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.
Check out the new TV spot for Amélie!
Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Academy Award-nominated 2001 French film. Now she comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), with a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas (An American in Paris), music by Daniel Messé (Hem), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting) and Daniel Messé, and musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).
The musical 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.
Broadway’s Amélie stars Hamilton’s Tony-nominated Phillipa Soo and is currently in previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre, with an official opening scheduled for April 3rd. Group tickets are now on sale through October 1st, 2017, with prices starting as low as $39.50 for groups of 12+. Let Your Broadway Genius help you book your tickets for the next Broadway hit! Call 877-943-2929 to speak to a Genius today!
Exciting news, a cappella fans! In Transit, which is currently playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre, is now offering group tickets through January 7, 2018! Along with this extension comes news that regular groups are now unrestricted by part of house, meaning that they can book the best available seats, and that group blackouts for Saturday evenings have been lifted as well.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that In Transit is now offering a Broadway Warm-Up Workshop for groups of 100 or more! During the workshop, a member from the cast “will take participants through a version of a warm-up routine based on Edward Sayegh in the Garcia-Marchesi tradition, teaching everyone how to ground themselves and stay connected to their voices. Attendees will do the warm-up from their seats in the house but will have the opportunity for photos in the lobby after the workshop ends. Workshop will last for 30 minutes. Specific cast member subject to availability.”
In Transit, a funny and poignant new Broadway musical, follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers faced with the challenges of city life. With a groundbreaking a cappella score by a team including the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen, In Transit takes you on a journey with people hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—including the stops they make along the way. Modern yet timeless, In Transit is a story about all of us, set to music that will stay with you long after the ride is over.
With a book, music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth and vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off), In Transit is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It).
Tickets for In Transit are now available for performances through January 7, 2018, with prices starting at $39 for groups of 10+. Additionally, one complimentary ticket is given for every 20 purchased. To book your trip to see In Transit, or to find out more information about this and other shows, call 877-943-2929 today. Let Your Broadway Genius help you take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
Take your group to see Kinky Boots and discover the show that’s inspired so many people. Share this video on social media using the hashtag #StandForLove, and then be sure to call Your Broadway Genius to start planning your show. Tickets start at $42 for groups of 10+, so call 877-943-2929 to speak to a Genius today.
Broadway isn’t the only place to find captivating theatre. Off-Broadway is home to many exciting shows and has also served as a launching pad for some of Broadway’s biggest hits. Roundabout Theatre Company has two shows currently running in their Off-Broadway space, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, that we think you’ll enjoy:
If I Forget
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate—with biting humor and razor-sharp insight—how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. If I Forget tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.
From Steven Levenson, acclaimed writer of Dear Evan Hansen and Roundabout’s The Language of Trees, comes If I Forget, a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can’t avoid and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
In the video above, watch the cast of If I Forget, including TV’s Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Tony nominees Larry Bryggman (Proof), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black), and Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park).
If I Forget is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre through April 30, 2017.
On the Exhale
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor (Tony Award® nominee Marin Ireland, reasons to be pretty) finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime – and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.
Roundabout Underground presents On the Exhale, a provocative world premiere from Martin Zimmerman (Netflix’s Narcos), directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Well, Roundabout’s Violet). Staged with propulsive, heart-pounding intensity in Roundabout’s intimate Black Box Theatre, this grippingly immediate story draws you into the white-hot center of our country’s most divisive – and most urgent – debate.
In the video above, watch star Marin Ireland (Amazon’s Sneaky Pete) discuss On the Exhale.
On the Exhale is playing at Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre through April 2, 2017.
Group tickets start at $30 for If I Forget and $20 for On the Exhale for groups of 10+. To book your tickets today, call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929.
Earlier this month, Newsday was taken over by School of Rock star Brandon Niederauer. The Long Island newspaper followed the 13-year-old (who has played the role of Zack since the show opened in 2015) for an entire day to see what it’s really like for a Broadway star who also happens to be a kid. Look through this fun feature and see how Brandon and his co-stars balance their homework and chores with “stickin’ it to the man” each night at the Winter Garden Theatre!
Want to take your group to see Brandon rock out on his guitar in School of Rock on Broadway? Tickets start at only $45 for groups of 15+, so call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929 today for the best seats at the lowest prices.
One of the most talked-about new shows of the Broadway season, Come From Away, arrives on Broadway this spring! The breathtaking new musical is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and is scheduled to open on March 12th. Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of how a small community, notable only for an international airport that was primarily used as a refueling station, came together after the events of September 11, 2001. In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers–spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.
Much like the subjects of this unconventional musical, Come From Away has had quite the journey to the Great White Way, playing record-breaking engagements in San Diego, Seattle, Washington D.C., Toronto, and even Gander, Newfoundland for two special performances presented to the actual heroes whose actions inspired this incredible show.
To help student groups get the most out of this important and complex story, check out the Come From Away Study Guide. This guide is a fantastic resource on both the background of the specific events of the play, as well as the events of September 11 and the impact they had on the United States and the international community. The resource is the result of collaborative efforts between the TDF Education team, the education team at Seattle Repertory Theatre and the education team at La Jolla Playhouse as well NYC and D.C. educators. The Come From Away Study Guide is an extremely useful tool for teaching students about this difficult topic.
Student rates start at $45 for groups of 10+, so book your tickets now! For the best seats to Come From Away at the lowest prices, call 877-943-2929 to speak to a Genius today!
Sunset Boulevard has extended its run to June 25, 2017! Glenn Close returns to Broadway in the tour de force performance that earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress – and a place in Broadway history.
Featuring a 40-piece orchestra, the largest in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood comes to the Palace Theatre for 20 weeks only following a sold out run in London’s West End.
Tickets start at $55 for groups of 12+, so don’t miss your chance to see this incredible musical and legendary performance. Call 877-943-2929 and talk to a Genius today!
This season’s revival of Sunday in the Park with George officially opens at the newly reopened Hudson Theatre this Thursday. Take an exclusive peek at star Jake Gyllenhaal rehearsing “Finishing the Hat” in this gorgeous video. To quote Jake: “This is what happens when you invite #CaryJojiFukunaga to rehearsals for our new Broadway musical.”
— Sunday on Broadway (@SundayBroadway) February 18, 2017
Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, is currently in previews and opens on February 23 for a 10-week only limited engagement. Tickets start at $49 for groups of 12+, so don’t miss your chance to take your group to this extraordinary musical! Call 877-943-2929 for the best seats at the lowest prices.
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.