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December Is The Biggest Broadway Month Of The Year

By David Jacobs | December 13th, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements about upcoming live musical performances that have been unleashed just in time for the holiday season. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is time for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. The 90 minute show features 140 different performers including the Rockettes who will be taking the stage live. The number of shows being held will continue to increase as Christmas gets closer. This is a classic, family-friendly tradition that has been a part of New York City tradition for years. Tickets are on sale now for the show, which will run through December 30th.

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New York City is also home to another big holiday production for those who are fans of live ballet. George Balanchine’s magical version of the classic play, The Nutcracker comes to life in an exciting event. This production is a new vision of the Tchaikovsky classic score. This ballet features a levitating tree and stunning costumes, setting and performances. The play is being held at the Kock Theatre at Lincoln Center and will continue shows through January 4th. Tickets for this New York City Ballet Company performance are on sale now for those who want to see all of the action unfold live on stage during the holidays.

Winter Holiday Theater Time

By David Jacobs | November 9th, 2013

With Christmas right around the corner, there have been a number of announcements regarding live theatrical performances that have been unveiled this week, that are sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. Many of these shows will begin their runs and their live tours this week, so those looking to see some specialty live shows to get them in the holiday spirit will want to act quickly to get their tickets to some of these events.

A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved cult classic holiday films of all time and during the holiday season this story is brought to life in a new way with its live theatrical production. This year the live showings of this story will officially kick off in Boston, MA on November 20th. From there the show will continue to tour around the country throughout the holiday season.

Entertainment This Week

By David Jacobs | December 27th, 2012

This week the world of entertainment has been focused on the holiday season; with many of the biggest touring acts in music right now taking a break to enjoy the holidays at home. While most musical acts took a few days off from their tours before gearing up for touring action in 2013; the theatrical world was a buzz this holiday season with hit live theater musicals about the holidays from A Christmas Story to Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are all heading into their final week of performances before the holiday season comes to a close. Most of these Broadway productions are only slated to play through the first of the year, so fans will want to get their tickets now before these plays close until next holiday season.

While there has been minimal news from the music and theater world around the holiday season, the professional sports world has been in full swing. With regular season NBA games lasting through the holidays; there has been plenty of basketball action to keep fans excited. With the New Year approaching it also means that more of the big bowl games on on the horizon. With several bowl games already played, some of the biggest ones yet, including the Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl and the BCS National Championship are all set to kick off around the New Year. Tickets are still available for college football fans who want to get in on all of this action during bowl season.

Christmas Sports and Theater

By David Jacobs | December 26th, 2012

With the week of Christmas celebrations ahead the official Christmas week kicked off with a blast with several big announcements in the entertainment world. However for most people this week is all about seeing Christmas-themed shows, music and events. Although the NHL season is currently suspended indefinitely, there will be plenty of NFL action on Christmas Eve with Monday Night football. The NBA will also be partaking in the holiday celebrations with several games taking place on Christmas day. This includes a highly anticipated match up between the new Brooklyn Nets as they take on the highly rated Boston Celtics on Christmas Day. Tickets for these games are still on sale and available for those looking to get in on all of the holiday action.

However, this week in entertainment isn’t only about big Christmas sports events, it is also all about the holiday themed celebrations. This of course includes the Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas production at Madison Square Garden. This is a live entertainment event unlike any other that is sure to fill the seats of the massive venue each and every night. Tickets are available to the event now and will be one sale through December 30th.

Holiday Theatre Time

By David Jacobs | November 15th, 2012

This Thursday the Broadway stage will be treated to a unique treat when the highly anticipated new production Scandalous: The Life and Trial of Aimee Semple; a new musical from the creative minds of Kathie Lee Gifford, David Friedman and David Pomeranz. The production promises to bring a form of entertainment to the stage unlike one that has ever been seen before as it mixes together religion, drugs, sex, romance and the trials and tribulations of celebrity life. After a series of successful preview dates, the show will enjoy its official opening at the Neill Simon Theatre this week. The production received a slight delay after the November 14th scheduled opening of the play was moved back following a vocal issue with lead Carolee Carmello. Fortunately for fans, after the day long delay, Carmello announced she would be retuning to the stage and that the opening would be on November 15th.

The Show Must Go On While Hurricane Sandy Roars

By David Jacobs | October 30th, 2012

Fans of professional sports, particularly hockey were left with a sour taste in their mouth this week, after the NHL made a very disappointing announcement for fans. After many expected that the NHL would truly return in the beginning of November and with games slated for November 1st, the NHL recently announced that they would be canceling even more games in the season. Currently the entire schedule for the month of November has been cancelled until further notice.

While sports fans may be reeling from this recent, announcement there is plenty in the world of entertainment to keep those around the country entertained until the return of hockey. Unfortunately, for many of those living on the East coast, looking to attend Broadway performances, many of the shows in New York have been cancelled through the 31st of October or until further notice due to the effects of hurricane Sandy and the many without power. However, once Broadway productions do start resuming as normal, fans looking to get into the holiday spirit can enjoy special performances of the live adaptation of “A Christmas Story” for which dates have officially been announced. The production will begin next week on November 5th and run through December 30th of 2012. Tickets are now officially on sale.