The Paramount Theatre had cancelled the balance of its 2020-21 season and will start its 2021-22 Broadway season in June.
Paramount President and CEO Tim Rater made the announcement Thursday, Aug. 13.
“After months of monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic while consulting with state and local health officials, state and local government representatives and endless professionals around the country, it’s become evident that we have to adapt our plans one more time,” he said. “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce we are postponing the entire 2020-2021 Paramount Broadway season one year, until 2021-2022.”
The Paramount will open Kinky Boots on June 30, 2021. The 10th Anniversary Season will then begin on Sept. 1, 2021.
Although forced to delay the Broadway season, the scheduled performances of Killer Queen, Frank Caliendo, Jay Leno and Straight No Chaser are still on sale and will take place as scheduled.
All tickets to these shows are still valid.
“Please know, our lights are merely dimmed right now, and after this intermission, they will shine brighter than ever,” Rater said. “We will all be together when that curtain rises again and the overture fills the air.”
Updated Paramount Performance Schedule
- Killer Queen — April 3, 2021
- Frank Caliendo — June 5, 2021
- Jay Leno — June 11, 2021
- Straight No Chaser — June 12, 2021
- Kinky Boots — June 30–Aug. 15, 2021
- Rock of Ages — Sept. 1–Oct. 17, 2021
- Cinderella — Nov. 10, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022
- Groundhog Day — Jan. 26–March 13, 2022
- Ragtime — April 13–May 29, 2022
What This Means for Patrons
IF YOU RENEWED FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON:
You are good to go, and there is nothing you need to do. The money you paid for the four shows in the 2020-2021 season will now be applied to those same four shows in 2021-2022 season.
Your tickets with updated show dates and times will be sent to you prior to the start of the season. If you requested a change to your seats for the upcoming season, you will be contacted in the spring to discuss seating options.
Once all subscribers are seated, you will have the opportunity to make exchanges, purchase additional tickets and purchase Premium Guest Experience.
IF YOU PRE-ORDERED A NEW SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON:
After seating all renewing subscribers, officials will reach out to you in the spring to review seating options. Since you pre-ordered, you will be seated after renewing subscribers and before subscriptions are made available again to new subscribers.
Your order will still be honored in the order in which it was received for the 2020-2021 season.
IF YOU DID NOT RENEW FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON:
The 2021-2022 season will go back on sale in the spring, and you will have the opportunity to purchase seats before they go on sale to the general public.
For any questions, contact the box office at 630-896-6666 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
SOURCE: Paramount Theatre news release