NEWS

Important Announcement

Artista at the Hobby Center has closed to make way for a new restaurant concept. A reimagined fine dining experience, including new lunch and dinner menus, along with a new restaurant name will launch before the start of the new theatrical seasons in mid-September. More details will be announced at a later date in celebration and anticipation of the reopening. Patrons can still enjoy dining in the Hobby Center’s Grand Lobby Bistro 1.5 hours prior to performances in Sarofim Hall. For questions regarding future reservations upon the restaurant reopening, please call 713-315-2562.

Current Parking Information

Please plan to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your performance. Parking is available in the Hobby Center garage with entrances on Rusk and Walker Streets, along with valet service on Bagby Street. Valet and Hobby Center garage parking is subject to space and availability. Large attendance at various performances, coupled with other downtown activities, will create high demand, limiting access and there is a high probability of valet and/or self-parking reaching capacity and closing prior to the start time of a performance.

Overflow parking is available in the Theater District Garage beneath Tranquility Park (Entrance #2). Currently, elevators and tunnel access from the Tranquility Garage to the Hobby Center are not available.

Click HERE for a parking map.

ANNOUNCING #HAM4HAM LOTTERY IN HOUSTON

32 Tickets For Every Performance - $10 each

Producer Jeffrey Seller and BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center are pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (April 24) in Houston at the Hobby Center. Thirty-two (32) orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM CT on Sunday, April 22 for tickets to the Tuesday, April 24 performance. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.

Click HERE for the full press release and instructions on how to enter the digital lottery.

Security Check

For your safety and security, walk thru detectors will be in use and all bags are subject to inspection before entering the theater. Please allow extra time prior to your performance. Oversized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted inside the theater. For a full list of prohibited items click HERE

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Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season

Tony Award® and Grammy® winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN to premier in Houston as part of the 2019-2020 season

Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options.

“I can’t wait to share this season with the audiences of Houston. The phrase ‘something for everyone,’ can often be overused, but in this case it couldn’t be more true,” states Fran Macferran, President of the Hobby Center Foundation. “We are bringing everything from beloved audience favorite LES MISÉRABLES to acclaimed revival MISS SAIGON, a game-changing rock musical with RENT, new musicals ANASTASIA and WAITRESS with music by Sara Bareilles, another Disney sensation for young and old in ALADDIN, and a hilarious and award-winning play in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. And that’s not even the full list! Seasons like this continue to raise the bar and we are thrilled to bring such first-class arts offerings to our great city.”

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to Houston for a limited engagement as a season option. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes a triumphant two-week return.

Additionally, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the six-time 2017 Tony Award®-winner for BEST MUSICAL, was announced as a sneak preview into the following 2019-2020 Season. 2018-2019 Subscribers will have first access to tickets when they renew their subscriptions for the 2019-2020 Season.

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

Hamilton Tickets Onsale Powered By Ticketmaster Verified Fan ® Friday, February 23

Ticketmaster Verified Fan ® Registration Available Through Monday, February 19

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway at the Hobby Center announce today that tickets for HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, February 23 at 10:00 AM CT. Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.

Jeffrey Seller states, "Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans. We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier."

Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Monday, February 19, at 11:59 PM CT. Visit hamiltonhou.tmverifiedfan.com to register.

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

National Tour Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit School of Rock – The Musical

January 30 - February 4, 2018
Tickets On Sale Now

Houston, TX – BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that individual tickets for School of Rock – The Musical are on sale now. School of Rock – The Musical will play The Hobby Center on January 30 – February 4, 2018.

Rocking the roofs off theaters across America, the School of Rock – The Musical national tour stars Rob Colletti as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Matt Bittner as Ned, Emily Borromeo as Patty, Merritt David Janes as Dewey Alternate, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Olivia Bucknor as Shonelle, Theodora Silverman as Katie, Chloe Anne Garcia as Marcy, Carson Hodges as Mason, Gianna Harris as Tomika, Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton as Freddy, Phoenix Schuman as Zack, John Michael Pitera as Billy, Theo Mitchell-Penner as Lawrence and Ava Briglia as Summer. The adult ensemble features John Campione, Patrick Clanton, Christopher DeAngelis, Kristian Espiritu, Melanie Evans, Liam Fennecken, Kara Haller, Elysia Jordan, Jameson Moss, Sinclair Mitchell, Tim Shea and Hernando Umana. The kid’s ensemble features Rayna Farr, Bella Fraker, Alex Louis, Tommy Ragen, Gabriella Uhl and Aiden Niklas Villa.

Click here for more details.

Tickets On Sale Now for the Houston Premiere of the Tony Award®-Winning Broadway Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE

January 9-14, 2018

Houston, TX - BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that the individual tickets for the Houston premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award®- winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia.

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First National Tour of the Hit Broadway Musical "On Your Feet!" Congas its Way to Houston

November 21-26, 2017

Tickets Now on Sale

Houston, TX - BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! – based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan.

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Official Casting Announced for "Escape to Margaritaville" Pre-Broadway Tour and Broadway Premiere

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard and Eric Petersen to lead the company

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the musical begins previews on Broadway on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Broadway tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.

Click here for more details.

Performance News

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Media Information 

Media information regarding the Hobby Center building and the Hobby Center's Uniquely Houston® series is available upon request at info@thehobbycenter.org