Tickets are now on sale for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, arriving Off-Broadway this Spring! Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan (also adapted into a successful Hollywood film in 2010), The Lightning Thief stars Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) as Percy Jackson, 12-year-old son of the Greek god Poseidon, who has to deal with newly discovered powers he can’t control and monsters on his trail while going on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods.
The updated musical, with a book by Joe Tracz and music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki, has been touring the country, and comes to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a limited engagement. Previews begin on March 23rd for an April 4th opening, and the production is scheduled to close on May 6th.
Be sure not to miss this action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world – and the underworld. Prices start as low as $35 for groups of 8+, so call 877-943-2929 now for the best seats at the lowest price!
Direct from the West End, Rohald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrives at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this Spring. This highly anticipated page-to-stage adaptation promises to be one of the sweetest new musicals of the season. With direction by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) in the role of Willy Wonka, the show has all the perfect ingredients for a hit Broadway musical.
Luckily, you don’t have to give away all your gold to earn a ticket to this treasured tale. In fact, now through January 27th only, tickets are available for as low as $39.
But hurry, because there’s only 9 days to take advantage of this unbeatable offer to the world of Wonka like you’ve never seen before. Give us a call by Jan. 27th at 877-943-2929 to secure your seats.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable treat for groups of all taste buds but especially students! Check out this Study Guide to make your experience at the theatre even SWEETER!
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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!
One of the most highly anticipated productions this year is the live stage adaptation of Anastasia. From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic, adventure-filled story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past.
Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox animated film, Anastasia reunites the Tony Award®-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime: book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Darko Tresnjak, a Tony Award winner for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, will direct, and Peggy Hickey (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) will choreograph. The all-star cast includes Christy Altomare (Spring Awakening), Derek Klena (Wicked), Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), and Mary Beth Peil (CBS’s “The Good Wife”).
To help enhance the student group experience, check out the Anastasia Education Guide. This booklet provides insight into the creation of the show and the story of Anastasia via articles, bios, and photos. Study guides are a wonderful resource for enriching your group’s theatrical experience.
Student tickets are available starting $49. Give us a call today at 877-943-2929 or book here to secure your Broadway group tickets to Anastasia!
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!
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!
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.
Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. Check out this teaser trailer for this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes! It’s not too late to book your group tickets. Give us a call at 877-943-2929!
Don’t miss this joyful holiday celebration that has been a New York City tradition since 1933! This magical adventure features the ever impressive Rockettes, singing ice skaters, and of course, Santa and his sleigh. Your group will be delighted by this seasonal classic that is truly spectacular.
Give us a call at 877-943-2929 and your group can get your holiday kicks with the Rockettes!
While we love new works, we can’t help but enjoy seeing a classic play or musical re-imagined in a revival. Broadway revivals introduce familiar shows to a brand new audience. Some revivals even stray drastically from the design and staging of their respective original productions. This fall, you can expect to see quite a few classics remounted on Broadway. Here are just a few shows you can get ready to ‘fall’ in love with all over again:
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new production of The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov’s masterpie
ce about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. Simon Godwin (Associate Director at the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Two Gentlemen of Verona) directs a fresh new adaptation by Tony Award® winner Stephen Karam (The Humans, Sons of the Prophet).
The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, The Cherry Orchard captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. By turns tragic and funny, Roundabout’s new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale.
The Cherry Orchard will begin preview performances on September 15, 2016, and open officially on October 16, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos comes back to Broadway this fall in an all new production from Lincoln Center Theater. Lapine returns to direct an extraordinary cast featuring Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tony nom.), Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Tony Award), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Tony nom.), Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Tony nom.) and Betsy Wolfe.
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.
Falsettos will begin preview performances on September 29, 2016, and open officially on October 27, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through January 8, 2017 on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
THE FRONT PAGE
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s classic 1928 comedy, The Front Page, arrives on Broadway this fall.
The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
The Front Page features a star-studded cast including Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Sherie Rene Scott, Holland Taylor, Robert Morse, Dylan Baker, Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann Florek, John Magaro, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Christopher McDonald, David Pittu, Joey Slotnick, Lewis J. Stadlen, Micah Stock, and Clarke Thorell.
The Front Page will begin preview performances on September 20, 2016, and open officially on October 20, 2016.
This is a limited engagement through January 29, 2017 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Are you interested in rediscovering these shows with your group? Book with us today!