(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey has announced its 2021-22 Reopening Broadway Season, featuring 10 fantastic shows in a fully renovated theater including brand-new theater seats. The 2021-22 Season will feature Tony(R) Award-winning hits, Broadway fan favorites, and some State Theatre debuts. Season tickets for the 2021-22 Broadway Series are now on sale.
State Theatre New Jersey’s five-show Broadway Series kicks off with Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on November 26-28. The other four shows in the series include the adventure-filled new musical based on the beloved film, Anastasia on December 3-5; the Tony(R) Award-winning musical, featuring the music of Gershwin, An American in Paris on February 25-27; the hilarious hit Broadway musical featuring original music and lyrics by Grammy(R) Award-winner Sara Bareilles, Waitress on April 14-16; and Hairspray, the Tony® Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon on April 29-May 1.
Other shows included in State Theatre’s 2021-22 Broadway season include the Jimmy Buffet musical, Escape to Margaritaville on October 8-10; the musical, Million Dollar Quartet on November 2; the beloved classic, Cats on March 18-20; and the new musical, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on May 13-15. Also, this season, Tony(R) Award-winning star of Hamilton, Leslie Odom, Jr., makes his State Theatre debut with his Christmas concert on December 10.
State Theatre New Jersey is offering season tickets to its Broadway Series. Season ticket holders are able to order their series tickets now before single tickets go on sale to the general public on September 1. They are also able to secure some of the best seats in the historic theater and those seats will remain theirs, year after year, for as long as they remain season ticket holders. Season tickets also come with many added benefits such as 20% savings off single ticket prices—like getting one Broadway show free—ticket exchanges within the series, and a bring your friends discount that allows single tickets (once on sale) to be added on at a 15% savings off single ticket prices.
Broadway show tickets are currently only available through their season ticket program. Single tickets to the Broadway shows will go on sale on September 1. For Broadway Season Tickets, email Concierge@STNJ.org; call their Season Ticket Hotline at 732-247-7200, ext. 555; or schedule an appointment at STNJ.org/Concierge.
Renovations: Upgrades and renovations to the historic 100-year-old State Theatre include brand-new theater seats, renovated lobbies, all new restrooms with touchless technology, upgraded HVAC systems, and a new elevator for access to all levels.
State Theatre's 2021-22 Broadway Season is sponsored by Magic 98.3.
State Theatre was built in 1921 as a silent film and vaudeville palace. Recognizing the historic significance of the theater, PBS honored State Theatre New Jersey by featuring it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of 2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey” can be streamed at STNJ.org/History. Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Central New Jersey and has welcomed six million people through its doors since reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County, and averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of more than $18 million a year. The mainstage programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz, Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
PHOTOS: (TOP) From "Waitress", photo by Jeremy Daniel (BOTTOM) From "Hairspray", photo by Bennion and Jeremy Daniel