Sat, Feb 22

Direct from New York, Nederlander Presents SunTrust Broadway's 2020/2021 Season at DPAC

Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway’s, 2020 / 2021 Season at DPAC.  It’s SunTrust Broadway’s BIGGEST season ever featuring two electrifying weeks of the smash hit AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS and the premiere of Tony® Award Winning Musical – HADESTOWN, plus six more remarkable productions direct from New York. 

SunTrust Broadway’s new season includes

  • AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, Five Guys. One Dream. And A Sound That Would Make Music History.: September 1-13, 2020
  • TOOTSIE, Broadway’s Funniest New Musical!: November 3-8, 2020
  • HADESTOWN, Winner! 8 Tony Awards® Including Best Musical:  November 17-22, 2020
  • 1776, New Pre-Broadway Production of the Tony Award®-Winning Musical: December 1-6, 2020
  • PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” - BuzzFeed News: February 23-28, 2021
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, “One of the Greatest Plays in History” - NPR: March 16-21, 2021
  • OKLAHOMA!, Tony Award® Winning Best Musical Revival: April 20-25, 2021
  • THE CHER SHOW, The Tony Award®-Winning Musical!  Her Life. Her Story. Her Legend.: June 1-6, 2021

In addition, SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members will have the opportunity to add WICKED to their 2020 / 2021 season seat package.  WICKED will be on stage at DPAC September 30 - October 25, 2020.  The public on-sale for WICKED will be announced at a later date. 


“This upcoming season is undeniably our biggest yet for SunTrust Broadway at DPAC,” said Rachel Traversari, DPAC’s Senior Director of Marketing.  “Each production represents the best of Broadway, and we cannot wait for guests to experience the unforgettable stories portrayed within each of these critically acclaimed shows.”


Annually, DPAC continues to be ranked among the top-five theaters in America by three leading national magazines that cover live entertainment events and venues, and DPAC is proud to be recognized as the Triangle’s #1 performing arts organization for the tenth consecutive year.


“This season, we are excited to welcome a fantastic lineup of Broadway shows at DPAC,” said Bob Klaus, DPAC’s General Manager.  “From Broadway’s most recent top-ten shows to brand new national tours, this season will be one of our best ever, and we are proud to bring these blockbuster shows to the Triangle for the first time.”

Season tickets for SunTrust Broadway’s, 2020 / 2021 season are currently available only to current Season Seat Members.  Current members will have until May 1, 2020 to renew their memberships. 


Season ticket packages for new members will go on sale in early June.  To be among the first to know when new season seat packages are about to go on sale, interested Broadway fans are encouraged to sign up to become a Friend of DPAC here.


Tickets to each of the individual shows that are part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC go on sale later this year.  


For more information, contact or call the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Ticket Center at DPAC at 919.281.0595, with the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Or visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Ticket Center at DPAC in person at 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701, located in the American Tobacco Historic District next to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the above hours.

Detailed information for SunTrust Broadway’s new season:


*Season Seat Members attend September 1-6, 2020

AIN’T TOO PROUD is the electrifying new smash hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 


The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America.  Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time. 

TOOTSIE: November 3-8, 2020

It’s “far and away the funniest musical of the season” (Daily News).  It’s “the most uproarious new show in years” (The Hollywood Reporter). It’s “the best comedy on Broadway” (Forbes).  No matter how you say it, TOOTSIE is unanimously funny!  It’s a laugh-out loud love letter to the theatre, based on the Oscar®-nominated film.  Featuring a Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony® winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a “hilarious, thoroughly modern TOOTSIE” (People Magazine) that’s “even funnier than the movie!  (New York Post).  “In these turbulent times, with the world out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” says Rolling Stone, “TOOTSIE is it.”


HADESTOWN: November 17-22, 2020




Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate.  Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin  (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always.


Intertwining two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.


1776:  December 1-6, 2020


They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them.  Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration.  But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom?   And to whom does that freedom belong?


Direct from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, visionary director Diane Paulus reexamines a pivotal moment in American history in a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical 1776 prior to its Broadway engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company. 


PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL: February 23-28, 2021

After an incredible run on Broadway, 3 Time Audience Choice Award winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is coming to DPAC! PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69,” “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. 


Atlantic Records’ PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is produced by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and is now available on all DSPs. 

Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: March 16-21, 2021

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning masterwork.  The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes).  New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon.  Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.”  With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) – has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).   

OKLAHOMA!: April 20-25, 2021

This OKLAHOMA! is as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical.  Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, this acclaimed production of OKLAHOMA! “let’s experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.”  (The New Yorker)


Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells the story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America.  Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. 


“The production shocked me and moved me,” raves Frank Rich of New York Magazine.  “This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.”  The Daily Beast says “Forget your traditional idea of OKLAHOMA! Daniel Fish’s daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is dark and different – brilliantly so.”


THE CHER SHOW: June 1-6, 2021


Superstars come and go.  Cher is forever.  For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way.  THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.


THE CHER SHOW is 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy®, and enough Tony Award®-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have you dancing in the aisles!

WICKED: September 30 – October 25, 2020


WICKED, the Triangle’s most “popular” musical, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent.  When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”


From the first electrifying note to final breathtaking moment, WICKED – the untold true story of the Witches of Oz – transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think.”

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