Once On This Island, written by Ahrens and Flaherty (the duo behind Ragtime, Seussical, Anastasia) began previews November 9, 2017 and opens on December 3, 2017! It tells 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 keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie (Ms. Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell, “Glee”), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, “Greenleaf”), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats), on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
Even more, the show is done “in the round” at the Circle In The Square Theater. The stage and the seats are in a large oval shape, which means that there are no bad seats in the whole house! Every seat is like a premium seat… without the price of a premium seat! And if that’s not enough to have you sold, and Once On This Island is offering a best price guarantee! That means that if you find a lower advertised price than what the box office is offering, the box office will match it.
It was just released that the cast of Once On This Island is one of four Broadway shows set to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Read HERE for more information and a really great sneak peak inside look at Once On This Island‘s rehearsal!
Win the friend and/or family member-of-the-year award and get discounted group tickets for your whole squad HERE.
Missed your chance to see some great Off-Broadway shows? You may be in luck! Due to high demand for tickets, many Off-Broadway shows have been extending! Don’t miss this opportunity to see something great! Here are a few shows that have recently announced their extension:
AFTERGLOW (extended through January 14, 2018): Afterglow is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships.
Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
The Davenport Theatre. For tickets click HERE
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET (extended through November 26, 2017): Roundabout Underground hosts the premiere of 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate Jiréh Breon Holder’s award-winning work. Tennessee-born Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
The Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. For tickets click HERE
TORCH SONG (extended through December 9, 2017): It’s 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
Tony Kiser Theatre. For tickets click HERE
PORTUGUESE KID (extended through Dec 3, 2017): In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
The Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. For tickets click HERE
Broadway Cares is a non-profit organization that raises money to fight AIDS. Since its founding in 1988 it has raised over $285 million and has helped innumerable people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses. Part of Broadway Cares’s fundraising effort is the Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, which will be happening December 4 at 4:30 PM and December 5 at 2 pm. It will take place at the New Amsterdam Theatre (home of Aladdin)
The Competition celebrates the talented ensemble members of Broadway and Off- Broadway, who perform for a chance to win the Gypsy of the Year award. Plus, the shows that raise the most money in the six weeks before the Competition receive a Gypsy of the Year award!
Want to join in on the fun and help a great cause?
You can buy tickets to the Gypsy of the Year competition (starting at $30!) HERE, donate to your favorite Broadway show (and help them win an award), purchase experiences such as meet-and-greets and backstage tours, and also purchase signed CDs and memorabilia from your favorite shows! A $10 donation covers the cost of an HIV test at a health clinic, while a $50 donation covers the cost of 40 meals at a soup kitchen!
It’s hard to believe, but there is a show that has higher average ticket prices than Hamilton! The average price of a ticket for Hamilton this week was $272.24, which is at least $100 more than any other show (for example, the average price of a ticket for School of Rock this past week was $98.87!). Compare those numbers to the average price of a Springsteen ticket this past week, which was $496.72!
Not to worry, Your Broadway Genius is here to help!
There is a sweepstakes you can enter for the chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to Springsteen On Broadway for Saturday, December 30th at 8 pm. That sounds like a holiday gift that will get you the “Best Friend/Relative/Significant Other etc” award for many holidays to come!
The sweepstakes is brought to you by a new show coming to Broadway this summer called Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
The Tony Award®-winning director of Urinetown returns to Broadway with Gettin’ The Band Back Together, a hilarious new musical comedy that The New York Times calls, “A feel-good class act! A playful, irreverent, and genuinely funny musical.”
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.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together will begin performances at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre beginning July 19, 2018. For tickets, give us a call at 877-943-2929!
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.
For discount group tickets click HERE or call us at 877-943-2929
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
Get group tickets HERE or call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929 for the best rates!
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.
Call (877)-943-2929 for discount group tickets or click HERE