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Hennepin Theatre Trust announces the 2024-2025 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, bringing 11 Broadway shows to Minneapolis including the pre-Broadway world premiere of Purple Rain

Completing the new season are Back to the Future: The Musical, the 30th Anniversary production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the most Tony Award-winning musical of the season Kimberly Akimbo, Best Musical Revival Parade, Some Like It Hot, & Juliet and the Tony Award-winning play told through thrillingly lifelike puppetry, Life of Pi

Broadway’s newest and hottest shows come to downtown Minneapolis in a lineup that represents an impressive 40 Tony Awards. The eight-show subscription package includes Purple Rain, Back to the Future: The Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Kimberly Akimbo, Parade, Some Like It Hot, & Juliet and Life of Pi. The three shows which may be added to a season subscription package include Les Misérables, Hadestown and The Book of Mormon.
New season ticket packages will go on sale later this spring and current subscribers will receive detailed auto-renewal information about their subscription packages via email.

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2024) Hennepin Theatre Trust unveiled its 2024-2025 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, featuring 11 Broadway productions coming to downtown Minneapolis. The lineup includes seven Minnesota premieres and four returning favorites, highlighted by recently announced pre-Broadway world premiere of Purple Rain at the historic State Theatre in 2025.

“We are more than thrilled and proud to present Purple Rain in its hometown next year before it makes its way to Broadway,” said Todd Duesing, Hennepin Theatre Trust president and CEO. “Prince was a visionary artist who created the Minneapolis sound and ignited a profound appreciation for the arts in the Twin Cities and Minnesota as a whole, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of the region. As the birthplace of the legendary musician and songwriter, and the setting of the renowned movie that captivated the world, Minnesota will see everybody literally dancing in the streets in celebration of seeing Purple Rain transform from screen to stage.”

The 2024-2025 season, which kicks off in September 2024, includes the winner of the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Back to the Future: The Musical, and showcases the current Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Kimberly Akimbo and the North American tour premiere of Parade, the current Tony winner for Best Musical Revival. Also coming direct from Broadway are the musicals Some Like It Hot, & Juliet and the play Life of Pi. The season concludes with the 30th Anniversary production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Back by popular demand, the Trust welcomes return engagements Les Misérables, Hadestown and The Book of Mormon.

The 2024-2025 season represents an impressive 40 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Costumes and Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Scenic Design of a Play.

“Set against the vibrant backdrop of downtown Minneapolis, the new Broadway season promises artistic excellence and a significant local community and statewide economic impact.” said Duesing. “I’m delighted to join in the anticipation of welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors to our historic theaters where they’ll experience the magic of live theater. The arts not only uplift and inspire, but they also have lasting effects beyond the final curtain by contributing to the cultural vitality of Minnesota.”

The Minnesota premiere of Back to the Future: The Musical launches the 2024-2025 season running for two weeks Sept. 10-22, 2024. Back to the Future is adapted for the stage by the iconic film’s creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis and directed by the Tony Award-winner John Rando with original music by multi-Grammy® winners Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, alongside hit songs from the movie including “The Power of Love,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Earth Angel” and “Back in Time.” When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past, and send himself… back to the future.

Don’t miss the Tony Award-winning musical, which just won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Some Like It Hot, with a thrilling run from Oct. 15-20, 2024. Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, Some Like It Hot is the story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. Critically acclaimed and named Best Musical by the Drama Desk, The Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle, it’s a “tap-dancing, razzle-dazzling embrace of everything you love about musical theater.” (Deadline)

The current Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical, Parade, makes its North American tour premiere in Minneapolis Jan. 21-26, 2025. Set in the old red hills of Georgia, the riveting story follows Leo and Lucille Frank, a newlywed Jewish couple facing an unimaginable test of faith, justice, and devotion when Leo is accused of a crime. This acclaimed production with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown is a glorious and hopeful exploration of love and humanity reminding us that to love, we must truly see one another.

Experience the Broadway sensation, Life of Pi, winner of three Tony Awards, during its exhilarating run March 4-9, 2025. Based on the bestselling novel, this epic play of perseverance and hope unfolds after a shipwreck, where a sixteen-year-old named Pi survives on a lifeboat with a hyena, zebra, orangutan and Royal Bengal tiger, offering a breathtaking journey with jaw-dropping visuals and world-class puppetry.

The national and international spotlight will be on Minneapolis when the pre-Broadway world premiere of Purple Rain takes the stage in spring 2025 at the State Theatre. Purple Rain tells the story of The Kid, a rising rock musician in the Minneapolis club scene, as he contends with a tumultuous home environment, a rival band and a budding romance. The stage adaptation of Prince’s legendary film and album is based on the original screenplay by Albert Magnoli and William Blinn, and features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, music and lyrics by Prince, and direction by Tony Award-nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz.

From the Emmy® Award-winning writer of “Schitt’s Creek,” & Juliet is a new musical that reimagines Shakespeare’s classic love story where Juliet chooses a fresh beginning instead of tragedy. Embark on a fabulous journey May 13-18, 2025 with iconic pop anthems like “Since U Been Gone,” “Baby One More Time” and “I Want It that Way” from Max Martin, the genius songwriter/producer behind more #1 hits than any other artist this century. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo.

Don’t miss the acclaimed musical Kimberly Akimbo, winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Making its Minnesota premiere, this production about growing up and growing old (in no particular order) is set to captivate audiences from July 8-13, 2025. Follow Kimberly’s hilarious and heartwarming journey as she tackles family dysfunction, a rare genetic condition, her first crush and potential felony charges with unwavering optimism and determination to find happiness.

Concluding the 2024-2025 season is a newly reimagined 30th Anniversary production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, running for two weeks Aug. 5-17, 2025. This enchanting and breathtaking musical, featuring spectacular new sets and dazzling costumes, brings the timeless tale to life with the beloved Oscar®-winning and Tony Award-nominated score, including iconic songs like “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Don’t miss the beloved musical that promises to fill your heart with Disney magic.

A two-week run of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables makes a triumphant return to Minneapolis Nov. 19 – Dec. 1, 2024.

The outrageous musical comedy and nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, returns for a fifth appearance in Minneapolis Dec. 17-22, 2024.

Following sold-out performances in 2022, the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Hadestown returns to the Orpheum Theatre Feb. 11-16, 2025.

“At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the performing arts and its ability to invigorate and create positive change in the communities we serve,” said Lucas Giambelluca, President of Bank of America Twin Cities. “Beyond enriching shared cultural experiences, our commitment extends to engaging with future leaders across the state through impactful arts in education outreach programs. This dedication is vital as it contributes to the cultivation of future leaders, emphasizing the transformative power of arts in shaping and connecting communities.”

The eight-show subscription package price starts at $355 and includes:

  • Back to the Future: The Musical

    Sept. 10-22, 2024 (two weeks)

  • Some Like It Hot

    Oct. 15-20, 2024

  • Parade

    Jan. 21-26, 2025 (North American Tour premiere)

  • Life of Pi

    March 4-9, 2025

  • Purple Rain

    spring 2025 (pre-Broadway world premiere, State Theatre)

  • & Juliet

    May 13-18, 2025

  • Kimberly Akimbo

    July 8-13, 2025

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

    Aug. 5-17, 2025 (two weeks)

Optional shows that can be added to a subscription package:

  • Les Misérables

    Nov. 19 – Dec. 1, 2024 (two weeks)

  • The Book of Mormon

    Dec. 17–22, 2024

  • Hadestown

    Feb, 11-16, 2025

All subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for each show in the eight-show package. Subscribers receive exclusive benefits including the option to use an interest-free payment plan, flexible exchanges, convenient automatic renewal and early access to purchase additional tickets.

All subscribers are guaranteed the same seats for each show in the eight-show package with the exception of Purple Rain, which is appearing at the State Theatre. Subscribers receive exclusive benefits including the option to use an interest-free payment plan, flexible exchanges, convenient automatic renewal and early access to purchase additional tickets. Package prices include applicable season subscription discounts, historic restoration fees and processing fees, and, if applicable, Select Plus or Select subscription fees.

New season ticket packages will go on sale later this spring and current subscribers will receive detailed auto-renewal information via email.

Group ticket requests for 10 or more can be made now by calling (612) 373-5665. Pricing and discounts vary by show, performance, and price level. Visit Minneapolis.Broadway.com/Groups to learn more.

Tickets for individual shows will go on sale to the general public at later dates. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org/Broadway for additional information.

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Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 69 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,800 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs (automated teller machines) and award-winning digital banking with approximately 57 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BAC).

The John Gore Organization is the leading presenter, distributor, and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide. Under the leadership of 20-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, Group Sales Box Office and Broadway Brands. The company presents shows in 48 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. The John Gore Organization is committed to supporting theater access and education programs that introduce Broadway to the next generation of audiences and theater professionals.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, Group Sales Box Office and Broadway Brands. Led by 20-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and Hamilton. Current productions include &Juliet, Hadestown, Hamilton, Kimberly Akimbo, MJ: The Musical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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