Broadway Cares is a non-profit organization that raises money to fight AIDS. Since its founding in 1988 it has raised over $285 million and has helped innumerable people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses. Part of Broadway Cares’s fundraising effort is the Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, which will be happening December 4 at 4:30 PM and December 5 at 2 pm. It will take place at the New Amsterdam Theatre (home of Aladdin)
The Competition celebrates the talented ensemble members of Broadway and Off- Broadway, who perform for a chance to win the Gypsy of the Year award. Plus, the shows that raise the most money in the six weeks before the Competition receive a Gypsy of the Year award!
Want to join in on the fun and help a great cause?
You can buy tickets to the Gypsy of the Year competition (starting at $30!) HERE, donate to your favorite Broadway show (and help them win an award), purchase experiences such as meet-and-greets and backstage tours, and also purchase signed CDs and memorabilia from your favorite shows! A $10 donation covers the cost of an HIV test at a health clinic, while a $50 donation covers the cost of 40 meals at a soup kitchen!
Now that October has begun, it is officially Halloween season! We can’t think of a better place to spend the holiday than Broadway- so here is a breakdown of what you can expect during the days surrounding Halloween.
SHOWS TO SEE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31:
- The Band’s Visit
- The Book of Mormon
- A Bronx Tale
- Come From Away
- Dear Evan Hansen
- Latin History for Morons
- The Lion King
- Miss Saigon
- The Play That Goes Wrong
- Springsteen on Broadway
- Time and the Conways
- War Paint
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 CANCELLED:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Hello, Dolly!
- Kinky Boots
- M. Butterfly
- Meteor Shower
- Phantom of the Opera
- School of Rock
ADDED MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 SHOW:
- The Band’s Visit 8 pm
- Hamilton 7 pm
- Kinky Boots 8 pm
- M. Butterfly 7 pm
- Waitress 7 pm
- Wicked 7 pm
Don’t hesitate! Start planning your costume and get your tickets today! For the best group rates click HERE
Jason Mraz, who is known for his hits like “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up” is joining the cast of Waitress on Friday, November 3! His run will last for ten weeks until Sunday, January 14, 2018. He’ll be playing the role of Dr. Pomatter alongside Betsy Wolfe who plays Jenna.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
For discount group tickets click HERE or call us at 877-943-2929
Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie has announced that he will be making his Broadway debut this summer when he joins the cast of the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots! Check out his announcement below:
About to take on a life long dream and head to Broadway. Truly couldn’t be more excited to join the cast of Kinky Boots on Broadway this summer as Charlie Price. See you all in New York!
Posted by Panic! At The Disco on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Urie will take over the role of Charlie Price beginning May 26th through August 6th only. Tickets for Kinky Boots start at $42 for groups of 10+. Don’t miss your chance to see Brendon Urie star in Broadway’s musical sensation! For the best seats at the lowest prices, call 877-943-2929 today.
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.
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!
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.
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.