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.
The original dynamic duo in the Tony-Award-Winning production of Kinky Boots will return to reprise their original roles for a limited engagement this fall. Both Porter and Sands were nominated for a Tony Award for their performances in the production. Porter took home the 2013 Tony-Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of Lola.
The limited engagement will run from September 26th-January 8th, 2018 at the Al Hirschfield Theatre. A new block of tickets through August 26, 2018 was just released, so buy your tickets to this sparkling musical NOW!
See Porter and Sands perform “Everybody Say Yeah” from the 2013 Tony-Awards below:
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!
After much backlash regarding the casting of a new Pierre in The Great Comet of 1812, Mandy Patinkin, gave a statement to the New York Times on Friday withdrawing from the cast prior to his start date. See statement below:
“My understanding of the show’s request that I step into the show is not as it has been portrayed and I would never accept a role knowing it would harm another actor,” Mr. Patinkin said. “I hear what members of the community have said and I agree with them. I am a huge fan of Oak and I will, therefore, not be appearing in the show.”
This statement shocked the airwaves after Okieriete Onaodowan’s (Oak) contract was cut short due to a drastic decrease in tickets sales after Josh Groban’s departure from the show. Several actors/actresses voiced their concern and outrage for Oak, including 2016 Tony-Award-winning best Actress in a musical, Cynthia Erivo. See twitter feed below:
Co-Producer of The Great Comet, Howard Kagan, offered an official statement of apology following Mandy’s declaration.
“As part of our sincere efforts to keep Comet running for the benefit of its cast, creative team, crew, investors and everyone else involved, we arranged for Mandy Patinkin to play Pierre. However, we had the wrong impression of how Oak felt about the casting announcement and how it would be received by members of the theater community, which we appreciate is deeply invested in the success of actors of color – as are we – and to whom we are grateful for bringing this to our attention. We regret our mistake deeply, and wish to express our apologies to everyone who felt hurt and betrayed by these actions.”
With the buzz and controversy surrounding the show, the fate of the most Tony-nominated show of the season is up in the air. The question was and still is; but what about Pierre?
After much anticipation, the Broadway-bound production of Mean Girls has a cast of plastics that will take the stage October 31st at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. The book, written by Tina Fey, is set to music written by Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Tony nominee, Nell Benjamin. Tony winner, Casey Nicholaw, directs and choreographs.
Head plastic and Queen Bee, Regina George, will be played by Taylor Lauderman (currently in Kinky Boots) with Ashley Park (The King and I) as Gretchen Weiners, and Kate Rockwell (Bring it On) as Karen Smith. Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) will play the leading role of Cady Heron. The cast will also include Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers) as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson (The Book of Mormon) as Damian Hubbard, Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Catch Me if you Can) as Ms. Norbury, Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon) as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.
The ensemble of Mean Girls will include Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Edwin Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, Iain Young.
Mean Girls will feature set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Brian Ronan with casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox CSA.
Mean Girls the musical will follow the same plot as the highly quoted and beloved 2004 movie:
After living in Africa for most of her formative years, Cady Heron, has to face high school in all of its glory. After gaining the attention from Queen Bee, Regina George and her clique of “Plastics,” Cady soon learns that popularity comes with a price.
Following a wildly successful 2016-2017 Broadway season with shows like Dear Evan Hansen and Hello Dolly grossing in the millions each week, the 2017-2018 season is sure to give 2017 a run for their money with the opening of blockbuster hits including, Frozen, Spongebob Squarepants, and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts I & II.
See the list below of all announced 2017-2018 season shows:
Previews Begin: July 28, 2017
Opening Date: August 10, 2017
Prince of Broadway
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin: Augst 4, 2017
Opening Date: August 23, 2017
Time and the Conways
American Airlines Theatre
Previews Begin: September 14, 2017
Opening Date: October 10, 2017
Preview Begin: October 7, 2017
Opening Date: October 26, 2017
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Begin: October 5, 2017
Opening Date: November 2, 2017
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Previews Begin: October 7, 2017
Opening Date: November 9, 2017
Circle in the Square Theatre
Previews Begin: November 9, 2017
Opening Date: December 3, 2017
Previews Begin: November 6, 2017
Opening Date: December 4, 2017
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Previews Begin: November 28, 2017
Opening Date: December 12, 2017
The Parisian Woman
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: November 30, 2017
Farinelli and the King
Previews Begin: December 5, 2017
Opening Date: December 17, 2017
Previews Begin: February 6, 2018
Opening Date: March 8, 2018
Previews Begin: February 16, 2018
Opening Date: March 15, 2018
Previews Begin: March 2018
Opening Date: TBA
My Fair Lady
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Begin: March 22. 2018
Opening Date: April 19, 2018
St. James Theatre
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: Spring 2018
Previews Begin: TBA
Opening Date: April 22, 2018
Previews Begin: Fall 2018
Opening Date: TBA
Following the buzz of Disney’s Live-Action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin steps into the spotlight. Disney announced the leading players via Twitter on Saturday, July 15th. The role of The Genie will be played by Two-time Oscar nominee, Will Smith. The title role of Aladdin will be played by Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan, Open Heart) with Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine. Tony-Award-winning composer, Alan Menken, revealed that filming will begin this summer.
In addition to the classic score by Alan Menken, the live-action movie will feature a new song written by Tony and Oscar-Awarding winning dream team, Justin Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The writing duo won an Oscar earlier this year for their song “City of Stars” in La La Land, and a Tony for Best Original Score in Dear Evan Hansen.
The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie.
If one of your three wishes is to see Aladdin The Musical click here for groups 20 or more!