Arts, Music & Shows
Blog Archive for November, 2012
11.13.2012 at 8:14 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, hit music group Mumford and Sons revealed that tickets for their highly anticipated East Coast leg of their tour. This weekend the tickets for the tour event will officially be on sale and available to the public. After the highly successful first leg of the tour, fans will not want to wait when trying to see this act live and in person. While Mumford and Sons tickets for their new tour are announced, another country singer has made an announcement of his own. This announcement came from singer and celebrity dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Those who are looking to see the multi-talented Billy Ray Cyrus on stage, on the other hand, will not find him on a nation-wide tour, but instead on the Broadway stage.
The country singer, actor and voice behind the hit “Achey-Breaky Heart” and star of “Nashville Star” will be gracing the Broadway stage. The singer announced that he has joined the cast of Broadway’s “Chicago” for a limited time engagement. Cyrus will be taking on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn and will begin his appearances this week. Tickets for the performances which will include Cyrus in his new role, are now on sale and available to the public for purchase. However, the singer will only be making limited appearances in the role so fans will want to act quickly in order to see him in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
While singer Miley Cyrus’s dad will be hitting the Broadway stage, the pop princess’s former Disney co-stars The Jonas Brothers are making an announcement of their own. The pop trio has reveled that they will be giving fans two concert performances in Los Angeles at the end of the month. The announcement came earlier this week and the performances will be held at the historic Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. These two performances will take place November 27th and November 27th and will be the first live performance from the group since their sold out performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 11th, 2011. Tickets are on sale now, but fans will want to act fast if they want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to see the Jonas Brother live in concert. Do you have your tickets yet?
11.11.2012 at 11:10 am by chicagojacobs
Beginning over the weekend, the Broadway stage will be enjoying a number of new premiers that will bring fresh and exciting new productions to Broadway. One of the first premiers will be taking place Sunday November 11th, with the new premier of a highly anticipated Broadway preview of the biomusical Forever Dusty. This one-of-a-kind Broadway production focuses around the iconic voice of Dusty Springfield the late pop singer behind “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” The singer will be at the center of this musical production about the soulful pop singer and will focus around her music and other iconic songs from the 1960s. expect songs from Springfield, Burt Bacharach and Carole King in this fun musical number who will be making its preview debut this week. Tickets are on sale now for the limited preview productions.
While the preview will be taking place for Forever Dusty, there are other productions who will have their official openings this week. On Monday November 12th, the debut of Emotional Creature will take place in New York City; from the mind of playwright and activist Eve Ensler. The show is based on the book of the same name also written by Ensler and the productions will be taking place at Pershing Square Signature Center. Tickets are on sale now for this production which focuses on the growing pains associated with young girls growing up in different regions of the world.
Tuesday will mark the official opening of the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This Broadway play and exciting mystery production is a one-of-a-king production that is based on the final, unfinished novel of Charles Dickens. In addition to having an all-star cast, this production will present the audience with a unique experience that they won’t soon forget. Every night the audience acts as the jury and fine a different person guilty at the end of the play; meaning every evening will be a brand new and unique production. Those who want to get tickets to this event will need to act quickly as this production and Broadway revival has been highly anticipated since it was first announced. Tickets are on sale now; do you have yours?
11.09.2012 at 8:59 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, country fans were treated to several big announcements in terms of upcoming tours and performances. Country star, Carrie Underwood announced that she would be adding dates to her current Blown Away Tour, that was schedules to wrap up before Christmas of 2012. The country singer will hit the road in 2013 and visit 40 additional cities and provide fans with 100 opportunities to see the star live. The singer announced the official stops and dates for the new leg of her tour which will kick of February 13th. Tickets for the event also came on sale this week, so fans will want to get their seats for her concert experience soon.
Meanwhile another big female country star, also announced tickets would be one sale for her tour this week as well. This announcement came from country crooner Taylor Swift. The singer will be taking the road beginning in 2013 for her “Red Tour” which will feature songs from her new hit album “Red.” Tickets are now on sale but fans will want to act fast as the singer is notorious for quickly selling out some of the biggest venues in the entire world.
While Taylor Swift announced the sale of her tickets this week, country signer and legendary superstar Kenny Chesney made an announcement of his on. On November 8th the singer took to the radio to announce his new No Shoes Nation Tour live on the airwaves. Fans of the singer were thrilled to hear the performer would be hitting the road after a brief touring hiatus. The tour is currently slated to visit 17 different stadiums across the nation and will kick off in Tampa, Florida on March 16th. Chesney won’t be alone on this tour either, the singer will be jointed by other big name country artists including Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves. The group, the Zac Brown Band will also make some select appearances during the tour as well. With some of the biggest names in country coming together for this 2013 event, and with only 17 stops on the tours, those looking to get tickets will not want to wait.
Tickets are expected to go on sale sometime in the next week so fans will get their chance to see this huge tour lie and in person.
11.08.2012 at 7:54 pm by chicagojacobs
This week has been a big week in terms of announcements for family-friendly Broadway productions; meaning there are plenty of new opportunities for the whole family to get together and see a show; just in time for the holidays.This week, the world’s most loved little orphan will be making her on stage debut for a new generation of fans as the live production of Annie premiers of Broadway. The 1977 show is getting a new re-boot with a promising and exciting cast, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the original production. The new highly anticipated performances from Annie will also make an appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The new Annie will be staged at the Palace Theatre on Broadway will premier on November 8th. Tickets to all of the production’s new performances are now on sale and available to the public.
While the debut of this childhood classic has had many fans of Annie and theatre fans alike excited for the new production, another big announcement was made this week regarding another childhood tale. New shows are now being added to the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. Now fans of the beloved Disney tale can see the show eight times a week and get tickets that will best fit their schedule whenever they see fit. The Mary Poppins tickets are available for now through the holiday season so families looking to get in on the holiday fun will want to act fast.
Those who are looking for a theatre production to take the family to after the new year will want to pay a visit to the newly announced Cinderella Broadway production. The announcement was made this week that the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production would be beginning in 2013. The previews for the play will begin on January 24th, 2013 and tickets are now on sale for the preview productions. The official opening will be on February 21, 2013. Those who want to get tickets to the new production will want to act quickly in order to find tickets to the show in the first opening weeks. The production is slated to be one of the most popular Rodger and Hammerstein productions yet so you won’t want to wait on tickets.
11.06.2012 at 11:50 pm by chicagojacobs
With Tuesday November 6th being Election Day in the United States, and all eyes turned on politics, the Apple Family of Rhinebeck, NY, reunited for Richard Nelson’s Sorry; a collection of political plays based on an American family. The play opened on election day November 6th for its off-Broadway debut. Tickets are now available to the performances of this production which will run through November 18th and will give fans a chance to see the original cast members from the first two productions of the play.
While Sorry will be reuniting two former casts, another former cast from a hit Broadway production will also be reuniting. The original cast from the hit Starting Here, Starting Now, have just announced that they will be reuniting for a one-night-only presentation of the celebrated Broadway play. The event will be held on December 2nd at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s and will be a one time chance for fans of the productions to see the original cast back together again in their iconic roles. Tickets are on sale for the evening performance of the play but those who are interested in seeing the performance live will want to act quickly as there will only be one chance for audiences to see this play live.
This December production is sure to be a ‘must-see’ for many fans, however, for those looking to get in the holiday spirit, this week will be bringing a number of special Broadway productions to the stage. In addition to several other holiday-themed Broadway plays, this Friday, November 9th, will mark the opening of the live theatrical production of Elf. The play is based on the hit 2003 movie that starred Will Ferrel and will tell the same story of Buddy the Elf and his adventures in New York City.
The play will be held at Al Hirschfeld Theatre and will kick off on November 9th and run through the holiday season with the last performance being held on January 6th. Night time performances for the show will be held Tuesday through Saturday and there will also be afternoon performances on Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. Since production of the play will only last for two months those who are interested in seeing the performance live are encourages to act quickly. Tickets are on sale now; do you have yours yet?
11.04.2012 at 7:32 pm by chicagojacobs
While the upcoming Christmas season is bringing a number of new special holiday shows, recent events around the country have also resulted in the cancellation of many live entertainment performances. Some of the most notable cancellations in the entertainment world have come as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Broadway sales have been drastically impacted by the hurricane and caused many shows to get record low ticket sales.
One of the biggest cancellations came from the professional sports world. The new Brooklyn Nets, formerly the New Jersey Nets, were forced to cancel their first home game of the season, which was also their official opening of the Barclays Center. This highly anticipated opening was scheduled to be a big moment for the team and the city as they welcomed the new Barclays center into the Brooklyn area. However, the Thursday season opener was cancelled and fans will be able to get tickets to a makeup game later in the season. The NBA of course isn’t the only league canceling games, the NHL recently announced that they have still been unable to reach an agreement and that games throughout the month of November are officially cancelled and that fans will have to wait until at least December to see their favorite teams take the ice.
Meanwhile the rock band, Green Day, who was in the midst of their popular 2012-2013 tour, announced they would be postponing their tour dates from January and February while lead singer Billie Joel Armstrong takes some personal time to enter a rehabilitation facility. The band announced that all of their new dates will be announced once Armstrong is ready to continue the tour in 2013. The group also revealed that all tickets that were purchased from shows from September 26th to December 10th will be refunded.
Fortunately, while many national events are being cancelled other artists are kicking off new tours and events around the country. This week Rick Ross kicked off his MMG Tour a 23 stop tour across the United States that ends on December 2nd. Tickets for the event are on sale now while fans can take advantage of this opportunity to see Rick Ross Live all month long. Fans of country music also enjoyed a great announcement this week as Little Big Town announced their new tour, called The Tornado Tour, which is set to launch in January of 2013. Tickets for this 25 cit concert are on sale now; do you have yours yet?
11.02.2012 at 4:47 pm by chicagojacobs
The pop music world received a big announcement when the hit pop trio The Jonas Brothers announced that after their sold out performance at Radio City Music Hall, the band would be doing two performances in Los Angeles. The performances will take place on November 27th and 28th at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. The group is notorious for selling out shows quickly and these are scheduled to be their only performances for the rest of 2012 so those looking to get tickets will want to act fast.
The pop group isn’t the only band that is announcing new shows either. Famed country crooner Carrie Underwood has announced 40 new dates to her “Blown Away Tour” which will now extend into 2013. This will be the second leg of her already successful tour and will have the singer on the road into May of 2013. Tickets for these new performances will be on sale beginning this Friday November 2nd and the complete list of new stops on the tour have been announced through the singer’s official website.
This weekend is also an opportunity for fans of the legendary rock band Bon Jovi, to get their tickets to see the band live as well. A select number of tour stops for the Bon Jovi “Because We Can Tour” will go on sale this Friday November 2nd as well. This weekend, fans will be able to purchase tickets for the group’s stops in Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary on the Canadian leg of their North American Tour. Those who want to get tickets to this tour only have a few days in order to get their seats to the event and will not want to waste time when taking advantage of this opportunity.
For rock fans looking for tickets in the United States, this weekend also marks the official sale of several shows on the Maroon 5 upcoming North American Tour. Tickets for their shows in Jacksonville and Dallas will officially go on sale on Saturday November 3rd. The first concert stops on the rock band’s tour have already nearly sold out, so those who are looking to catch the group in these cities won’t want to miss their chance. The tickets go on sale Saturday; will you be buying yours?
11.01.2012 at 4:22 pm by chicagojacobs
As many have found that the return of the normal Broadway show schedule is still being halted due to the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, others are focusing their attention to the Broadway productions that will be hitting the stage next season, as fans around the country are starting to get a preview of some of the most anticipated plays of the 2013 season. One of these plays is the unique production of I Love Lucy, a play that has been designed to reveal a behind the scenes look at the creation and filming of the beloved television shows put on by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnez. This production, which is currently stationed in Chicago and the Chicago Theatre for two weeks, has many talking about this unique take on the classic television show. Those looking to see the show before it settles in New York next year can catch the production now in Chicago, where tickets are still on sale.
While many are looking to this light hearted production as one of the most anticipated for next year’s crop of new plays, there is a darker production that has been getting even more attention. After a wildly successful preview engagement earlier in the month the Broadway Production of Jekyll and Hyde has been garnering the attention of audiences from all over the country. The play recently went on the road, beginning in San Diego’s Civic Theatre to embark on its nation-wide tour before finding its permanent home on Broadway. This 25 week national tour will take the production to cities such as Houston, Tampa, Buffalo, Charlotte, Washington D.C>, Dallas, Durham, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Los Angeles.
The play not only features electric performances of talents such as Constantine Maroulis, Teal Wicks and Laird Mackintosh, but also a highly anticipated performance from Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox. The singer will be taking on the role of Lucy in this production based on the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Fans who want to see this famed story brought to life in this revamping of the original Tony winning Broadway production will want to act quickly, as tickets for the nation-wide tour are limited and will only be available for a short time.