M. Butterfly is returning to Broadway in October, 2017! The first revival of David Henry Hwang’s groundbreaking play will star Clive Owen (Old Times, Cinemax’s The Knick) and will be directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King).
M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat (Owen) and a mysterious Chinese opera singer—a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west—while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. For the revival, producers said the author will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
Previews for this open-ended production begin October 7th before an official opening scheduled for October 26th at a theater to be announced. Group tickets go on sale this spring; give us a call at 877-943-2929 to find out more information about this exciting new production! Follow Your Broadway Genius for more updates on how you can secure the best seats at the lowest prices.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. Cope with the chilly weather by booking group tickets to a Broadway show! Your group could see Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Sunday in the Park with George, Hello, Dolly!…Do you ever have the feeling you’ve seen this all before? No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu, nor are you trapped in a never ending time loop. There are several high-profile musical revivals making a comeback on Broadway this season! In honor of the upcoming musical Groundhog Day, let’s take a look at this season’s revivals, and see how exciting it can be to revisit a show.
When Cats first opened on Broadway in 1982, a transfer of the smash production that had opened on London’s West End the year before, it was an immediate success. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats took Broadway by storm with its whimsical lyrics taken from the source’s original text, iconic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, exquisite direction by Trevor Nunn, and groundbreaking choreography by Gillian Lynne. When the Tony Award-winning original production closed on Broadway in 2000, its 18-year run held the record for longest-running show in Broadway history (a record since surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera, another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that is still running today!). Inspired by a successful limited revival in London in 2014 featuring the original creative team, Cats returned to Broadway in July of 2016, with direction once again by Trevor Nunn and new choreography by Tony Award-winning Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Tickets for Cats start at $45 for groups of 12+. Whether you’re revisiting the show you loved way back when or seeing the sensation for the first time, this Cats revival is an essential experience for every Broadway lover!
Glenn Close first transfixed Broadway with her transcendent depiction of faded screen star Norma Desmond in 1994, a performance for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Based on the 1950 Hollywood film of the same name, which starred silver screen legend Gloria Swanson in the leading role, Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Joe Gillis, a hopeful, young screenwriter whose life becomes entangled in the web that is Norma Desmond, a tragic former icon who is grasping at the last vestiges of her once-bright career. The new production, a 16-week limited engagement, is a transfer of a successful London revival that played in 2016. This semi-staged production features Glenn Close reprising her performance, backed by a 40-piece orchestra. Tickets for Sunset Boulevard start at $55 for groups of 12+. It’s a rare thing to have a second chance to catch such a memorable performance, so be sure not to miss it!
Written by the musical team behind Les Miserables and based on Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, Miss Saigon tells the story of a tragic love affair between Chris, an American G.I., and Kim, a Vietnamese orphan, before and after the Fall of Saigon. The Broadway transfer of the original London production was a massive hit, propelling a young Lea Salonga to stardom. This season’s upcoming revival, another transfer of a successful London production, is set to open on March 23, 2017 for a limited run through January 15, 2018 at Miss Saigon’s original Broadway home, the Broadway Theatre. The show will star Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones, and Alistair Brammer, reprising their lauded performances from the West End, and is expected to make quite the splash! Tickets for Miss Saigon start at $39 for groups of 12+.
This production of Sunday in the Park with George, the second Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, will be the first show to play at the newly restored Hudson Theatre when it opens later this month. Based on an enormously well-received concert production staged in October of 2016, this downsized, semi-staged revival stars Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, making his long-awaited Broadway musical debut as George, and Tony Award-winner Annaleigh Ashford as Dot/Marie. Sunday in the Park with George begins with the story of Georges Seurat (Gyllenhaal), the real-life painter of “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” and his relationship with the fictional Dot, long-suffering model and companion to the tormented artist, who begins to lose her patience with the ever-distant Georges as he tries to complete his magnum opus. The action then moves 100 years into the future, and we follow another George (also Gyllenhaal) who is struggling to maintain his artistic integrity in the world of modern art. This 10-week only run begins previews on February 11, 2017, with an official opening on February 23 and a hard closing date of April 23. Tickets for Sunday in the Park with George start at $49 for groups of 12+. Catch this revival while you can!
Bette Midler finally returns to Broadway as the feisty matchmaker Dolly Levi in the upcoming limited revival of the classic musical Hello, Dolly! The Divine Miss M takes on the role made famous by Broadway legend Carol Channing and stage and screen diva Barbra Streisand in the film adaptation. Midler will be joined by Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, as well as Broadway veterans Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin and more, to sing such beloved standards as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and, of course, “Hello, Dolly!” Tickets for Hello, Dolly! start at $69 for groups of 10+. Don’t miss out on this season’s most highly anticipated hit!
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set among a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with feline characters who’ve come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the “Jellicle Ball.” One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to “The Heaviside Layer” and be reborn into a whole new life.
Rates start at $45 for groups of 12+, so book your tickets today with Your Broadway Genius. Call 877-943-2929 for the best tickets at the lowest prices!
Wicked is now presenting its Stadium Side Orchestra Special, offering Stadium Side Orchestra seating for groups of 15+ for select performances March 14 through July 9, 2017. All orders must be placed 30 days prior to performance date to qualify for this special offer, so hurry! To take advantage of this amazing chance to see one of the most “popular” shows on Broadway, call us at 877-943-2929 and speak with a Broadway Genius today.
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Sunday Evening: $79 per ticket
Date range: 3/14/17-4/9/17 (excluding 3/31)
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings: $99 per ticket
Friday Evenings: $109 per ticket
Date range: 4/25/17 and 4/26/17
Tuesday and Wednesday Evening: $99 per ticket
Date Range: 5/2/17-5/12/17
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings: $99 per ticket
Friday Evenings and Sunday Matinees: $109 per ticket
Date Range: 5/16/17-5/25/17
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings: $99 per ticket
Friday Evenings and Sunday Matinees: $109 per ticket
Date Range: 5/30/17-7/9/17
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings: $99 per ticket
Sunday Matinees: $109 per ticket
Group tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2! Written by Lucas Hnath, A Doll’s House, Part 2 is the wildly ambitious sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece, which is often cited as one of the greatest plays ever written. Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf (Misery) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation) star, while Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) directs! Previews for this production begin April 1st, ahead of an official opening on April 27th. Early Bird Group Sales pricing starts at $35! Call us at 877-943-2929 before March 6th to take advantage of this special group rate.
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Why listen to the “Music of the Night” when you can listen to the music of the afternoon? The Phantom of the Opera is now offering Thursday matinees! Instead of the standard Wednesday matinee, Broadway’s longest-running musical is now having performances on Thursdays at 2pm, in addition to their 8pm evening performances. Bring your group into the city on Thursday afternoon and avoid the Wednesday matinee crowds! Tickets start as low as $29 for groups of 10+, so book with Your Broadway Genius today! Call 877-943-2929 for the best seats at the lowest prices!
Want to learn more about how Phantom‘s leading lady Ali Ewoldt prepares for her role? Check out the vid below!
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!
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!