Every year, a new lineup of shows comes to the Great White Way, ready to dazzle and entrance audiences from all around the world. Unfortunately, in order for these new Broadway shows to open, others have to close. Typically, many of these shows tend to close during the winter months, from January to March. Let’s take a final look at the shows that are set to close at the beginning of January.
Juuust making it to 2017, we said goodbye to these shows on Sunday, January 1st:
Matilda the Musical:
Transferring from a still-running, Olivier Award-winning production in the West End, Matilda the Musical opened on Broadway in April of 2013. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda delighted grown-ups and children alike at the Shubert Theatre for nearly three years before closing on Sunday, January 1. Music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical were written by Tim Minchin, who also wrote the music and lyrics for the upcoming musical Groundhog Day (set to open on Broadway on April 17, 2017).
Next up at the Shubert Theatre: Hello, Dolly! is set to open on April 20, 2017.
This gut-busting musical comedy opened at the St. James Theatre in April of 2015. Something Rotten! tells the story of the fictional Bottom brothers, contemporaries and rivals of the overbearing William Shakespeare, as they struggle to make their mark on the 16th Century theatre world. This uproarious hit showed Broadway a very different side of the Bard.
Next up at the St. James Theatre: Disney’s Frozen is set to open during the 2018 season, following renovations to the theatre.
The Illusionists – Turn of the Century:
This touring magic production returned to Broadway for a limited engagement on November 25, 2016. Featuring several prominent magicians and magical acts, this show wowed and confounded audiences at the Palace Theatre during the holiday season. Hopefully, we can expect The Illusionists to return again soon!
Next up at the Palace Theatre: Sunset Boulevard is set to open on February 9, 2017.
Stay tuned for our next installment, as we take a final look at the shows that are set to close this Sunday, January 8th!
Interested in seeing a multi-platinum recording artist onstage during your group’s trip to Broadway? Look no further than 45th Street, where Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is playing at the Imperial Theatre. Starring Josh Groban in his Broadway debut, this musical is inspired by a 70-page segment of Tolstoy’s War and Peace and tells the story of Natasha, whose position in society has been ruined, and her journey to redemption alongside the love-struck Pierre.
Check out Josh Groban has to say about making his Broadway debut in The Great Comet!
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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!
A Bronx Tale: The Musical has arrived on Broadway and critics are hailing it as “a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story” (AM New York).
This streetwise new musical, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, has audiences cheering. Book your group tickets today by giving us a call at 877-943-2929!
Based on the critically acclaimed play and the classic film, audiences are singing and dancing to this timeless story of respect, loyalty, love, and family. The musical adaptation features a doo-wop score from eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and three-time Tony nominee Glenn Sater. Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri returns to pen the script.
Watch co-directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks discuss bringing A Bronx Tale: The Musical to Broadway in 2016 below:
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Looking to treat your group to a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience? Ready to laugh your fish-tail off while doing so? Look no further than Oh, Hello on Broadway! After acclaimed runs both Off-Broadway and across the country, comedians Nick Kroll (Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show”) and John Mulaney (Netflix’s “The Comeback Kid”) have taken over the Broadway stage as their “legendary” over-the-hill alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Only partially scripted, this show guarantees a new laugh at each performance – so we know it’s one your group will not want to miss!
Interested in seeing a multi-platinum recording artist onstage during your group’s trip to Broadway? Look no further than 45th Street, where Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is playing at the Imperial Theatre. Starring Josh Groban in his Broadway debut, this musical is inspired by a 70-page segment of Tolstoy’s War and Peace and tells the story of Natasha, whose position in society has been ruined, and her journey to redemption alongside the love-struck Pierre. Hailed by Charles Isherwood (The New York Times) as “the most innovative and best new musical since Hamilton”, book your group tickets today before this hit musical sells out!
We know that this thrilling new production is not one that you and your group will want to miss – and with tickets starting as low as $40, you won’t have to! Don’t miss your chance to see this “musical cannonball” (The Guardian) live – give us a call now at 877-943-2929 to get the best seats at the best price!
This Spring, the popular Bill Murray film Groundhog Day gets the Broadway musical treatment! The new musical comedy will play Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre beginning March 17, 2017. Give us a call at 877-943-2929 to book your group’s tickets!
This surefire hit will reunite the award-winning creators of Matilda The Musical, including director Matthew Warchus, composer & lyricist Tim Minchin and choreographer Peter Darling. Joining the team is the movie’s original screenwriter Danny Rubin and Tony nominee Andy Karl (Rocky) will star as Phil Connors.
Watch Tony nominee Tim Minchin discuss bringing Groundhog Day from screen to stage below:
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After playing an 18-year run which earned it a coveted spot on the list of longest-running productions in Broadway history, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats returns to Broadway! Having captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, the famed musical tells the story of the celebratory gathering of one remarkable tribe of cats, and the decision they make as to which cat will be reborn. Featuring one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre, “Memory” (sung by Broadway veteran Mamie Parris (School of Rock, Ragtime) as the shunned glamour cat Grizabella), the 7-time Tony Award winning musical returns to the New York stage for the first time since its original production!
We know you don’t want to miss your opportunity to “let the memory live again”. That’s why Your Broadway Genius has the best seats at the best prices ready for your group! Group tickets start as low as $45, so give us a call at 877-943-2929 now to secure your seats! Don’t miss your chance to see this beloved piece of musical theatre history reborn!
Pitch Perfect‘s Ben Platt and Glee‘s Laura Dreyfuss recently made a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote their new show Dear Evan Hansen. You will fall in love with this performance of “Waving Through a Window” written by the Tony nominated composing team of Pasek and Paul. Watch below and book your group tickets to Broadway at 877-943-2929!
Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this bold new musical moved Peter Marks of The Washington Post to declare it: “A heart-piercing trip to the place that musical theater can sometimes take us to.”And Charles Isherwood of The New York Times to call it: “A fresh, vibrant musical that opens the heart and the mind.”
Dear Evan Hansen, which pairs the three time Tony Award® nominated director Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens) with the Tony-nominated composing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight, NBC’s Smash) and award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Showtime’s Masters of Sex) now takes the next step on its remarkable journey: Broadway.
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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!