedum October 29-November 3. Make sure to book your tickets if you don’t want your name in the burn book.
See this if you like: Dear Evan Hansen

A group of three girls dressed in pink stand in the middle of the stage, on either side of them are two other girls, looking at each other


A Bronx Tale | November 19-24 | Benedum Center

This streetwise coming of age tale tells the story of a young man caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring high-energy dance numbers and doo-wop tunes by Alan Menken (who composed the scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Newsies, to name a few), A Bronx Tale stands apart because of its heart. It’s destined to be “one of the great ones.”
See this if you like: West Side Story

Jesus Christ Superstar | December 31-Jan 5 | Benedum Center

Originally conceived as concept album that hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, Jesus Christ Superstar made its way to the stage in 1971. Last year NBC’s live telecast, starring John Legend, introduced a new generation to this iconic musical phenomenon. This year it will launch its 50th Anniversary North American Tour, a mesmerizing production which first appeared at Regent’s Park Open Air Theater in London.
See this if you like: Godspell

Jesus Christ stands in the middle of a group of people, with his face lifted, arms outstretched


Miss Saigon | February 4-9 | Benedum Center

Since its creation in 1989, Miss Saigon has won over 30 major theater award, been performed in 25 countries, and translated into 12 different languages. The passionate production takes place during the Vietnam War, beginning in 1975 the conflicting cultures and ideologies of the world met violently in Saigon. It’s an epic and tragic story of a young couple in love, caught in a world at war.
See this if you like: The Phantom of the Opera

The Band’s Visit | March 10-15 | Benedum Center

One of the most Tony-winning musicals in history, this funny and charming tale tells the story of a band of musicians, arriving lost to a small town. A true celebration, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever, and The Band’s Visit will stay with you long after you leave the Benedum.
See this if you like: Once

A man conducts a small band, sitting and playing their instruments, dressed in blue uniforms


Summer: The Donna Summer Musical | April 7-12 | Heinz Hall

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical takes the audience through the tumultuous life, tempestuous loves and mega-watt musical hits of the icon and inspiration. Spend the night in her electrifying universe with hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff.”
See this if you like: The Bodyguard

Escape to Margaritaville | May 12-17 | Benedum Center

Just in time for summer, get away from it all and escape to Margaritaville. This hilarious and heartwarming show features all of the Jimmy Buffet classics, including “Fins,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and will delight Parrotheads and theatre-goers alike. Escape to Margaritaville transforms the Benedum into a little slice of paradise May 12-17.
See this if you like: Mamma Mia.

a woman plays guitar with a man sitting beside her, the two are looking at each other with a sunset in the background


Season Specials

In addition to the seven season subscription shows, the 2019-2020 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season features four season specials. Disney’s The Lion King returns to the Benedum for the month of September, including a special sensory-friendly performance on September 14. A timeless celebration of the human spirit, Les Miserables marches back to Pittsburgh November 26-December 1. The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays will amaze and astound Heinz Hall audiences December 26-29. The record-breaking musical spectacular Cats slinks into the Benedum from February 25-March 1.

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We love our PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh subscribers, and we strive to make the season a wonderful experience! Our subscribers receive season ticket holder benefits, including Swap-A-Show, free ticket exchanges, a dedicated customer service team and dining discounts. Our 2019-2020 subscribers are eligible for a special benefit: just like King George, Hamilton will be back for the 2020-2021 season! Subscribers who renew into the 2020-2021 season will receive priority seating for the return of Hamilton.

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All production photos are courtesy of the national tours.

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