If you can’t get to New York, sometimes the only way you can experience a show is by listening to the cast album. The release of a new cast album is always exciting, so here is a list of some upcoming recordings for you to be on the lookout for!
5/18 – Mean Girls
The Mean Girls cast album has it’s digital release TODAY! This show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical and with the cast album you will be able to listen to Taylor Louderman, Grey Henson, and Ashley Park’s Tony nominated performances.
6/1 – Take Me to the World
No, this is not a cast album, but it is Sutton Foster’s newest solo album and according to the track list, it will be fantastic. Featuring songs like “Stars and the Moon” and a mashup of “Got Love” and “Gimmie Gimmie”, this is going to be an album full of great music.
6/8 – My Fair Lady
This revival of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady has everyone cheering. And with 10 Tony nominations, including Best Revival, Best Leading Actress, and Best Leading Actor, the cast album is sure to be a gem.
TBA – Brigadoon
It was just announced that the 2017 Off-Broadway Revival of Brigadoon will release a cast recording. This cast features many Broadway favorites like Stephanie J. Block, Robert Fairchild, and Kelli O’Hara and is sure to make you want to throw on a kilt and dance.
TBA – Miss You Like Hell
The new Off-Broadway musical, Miss You Like Hell, has also announced that it will release an original cast album. This moving story and music is sure to bring some tears to your eyes.
Missed your chance to see some great Off-Broadway shows? You may be in luck! Due to high demand for tickets, many Off-Broadway shows have been extending! Don’t miss this opportunity to see something great! Here are a few shows that have recently announced their extension:
AFTERGLOW (extended through January 14, 2018): Afterglow is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships.
Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night. When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
The Davenport Theatre. For tickets click HERE
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET (extended through November 26, 2017): Roundabout Underground hosts the premiere of 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate Jiréh Breon Holder’s award-winning work. Tennessee-born Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
The Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. For tickets click HERE
TORCH SONG (extended through December 9, 2017): It’s 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
Tony Kiser Theatre. For tickets click HERE
PORTUGUESE KID (extended through Dec 3, 2017): In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
The Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. For tickets click HERE
What do martinis, Adele, and dancing assassins have in common? The answer is Shaken Not Stirred, a new James Bond-themed cabaret opening at The Django at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca this Sunday. Performances are every Sunday beginning September 10 until November 19 at 6 pm and 9 pm. Doors open one hour before showtime, and early arrival is strongly recommended in order to secure good seats and an opportunity to experience the “Hour of Intrigue”.
The performance features classics such as “Goldfinger”, “Skyfall, and “Diamonds are Forever” as well as visits from fan-favorite Bond Girls like Plenty O’Toole. This event is not for Bond fans only; the singing, dancing, and of course, martinis, can be enjoyed by all!
Make sure you are dressed to kill, have a valid 21+ ID, and of course that you get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets are available on their website, and discount tickets are available for groups of 6+ through Your Broadway Genius. Call 877-943-2929 to make sure you don’t miss out on this 007 opportunity!
It’s been a great summer here on Broadway, and although it is hard to accept it, winter is coming… except it seems that it will last for only three weeks! That’s right, Game of Thrones fans, Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen will be flying her dragons into New York City!
Based off the HBO series, the Off-Broadway musical parody is scheduled to run from October 10-29 at the Jerry Orbach Theater in NYC. Tickets are still available and well-priced, so be sure to secure a ticket before Cersei tries to steal your
Iron Throne seat.
Other Off-Broadway musicals to see include Spamilton, A Clockwork Orange, Avenue Q, Stomp, Puffs, and Blue Man Group. For tickets click HERE.
Based on the dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange is set to run at New World Stages for a limited engagement run from September 25th through January 6th, 2018. Previews begin September 2nd. This production, directed by Alexandra Spencer Jones, will make its New York Off-Broadway debut after its sold-out, award-winning, London run. Jonno Davies, who led the London Cast, will make his New York Stage debut in the role of Alex.
A Clockwork Orange the novel, published in 1962, and the film released in 1971 are woven into the cultural fabric of both Britain and the United States. You don’t want to miss what The Stage, London is calling “Stylish, stylized, and drenched in sweat, the show has a breathless, exhilarating energy!”
The story of little Alex and his gang of droods is set to an indie-pop soundtrack with a contemporary performance style.
Check back here for more updates on A Clockwork Orange!
Break out those blue suede shoes! Attack of the Elvis Impersonators is bringing Elvis back to the stage. The new musical is set to open on June 15 at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row.
When the soul of Elvis returns to Earth and inhabits the body of the most famous rock star in history, he instructs his disciples that to bring peace to the planet we must all unite as one — and to do that the entire human race must impersonate Elvis. Satirizing everything from idol worship to people who have experienced actual healing by their faith in Elvis, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators will make you howl (like a canine) as it converts you to Hound Dog, the new religion of peace.
The new musical features book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus. Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten), Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages) and Curtis Wiley (Diner) lead the cast. Don Stephenson directs and Melissa Zaremba choreographs.
Tickets are on sale now for a limited engagement run from June 1st-September 24th, 2017 starting at $37.50 for groups of 10+. Call 877-943-2929 now to book tickets for your group to see this (Jailhouse) Rockin new show!
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.
The New Group’s production of Evening at the Talk House is playing at The Pershing Square Signature Center for 6 weeks only! This production marks the U.S. premiere of playwright and actor Wallace Shawn’s latest play, which was first produced by the National Theatre in London in 2016. Matthew Broderick and Jill Eikenberry lead the U.S. cast, which also features Shawn in a role he reprises from the London production. Evening at the Talk House is playing at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre from January 31 to March 12, 2017, so book now! With group ticket prices as low as $30, there’s no time to waste! Call 877-943-2929 and speak to a Genius today!
Press notes state: “Remember when you felt you could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear? Yes, things have changed a bit, haven’t they? And everyone keeps saying there’s nothing to be afraid of! Please join us to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of the opening night of Robert’s (Matthew Broderick) under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Jill Eikenberry) will host this celebration at our old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other.“
Tickets are now on sale for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, arriving Off-Broadway this Spring! Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan (also adapted into a successful Hollywood film in 2010), The Lightning Thief stars Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) as Percy Jackson, 12-year-old son of the Greek god Poseidon, who has to deal with newly discovered powers he can’t control and monsters on his trail while going on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods.
The updated musical, with a book by Joe Tracz and music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki, has been touring the country, and comes to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a limited engagement. Previews begin on March 23rd for an April 4th opening, and the production is scheduled to close on May 6th.
Be sure not to miss this action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world – and the underworld. Prices start as low as $35 for groups of 8+, so call 877-943-2929 now for the best seats at the lowest price!