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January 17th, 2020

Theatre in San Francisco: Broadway Shows, Musicals, Plays - Spring 2020

Art & Culture

The first half of 2020 brings exciting production to the Bay Area, whether you’re seeking off-Broadway musicals like Hamilton and Book of Mormon, or works from exciting contemporary playwrights like Qui Nguyen and Will Eno. Here’s a look at ongoing productions and shows set to open in San Francisco theatres through spring 2020.

Wakey, Wakey

Jan. 23 through Feb. 16
Geary Theater - American Conservatory Theater
See Emmy-award winner Tony Hale (Arrested Development) take on the main role in Will Eno’s (Thom Pain) comedy about life, love, and loss.


Through May 31
Orpheum Theatre - BroadwaySF
What’s left to be said about this mega-hit musical? It’s no surprise that this production of Hamilton has been extended into May 2020, after its initial SF opening in February 2019. Buy tickets while you still can!

The Last Ship

Through March 22
Golden Gate Theatre - Broadway SF
Sting stars as the protagonist in The Last Ship, a musical about a small, close-knit seafaring town with a shipyard as its center. This personal, political and passionate musical is an account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Jan. 28 through March 7
San Francisco Playhouse
Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things follows an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help readers who pour their hearts out to her. Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

Through July 12
The Curran
No other local venue is quite as befitting to host Harry Potter than the Curran, which underwent extensive renovations to accommodate the extension of the show’s run. With record-breaking productions in London, New York, and Melbourne, the San Francisco production marks the fourth engagement of the award-winning show written by Jack Thorne.


Feb. 13 through April 12
Strand Theatre - American Conservatory Theater
This dark comedy and 2016 Pulitzer finalist is a critical look at hierarchy in the workplace in the 21st century with bitter satire and painful honesty.

Book of Mormon

March 31 through April 26
Golden Gate Theatre - BroadwaySF
This might be the funniest musical ever written and appeals to a wide-ranging audience. With lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, you can expect complete irreverence and a surprisingly uplifting message.

The Band’s Visit

May 27 through June 21
Golden Gate Theatre - BroadwaySF
Touching, intimate, and the winner of 10 Tonys, The Band’s Visit is a musical tale of a band that finds themselves in an unexpected desert town and all that ensues while they wait for the next outbound train.

Poor Yella Rednecks

June 4-28
Geary Theater - American Conservatory Theater
From out-of-the-box playwright Qui Nguyen (Vietgone, 2018), Poor Yella Rednecks is a look at a Vietnamese family that relocates to Arkansas in the 1970s.


June 7 through July 2
San Francisco Opera
Rarely performed, Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi is a story about forbidden love in 16th century Spain, a time of political oppression. Italian with English subtitles.

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