If you are attending a Broadway show with a friend, or two, or three, odds are you will need a quality picture to post on Instagram later. Where to take said picture, you ask? Well, luckily we know a little thing or two about the theatre district (They call us geniuses or something.) We have scoped out the best locations to get a group picture/selfie prior to or after your Broadway Show.
First things first, you have to stop by Shubert Alley to admire the latest Broadway show posters located between West 44th Street and West 45th next to the Shubert Theatre. Select the poster of the show you are seeing, gather your friends, and take a picture under the lights of the Alley. Take one in front of the Bandstand poster and pretend Laura Osnes is in your squad for the day.We also recommend indulging in Junior’s legendary cheesecake before or after your selfie located across the street from Shubert Alley. After you’re done taking your pic, head to One Shubert Alley to collect all of your Broadway memorabilia- heck, get it before and include your Cats t-shirt in your photo!
If you are going for a more artsy approach to your photo, stand at Broadway and West 45th, turn to your left and pose capturing the Marquee of several Broadway theatres behind you including: The Booth, Schoenfeld, Jacobs, and Golden. This selfie spot is picturesque right before the sun goes down.
If you are a classic musical fan, stop by 42nd street to get a picture where 42nd street meets Broadway and dream of your name in lights. Have someone take your picture with Times Square in the background. It doesn’t get more “New York” than Broadway and 42nd.
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Wondering what show will move in to the Marquis Theatre after On Your Feet! takes its final bow on August 20th, 2017? Look no further. Escape to Margaritaville, a new musical comedy based on both original and beloved Jimmy Buffet classic songs including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more is set to open on March 15, 2018.
With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award nominee and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’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. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn’t get much better than this. All you need now is a ticket.
For groups of 12 or more, click HERE for tickets to this new and exciting musical!
Television’s beloved Sponge is moving from the screen to the stage. SpongeBob SquarePants and Bikini Bottom is Broadway bound. Following its successful Chicago run last summer, SpongeBob SquarePants will begin previews at The Palace Theatre on Monday, November 6th, 2017 with an official opening on Monday, December 4th, 2017.
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.
With a creative team of visionaries, including acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, book by Kyle Jarrow, choreography by Christopher Galleti, AND original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie– SpongeBob will be a one-of-a-kind musical event.
The SpongeBob cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick. The full cast will be announced at a later date.
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Last night, Tony Awards were handed out to celebrate the best of the 2016-2017 Broadway season. Check out the complete winners list below:
“A Doll’s House, Part 2”
“Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
“Come From Away”
“Groundhog Day The Musical”
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Best Book of a Musical:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Steven Levenson (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Danny Rubin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Dave Malloy
Best Original Score:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Revival of a Play:
“August Wilson’s Jitney” (WINNER)
“Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
“Six Degrees of Separation”
Best Revival of a Musical:
“Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter” (WINNER)
Denis Arndt, “Heisenberg”
Chris Cooper, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Corey Hawkins, “Six Degrees of Separation”
Jefferson Mays, “Oslo”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, “The Present”
Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”
Sally Field, “The Glass Menagerie”
Laura Linney, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”(WINNER)
Christian Borle, “Falsettos”
Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Hyde Pierce, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Denee Benton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”
Patti LuPone, “War Paint”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Michael Aronov, “Oslo” (WINNER)
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:
Cynthia Nixon, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Johanna Day, “Sweat”
Jayne Houdyshell, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
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 a Featured Role in a Musical:
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Kate Baldwin, “Hello, Dolly!”
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
Mary Beth Peil, “Anastasia”
Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Nigel Hook, “The Play That Goes Wrong” (WINNER)
David Gallo, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Douglas W. Schmidt, “The Front Page”
Michael Yeargan, “Oslo”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Rob Howell, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Korins, “War Paint”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Costume Design of a Play:
Jane Greenwood, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
David Zinn, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”
Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Christopher Akerlind, “Indecent” (WINNER)
Jane Cox, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Donald Holder, “Oslo”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Howell Binkley, “Come From Away”
Natasha Katz, “Hello, Dolly!”
Japhy Weideman, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Best Direction of a Play:
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” (WINNER)
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”
Best Direction of a Musical:
Christopher Ashley, “Come From Away” (WINNER)
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Matthew Warchus, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Jerry Zaks, “Hello, Dolly!”
Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bandstand” (WINNER)
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Kelly Devine, “Come From Away”
Denis Jones, “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical”
Sam Pinkleton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Alex Lacamoire, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, “Bandstand”
Larry Hochman, “Hello, Dolly!”
Dave Malloy, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award:
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, sound designers for “The Encounter”
Regional Theatre Tony Award:
Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser
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.