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By David Jacobs | November 8th, 2012

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.

Election Day

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2012

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.

Jonas Brothers And More

By David Jacobs | November 2nd, 2012

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.

New Kids on the Block are on the road!

By Amy | June 1st, 2011

The New Kids on the Block – who are, of course, no longer kids, pretty much created the boy band genre back in the 80′s – and they’re bigger and better now, with gorgeous shows that rival the biggest tours of 2011.

They’re on the road again through August, hitting both sides of the US before ending up in Canada. NKOTB tickets are available now, so check out the schedule to find their closest stop to you!

Scavenger Hunt/Trivia Contest Time!

By Amy | August 25th, 2010

All right – here we go! Today we’re giving away $400 in gift cards to the first five people ($150, $100, $75, $50 and $25 respectively) who solve our trivia contest/scavenger hunt, and who post the answer correctly. The answers are ALL found on the CoasttoCoastTickets.com website! If anyone uses a source other than our site for answers and ends up with different answers than what we intended… then you shoulda used our site. You have been forewarned. :)

Questions are found here. Go!

BCS predictions already? Not really, but it’s fun to talk about.

By Amy | August 23rd, 2010

With the college year ramping up, it’s only a matter of time before the pennants start flying in earnest. So who are the teams thought to have a chance at next spring’s BCS Championship Game? The Crimson Tide again, perhaps, or the Texas Longhorns? Maybe not.

According to Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, there are plenty of unranked teams with real promise. Arizona State Wildcats could have a good chance this year, thanks to some good transfers and high-calibre players. The UConn Huskies also stand a good chance, as well as the Boston College Eagles, the Purdue Boilermakers and the Navy Midshipmen. Think this will be the year of the underdog? We’d love to hear your opinions over on our Facebook wall!

A real tour for a virtual band?

By Amy | July 27th, 2010

Gorillaz fans may or may not be aware that while the music’s very real, the band itself isn’t – at least not in the way we think of bands. Gorillaz is a musical project created by musician Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, complete with four virtual band members who play on screen – but don’t exist in real life. According to Hewlett, the inspiration for the band came about as a way to comment on the lack of substance found in pop culture. Ironic, considering that their music would become a massive part of that pop culture!

Regardless, cartoon or not, their success is undeniable, and they’ll likely be coming to a city near you sometime this year! So far the announced tour dates include Australia and the U.K., but dates for North America and Asia are expected to be announced soon. If you’ve never seen a Gorillaz concert, we can assure you that Damon Albarn and his musical friends, along with plenty of video animation and artwork, will entertain in a big – and very real – way.

When farms and theater collide

By Amy | July 26th, 2010

Elton John and Lee Hall, authors of the acclaimed Broadway musical Billy Elliot, are exciting theater fans all over again with the announcement of a new musical collaboration based on George Orwell’s well-known novel Animal Farm.

The license to go ahead with the project took considerable time and effort to acquire, but it’s done, and Hall is now “deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends.”

Considering Hall and John’s success with Billy Elliot, which amassed Olivier and Tony awards, as well as Oscar nominations for the screen version, there’s good reason to eagerly anticipate their stage version of Orwell’s classic tale of Napoleon the pig.

Current estimates put the show about two years away, however. In the meantime, we’re willing to bet there are a few amazing plays out there you haven’t seen yet. What do you think? Check the selection here in our theater ticket marketplace!

Pooping pigeons prompt premature exit in St. Louis

By Amy | July 26th, 2010

There’s plenty of headlines a blogger never expects to write, like “Toddler Tantrum Causes House Collapse” or “Yorkshire Terrier Admitted Into Stanford.” (Granted, those would be interesting headlines.) But every once in a while, one of those stories really does fall into your lap, as in the case of the Kings of Leon concert this past Friday night. Three songs into their show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, pooping pigeons caused the band to pack it up and call it quits. Sound ridiculous? Apparently not. With a plethora of pigeons relieving themselves from the rafters, it was determined that conditions were hazardous and unsanitary, and after one managed a particularly targeted shot onto bassist Jared Followill’s face, that was enough to end it.

We’re still listening for news on reschedules or other decisions by the band, and we’re definitely hoping to see an announcement that makes for happy fans. But for now, we at least get a headline that makes for entertaining blog posts…

Another injury report?

By Amy | July 12th, 2010

At least this one has a happy ending. For Jon Bon Jovi in New Jersey this past Friday, the end of the show involved an unfortunate hamstring injury on stage, but the show must – and did – go on. After ending on a rousing “Living on a Prayer,” the rest of the band helped him off stage in a heartwarming display. With luck, this won’t affect the rest of the tour, and he’s saying it won’t. We hope he’s right!

Congrats, Jon, on sticking it out for the fans, and feel better very soon.

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