TPAC 2020-21 Broadway Season includes The Lion King and play about The Temptations

(l-r) See Ephraim Sykes, Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin, and James Harkness in Aint’ Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptaions at TPAC this summer. (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center announces a bold 2020-21 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, including a multi-week return engagement of Nashville’s best-loved Broadway musical, Disney’s The Lion King. and and an electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“This season is alive with a remarkable energy. TPAC’s creation 40 years ago was a catalyst for our performing arts community, and we’re excited to chart a new course for the future with a renewed commitment to providing high quality arts entertainment,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. “We can’t think of a better way to launch our 40th anniversary than with a full year of fresh, spirit-lifting, thought-provoking Broadway productions. Truly, the best is yet to come.”

Ain’t Too Proud –  The Life and Times of The Temptations is scheduled to run August 11-16, 2020. The New York Times Critics’ Pick, Come From Away kicks off the season July 28-August 2, 2020. Also premiering are a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical 1776 prior to its Broadway engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company; Mean Girls, the hilarious hit musical from the award-winning creative team of Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin and Casey Nicholaw; The Band’s Visit, the critically-acclaimed smash hit musical winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical; the Drama Desk Award winner for Best Musical The Prom, a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, and What The Constitution Means To Me, the 2019 Tony nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist by famed writer Heidi Schreck.

Back by popular demand are Les Miserables, the enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, a retelling of the passionate and timeless story for today’s audiences.

Get ready – ‘cause here they come! Ain’t Too Proud is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Ain’t Too Proud  tells the unforgettable story of the legendary quintet that Billboard Magazine named the greatest R&B group of all time.

2020-21 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season Schedule:  COME FROM AWAY – July 28-August 2, 2020 ; AIN’T TOO PROUD – August 11-16, 2020 ; 1776 – November 3-8, 2020  ; MEAN GIRLS – November 17-22, 2020 ; Disney’s THE LION KING – February 3-27, 2021  ; THE BAND’S VISIT – March 2-7, 2021 ; THE PROM – May 25-31, 2021 ; Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA – June 15-20, 2021. 2020-21 Broadway Special Presentations:  WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME – July 14-19, 2020 ; and LES MISÉRABLES – September 15-20, 2020.

For more information on the 2020-21 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, visit, where season tickets may be purchased, or call TPAC Patron Services at 615-782-6560.You also may visit the TPAC Box Office located at 505 Deaderick St.  Season ticket holders and groups receive priority seating for the Broadway Special presentations.

NOTE from TPAC: “In response to rising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and due to events beyond our control, including the declaration of a Tennessee and federal state of emergency, TPAC will close Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater, and the historic War Memorial Auditorium from March 14 through April 12.” This includes the run of The Color Purple, previously previewed here in the PRIDE.