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Blog Posts Tagged ‘Broadway’
04.12.2013 at 8:27 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, big news about several upcoming Broadway productions were unveiled to the public, beginning with an announcement about the upcoming musical Motown, which is set to hit the Broadway stage later on this month. Previews for the production officially began this week, and audiences have already been singing and dancing in the aisles as this musical, filled with some of the biggest Motown hits in history, takes the stage. After much anticipation about the production was built over months of waiting, previews are now officially being shown for the event and tickets are on sale to see these previews live. As for regular tickets to the production, those will go on sale to the public in Mid-May for those who want to see Motown the Musical when it officially debuts on the Broadway stage.
There was also major news released this week about the upcoming production of The Cripple of Inishmann. The production is slated to be a West End performance and has already gotten a great deal of attention from critics and Broadway fans alike who are anxiously awaiting its release. This week it was revealed that Daniel Radcliffe, made famous from the Harry Potter movies would be cast in the production and that the official opening day for the performance would be June 8th. Tickets are expected to go on sale next month to see this Miachel Grandage-directed production.
While many are excited about the upcoming production of The Cripple of Inishmann, even more are talking about the play that was just released to the public: Matilda. After months of waiting for the US production, Matilda has finally made its Broadway debut and tickets are now on sale and available to the public. The production, which is based on the book by Roald Dahl, debuted to outstanding critical reception and strong ticket sales. The plat officially debuted this week after months of waiting from fans. Those who want to see the performance live at the Shubert Theatre will want to plan ahead when getting their tickets, as the show is known for selling out performance after performance. Will you be getting tickets to see this new event?
12.14.2012 at 8:45 pm by chicagojacobs
This week, the world of Broadway was treated to the triumphant return of one of the most praised live musical productions when Picinic made its return to the stage. The play re-opened on Broadway on December 14th after it was announced earlier in the season that Picnic would return to oBroadway due to popular demand. This drama about a small-town community looking to see beyond the confines of their town and to the world beyond their home when an out-of-town stranger arrives to their community. The dramatic play already had a successful Broadway run and is returning once again after a tour across the country. The play, inspired by the Pulitzer-Prize winning book from William Ingle is once again playing live on Broadway and tickets are currently available for those looking to see the production live.
Those who are looking for a live Broadway experience beyond the streets of New York City will also be able to catch an award winning production when The Book of Mormon heads out on the road. Additional tour dates were announced for the production which will be visiting venues around the country into 2013. The wildly successful Broadway play, from the creative minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, has already gotten the attention of audiences from all over the globe and now thousands more from all over the country will get the opportunity to see this inspiring musical live. Tickets to the event and the recently added dates, are now on sale and available to the public.
Meanwhile the final performance date for the iconic performance of the Broadway hit Evita was announced this week. The current production, features the talents of some of the biggest names in entertainment including Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris. The award-winning musical will be making its final Broadway performance on January 26th. Tickets will be available in limited quantities for those who want to see the production before its final curtain call. Evita tickets for the last shows are on sale now; will you be seeing this dramatic musical before it closes?
11.20.2012 at 10:28 pm by chicagojacobs
This week the city of New York will be treated to a unique opportunity to buy tickets to one of the biggest events to come to the Big Apple in Years. Cirque Du Soleil Totem, the new live Cirque show is coming to New York City next spring and tickets to the event will start going on sale beginning on November 20th for members of the Cirque Club and to the general public on November 30th. Cirque du Soleli is the most popular live production of its type in today’s live performance world and the performance Totem has already been performed in front of 2 million audience members. Finally, after years of waiting, the live Cirque du Soleli production will finally be making its way to New York City. Those who want to get tickets to see the production while it is in New York City will want to act very quickly as these productions are known for being some of the fastest selling live performances on the planet.
This wasn’t the only big announcement to hit the Broadway this week. Hip hop fans were given a treat this week when it was revealed that Grammy winning performer; R. Kelly will be bringing his multi-part hit musical “Trapped in the Closet’ to the Broadway stage. The new ‘Hip Hopera’ is expected to have a 2013 release date and tickets will start going on sale after the New Year. The announcement came after R. Kelly announced he would be adding new chapters to his current chapters of the hit musical selection.
Kelly is not the only celebrity who will be making their way to the Broadway stage. Hit television and movie actress and notable celebrity Katie Holmes will be making her way to the Broadway stage this winter in what promises to be one of the hottest tickets this winter. The actress has garnered a great deal of attention since she announced that she would be hitting the Broadway stage in a live production of Dead Accountants. Holmes will be playing a major role in the production and has already garnered a great deal of praise for her role. The production will officially open next week on November 27th and tickets are on sale now. With many theater-goers anxious to see Katie Holmes is a new role live on the Broadway stage, those who want to see her live are encouraged to act quickly to see her performance live.
11.08.2012 at 7:54 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
Those who are looking for a theatre production to take the family to after the new year will want to pay a visit to the newly announced Cinderella Broadway production. The announcement was made this week that the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production would be beginning in 2013. The previews for the play will begin on January 24th, 2013 and tickets are now on sale for the preview productions. The official opening will be on February 21, 2013. Those who want to get tickets to the new production will want to act quickly in order to find tickets to the show in the first opening weeks. The production is slated to be one of the most popular Rodger and Hammerstein productions yet so you won’t want to wait on tickets.
11.01.2012 at 4:22 pm by chicagojacobs
As many have found that the return of the normal Broadway show schedule is still being halted due to the after effects of Hurricane Sandy, others are focusing their attention to the Broadway productions that will be hitting the stage next season, as fans around the country are starting to get a preview of some of the most anticipated plays of the 2013 season. One of these plays is the unique production of I Love Lucy, a play that has been designed to reveal a behind the scenes look at the creation and filming of the beloved television shows put on by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnez. This production, which is currently stationed in Chicago and the Chicago Theatre for two weeks, has many talking about this unique take on the classic television show. Those looking to see the show before it settles in New York next year can catch the production now in Chicago, where tickets are still on sale.
While many are looking to this light hearted production as one of the most anticipated for next year’s crop of new plays, there is a darker production that has been getting even more attention. After a wildly successful preview engagement earlier in the month the Broadway Production of Jekyll and Hyde has been garnering the attention of audiences from all over the country. The play recently went on the road, beginning in San Diego’s Civic Theatre to embark on its nation-wide tour before finding its permanent home on Broadway. This 25 week national tour will take the production to cities such as Houston, Tampa, Buffalo, Charlotte, Washington D.C>, Dallas, Durham, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Los Angeles.
The play not only features electric performances of talents such as Constantine Maroulis, Teal Wicks and Laird Mackintosh, but also a highly anticipated performance from Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox. The singer will be taking on the role of Lucy in this production based on the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Fans who want to see this famed story brought to life in this revamping of the original Tony winning Broadway production will want to act quickly, as tickets for the nation-wide tour are limited and will only be available for a short time.
10.30.2012 at 6:57 pm by chicagojacobs
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.
After her wildly successful release of her album RED, Taylor Swift made an announcement this week revealing she will be taking the road early next year to support her fourth studio album. The country crooner also announced the locations for this tour which will kick off in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13th, 2012. Tickets for the first half of the newly announced tour will be going on sale on November 18th. Taylor Swift’s concerts are notorious for selling out quickly, so interested fans will want to take this into account when planning to buy tickets.
While the announcement of Taylor Swift was a huge surprise to fans, last weeks announcement from Maroon 5, regarding their own 2013 tour, proved to live up to the hype. After a week of sales, Maroon 5 was at the top of the ticket event ranking sales, proving that the concert series truly was as highly anticipated as many made it out to be. Those who are looking to get in on the Maroon 5 action can still get tickets to most of the events on the tour, but will want to act fast, as this event is already selling records for rapid ticket sales.
10.28.2012 at 3:25 pm by chicagojacobs
Over the weekend , there were several big announcements in the music world in terms of upcoming tours and ticket sales. The first big weekend announcement came from the legendary jam band the Dave Matthews Band, who revealed they would be heading out on a Winter Tour that will take them to massive stadiums around the country and up close with fans. Tickets for the event are now on sale for the public. Another rock band, Maroon 5, also made their own tour announcement over the weekend, revealing they would be heading out on the road on their own 2013 tour. The band will be joined by Owl City and the Neon Trees in a tour that will take them across North America. The tour will go from February to April and will be the band’s biggest tour to date, tickets will officially be on sale as of October 27th.
While rock fans will have two big concerts to look forward to, a group with a different approach to ‘rock’ music made their own announcement this weekend. The legendary group the Radio City Rockettes officially announced their schedule for the holiday season. This will be the 85th season for the show and will officially begin in New York on 9th. Those who want to see the Rockettes live will be able to see the performance through the holiday season.
Down the road from the Radio City Music Hall are the streets of Broadway, where those who are looking for a different type of live show will have plenty of opportunities during the holiday season. As many new shows prepare to find their permanent home on Broadway beginning in November, one of the most anticipated shows in the country, the revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” is on the top of the list for many. Preview performances for the production began this week and tickets are now on sale for the official opening of the play which will be on November 11th. The play is a revival of the classic Broadway production and will feature legendary actor Al Pacino live on stage. The actor will be returning to play, which is in its third revival, and will take on the role of Shelly Levine. Those who want to see Pacino live in this famed Broadway revival can get their tickets now to performances that will start in November.