NEWS

2017-2018 BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center Season Announcement

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its line-up of shows for the new 2017-2018 season. HAMILTON will play its Houston engagement April 24-May 20, 2018, and anchor the BBVA Compass Broadway Season with five other shows, all of which will be Houston premieres. Along with one special option, the new season of seven productions represents a wide range of Tony Award® winners and song-and-dance favorites for Houston audiences to enjoy.

The season begins on Halloween night with a week of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, a brand-new, pre-Broadway production and ode to Jimmy Buffett's laid back lifestyle and timeless tunes, as well as brand new songs by Buffett. Next, the award-winning story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, ON YOUR FEET!, will arrive in late November. Beginning the new year in January 2018 is the revival of THE COLOR PURPLE whose re-imaged staging and stellar vocal performances won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical. At the end of January and into February 2018, Andrew Lloyd Webber's hilarious SCHOOL OF ROCK lands at the Hobby Center complete with an all-kid rock band. Then in late April, HAMILTON, with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives for a four-week run April 24-May 20, 2018. Fans of Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will delight in the "beautiful and haunting" presentation of its sequel LOVE NEVER DIES in July 2018. The solo season option pays tribute to the remarkable production RIVERDANCE which celebrates its 20th anniversary with a brand-new tour, coming to Houston in March 2018.

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Road Closures - Sunday, Jan 15

The Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half-Marathon is Sunday, January 15, 2017. During this time there will various road closures that may affect your trip to the Hobby Center. Click HERE for a marathon course map. Please plan your trip accordingly.

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FINDING NEVERLAND to play the Hobby Center April 25-30, 2017

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on November 18. FINDING NEVERLAND will play April 25-30, 2017, at the Hobby Center at 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance," Cirque du Soleil's Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination... and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

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The KING AND I Comes to the Hobby Center March 14 -19

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I that will play Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts March 14-19, 2017. In the tour, Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Comes to the Hobby Center January 24 -29

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott, the critically acclaimed production will come to Houston as part of a North American Tour.

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Performance News

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Media Information 

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