Current and Upcoming National Tours

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A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!
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ALADDIN- National Tour (through September 9, 2018)
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

AMAZING GRACE- National Tour (through April 22, 2018)
Based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song, Amazing Grace tells the story of John Newton, whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- National Tour (through July 1, 2018)
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the Tony Award-winning choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, An American In Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, becoming the most honored Broadway musical of 2015.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL - National Tour (through June 17, 2018)
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

BRIGHT STAR - National Tour (through July 1, 2018)
When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives. From Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes this hopeful and heart-swelling new musical, directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie.

THE BODYGUARD- National Tour (through April 15, 2018)
Former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge—what they don't expect is to fall in love... Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, with a book by the Oscar-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Alexander Dinelaris, this stage production of The Bodyguard is directed by the award-winning Thea Sharrock (The Sunshine Boys, Equus, The Misanthrope).

THE BOOK OF MORMON - National Tour (through October 7, 2018)
From South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes the hilarious and irreverent The Book of Mormon. Winner of nine Tonys, including the 2011 Best Musical award, The Book of Mormon continues to play to packed houses week after week. Written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar-, and Tony-winning writer (Frozen, Avenue Q), the Broadway production is directed by Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Something Rotten!) and Parker.

BUDDY:THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY- National Tour (through April 15, 2018)
Musical biography of early rock 'n roller Buddy Holly, charting his rise to fame and his tragic early death. The story is used as a framework for performances of his songs, including "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day" plus "Chantilly Lace," and "La Bamba."

CABARET- National Tour (beginning December 28, 2017 through May 21 2018)
Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award winning production, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshalll's Cabaret comes to life.Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

A CHORUS LINE- National Tour (beginning January 26 2018 through June 3, 2018)
Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives "on the line" as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical. The score includes "What I Did for Love," "The Music and the Mirror," "At the Ballet" and "Dance Ten, Looks Three. "

A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL- National Tour (through December 31, 2017)
A Christmas Story, The Musical, which was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, comes to hilarious life onstage! Based on the classic 1983 movie, the story takes place in 1940's Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream.

CINDERELLA - National Tour (through July 8, 2018)
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream.

THE COLOR PURPLE - National Tour (through August 26, 2018)
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! This joyous American classic, directed by Tony winner John Doyle and with a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

DIRTY DANCING- National Tour (through June 24, 2018)
Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes to a very respectable summer camp in the Catskills only to unexpectedly fall for rough, tough dance instructor Johnny Castle—who takes her on as his dance partner. Adapted by the writer-creator of the 1987 film, with new scenes and dance sequences.

ELF- National Tour (through December 31, 2017)
Based on the 2003 holiday movie, Elf is about a boy raised by Santa's elves who comes to New York City to discover his true identity.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE- National Tour (through December 2, 2017)
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make—and the people we become—once we’ve had a change in latitude. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley , this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine and directed by the Tony Award winner Christioher Ashley.

FINDING NEVERLAND- National Tour (through April 29, 2018)
Finding Neverland tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, and Pippin.

FUN HOME- National Tour (through December 3, 2017)
The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways.

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - National Tour (through May 13, 2018)
Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

HAMILTON- National Tour (through January 1, 2019)
Winner of 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton is one of Broadway’s biggest hits. From the mind of 2015 MacArthur Genius grant recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow’s landmark bestselling biography comes a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, Alexander Hamilton. Tony Award-winner Thomas Kail directs this musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS- National Tour (through December 24, 2017)
A holiday musical extravaganza based on Dr. Seuss' beloved tale.
Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? This holiday musical favorite brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

THE HUMANS-National Tour (beginning November 17, 2017 through July 29, 2018)
After a sleepless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY - National Tour (through June 24 , 2018)
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

JERSEY BOYS - National Tour (through June 24, 2018)
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

THE KING AND I - National Tour (through August 12, 2018)
Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful."

KINKY BOOTS- National Tour (through May 6, 2018)
With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

LES MISÉRABLES- National Tour (through August 6, 2018)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. 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. Featuring the thrilling score and 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.

THE LION KING - National Tour (through September 9, 2018)
More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular—one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on the beloved 1994 Disney film, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.

LOVE NEVER DIES- National Tour (through September 16, 2018)
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies is set to tour North America! This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island.

MOTOWN- National Tour (through June 3, 2018)
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN- National Tour (through February 18, 2018)
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

ON YOUR FEET - National Tour (through October 7, 2018)
On Your Feet ! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo and a book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris, On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark.”

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - National Tour (through September 2, 2018)
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production is now on tour across North America. The production, overseen by Mathew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score —with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”—will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

RENT - National Tour (through June 17, 2018)
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway—and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL- National Tour (beginning November 19, 2017 through December 23 2017)
The world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters—including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster—help Santa save Christmas!

SCHOOL OF ROCK- National Tour (through Sepetmber 2, 2018)
Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School Of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight – A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock?

SOMETHING ROTTEN- National Tour (through May 20, 2018)
Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC- National Tour (through July 10, 2018)
A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, is currently on tour across North America! The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy-, and Academy Award-winning score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song.

STOMP- National Tour (through May 18, 2018)
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at Stomp, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

WAITRESS- National Tour (through November 11, 2018)
Based upon the 2007 movie, Waitress features a new score by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, a book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Diane Paulus and choreography by Lorin Latarro—making it the first Broadway musical in history with an all-female creative team. This uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL- National Tour (through December 24, 2017)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

WICKED- National Tour (through October 28, 2018)
Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, Wicked is a Broadway phenomenon that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good,” Wicked transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story and opulent physical production.

THE WIZARD OF OZ- National Tour (through May 20, 2018)
Yes, we are off to see The Wizard with Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion and her little dog, Toto, too! Bring your whole family to experience the eye-popping delights of this spectacular musical.

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