Broadway shows at ASU Gammage in Tempe


ASU Gammage is gearing up for the 2020-2021 ASU Gammage Desert Financial Broadway Across America–Arizona season with an updated lineup. Challenges brought on by recent events have forced changes in the complex system of routing Broadway tours. That impacts the current Broadway season and the one to come.

There aren’t many cities that play host to the best touring Broadway shows. We’re very lucky to have an impressive lineup of Broadway shows in Tempe, Arizona each year at ASU Gammage. The 2019/2020 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series kicks off in September, with MISS SAIGON, an epic tale of love and war, and continues through the summer with a nearly one month long run of family favorite THE LION KING.

It’s really exciting to have a few shows in Tempe this season that haven’t graced the Gammage stage before. SUMMER is a musical biography of the amazing disco queen, Donna Summer. MEAN GIRLS will bring Tina Fey’s now classic movie to life, which is absolutely “fetch.” And, COME FROM AWAY looks to be an absolutely charming tale of 7,000 airplane passengers who were stranded in a small town in Newfoundland on September 11, 2001, where fear and tension transformed into trust and friendships. 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, ASU Gammage is a beautiful landmark in Tempe and a terrific place to see a performance. ASU Gammage is located on the southwest corner of the ASU Tempe Campus, at Mill Avenue and Apache Blvd. If you choose to park near the theater, here are a few ASU Gammage parking tips. There is some construction in the area, so if you’re going straight to the show, we suggest arriving an hour ahead of time.

However, we think it’s best to make a night out of it. ASU Gammage is very close to restaurants in Downtown Tempe, making it easy to go to dinner beforehand, or go out for cocktails or dessert afterwards. Parking is ample in the downtown area and it is just a quick stroll or pedi cab ride to the auditorium. Check out our blog to learn about the best places to eat before a show at ASU Gammage.

Learn more about each show and buy tickets on the ASU Gammage website.

2019/2020 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona series

MISS SAIGON – Sept. 24-29, 2019

ANASTASIA – Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2019

BLUE MAN GROUP – Nov. 15-17, 2019

SUMMER – Jan. 7-12, 2020

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2020

BEAUTIFUL – Feb. 21-23, 2020

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND – March 3-8, 2020

MEAN GIRLS – April 21-26, 2020

COME FROM AWAY – May 26-31, 2020

THE LION KING – June 17-July 12, 2020

Toni Smith
Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.