What Shows Are Touring in 2010-11?


In smaller cities, where touring musicals are usually in town for just one or two or three nights, the most popular shows this year are "Legally Blonde," "Beauty and the Beast," "Spamalot," "The Color Purple," and "Fiddler on the Roof."

"Shrek: the Musical" is playing in many cities for a week or more.

Newer musicals on longer runs (usually two weeks or more) are "Billy Elliot," "Young Frankenstein," "Jersey Boys," "Mary Poppins," and "In the Heights."

Other newer musicals on tour include "Avenue Q," "Spring Awakening," "Next to Normal," and "9 to 5."

Many older musicals continue to tour, including "A Chorus Line," "Grease," "Mamma Mia," "South Pacific," "The Wizard of Oz," "Dreamgirls," "The Lion King," "West Side Story," and "Hair."

In many cities, the big news is that "Wicked" is coming for the first time - and it's staying for two weeks at theaters that don't normally support such a long run. The two "Wicked" tours include stops in Madison, Memphis, Little Rock, Tulsa, Indianapolis, Tucson, Albuquerque, Orlando, Fresno, Boise, Spokane, San Antonio, Buffalo, and Omaha.