‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked’ and ‘The Lion King’ return to Broadway in September
11th May 2021

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Three of the biggest shows on Broadway said Tuesday that tickets are already on sale for their return to the Great White Way in September.

Stars from “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” appeared together on “Good Morning America” to confirm that each show will return when Broadway is set to raise the curtain again Sept. 14 — with tickets already on sale.

“Once we’re back, we’ll be better than ever,” predicted Krystal Joy Brown, who plays Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit show.

“And New York City can revive as well,” she said of the much-missed industry and tourist attraction.

L. Steven Taylor said it was “indescribable” to know he would be returning as Mufasa in “The Lion King” after being shut down 18 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said it would be especially powerful with “Rafiki’s opening call” in the famed show, which is “really a call for the community to come together.”

“I feel like that’s what this is symbolic of, Broadway coming back — it’s really a community coming back and making New York really start to go,” Taylor told host Michael Strahan.

Alexandra Billings of “Wicked,” meanwhile, said she was “sitting in my gratefulness, and very happy” to know the show would soon return.

“I’m so blessed, I’m so grateful and I’m so honored to be a part of telling this story,” Billings said.

Brown said theater fans wouldn’t just see changes because of the pandemic — but also some inspired by the “reckoning” that started with “George Floyd’s horrifying murder.”

“We’ve taken a lot of steps not only to make sure the theater will be safe for our audience members, but to make sure that our cast and crew have been trained in anti-racism training, also making sure that we as a brand are pushing forward social justice,” Brown explained.

“We are representing so many people, and they can see us. Broadway being accessible, Broadway being diverse and inclusive, is an amazing thing for all of us,” she said.

Billings said that as a “mixed-race trans woman on Broadway” she hopes to help “open a portal for dialogue for change, not just for Broadway but for the people that come to see us.”

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