The diner is in good company with Betsy Wolfe as ‘Jenna’, in Sarah Bareilles’ acclaimed musical, Waitress. Wolfe is best known for her work on Broadway as Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway, as well as for her Off-Broadway appearance as Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years.
Each ‘Jenna’ brings a different flavor to the role (Pun Intended.) With the addition of the Front of House diner set-up, Wolfe transports the audience with her layered performance. You don’t want to miss Wolfe’s delicious new take on a role previously performed by Broadway vet Jessie Mueller, and Composer/Lyricist herself, Sara Bareilles.
See Wolfe in the rehearsal process prior to taking center stage:
"Sara Bareilles has been so gracious and helpful and encouraging and I think that is the attitude that everybody takes. I’m coming into an already existing family."
Posted by Waitress the Musical on Friday, June 16, 2017
For groups 12+ click here for tickets to this heart-warming musical!
The world premiere of Jagged Little Pill, an original musical featuring songs from Alanis Morisette’s Grammy award-winning album, and book by Oscar-winning Diablo Cody, will take place at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts– May 2018. Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin) will direct.
Rumor has it, the spotlight is on Idina Menzel in the Actors’ Equity 29-hour reading of the musical adaptation of Jagged Little Pill. Though, A.R.T. has confirmed Menzel’s involvement, Idina will be starring in Joshua Harmon’s, (Significant Other) Skintight at The Public, June 2018.
The reading also features Menzel’s fellow former Elphaba Carrie Manolakos, Adam Kaplan, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Vishal Vaidya, and Libby Winters.
Jagged Little Pill will follow a modern, multi-generational family and explore gender identity and race relations.
Perhaps, if the A.R.T. production moves to Broadway, we will see the Wicked and Frozen star take the lead? For those who aren’t ready to “Let it Go,” check back here with more updates regarding Jagged Little Pill.
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!
If you tuned in to the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11th, then you would have seen the star-studded cast of Falsettos, perform on the Radio City Musical Hall stage. The revival opened in October 2016 and ran for a limited engagement at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
In case you missed the Tony performance, or wanted to see the show past its run at The Beaumont, have no fear! The original Live from Lincoln Center taping of Falsettos will hit the big screen for a limited run at select movie theaters across the country. For a full list click HERE.
The cast includes: Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Marvin, Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, Drood) as Trina, and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) as Whizzer, with Tracie Thoms (Rent) as Dr. Charlotte, Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years) as Cordelia, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris) as Mendel, and Anthony Rosenthal (A Christmas Story) as Jason.
Watch the cast perform “A Day in Falsettoland” from the Tony Awards on June 11th below.
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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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!
Have you ever been really excited to see a show? You have your seats picked out, you’ve paid for the tickets, and you’re counting down the days. Then the show announces it’s closing. And you’re crushed.
What do you do?
Well, have faith in Your Broadway Genius, we are here to help.
When shows close and tickets have already been purchased, other shows offer to price match. Shows, with similar price points, will offer to exchange your previously purchased tickets at the same price and location, availability permitting.
For example, Amélie recently announced that it is closing in the end of May. After the closing announcement, we receive updates about what shows are willing to “price-match” your ticket so that you still get to see a great show. We, Geniuses, then go to work finding a date that will work for you and your group. We are positive that we will be able to find you a show you will love just as much.
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.