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BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SEASON SCHEDULING UPDATES

Broadway at the Hobby Center’s priority continues to be the health and well-being of cast, crew, staff and audiences. The team at the Hobby Center is actively working in collaboration with state and local government officials on a plan to re-open following local, state and federal health guidelines.

TOOTSIE, originally scheduled to play January 5-10, 2021, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. It will remain part of the season.
BEAUTIFUL (Season Option), originally scheduled for January 22-24, 2021, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. It will remain part of the season as a season option.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, originally scheduled for February 23-28, 2021, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future season.
MEAN GIRLS, originally scheduled to play March 16-21, 2021, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. It will remain part of the season.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS POSTPONES SEASON UNTIL MAY 2021

"Homecoming Season" Will Run through February, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Houston’s non-profit performing arts organizations contend with an uncertain timeline to return to the stage. When Theatre Under The Stars originally announced its 2020/2021 Season in January, the six-show series at the Hobby Center was set to launch yesterday with a pre-Broadway engagement of the musical 1776. In June, however, TUTS made the decision to postpone the first two shows of the season due to the growing coronavirus crisis.

Today, TUTS delayed its season once again. The musicals will remain the same, but only Come From Away retains its originally-scheduled dates, now launching the season in May. The newly-dubbed “Homecoming Season” runs through February of 2022, ending with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Here’s the full line-up:

Come From Away — May 18 through 30, 2021
Rock of Ages — Aug. 10 through 22, 2021
1776 (Direct from Broadway) — Sept. 28 through Oct. 10, 2021
Sister Act — Nov. 2 through 14, 2021
Disney’s The Little Mermaid — Dec. 7 through 24, 2021
South Pacific — Feb. 8 through 20, 2022

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

HOUSTON'S HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY
LAUNCHES "HOUSTON CLEAN'

Community-Wide Standards & Protocols Establish Commitment to Health & Safety

The Houston Venues & Events Task Force along with the hospitality, tourism and transportation industries are committed to the health and safety of residents and visitors. As the area continues to safely reopen, industry partners have joined together to form Houston Clean, a campaign aimed to help guests easily identify safety measures in place to protect both patrons and associates.

Houston Clean (www.HoustonClean.com) unifies the individual efforts of businesses to present consistent operating guidelines to visitors. These guidelines serve as a baseline commitment to practice recommended health safety protocols in alignment with orders issued by federal, state and local officials, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

HOBBY CENTER ACHIEVES GBAC STAR™
FACILITY ACCREDITATION

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the venue has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Hobby Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that the Hobby Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

The Hobby Center becomes just the third performing arts center in the nation and first in Texas to achieve this accreditation.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER ANNOUNCES
2020-2021 SEASON SCHEDULING UPDATE

Broadway at the Hobby Center continues to work diligently with partners to navigate the challenges of scheduling touring Broadway shows during this unprecedented time. Two of the 2020-2021 Season shows planned for this fall have been rescheduled to 2021. MY FAIR LADY, previously scheduled for September 29- October 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for September 14-19, 2021. BLUE MAN GROUP, previously scheduled for November 17-22, 2020, has been rescheduled for April 20-25, 2021.

Season ticket 2020-2021 subscribers will keep the same subscription seats for MY FAIR LADY and BLUE MAN GROUP, and will receive all tickets later this fall. While there may be additional unforeseen scheduling changes in the season, please know if any performances on the series are cancelled, subscribers will have the option to receive a credit, refund, or the ability to donate the value of their tickets. Individual show ticket sales will be announced at later dates.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

HOBBY CENTER UPDATE

The Hobby Center Foundation’s top priority is ensuring our audiences enjoy meaningful and safe experiences with the arts as well as protecting the health and well-being of our patrons, touring artists, volunteers, and employees.

The Hobby Center administration staff and box office staff are working remotely.

To purchase Broadway At The Hobby Center 20-21 season subscriptions, please visit BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com.
To purchase TUTS 20-21 season subscriptions, please visit TUTS.com.
To purchase tickets to Je’Caryous Johnson’s BAPS, please visit ticketmaster.com.
Tickets to all other events can be purchased at thehobbycenter.org. If you have any other questions, please email boxoffice@thehobbycenter.org and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

Events taking place through November have either been postponed or cancelled. For an updated list of shows that are available, please visit thehobbycenter.org

We look forward to welcoming our loyal patrons back to the Hobby Center when we can safely proceed with regular operations.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER CANCELS HAMILTON ENGAGEMENT

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the HAMILTON engagement, previously scheduled to play June 30 – August 9, 2020, has been canceled.

Tickets purchased are no longer valid. Anyone who purchased online through Ticketmaster will receive an email from Ticketmaster providing instructions on how to receive a refund. Season ticket holders and Broadway at the Hobby Center eCLUB buyers will be contacted directly from Broadway in Houston about donation, credit and refund opportunities. Anyone who purchased through a third party reseller such as Vivid Seats or Stubhub, should contact those resellers directly to discuss their refund policies for cancellations.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF AND CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY CANCELLING ALL PERFORMANCES IN HOUSTON

For the safety of our audience members, employees and performers, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF AND CHARLIE and CHOCOLATE FACTORY will not be performing as scheduled at the Hobby Center.

If you purchased tickets to either of these performances online or by phone through Ticketmaster, you will receive an email from Ticketmaster instructing you on how to receive a refund. If you are a season ticket holder or a Broadway at the Hobby Center eCLUB buyer, you will be contacted directly about credit and refund opportunities. If you purchased tickets at the Hobby Center Box Office with a credit card, you will automatically receive a refund. If you purchased tickets with cash, the Hobby Center Box Office will process a check request for your refund once it has reopened. Finally, if you purchased tickets through a third party reseller such as Vivid or Stubhub, you should contact those resellers directly to discuss their refund policies for cancellations.

In uncertain times, it is art that we turn to for escapism, joy, and comfort. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. When that day arrives, and this intermission comes to an end, the thrill that live theater brings will feel more special than ever before.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS SUSPENDS SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS

Hobby Center Musical Theatre Productions, Student Programs and Fund-raising Events Impacted

Theatre Under The Stars ​announces the postponement or cancellation of most programming through July, due to the COVID-19 crisis. As Houston’s largest non-profit dedicated to musical theatre, this represents multiple events across several venues.

The impact of the cancellations represent ​losses of $1.975 million in revenue for the non-profit organization's theatrical productions at the Hobby Center and an additional $2.6 million in lost philanthropic support – for a staggering total loss of $4.6 million.

Houstonians who wish to support the future of professional musical theatre are urged to visit​ ​HERE

COVID-19 Preparedness Measures

In conjunction with federal state and local agencies, the Hobby Center Foundation is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, the diseased caused by 2019 novel corona virus.

We consider the health and well-being of our guests and staff our highest priority and we are committed to providing a clean and safe environment.

Here’s how we are responding:
  • Monitoring and following the Center for Disease Control as well as other health organizations for facts and recommended practices
  • Implementing extra precautions
  • Additional hand sanitation stations
  • Extensive daily cleaning and disinfecting protocols with dedicated housekeeping staff solely responsible for sanitizing seat arms, hand rails, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces

We encourage you to take standard precautions including:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequent touched objects and surfaces

We will remain vigilant and are prepared to make decisions based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions.

MEMORIAL HERMANN BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Featuring Houston Premieres and Tony Award® Winning Mega Sensations

Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center announces the sensational 2020-2021 Season today. Featuring six premiers and Tony Award® winners including the Broadway mega-sensation TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards including Best Musical HADESTOWN. Also, Tina Fey’s hilarious new musical comedy MEAN GIRLS, the music phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary national tour, the hilarious Broadway smash TOOTSIE, the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY and the quirky comedy and joyful experience of THE BLUE MAN GROUP. Also: included are these season options, the inspiring true story BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and last but not least Houston’s most “popular” musical WICKED.

Additionally, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical was announced as a sneak preview into the 2021-2022 Season.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

CURRENT TRAFFIC AND PARKING INFORMATION

Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your performance. Parking is available in the Hobby Center garage with entrances on Rusk and Walker Streets, along with valet service on Bagby Street. Valet and Hobby Center garage parking is subject to space and availability. Large attendance at various performances, coupled with other downtown activities, will create high demand, limiting access and there is a high probability of valet and/or self-parking reaching capacity and closing prior to the start time of a performance.

Overflow parking is available in the Theater District Garage beneath Tranquility Park (Entrance #2). Currently, elevators in the Tranquillity Garage are not available and the tunnel is scheduled to reopen in October.

SECURITY CHECK

For your safety and security, walk thru detectors will be in use and all bags are subject to inspection before entering the theater. Please allow extra time prior to your performance. Oversized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted inside the theater.

For a full list of prohibited items click HERE

Performance News

For information about performances presented by Hobby Center's two resident Sarofim series, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Memorial Hermann Broadway Across America series, please visit their websites:

Media Information

Media information regarding the Hobby Center building series is available upon request at info@thehobbycenter.org