Broadway, baseball signal slow return to live events in Bull City
Posted February 23, 2021 3:41 p.m. EST
Updated February 23, 2021 6:13 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — After nearly a year with no live performances, the Durham Performing Arts Center is gearing up to bring back its Broadway touring shows this fall.
On Tuesday, DPAC announced its rescheduled dates for last season's Broadway shows and its upcoming 2021-2022 season. The first show back will be The Band's Visit running Oct. 5-10.
While not officially part of its Broadway season ticket package, Hamilton will be returning in 2022. Season ticket holders will have the first chance to purchase tickets to Hamilton. Tickets will be released to the general public at a later date.
When DPAC closed its doors on March 13, the Broadway season was in full swing with a production of Les Misérables. When the theater reopens, Marketing and PR Manager Josette Roten said they hope to reopen at full capacity, but will adhere to capacity limits if still in place.
"We are really proud to have recently become a global bio-risk advisory council star accredited facility, and that’s the gold standard for the cleaning industry as a whole for infectious disease prevention. So we are really honored about that. We are one of the first in the state to earn that designation," Roten said.
Across American Tobacco Campus, the Durham Bulls are also gearing up to take to the field again. Last week, the team announced its schedule for the upcoming season, which is set to start on April 6 when they host the Gwinnett Stripers at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game will end a 572-day drought of Bulls baseball at the DBAP.
Single game ticket information, including capacity limitations in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, will be released at a later date. Dates and opponents are subject to change. Promotions for the 2021 season will also be announced at a future time.
"We are hoping to be apart of the comeback ... of being a little bit closer to normal and being able to get out and socialize a little bit safely with your family members or your friends," Durham Bulls Assistant General Manager Scott Strickland said.
The Durham Bulls are owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, which also owns WRAL.