If you’ve never been on The Producer’s Perspective website, then as soon as you’re done reading this post you have to check it out. It’s the personal blog of Broadway producer Ken Davenport that’s filled with interesting trivia, tips on how to be successful in the biz, and lessons learned from Ken’s personal experiences.
On Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 there will be the first ever Producer’s Perspective Super Conference. The conference consists of industry professionals speaking about their careers and offering advice and information to the Pros who attend! A few speakers to look out for are Ken Davenport, Lynn Ahrens, Leigh Silverman, John Rando, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, among many others!
This is something you definitely do not want to miss! General Admission pricing ends October 31! To sign up click HERE
Now that October has begun, it is officially Halloween season! We can’t think of a better place to spend the holiday than Broadway- so here is a breakdown of what you can expect during the days surrounding Halloween.
SHOWS TO SEE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31:
- The Band’s Visit
- The Book of Mormon
- A Bronx Tale
- Come From Away
- Dear Evan Hansen
- Latin History for Morons
- The Lion King
- Miss Saigon
- The Play That Goes Wrong
- Springsteen on Broadway
- Time and the Conways
- War Paint
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 CANCELLED:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Hello, Dolly!
- Kinky Boots
- M. Butterfly
- Meteor Shower
- Phantom of the Opera
- School of Rock
ADDED MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 SHOW:
- The Band’s Visit 8 pm
- Hamilton 7 pm
- Kinky Boots 8 pm
- M. Butterfly 7 pm
- Waitress 7 pm
- Wicked 7 pm
Don’t hesitate! Start planning your costume and get your tickets today! For the best group rates click HERE
Jason Mraz, who is known for his hits like “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up” is joining the cast of Waitress on Friday, November 3! His run will last for ten weeks until Sunday, January 14, 2018. He’ll be playing the role of Dr. Pomatter alongside Betsy Wolfe who plays Jenna.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, 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.
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The Band’s Visit is coming to Broadway and is set to open Thursday, November 9. Previews will begin Saturday, October 7.
The show tells the story of an Egyptian Police Band that is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
Two commercials were just released for the show, watch them and click HERE to get your group tickets, you’re not going to want to miss this one!
Who lives in a pineapple
under the sea on Broadway? Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob Squarepants will be opening on Broadway at the Palace Theatre Monday, December 4 with previews beginning Monday, November 6. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until then to hear the soundtrack- the Original Broadway Cast album will be released this Friday, September 22!
The soundtrack includes original songs from artists like John Legend, Cindy Lauper, The Flaming Lips, Plain White T’s, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), T.I., and even David Bowie! Orchestrations, Arrangements, and Music Supervision were done by Tom Kitt, who did Next to Normal and American Idiot, among others.
The role of Spongebob Squarepants will be played by Ethan Slater who is making his Broadway debut!
For a sneak peak of the soundtrack click HERE
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2018 may seem like a long time from now, but it’s approaching fast! Tickets for the 2018 season are selling quickly- and with the shows that are coming to Broadway this season, it’s clear why. Here’s what you can expect to see next year (or a few days shy of the new year):
– Once On This Island: Once on This Island follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl in the Antilles who falls in love with Daniel, a young man she saves from a car crash. When he returns to his wealthy family on the other side of the island, four gods guide Ti Mourne through a test of her love against prejudice and hate.
– Spongebob Squarepants: Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!
– To Kill a Mockingbird: Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on Lee herself, has come to define youthful innocence—and its inevitable loss—for generation after generation of readers around the world.
– Farinelli & the King: King Philippe V of Spain, plagued by insomnia, lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate for a cure, hears of Farinelli—a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe?
– Escape to Margaritaville: Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
– Frozen: The timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.
– Carousel: Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that “set the standard for the 20th century musical” (Time Magazine) and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
– Mean Girls: After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Full of razor-sharp wit and remarkable insight, Mean Girls takes a look at friendships—and human nature—through a ferociously funny lens.
– My Fair Lady: A pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond — one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.
– Travesties: Travesties focuses on Henry Carr, who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during World War I. The play follows his interactions with Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, James Joyce while he was writing Ulysses, and Lenin leading toward the Russian Revolution.
– Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1&2: It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places
– Gettin’ the Band Back Together: Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while he thought he had everything—the high paying job, the high-rise apartment—until his 40th birthday when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his Mom in Sayreville, New Jersey. And when his high school arch nemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can… by winning The Battle of the Bands. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (the math teacher who isn’t good at math, the Irish cop who dreams about being on Broadway, the dermatologist who can’t get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle, and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind, proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
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Attention all Hamilton fans, Hamilton just released a new batch of tickets last week! This batch includes tickets for shows between March 6, 2018- August 19, 2018 and has an 8-ticket limit. There are still a lot of tickets available, but in order to get them it seems as though you will need a few
Hamiltons Benjamins. Rear mezzanine seats begin at $285 and orchestra seats begin at $795.
Yikes! However, there is a silver lining! There is a daily Hamilton lottery that you can enter for the chance to win 1 or 2 tickets for the price of just one Hamilton, more commonly known as a ten-dollar bill! But beware, roughly 10,000 people enter each day so make sure that you have a plan B. You can browse YBG for well-priced tickets that are within the calendar year HERE!
Ben Platt will be leaving Dear Evan Hansen after almost two years of playing the title character at the Music Box Theatre. He will be replaced by Noah Galvin, who most recently starred in ABC’s The Real O’Neals, for a brief period until Taylor Trensch, currently starring in Hello, Dolly on Broadway, takes on the role.
Platt’s final performance will be November 19, 2017 and Galvin will begin on November 21 until January 2018 when Trensch takes over.
Tickets are nearly impossible to get according to Telecharge.com, the site has no available tickets until 2018! If you’re lucky to get your hands on a ticket, be warned that Platt is on doctor-ordered vocal rest and did not perform Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27.
Group tickets are available HERE or by phone 877-943-BWAY (2929). The group minimum is 10+ and tickets begin at $69.
The original dynamic duo in the Tony-Award-Winning production of Kinky Boots will return to reprise their original roles for a limited engagement this fall. Both Porter and Sands were nominated for a Tony Award for their performances in the production. Porter took home the 2013 Tony-Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of Lola.
The limited engagement will run from September 26th-January 8th, 2018 at the Al Hirschfield Theatre. A new block of tickets through August 26, 2018 was just released, so buy your tickets to this sparkling musical NOW!
See Porter and Sands perform “Everybody Say Yeah” from the 2013 Tony-Awards below:
Attention all Ahrens and Flaherty fans and story lovers! Additional casting for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island was announced on August 1st. Once On This Island begins previews November 9th, 2017 with an official opening date of December 3rd at Circle In The Square Theatre.
Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.
It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
See the announced cast and creative team HERE
Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life through the score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime). The striking production by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.
Come and gather around for Once On This Island—a triumph of the timeless power of theatre to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.
Group tickets are on sale now!