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!
It’s hard to believe, but there is a show that has higher average ticket prices than Hamilton! The average price of a ticket for Hamilton this week was $272.24, which is at least $100 more than any other show (for example, the average price of a ticket for School of Rock this past week was $98.87!). Compare those numbers to the average price of a Springsteen ticket this past week, which was $496.72!
Not to worry, Your Broadway Genius is here to help!
There is a sweepstakes you can enter for the chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to Springsteen On Broadway for Saturday, December 30th at 8 pm. That sounds like a holiday gift that will get you the “Best Friend/Relative/Significant Other etc” award for many holidays to come!
The sweepstakes is brought to you by a new show coming to Broadway this summer called Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
The Tony Award®-winning director of Urinetown returns to Broadway with Gettin’ The Band Back Together, a hilarious new musical comedy that The New York Times calls, “A feel-good class act! A playful, irreverent, and genuinely funny musical.”
Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while he thought he had everything – the high paying job, the high-rise apartment – until his 40th birthday when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his Mom in Sayreville, New Jersey.
And when his high school arch nemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can… by winning The Battle of the Bands.
So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (the math teacher who isn’t good at math, the Irish cop who dreams about being on Broadway, the dermatologist who can’t get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle… and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind… proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together will begin performances at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre beginning July 19, 2018. For tickets, give us a call at 877-943-2929!
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!
The diner is in good company with Betsy Wolfe as ‘Jenna’, in Sarah Bareilles’ acclaimed musical, Waitress. Wolfe is best known for her work on Broadway as Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway, as well as for her Off-Broadway appearance as Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years.
Each ‘Jenna’ brings a different flavor to the role (Pun Intended.) With the addition of the Front of House diner set-up, Wolfe transports the audience with her layered performance. You don’t want to miss Wolfe’s delicious new take on a role previously performed by Broadway vet Jessie Mueller, and Composer/Lyricist herself, Sara Bareilles.
See Wolfe in the rehearsal process prior to taking center stage:
"Sara Bareilles has been so gracious and helpful and encouraging and I think that is the attitude that everybody takes. I’m coming into an already existing family."
Posted by Waitress the Musical on Friday, June 16, 2017
For groups 12+ click here for tickets to this heart-warming musical!
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.
Television’s beloved Sponge is moving from the screen to the stage. SpongeBob SquarePants and Bikini Bottom is Broadway bound. Following its successful Chicago run last summer, SpongeBob SquarePants will begin previews at The Palace Theatre on Monday, November 6th, 2017 with an official opening on Monday, December 4th, 2017.
Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.
With a creative team of visionaries, including acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau, orchestrations by Tom Kitt, book by Kyle Jarrow, choreography by Christopher Galleti, AND original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie– SpongeBob will be a one-of-a-kind musical event.
The SpongeBob cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick. The full cast will be announced at a later date.
Subscribe for more updates on SpongeBob–the highly anticipated new musical of 2017!
Last night, Tony Awards were handed out to celebrate the best of the 2016-2017 Broadway season. Check out the complete winners list below:
“A Doll’s House, Part 2”
“Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
“Come From Away”
“Groundhog Day The Musical”
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Best Book of a Musical:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Steven Levenson (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Danny Rubin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Dave Malloy
Best Original Score:
“Dear Evan Hansen” — Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (WINNER)
“Come From Away” — Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Groundhog Day The Musical” — Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Revival of a Play:
“August Wilson’s Jitney” (WINNER)
“Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
“Six Degrees of Separation”
Best Revival of a Musical:
“Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter” (WINNER)
Denis Arndt, “Heisenberg”
Chris Cooper, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Corey Hawkins, “Six Degrees of Separation”
Jefferson Mays, “Oslo”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, “The Present”
Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”
Sally Field, “The Glass Menagerie”
Laura Linney, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”(WINNER)
Christian Borle, “Falsettos”
Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Hyde Pierce, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Denee Benton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”
Patti LuPone, “War Paint”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Michael Aronov, “Oslo” (WINNER)
Danny DeVito, “Arthur Miller’s The Price”
Nathan Lane, “The Front Page”
Richard Thomas, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
John Douglas Thompson, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Cynthia Nixon, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Johanna Day, “Sweat”
Jayne Houdyshell, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Falsettos”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Kate Baldwin, “Hello, Dolly!”
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
Mary Beth Peil, “Anastasia”
Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Nigel Hook, “The Play That Goes Wrong” (WINNER)
David Gallo, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Douglas W. Schmidt, “The Front Page”
Michael Yeargan, “Oslo”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Rob Howell, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Korins, “War Paint”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”
Best Costume Design of a Play:
Jane Greenwood, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes” (WINNER)
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
David Zinn, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!” (WINNER)
Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”
Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Christopher Akerlind, “Indecent” (WINNER)
Jane Cox, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Donald Holder, “Oslo”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (WINNER)
Howell Binkley, “Come From Away”
Natasha Katz, “Hello, Dolly!”
Japhy Weideman, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Best Direction of a Play:
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” (WINNER)
Sam Gold, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Bartlett Sher, “Oslo”
Daniel Sullivan, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Best Direction of a Musical:
Christopher Ashley, “Come From Away” (WINNER)
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Matthew Warchus, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Jerry Zaks, “Hello, Dolly!”
Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bandstand” (WINNER)
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Kelly Devine, “Come From Away”
Denis Jones, “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical”
Sam Pinkleton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Alex Lacamoire, “Dear Evan Hansen” (WINNER)
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, “Bandstand”
Larry Hochman, “Hello, Dolly!”
Dave Malloy, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award:
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, sound designers for “The Encounter”
Regional Theatre Tony Award:
Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser
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.
On Your Feet! Is now booking performances through January 18, 2018! Don’t let your group miss this Tony-nominated, feel-good musical.
For Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Havana would always be home. But America—and music history—was their destiny. Discover the remarkable true story of how they made their American dream come true in the smash hit Broadway musical, On Your Feet! Featuring some of your favorite hit songs, including “Conga,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Anything For You,” this exhilarating new Broadway musical is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!
Tickets for On Your Feet! start at $49 for groups of 12+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group to see this Broadway fiesta!
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.