This week, there were several announcements regarding events that live theater fans are sure to want to see. The first announcement came regarding the annual Tony Awards. Shortly after the nominees for the 68th Annual Tony Awards were revealed, tickets also went on sale to see the event live. This is a must-see production for fans of Broadway. The nominations for the event were revealed on April 29th, with the she A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder coming away with the most nominations with ten. Other big name productions such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch did well, as it grabbed eight nominations and After Midnight, The Glass Menagerie, The Carole King Musical and Twelfth Night all had seven nominations each. Famed television actor, Bryan Cranston also received his first ever nomination this year. This year, actor Hugh Jackman will be hosting the awards. Tickets go on sale May 1st to the public and the event is black tie only for ticket holders.
While many are celebrating the successful live productions of the past year, there are also new big announcements for the upcoming musical season. One of the biggest announcements recently is one from legendary Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan. The performer has long been addressing rumors about her foray into the world of Broadway and now Estefan is releasing full details on the upcoming production.
The new show will be called “On Your Feet” and it will be an autobiographical music event. The show is set to debut in 2015. The show will feature performances from actresses playing both a teenage Estefan and the actress in her twenties. Estefan’s actual search for these actresses will be documented on her new reality television show. As for the play, the musical will be bilingual, and some of the big events of Estefan’s early career. This includes her nearly fatal car accident in 1990. TheGrammy Award winning performer will be heavily involved in all aspects of the show. Tickets will be going on sale sometime this year. Will you be seeing this new play about the life of Gloria Estefan?