This week, there were several announcements regarding upcoming music festivals and tour events, beginning with an announcement about the Soulfrito Festival. The team behind this festival has revealed the two headlining performers for this year’s event, revealing that Don Omar and Nas will be sharing the stage in the headlining position for this exciting festival. The Soulfrito Music Festival will be taking place on February 22nd this year and once again will be celebrating urban and Latin music. The festival will be held in Miami, Florida at the Sun Life Stadium. In addition to featuring performances from these two headlining acts, a collection of other supporting acts will also be taking the stage to perform live at the annual exciting. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see this exciting music festival on February 22nd in Miami.
However, while there was plenty of news from the festival world this week, there were also some major announcements about exciting events taking place on the Broadway stage. One of the big most talked about productions in the live theatre world this year is the production 50 Shades! The Musical. The complete casting for the production was revealed this week and will include Ashley Ward, Casey Rogers, Adam Hyndman and other performers who will be bringing the parody of the hit book to life. Performances will begin on February 21st for those who want to see a preview of the show, with the official opening slated for March 12th. Tickets are on sale now.
Another one of the big announcements of the week came regarding the place If/Then. This production is slated to start previews on March 5th, and the tickets to see this production go on sale this week. The production will then open on Broadway on March 30th. This live musical event will feature the music of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Tom Kiit and Brian Yorkey and will be directed by the director of Rent and Next to Normal. The play will arrive in New York after it makes its pre-Broadway debut at the National Theatre in Washington, DC. The production will also feature an award winning cast including Idina Menzel, LaChanze and Anothy Rapp.