Orpheum Announces Date Changes to 2020-2021 Broadway Season

Disney’s The Lion King Fall 2021 Dates Confirmed


The Orpheum Theatre announced further date changes to the 2020-2021 Broadway Season as well as confirmed dates for the rescheduled engagement of Disney’s The Lion King

“Since our initial season announcement in March, the world has continued to change,” said Brett Batterson, President & CEO. “We are so thankful for the continued support of our subscribers and supporters as we navigate the uncertain road ahead. It is not a question of if we will have Broadway again; it is simply a matter ofwhen.” 

This is the second reschedule of the Orpheum’s upcoming Broadway season as the return of Broadway and touring shows remains undetermined. At the end of May, the Orpheum announced rescheduled dates to the fall line-up of shows. The season, after that announcement, was to open with Jesus Christ Superstar in December. The season is now slated to begin with Mean Girls in March 2020 with Jesus Christ Superstar and CATS moved to December 2021. The Orpheum has still retained all shows that were announced in March. 


The latest changes are denoted with an asterisk below.

Updated 20-21 Orpheum Broadway Season

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  • Mean Girls – March 9-14, 2021
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville – April 13-18, 2021
  • Hadestown – May 4-9, 2021
  • HAMILTON – July 13 – 25, 2021
  • The Band’s Visit – August 24 – 29, 2021
  • Disney’s The Lion King – November 10-28, 2021*
  • CATS – December 1-5, 2021*
  • Jesus Christ Superstar – December 28, 2021- January 2, 2022*

About Onward: Funding the Orpheum’s Future:

As a nonprofit arts organization, suspending live events means a substantial loss of income. Funds from tickets and concession sales make up the largest part of our revenue and are vital to our financial stability. Covid-related postponements and cancellations greatly affect our ability to preserve our historic theatre and to share the performing arts with the community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue during this unprecedented time, you can do so at orpheum-memphis.com/onward.

About the Orpheum Theatre Group:

The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.


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