Only one of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s plays in his American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway – until now.
The premiere Broadway production of August Wilson’s Jitney is now in its final weeks. The production, which opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 19th, will play its final performance on March 12th. Fortunately, there are still group tickets available starting at $30 for groups of 10+.
Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last.
Jitney is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and stars John Douglas Thompson (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Bourne Legacy), André Holland (Moonlight, FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke) and more. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible play by a true American treasure. Call 877-943-2929 and let Your Broadway Genius help you get the best seats at the lowest prices.
Exciting and delicious news, Waitress fans! It’s just been announced that Waitress has created a cookbook! The Waitress Pie Book – Sugar, Butter, Flour is filled with scrumptious and witty recipes inspired by the delectable creations that Jenna dreams up in Waitress.
The publisher states, “Sugar, Butter, Flour celebrates Jenna’s art of baking from the heart featuring her best foolproof and flavorful pie recipes for falling in love, for mending a broken heart, for celebrating new beginnings and for all the little milestones that come afterwards. Featuring an array of showstopping pies, each with a twist that puts it over the top; from rum-spiked cookie crusts to hidden layers of passion fruit preserves, these are familiar favorites with hidden depths. Sugar, Butter, Flour proves there’s a perfect pie for every occasion – and that everything is better with pie.”
The book is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Merchandise Shop!
Tickets for Waitress start at $49 for groups of 10+, so call 877-943-2929 and book today!
Legendary Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber made history last week by becoming the first person in over 60 years to have four shows running on Broadway at the same time! Show number four, Sunset Boulevard, opened at the Palace Theatre on Thursday evening. This makes Lloyd Webber the first person to accomplish this feat since renowned writing duo Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1953, the only other time in Broadway history that this situation has occurred.
In this limited revival of the international sensation, Glenn Close reprises her Tony-winning performance as Norma Desmond, the tragic former movie star who struggles to move on from her once-illustrious career. Lloyd Webber’s other three shows currently running on Broadway are The Phantom of the Opera, the record-holding longest running show in Broadway history, which has been enchanting audiences at the Majestic Theatre since 1987; School of Rock, his latest Broadway smash, which opened last year at the Winter Garden Theatre; and the current revival of Cats, the former holder of the record for longest running show on Broadway, which opened last summer at the Neil Simon Theatre. In honor of this momentous occasion, Andrew Lloyd Webber (center) was found posing with characters from all four of his current Broadway shows on Thursday, as shown in the photo above.
For tickets to any of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows, including the brand new revival of Sunset Boulevard, call 877-943-2929 and speak to a Genius today!
After closing on Broadway 16 years ago, Miss Saigon returns in an acclaimed new production.
The heat is (back) on in Saigon! Direct from its smash London run, Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon lands on Broadway next month. The revival will play the Broadway Theatre beginning March 1, with an official opening scheduled for March 23.
See this “thrilling, soaring, and spectacular” (The Times of London) musical with your group! Give us a call at 877-943-2929 today, because this limited engagement ends January 13, 2018. Book now!
The new production, directed by Laurence Connor (Les Misérables), stars Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones; both of whom received rave reviews for their performances on the West End.
Get a glimpse into the new production below!
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Bandstand, the new American musical, begins previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31, with opening night set for April 26. Check out this teaser while you wait for this new, swingin’ musical to arrive on Broadway!
Bandstand brings the swing-fueled, against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow vets brilliantly to the stage.
When a national contest to find America’s next music sensation offers a chance at fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his boys into fighting shape. Teaming up with a beautiful young war widow as their singer, and playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they will risk everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power.
Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), starring two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Broadway sensation Corey Cott (Newsies), and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), and featuring an explosive original score, Bandstand is a truly American celebration of the men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.
Tickets for Bandstand start at $45 for groups of 10+, so book now with Your Broadway Genius. Call 877-943-2929 and speak to a Genius today!
Direct from a bafflingly successful run on London’s West End, The Play That Goes Wrong is a celebration of the best of live theater…and the worst. Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this sidesplitting show-within-a-show will move you…from your house to the theater and back.
Is your group ready for comedic chaos? Give us a call at 877-943-2929 to book your tickets. With group rates starting as low as $25, you simply cannot go wrong! (See what we did there?)
Check out this promo vid-gone-horribly-wrong to learn why your group will laugh out loud at this new Broadway comedy.
Previews begin at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre on March 9, with an official opening set for April 2. Don’t make the mistake of missing out, because this strictly limited engagement ends September 3.
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Two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Wonderful Town, Disney’s Tangled) will first take the stage as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! on June 13th, 2017, alternating the role with Bette Midler. Early Bird tickets are now available, with prices for groups of 10+ starting as low as $59! Early Bird prices are only available until April 15th, so book ASAP. Interested in learning more? For a full list of Donna Murphy’s performances and more, give us a call at 877-943-2929 and find out how you can secure the best seats at the lowest price!
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!