Broadway Across Canada’s 20th season to include Come From Away, Beautiful, School of Rock, The King and I

The cast of Come From Away. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Four musicals will hit the NAC’s Southam Hall stage in 2018-19 as Broadway Across Canada marks its 20th year. 

The season opens with the School of Rock by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the film hit that starred Jack Black, as the teacher who turned students into rock stars. It runs Sept. 25 – 30.

School of Rock starts it all off.

That will be followed by the Tony award winning Beautiful which covers the legendary Carole King’s career from the early days writing songs with her former husband Gerry Goffin to her later massive success with the album Tapestry and beyond. This show runs from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 2019. 

One of the best loved Broadway productions ever, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I has been revived by the Lincoln Centre in New York and is headed to Ottawa March 12 –17, 2019. 

Last, but certainly not least, the Canadian and Newfoundland story about the planes that landed in Gander after 9/11 and the friendships that formed out of the tragedy, Come From Away will be on view from Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, 2019.

Subscribers renewing for the 2019-20 season will get first crack at tickets for Hamilton which will arrives in the 2019-20 season. For ticket information please see

Beautiful tells the Carole King story.

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.