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'Hamilton' and 'Wicked' among shows coming to Omaha

'Hamilton' and 'Wicked' among shows coming to Omaha

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The opening night of “Hamilton” attracted a crowd in 2019. The hit musical is scheduled to return to the Orpheum Theater from Oct. 26 to Nov. 14.

Movie critic Bruce Miller says "Hamilton" really is that good. The original director, Thomas Kail, has preserved all the nuance theatergoers came to love, so you’ll get an experience that’s very close to one that wowed audiences a handful of years ago. This production, coming just before the Fourth of July, is as revolutionary as Broadway musicals get. Don’t miss it.

Omahans have another chance to be in the room where it happens.

“Hamilton” will return to the Orpheum Theater stage for 20 days this fall.

Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires dropped that news Friday morning in an announcement of the 2021-22 Broadway season. The new lineup replaces the revised 2020-21 season she previously announced.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical about the Founding Fathers will run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 14.

Squires also revealed that the super-popular “Wicked” also will return for two weeks.

In addition, “Hadestown,” the 2019 Tony Award best musical winner, also is part of the lineup, as is “Dear Evan Hansen,” which was scheduled at the Orpheum just as the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down.

“All I can say is wow, what an incredible lineup next fall,” Squires told followers on Facebook Live. “I can’t wait.”

The entire schedule:

“Cats,” Sept. 28 to Oct. 3.

“Hamilton,” Oct. 26 to Nov. 14

“Dear Evan Hansen,” Dec. 28, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022

“Fiddler on the Roof,” Feb. 8-13, 2022

“Mean Girls,” March 8-13, 2022

“Hadestown,” March 29 to April 3, 2022

“Wicked,” April 27 to May 15, 2022

“Anastasia,” June 7 to 12, 2022.

New season ticket packages are on sale at, and more information is available at

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Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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