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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Broadway San Jose Reschedules Fall Shows

Jun 26, 2020
Broadway San Jose has rescheduled its fall shows to 2021, including “1776,” “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats.”

“Riverdance” leads off the 2021 season with performances like you’ve never seen before, appearing January 1-3, 2021. This show offers a powerful and stirring reinvention of a truly beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of “Riverdance” all over again.

Next up is the stage production of “Jersey Boys,” scheduled for January 8-10, 2021. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy 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. This show features the legendary top ten hits: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night).”

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story” has been rescheduled for March 3, 2021. The 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.

Using state of the art projection photos and original film footage, this production features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

“1776” has been rescheduled for February 15-20, 2022. Direct from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, visionary director Diane Paulus reexamines a pivotal moment in American history in a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical "1776." They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And to whom does that freedom belong?

The new dates for “Dear Evan Hansen,” winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, are May 31 through June 12, 2022.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. “Dear Evan Hansen” is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

“Dear Evan Hansen” features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("La La Land," "The Greatest Showman"), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif ("Rent", "Next to Normal").

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show, “Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats,” with a scheduled performance TBA. Audiences can expect more cooking, more comedy, more music, and more potentially dangerous science stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers…think twice. Performance will be at the San Jose Civic Theater.

For more information on these and other upcoming Broadway San Jose shows, including “Anastasia” (January 26-31, 2021), “Tootsie” (March 23-28, 2021), “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (May 4-9, 2021), “RENT” (May 14-16, 2021), etc. please visit info@broadwaysanjose.com.

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Photo caption: Broadway San Jose has rescheduled "The Simon & Garfunkel Story" for March 3, 2021.


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