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By admin | July 27th, 2010

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…

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By admin | July 13th, 2010
  • Sneak peek at the new discount code, a day before the newsletter gets it: JULDISC, good through July 28th for an… http://fb.me/DhqbWe9M #

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.

No benefit from tickets in a drawer

By Amy | July 12th, 2010

Everyone’s heard the complaints about season ticket holders selling off their tickets for cash, but is it really a bad thing? Clearly we don’t think so, but it’s nice to see that the top brass agrees. From the ESPN college basketball blog article by Eamonn Brennan:

‘Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advance Media, the arm of the sport that runs MLB.com, said most teams have come to the realization that the secondary market is a benefit, not a blow. “We’re in the secondary market whether we embraced it or not,” he said. “There’s no one who can go to all 81 games. The clubs don’t benefit from tickets in the drawer.”‘

That’s a good way to put it. Unused tickets may have been paid for in the price of the season pass, so it’s not a total loss for the team, but what about all the other sources of game-related income? Parking fees, concession fees, income from merchandise? A ticket that doesn’t get used costs the franchise a lot more than just the cost of the ticket, and that’s not even taking into account the demoralizing factor of seeing empty stands.

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By admin | July 7th, 2010
  • News flash: The $25 discount code good through July 7th… has now been *actually* extended to be good through… http://fb.me/BIeF3V3g #

Concert cancelled…?

By Amy | July 2nd, 2010

From Jonas Brothers, to Kid Rock and Counting Crows, to rumors of Rihanna, the recent news of cancelled concerts keeps coming. Is that a reason to not buy concert tickets? Absolutely not – but it IS a reason to make sure that anytime you buy tickets, make sure they are refundable in case of cancellation, or that they’ll still be good in case of postponement! And to do that, you need to a) buy from a company who you know you can get a hold of when you need to, and b) you need to hold onto your tickets! In the case of asking for refunds, it’s very probably you may have to send the tickets back to get the refund, so don’t lose them – they’re still valuable, even in the event of a cancellation.

So buy with confidence and know that no matter what, you’re protected with Coast to Coast!

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By admin | June 25th, 2010
  • Newsletter just went out today! Features: Slash goes on tour, Chelsea Handler is officially a Very Funny Person™,… http://fb.me/AO5IOgpQ #

So You Think You Can Fly

By Amy | June 24th, 2010

Fans of the hit dancing show “So You Think You Can Dance” might remember an amazing guest dance troupe performing on last week’s results show. You probably marveled at the artistry, but did you make a note of what that performance was from? We did! (Or we wouldn’t be writing about it now.)

The routine was “That’s Life” from the hit Broadway musical “Come Fly Away,” danced by Tony award nominees Karine Plantadit and Keith Roberts. The musical itself is phenomenal, featuring the smooth tunes of Frank Sinatra, and paired with the acclaimed choreography of Twyla Tharp (of “Movin’ Out” fame.)

The show is big, it’s romantic, it’s star-studded and filled with the undeniable energy of big band and swing. Don’t miss it – and don’t settle for second-rate seats! Coast to Coast has Come Fly Away tickets for shows currently through 2011.

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