King Kong will swing into the Broadway Theatre for the 2018 Broadway season, after Miss Saigon’s limited engagement through January. The stage adaptation of this classic film is the brain-child of an Australian based animatronics company. Lead producer, Carmen Pavlovic, had been offered a Broadway theater in 2014, but chose to decline due to the production’s successful run in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Now, the 20 foot tall title character will take the stage among other highly anticipated 2018 Broadway blockbusters including Frozen, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
King Kong will feature a score by the British composer Marius de Vries and songs by Eddie Perfect. The production is written by British writer Jack Thorne-playwright behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- and British director, Drew McOnie, who has choreographed recent London productions of In the Heights and Jesus Christ Superstar. The story is adapted from a novelization of the screenplay of the 1933 film.
The show has not yet been cast.
On Your Feet! the original musical based on the life of Grammy-award-winning recording artist Gloria Estefan, and her producer-musician-entrepreneur husband, Emilio Estefan, will take its final bow at the Marquis Theatre on August 20th, 2017.
On Your Feet! officially opened in November of 2015 and will close having performed a total of 780 performances on August 20th. The current cast includes Ana Villafañe, who originated the role of Gloria, Ektor Rivera as Emilio, Doreen Montalvo as Gloria Fajardo, and Alma Cuervo as Consuelo.
The show is choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo, who earned a Tony nomination for his work in On Your Feet!, with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris. Completing the creative team are Tony-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, Tony-winning scenic designer David Rockwell, Tony-nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner, Tony Award-winning sound designer Steve Kennedy, projections designer Darrel Maloney, and hair and wig designer Chuck LaPointe, with music direction by Lon Hoyt, orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, and dance arrangements and orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez.
If you are still feeling the rhythm and want to Conga with the Estefans, don’t fret, On Your Feet! the tour was just announced to launch in Buffalo, NY on September 22nd, 2017, with a Grand Opening in Miami on October 5th, 2017. The International Premiere is set for Utrecht, Netherlands on October 29th, 2017 with additional worldwide productions planned in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico and Japan.
Casting for the tour has not been announced.
Get your tickets before this “uplifting, intimate, and inspirational” production closes! Tickets for On Your Feet! begin at $45 for groups of 12+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group!
Break out those blue suede shoes! Attack of the Elvis Impersonators is bringing Elvis back to the stage. The new musical is set to open on June 15 at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row.
When the soul of Elvis returns to Earth and inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history, he instructs his disciples that to bring peace to the planet we must all unite as one — and to do that the entire human race must impersonate Elvis. Satirizing everything from idol worship to people who have experienced actual healing by their faith in Elvis, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators will make you howl (like a canine) as it converts you to Hound Dog, the new religion of peace.
The new musical features book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten), Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages) and Curtis Wiley (Diner) lead the cast. Don Stephenson directs and Melissa Zaremba choreographs.
Tickets are on sale now for a limited engagement run from June 1st-September 24th, 2017 starting at $37.50 for groups of 10+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group to see this (Jailhouse) Rockin new show!
As Orwell’s novel,1984, jumps to the top of Amazon’s Best Seller list, Broadway hopes ticket sales will follow. 1984 is now booking performances through October, 2017. Don’t let your group miss out on this highly anticipated piece of theatre.
Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin will present the new adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic novel at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street). This new adaptation of Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel, created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, heads to New York after four wildly successful London runs. The strictly limited engagement will open on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Tickets for 1984 begin at $30 for groups of 10+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group to see this exciting new work!
Straight from the West End, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has officially announced its Broadway home and premiere dates. The smash hit will open at the Lyric Theater on April 22, 2018. The cast has not yet been announced.
The story, told in two parts, is set years after the seventh and final book in Rowling’s series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; the title wizard is now a husband to Ginny Weasley, father of three Hogwarts students, and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Meanwhile, his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of the family legacy he never wanted.
Before opening, the Lyric Theatre will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation, reducing the number of seats by one-fifth in order to create a more intimate space. Additionally, the entrance will move from 42nd Street to 43rd St.
The production opened last summer in London to critical acclaim. Cursed Child received a record breaking nine Olivier awards, including Best New Play, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The Guardian describes the show as “spell-binding and utterly theatrical.”
Be on the lookout, Potterheads, tickets go on sale this fall!
Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that the first ever Broadway revival of Once on this Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown, the production will begin preview performances on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, December 3.
Once on this Island is written by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music), and based on the novel “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. This production will feature new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin (Instrumental Orchestrations) and AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Orchestrations). The creative team also includes Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design), Tony Award winner Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Designers), and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Assistant Director). Additional members of the creative team will be announced soon.
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, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
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.
Once on this Island premiered at Playwrights Horizons in May of 1990. The Broadway production opened in October of that year and ran for 469 performances garnering eight Tony nominations including Best Featured Actress (LaChanze), Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical. The 1994 West End production won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
The nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards were revealed May 2 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. View the complete list below:
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
Indecent by Paula Vogel
Oslo by J.T. Rogers
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Revival of a Play
August Wilson’s Jitney
The Little Foxes
Six Degrees of Separation
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Groundhog Day, Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
Best Book of a Musical
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson’s Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, Groundhog Day
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Gallo, Jitney
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Jane Cox, August Wilson’s Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2
On Your Feet! Is now booking performances through January 18, 2018! Don’t let your group miss this Tony-nominated, feel-good musical.
For Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Havana would always be home. But America—and music history—was their destiny. Discover the remarkable true story of how they made their American dream come true in the smash hit Broadway musical, On Your Feet! Featuring some of your favorite hit songs, including “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Anything For You,” this exhilarating new Broadway musical is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!
Tickets for On Your Feet! start at $49 for groups of 12+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group to see this Broadway fiesta!
Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie has announced that he will be making his Broadway debut this summer when he joins the cast of the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots! Check out his announcement below:
About to take on a life long dream and head to Broadway. Truly couldn’t be more excited to join the cast of Kinky Boots on Broadway this summer as Charlie Price. See you all in New York!
Posted by Panic! At The Disco on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Urie will take over the role of Charlie Price beginning May 26th through August 6th only. Tickets for Kinky Boots start at $42 for groups of 10+. Don’t miss your chance to see Brendon Urie star in Broadway’s musical sensation! For the best seats at the lowest prices, call 877-943-2929 today.
Congratulations are in order for playwright Lynn Nottage, whose incredible play Sweat, currently playing at Studio 54, was recently selected as the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Nottage, who previously won the award in 2009 for her play Ruined, is the first woman to win the award for a second time.
Additionally, the American Academy of Arts & Letters also announced Lynn Nottage to be the winner of their Distinguished Achievement in Drama Award. Presented once every 6 years, Nottage is just the second woman and first person of color to receive this honor.
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Sweat comes to Broadway this season following its sold-out New York premiere at The Public Theater last fall, directed by Kate Whoriskey, who has previously collaborated with Lynn Nottage on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined among other plays. Tickets for Sweat start at $53 for groups of 10+. Don’t miss the chance for your group to see this exceptional play. Call 877-943-2929 and book with Your Broadway Genius today.