Direct from the West End, Rohald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrives at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this Spring. This highly anticipated page-to-stage adaptation promises to be one of the sweetest new musicals of the season. With direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) in the role of Willy Wonka, the show has all the perfect ingredients for a hit Broadway musical.
Luckily, you don’t have to give away all your gold to earn a ticket to this treasured tale. In fact, now through January 27th only, tickets are available for as low as $39.
But hurry, because there’s only 9 days to take advantage of this unbeatable offer to the world of Wonka like you’ve never seen before. Give us a call by Jan. 27th at 877-943-2929 to secure your seats.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable treat for groups of all taste buds but especially students! Check out this Study Guide to make your experience at the theatre even SWEETER!
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Don’t miss them! Continuing where our previous post left off, let’s take a final look at the shows that are set to close this Sunday, January 15th:
This long-running hit tells the story of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, portraying the band’s formation and success, as well as providing a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes drama that plagued the 1960s sensation, all from the perspectives of the members themselves. Since opening at the August Wilson Theatre in 2005, Jersey Boys has been playing The Four Seasons’ greatest hits to Broadway audiences from all around the world. Be sure to catch the phenomenon while you still can!
Next up at the August Wilson Theatre: Groundhog Day is set to open on April 17, 2017.
Following an incredibly successful Off-Broadway run, this four time Tony Award-winner opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre in February of 2016, before moving to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre that August. Written by Stephen Karam, this one-act play depicts a tense family Thanksgiving in the small Manhattan apartment of one of the grown daughters. In addition to winning the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans was also a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.
Next up at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: Come from Away is set to open on March 12, 2017.
Check into the Holiday Inn before it closes its doors! Adapted from the 1942 film of the same name and featuring the beloved standards by Irving Berlin, this feel-good holiday hit opened this past October at Studio 54 for a limited engagement. This energetic, toe-tapping musical stars Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) and Corbin Bleu (Godspell, High School Musical) as two thirds of a song-and-dance trio who headline at a farmhouse-turned-inn. This show is one you won’t want to miss!
Next up at Studio 54: Sweat is set to open on March 26, 2017.
Stay tuned for our next installment, as we take a final look at the shows that are set to close during the rest of January!
One of the most highly anticipated productions this year is the live stage adaptation of Anastasia. From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past.
Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox animated film, Anastasia reunites the Tony Award®-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime: book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Darko Tresnjak, a Tony Award winner for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, will direct, and Peggy Hickey (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) will choreograph. The all-star cast includes Christy Altomare (Spring Awakening), Derek Klena (Wicked), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), and Mary Beth Peil (CBS’s “The Good Wife”).
To help enhance the student group experience, check out the Anastasia Education Guide. This booklet provides insight into the creation of the show and the story of Anastasia via articles, bios, and photos. Study guides are a wonderful resource for enriching your group’s theatrical experience.
Student tickets are available starting $49. Give us a call today at 877-943-2929 or book here to secure your Broadway group tickets to Anastasia!
Listen up, Waitress fans! There are only a few months left to catch Tony Award-winning star Jessie Mueller in the show. Ms. Mueller, who originated the role of Jenna, plays her last performance on March 26th. A replacement will be announced at a later date.
Though Ms. Mueller will be leaving the show, group tickets are now on sale through September 3, 2017. Get group tickets for this Broadway smash starting as low as $49! Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 877-943-2929 now to find out how you can secure the best seats at the lowest price!
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna (currently played by Ms. Mueller), a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Broadway newcomer Denée Benton is already taking Broadway by storm. Ms. Benton plays Natasha in the critically-acclaimed musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Now playing at The Imperial Theatre, the musical has been hailed as “the most innovative and best new musical since Hamilton” (The New York Times). The young actress is receiving rave reviews for her Broadway debut.
Check out her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
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Catch them while you can! Continuing where our previous post left off, let’s take a final look at the shows that are set to close this Sunday, January 8th:
The Color Purple:
Transferring from the West End, this uplifting production of The Color Purple opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in December of 2015 to rave reviews. Cynthia Erivo made her star-making Broadway debut as Celie, the resilient heroine of Alice Walker’s novel (also adapted into an iconic 1985 film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey). This powerfully scaled-down revival of the musical electrified critics and audiences alike, winning two Tony Awards (Best Actress for Erivo and Best Revival of a Musical) in the process. Don’t miss your chance to witness this amazing production, starring Erivo and Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday!
Next up at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: Bandstand is set to open on April 26, 2017.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses:
You won’t want to miss this provocative adaptation of the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber star as 18th Century French aristocrats who manipulate and seduce unwitting participants in their vicious games. Another West End transfer, this limited engagement at the Booth Theatre is the second revival of the play by Christopher Hampton, which was adapted into the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Next up at the Booth Theatre: Significant Other is set to open on March 2, 2017.
In the most unique production to grace the Great White Way in recent memory, The Encounter takes audiences on a multi-sensory journey from star and director Simon McBurney’s present-day London home to photojournalist Loren McIntyre’s 1969 encounter with an “uncontacted” native tribe in the Amazon rainforest, using Petru Popescu’s book about the event, Amazon Beaming, as inspiration. Since opening at the John Golden Theatre in September of 2016 (following a sold out run in London), McBurney’s solo performance has made use of innovative aural technology (seats are equipped with headphone sets) and truly avant-garde storytelling techniques to take audiences on a voyage through his story, through McIntyre’s, and through their own. The Encounter is more than a play: it’s an experience, one you’ll be thinking and talking about long after you leave the theater.
Next up at the John Golden Theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2 is set to open on April 27, 2017.
Originally staged Off-Broadway as two one-act musicals before making its unified Broadway premiere in 1992, Falsettos tells the story of Marvin (two-time Tony winner Christian Borle in this production) as he struggles to hold together his modern “family,” comprising his son, his ex-wife, his boyfriend, his psychiatrist, and his lesbian next-door neighbors. This limited engagement opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on October 27, 2016, and it’s been the talk of the town ever since! With a score this rich, a book this funny, and a heart this big, there’s no doubt as to why. Also, be sure to catch Christian Borle again in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this spring!
Next up at the Walter Kerr Theatre: Amélie is set to open on April 3, 2017.
Stay tuned for our next installment, as we take a final look at the shows that are set to close during the last weeks of January!
Every year, a new lineup of shows comes to the Great White Way, ready to dazzle and entrance audiences from all around the world. Unfortunately, in order for these new Broadway shows to open, others have to close. Typically, many of these shows tend to close during the winter months, from January to March. Let’s take a final look at the shows that are set to close at the beginning of January.
Juuust making it to 2017, we said goodbye to these shows on Sunday, January 1st:
Matilda the Musical:
Transferring from a still-running, Olivier Award-winning production in the West End, Matilda the Musical opened on Broadway in April of 2013. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda delighted grown-ups and children alike at the Shubert Theatre for nearly three years before closing on Sunday, January 1. Music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical were written by Tim Minchin, who also wrote the music and lyrics for the upcoming musical Groundhog Day (set to open on Broadway on April 17, 2017).
Next up at the Shubert Theatre: Hello, Dolly! is set to open on April 20, 2017.
This gut-busting musical comedy opened at the St. James Theatre in April of 2015. Something Rotten! tells the story of the fictional Bottom brothers, contemporaries and rivals of the overbearing William Shakespeare, as they struggle to make their mark on the 16th Century theatre world. This uproarious hit showed Broadway a very different side of the Bard.
Next up at the St. James Theatre: Disney’s Frozen is set to open during the 2018 season, following renovations to the theatre.
The Illusionists – Turn of the Century:
This touring magic production returned to Broadway for a limited engagement on November 25, 2016. Featuring several prominent magicians and magical acts, this show wowed and confounded audiences at the Palace Theatre during the holiday season. Hopefully, we can expect The Illusionists to return again soon!
Next up at the Palace Theatre: Sunset Boulevard is set to open on February 9, 2017.
Stay tuned for our next installment, as we take a final look at the shows that are set to close this Sunday, January 8th!
Interested in seeing a multi-platinum recording artist onstage during your group’s trip to Broadway? Look no further than 45th Street, where Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is playing at the Imperial Theatre. Starring Josh Groban in his Broadway debut, this musical is inspired by a 70-page segment of Tolstoy’s War and Peace and tells the story of Natasha, whose position in society has been ruined, and her journey to redemption alongside the love-struck Pierre.
Check out Josh Groban has to say about making his Broadway debut in The Great Comet!
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Looking to bring your group to something other than a standard Broadway musical this Spring? Here at Your Broadway Genius, we know that Broadway is the home to a diverse array of theatrical experiences and we want to make sure you get the chance to bring your group to some of the most powerful plays of this season as well. One of our top recommendations? From the mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) comes Indecent, a “superbly realized and remarkably powerful” (The New York Times) new drama that celebrates the power of art. An “illuminating and heartbreaking” (Time Out New York) true story of a contentious play and the artists who risked their lives to perform it, Indecent comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed, sold-out Off-Broadway run.
An enthralling glimpse into theatre’s history, we know that this deeply moving performance is one that your group will regret missing. Though performances begin this April, Your Broadway Genius currently has group tickets for Indecent starting as low as $37! We’re sure that audiences will be running to the theatre to see this show. Get your Broadway group before the rest by giving us a call at 877-943-2929!
A Bronx Tale: The Musical has arrived on Broadway and critics are hailing it as “a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story” (AM New York).
This streetwise new musical, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, has audiences cheering. Book your group tickets today by giving us a call at 877-943-2929!
Based on the critically acclaimed play and the classic film, audiences are singing and dancing to this timeless story of respect, loyalty, love, and family. The musical adaptation features a doo-wop score from eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and three-time Tony nominee Glenn Sater. Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri returns to pen the script.
Watch co-directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks discuss bringing A Bronx Tale: The Musical to Broadway in 2016 below:
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