Broadway is Coming Back to Detroit

Broadway in Detroit’s new season will include ‘Aint Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations’ and ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’
Ain’t Too Proud - Broadway in Detroit
Ain’t Too Proud // Photograph by Matthew Murphy

After a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Broadway in Detroit announced today that its 59th season will begin this summer. The new lineup — which replaces the 2020-21 season announced in May 2020 — features six award-winning productions.

“Since March of 2020 the Broadway industry has experienced a situation we have never seen or anticipated,” says Alan Lichtenstein, executive director of Broadway In Detroit, in a press release. “We are continuing to work with the agents and producers of Broadway shows to bring the best performances and talent to Detroit…”

Starting this summer, locals can catch Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, a musical about the legendary Motown band written by Detroit native Dominique Morisseau; Hadestown, a Tony Award-winning Best Musical that tells a new version of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice; and What The Constitution Means to Me, a Pulitzer Prize finalist play that explores topics such as women’s rights and immigration while following a young woman’s journey with Constitutional debate competitions. Disney’s Frozen and Pretty Woman: The Musical also make their Detroit debuts, and a new Broadway tour of Hairspray comes to town.

Season subscriptions are available for purchase starting at $319 and grant admittance to all six shows. Those who had purchased 2020-21 season passes will have their subscription moved to the new 2021 season. Individual tickets and group sales will go on sale at a later date.

“Today we have announced the shows we are offering our Season Subscribers,” Lichtenstein says. “We hold the deepest appreciation for their loyalty and look forward to the day when we reopen and welcome them and all of our fans back to the live Broadway experience.”

During the pandemic, Broadway in Detroit has presented live streaming programs to theater fans. Currently, tickets are on sale for A Killer Party – A Murder Mystery Musical, a digital production starring actors from Hamilton, Mean Girls, Wicked, and more. These live-streaming performances will continue.

For more information, visit broadwayindetroit.com.

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