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.
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!
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!
Looking to treat your group to a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience? Ready to laugh your fish-tail off while doing so? Look no further than Oh, Hello on Broadway! After acclaimed runs both Off-Broadway and across the country, comedians Nick Kroll (Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show”) and John Mulaney (Netflix’s “The Comeback Kid”) have taken over the Broadway stage as their “legendary” over-the-hill alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Only partially scripted, this show guarantees a new laugh at each performance – so we know it’s one your group will not want to miss!
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. Hailed by Charles Isherwood (The New York Times) as “the most innovative and best new musical since Hamilton”, book your group tickets today before this hit musical sells out!
We know that this thrilling new production is not one that you and your group will want to miss – and with tickets starting as low as $40, you won’t have to! Don’t miss your chance to see this “musical cannonball” (The Guardian) live – give us a call now at 877-943-2929 to get the best seats at the best price!
After playing an 18-year run which earned it a coveted spot on the list of longest-running productions in Broadway history, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats returns to Broadway! Having captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, the famed musical tells the story of the celebratory gathering of one remarkable tribe of cats, and the decision they make as to which cat will be reborn. Featuring one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre, “Memory” (sung by Broadway veteran Mamie Parris (School of Rock, Ragtime) as the shunned glamour cat Grizabella), the 7-time Tony Award winning musical returns to the New York stage for the first time since its original production!
We know you don’t want to miss your opportunity to “let the memory live again”. That’s why Your Broadway Genius has the best seats at the best prices ready for your group! Group tickets start as low as $45, so give us a call at 877-943-2929 now to secure your seats! Don’t miss your chance to see this beloved piece of musical theatre history reborn!
It’s back! The Glass Menagerie returns to Broadway in a brand new production! This time, the classic plays stars two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field as southern belle Amanda Wingfield, alongside Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Tony-winning actor-turned-director Joe Mantello, and Broadway newcomer Madison Ferris. The Glass Menagerie, the play that brought fame to its author, Tennessee Williams, and has reaped six revivals since its original Broadway production in 1945, tells the moving story of a family trying to make a life for themselves as a single mother, a daughter with a physical disability & a son who’s forced to hold the family together.
We know that your groups won’t want to miss this timeless piece of theatre in its return to the Great White Way! Group tickets are now on sale for the production’s Spring 2017 return, with seats starting as low as $30! 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!
The highly-anticipated, tear-jerking new musical Dear Evan Hansen has finally “been found” on the Great White Way! After an award-winning hit run at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, the heartfelt new musical began previews at the Music Box Theatre this past Monday. The production stars Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect) and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Greif. Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of how one letter that was never meant to be seen let to one boy’s chance to have what he’s always dreamed of: a chance to fit in.
Your group definitely won’t want to miss its chance to see the “fresh, vibrant musical that opens the heart and the mind” (The New York Times), on Broadway! Give us a call at 877-943-2929 now to get your group’s tickets for a steal – as low as $45! We promise you, you cannot miss this profound new musical.
Several Broadway productions have been announced for the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be held on the streets of New York City on November 24th.
The Broadways casts of Cats, Holiday Inn, Paramour, and Waitress are confirmed acts for the NBC broadcast. Additionally, the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! will offer a preview performance in advance of the December 7 premiere date. As with past years, the Radio City Rockettes will perform a musical number from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
The 90th procession will feature a star-studded cast, including Kelsea Ballerini; Tony Bennett; Aloe Blacc; Chloe x Halle; Easton Corbin; Daya; De La Soul; Diamante Eléctrico; Brett Eldredge; Fitz & the Tantrums; Christopher Jackson (Hamilton); Johnnyswim; Sandra Lee; Maddie & Tae; Sarah McLachlan; NHL legends Adam Graves and Eric Lindros; Ben Rector; Regina Spektor; the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; Sprout’s Chica; Timeflies; U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Michelle Carter and Laurie Hernandez; U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Mikey Brannigan, Gianfranco Iannotta; Grace VanderWaal; and Jacob Whitesides, among others.
It is a longstanding tradition for current Broadway shows to appear on the television broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Though the parade was first televised nationally in 1948, it was not until 1980 that a Broadway show was a featured performance. The Pirates of Penzance was the first show to perform a musical number on the telecast followed by shows such as Meet Me in St. Louis and Guys and Dolls. Interestingly, musical performances from Broadway shows would not become an annual tradition until 1992. Now, Broadway has an increased presence on the parade broadcast with as many as 5 musicals performing 3 minute selections each. In fact, the past two telecasts opened with a Broadway production number to kick off the festivities!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast nationally on NBC. Today’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast, which begins at 9 AM ET.
For more information, visit Macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.