If you are like me, you love listening to cast albums and are always looking for the next show to obsess over (you can only listen to Hamilton so many times). So here are some Musical Theatre songs you might not know that are worth a listen or two.
“Like It Here” (The Hinterlands)
This song is from The Hinterlands, a six part musical miniseries that you can find online here, and this song is just so moving that you will have to listen to it again immediately.
“Lost in the Brass” (Band Geeks)
If you were ever in the band, you will like this song.
“Leave Luanne” (35MM)
35MM is a ‘musical exhibition’ by Ryan Scott Oliver where each song is based on a different photograph. This entire album is definitely worth a listen, but if you only have time for one song, this is it!
“Michael in the Bathroom” (Be More Chill)
This show has gotten much more popular in the last year, and for good reason! Be More Chill is what happens when you mix Little Shop of Horrors and 13. And “Michael in the Bathroom” is the show stopping number that we can all relate to, who hasn’t felt awkward at a party before?
“Stroke by Stroke” (Jasper in Deadland)
This is the song that you will still be singing in the shower three days later.
“Way Down Hadestown” (Hadestown)
This musical adaptation of the Greek Orpheus and Eurydice myth was recorded live and you will fall in love with the music.
Stephen Sondheim’s impact on theater is incalculable. Every theater kid has at least one Sondheim song in their back pocket at all times, and many can cite a Sondheim piece having some sort of significant impact on their lives.
So, in honor of Sondheim’s birthday, here are 10 of Sondheim’s best songs and our favorite lines from each.
Finishing the Hat
And how you’re always turning back too late / From the grass or the stick / Or the dog or the light
Somebody, sit in my chair / And ruin my sleep / And make me aware / Of being alive
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
No more giants waging war / Can’t we just pursue our lives, with our children and our wives / ‘Til that happy day arrives, how do you ignore / All the witches, all the curses/ All the wolves, all the lies, the false hopes, the good-bye’s, the reverses
I rewrote the rewrite
The Ladies Who Lunch
Keeping house but clutching a copy of Life / Just to keep in touch
Send in the Clowns
Isn’t it rich? / Isn’t it queer? / Losing my timing this late in my career
The Glamorous Life
Ordinary mothers needn’t meet committees / But ordinary mothers don’t get keys to cities / No, ordinary mothers merely see their children all year / Which is lovely, I hear
Children Will Listen
Careful the wish you make / Wishes are children / Careful the path they take / Wishes come true / Not free
Every Day a Little Death
He smiles sweetly / Strokes my hair, says he misses me / I would murder him right there / But first I die
We all love a good, show stopping number. But sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for belting and tap breaks.
Here is a list of some of the best acoustic covers of Musical Theater Songs for the days you want some easy listening.
Bring Him Home: This song is so emotional that it truly lends itself to an acoustic version.
All I Ask of You: Without the Phantom lurking in the background this turns into a fun and light love song.
Waving Through a Window: Those harmonies!
When He Sees Me: With this acoustic version you can really connect to the emotion in the song.
Falling Slowly: This song is already acoustic and absolutely gorgeous.
Did you catch Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Glee‘s Alex Newell and the cast of Once On This Island performing on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
In case you missed it, check it out below or rewatch in honor of the production’s opening!
Once On This Island 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 keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie (Ms. Salonga), Asaka (Alex Newell, “Glee”), Papa Ge (Merle Dandridge, “Greenleaf”), and Agwe (Quentin Earl Darrington, Cats), 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 in a striking production by Tony Award®-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown. This production 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 theatre to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. You are why we tell the story.
To book today, give us a call at 855-329-2932!
The Band’s Visit is coming to Broadway and is set to open Thursday, November 9. Previews will begin Saturday, October 7.
The show tells the story of an Egyptian Police Band that is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
Two commercials were just released for the show, watch them and click HERE to get your group tickets, you’re not going to want to miss this one!
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be in a Broadway show or want to know what the cast is really like behind the curtain? Have you ever wondered how Laura Osnes gets her hair SO perfect? Well, we Broadway geniuses have just the thing: SNAPCHAT!
We have compiled a list of our favorite Broadway Snapchat accounts for you to follow. All you have to do is type in their username and voila, backstage access!
–Book of Mormon (@BOMSNAPS)
–Kinky Boots (@KinkyBootsBway)
–School of Rock (@sormusical)
–Phantom of the Opera (@Globalphantom)
Once you have added the show on snap and are dying to see the production in real life, give us a call at 877-943-2929 to secure seats for you and your group!
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.
Have you followed the comet over to the Imperial Theatre to see the most Tony nominated show of the season? If not, have no fear, the original Broadway cast recording has just been released on various platforms, including Spotify.
Dare to dream while listening to the Tony nominated orchestrations and lyrics written by Dave Malloy. The New York Times has deemed this new musical as an “Ecstatic, Precedent-Smashing Production.”
Watch Josh Groban perform in the official music video of Dust & Ashes.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $45.00 for groups of 15+. Call 877-943-2929 to book tickets for your group to see this innovative, lively, and immersive experience.
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.
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.