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.
Broadway’s Amélie, based on the beloved French film and starring Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo, officially opened April 3 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Check out this video and hear what the cast and crew had to say about the show on opening night!
Opening Night with Amélie On Broadway!
Posted by Amélie On Broadway on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Amélie follows the mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.
Tickets for Amélie start at $39.50 for groups of 12+. Get your group of dreamers tickets to this whimsical musical by calling 877-943-2929 today.
The Winter Garden Theatre welcomed a very special guest on Sunday, April 2nd, when Academy Award winner Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich, Three Days of Rain) came to see School of Rock! After the show, Roberts went backstage to meet the cast. Fortunately for us, they took pictures to remember the occasion!
Tickets for School of Rock start at only $45 for groups of 15+. To secure tickets for your group to the most rockin’ show on Broadway, call 877-943-2929 and speak to a Genius today!
This season’s hit revival of the iconic Broadway musical Miss Saigon is the perfect show for student groups! It addresses universal themes of love and sacrifice, teaches new audiences about the tragedies and ramifications of the Vietnam War, and is one of the most spellbinding musicals on Broadway! To ensure that students get the most out of their experience seeing the show, producers, along with Southgate Education, have released the official Miss Saigon Education and Resource Guide! This free and extremely informative companion to the musical provides students with detailed but accessible information on the context of the show, as well as analyses of its themes and history. In addition to the background and historical information, the guide also provides thoughtful prompts, activities, and discussion questions to actively engage students in the material.
In Miss Saigon, the composers of Les Misérables adapt Puccini’s Madama Butterfly into a tragic Vietnam War love story. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as The Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son
Tickets for Miss Saigon start at $39 for groups of 12+. Call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929 to book tickets for your group today!
News from Disney on Broadway! Tickets to Aladdin and The Lion King are now on sale to groups through December 30, 2017! Group rates start at $57.50 for Aladdin and $89 for The Lion King for groups of 20+.
Additionally, Disney on Broadway is excited to offer groups of 15+ the Behind the Magic Tour at the New Amsterdam Theatre! The new tour layout teaches groups about the history of the New Amsterdam Theatre (currently home to Disney’s Aladdin) and Disney on Broadway, an overview and a chance to interact with select iconic props from past and current Disney on Broadway productions, and a chance to experience how Aladdin is brought to life on stage, by touring the actual stage!
To buy tickets for your group to see Aladdin or The Lion King, or to find out more about the exciting Behind the Magic Tour, call 877-943-2929 and speak to a Genius today!
Behind the Emerald Curtain, the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Wicked, might be just the event your group is looking for!
The 90-minute program–led by actual Wicked cast members!–takes groups on a guided tour through the exclusive Behind the Emerald Curtain Museum at the Gershwin Theatre, which includes an elaborate set model by Tony Award-winner Eugene Lee and an up-close look at some of Tony Award-winner Susan Hilferty’s costumes (with beautiful details that are not always visible from the audience), as well as actual props and wigs from the show. The presentation also explains the creative process of a Broadway show, giving first-hand accounts of the birth of a new musical, as well as highlights the work of the 125 people it takes to make every performance of Wicked happen.
Each event ends in a Q+A session with cast members from the show, giving your group the chance to ask anything they’ve ever wanted to know about being a real Broadway performer! Behind the Emerald Curtain is an exciting and eye-opening experience, even for groups that haven’t seen Wicked. The program is perfect for ages 10 years or older.
The group minimum is 15+, and prices start at $28. Call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929 to find out how you can book your group’s Behind the Emerald Curtain experience.
Josh Groban’s final performance in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which also stars newcomer Denée Benton, will be on July 2nd, 2017. Group tickets through July 1st start at only $49 for groups of 15+! Don’t miss your chance for your group to see Josh Groban in his already iconic Broadway debut before he leaves the show!
Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre (Groban), the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of his own soul.
To book tickets for your group to see the most innovative show on Broadway, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, as well as many others, call 877-943-2929.
Broadway’s newest smash sensation, Dear Evan Hansen, made history in February when its cast album had the highest debut on the Billboard charts for a cast recording since 1961, opening at No. 8. As a thank-you to the show’s many fans, producers released a new video, “Making our Original Broadway Cast Recording.” Check out the video below!
The Early Bird Group Sales prices for A Doll’s House, Part 2, previously reported on this blog as being offered through March 6th only, have been extended through April 27th! That means it’s not too late to get tickets for your group, starting at only $35, for one of the most anticipated new plays of this Broadway season. Call us now at 877-943-2929, and let one of our Geniuses help you secure your seats to this soon-to-be legendary production.
Written by Lucas Hnath, A Doll’s House, Part 2 is the wildly ambitious sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece, which is often cited as one of the greatest plays ever written. Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf (Misery) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation) star, while Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) directs! Previews for this production begin April 1st, ahead of an official opening on April 27th. This is one show you won’t want to miss!
Breaking news, Broadway lovers! Next season’s revival of Ahrens and Flaherty’s Once on This Island has just announced an international casting search to find the production’s heroine, Ti Moune. There will be open call auditions in seven major cities throughout the United States and Haiti! Original Ti Moune and Broadway favorite LaChanze (If/Then, The Color Purple) made a video to announce the search! Watch the video below and then go to their website to find out how YOU can audition to star in next season’s revival.
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.
Come and gather around for Once on This Island—a triumph of the timeless power of theater to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.