Once On This Island, written by Ahrens and Flaherty (the duo behind Ragtime, Seussical, Anastasia) began previews November 9, 2017 and opens on December 3, 2017! It tells 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.
Even more, the show is done “in the round” at the Circle In The Square Theater. The stage and the seats are in a large oval shape, which means that there are no bad seats in the whole house! Every seat is like a premium seat… without the price of a premium seat! And if that’s not enough to have you sold, and Once On This Island is offering a best price guarantee! That means that if you find a lower advertised price than what the box office is offering, the box office will match it.
It was just released that the cast of Once On This Island is one of four Broadway shows set to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Read HERE for more information and a really great sneak peak inside look at Once On This Island‘s rehearsal!
Win the friend and/or family member-of-the-year award and get discounted group tickets for your whole squad HERE.
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
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
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!
Who lives in a pineapple
under the sea on Broadway? Spongebob Squarepants! Spongebob Squarepants will be opening on Broadway at the Palace Theatre Monday, December 4 with previews beginning Monday, November 6. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until then to hear the soundtrack- the Original Broadway Cast album will be released this Friday, September 22!
The soundtrack includes original songs from artists like John Legend, Cindy Lauper, The Flaming Lips, Plain White T’s, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), T.I., and even David Bowie! Orchestrations, Arrangements, and Music Supervision were done by Tom Kitt, who did Next to Normal and American Idiot, among others.
The role of Spongebob Squarepants will be played by Ethan Slater who is making his Broadway debut!
For a sneak peak of the soundtrack click HERE
Get group tickets HERE or call Your Broadway Genius at 877-943-2929 for the best rates!
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!
Attention all Hamilton fans, Hamilton just released a new batch of tickets last week! This batch includes tickets for shows between March 6, 2018- August 19, 2018 and has an 8-ticket limit. There are still a lot of tickets available, but in order to get them it seems as though you will need a few
Hamiltons Benjamins. Rear mezzanine seats begin at $285 and orchestra seats begin at $795.
Yikes! However, there is a silver lining! There is a daily Hamilton lottery that you can enter for the chance to win 1 or 2 tickets for the price of just one Hamilton, more commonly known as a ten-dollar bill! But beware, roughly 10,000 people enter each day so make sure that you have a plan B. You can browse YBG for well-priced tickets that are within the calendar year HERE!
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.