Mar 31

And now it is official.

Earlier this month, rumors surrounding the alleged opponent in the MLS All-Star Game were circulating. Much of the speculation revealed that Manchester United would square off with the All-Stars of Major League Soccer.

On Saturday, the MLS officially announced that Manchester United would in fact return for the second consecutive year as the All-Star Game opponent. Although it would have been fun to see another team compete this year, Manchester U is undoubtedly an exciting competitor to match up against.

The Barclay’s English Premier League leader defeated Major League Soccer’s All-Star team last year 5-2. Legendary Man U manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, admitted, “We’re delighted to have been invited to play the MLS All-Star Game for the second year running. Last year’s game was a special occasion in front of a noisy, passionate crowd. Obviously we’ll be looking to repeat the performance and the scoreline.”

However, the All-Star team will most likely have something else in mind. Last year’s undesired loss should have generated a theme for this year’s All-Stars: redemption.

Major League Soccer will host the English powerhouse at the 2011 MLS All-Star Game to be held on Wednesday, July 27 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

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Mar 29

Last month, New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre welcomed a new musical to Broadway. From the brains behind television’s satirical “South Park,” “The Book of Mormon” premiered to Broadway audiences last week.

The story begins in Salt Lake City, Utah and follows Elder Cunningham and Elder Price as they are sent to Uganda for missionary work. These two are the ultimate odd couple as Cunningham has been described as a chubby, dim-witted underachieving loser, while Price is a clean-cut, white-bread, overachiever.

In poverty and AIDS stricken Africa, Cunningham and Price put their Mormon faith to the test as they work to convert souls with the Book of Mormon. They eventually convince a few Ugandans to convert through the use of lies, but trouble unfolds when the truth of their lies comes out.

The show features an original book with hilarious music and lyrics from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with composer-lyricist Robert Lopez of “Avenue Q.” This musical may be good and old-fashioned, but there is still some wildly offensive jokes along the way, making this musical completely outspoken and hilarious.

“The Book of Mormon” is now open, with performances scheduled Tuesday-Sunday at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York City.

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Mar 28

On Saturday, manager Joe Giardi announced the New York Yankees’ pitching rotation for the beginning of the season. Throughout this season’s spring training, there has been a ton of speculation regarding who will take the No. 5 spot between Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.

The team has ultimately completed their rotation by selecting Ivan Nova for the No. 4 spot, which came as no surprise. The real question came down to the No. 5 spot, which Freddy Garcia successfully secured. With no more spots remaining in the starting rotation, this leaves Bartolo Colon in the bullpen.

Giardi recognized numerous reasons for their decision. He admitted that the Yankees “felt that he had a chance to get better because he was another offseason removed from his arm issues he had.” Giardi gave the 35-year old right hander credit because “for his standards, he had a great spring.”

However, Garcia was a favorite for the No. 5 spot since the beginning. This is mostly because Colon has fallen a little bit off of the Yankees’ radar. The 37 year old RHP has not stepped up to the mound in the MLB since 2009.

The Yankees will host their season opener with their new starting pitching lineup at the new Yankee Stadium against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

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Mar 28

The Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. NCAA East Regionals Tickets
  2. USA vs Argentina Tickets
  3. War Horse Tickets
  4. Mamma Mia! Tickets
  5. The Book of Mormon Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see what the Top 5 Events are for this week!

 

Mar 26

Yet another “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” cast member has sustained an injury during a performance of this Broadway musical. In February, T.V. Carpio told an interviewer that she did feel safe in the show. Despite her insistence of this, it seems as though Carpio was not as safe as she thought.

Carpio, who plays Arachne in this injury-prone Broadway musical, was injured on March 16 while performing an onstage battle with another cast member. No further details on how the injury happened are known as of now, but she will more than likely be out of the show for at least two weeks.

Due to a plethora of technical issues, “Spider-Man” has experienced countless delays causing them to push back the opening date numerous times. With more than 110 preview performances, this musical has become the first musical with over 100. Most musicals on the stages of Broadway today typically only have somewhere between 25 and 40 of these preview performances.

With a $65 million budget, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the most expensive Broadway production in history. When (or if) the show finally opens, it will truly be something spectacular and entertaining to all audiences.

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Mar 24

As time until the 2011 Kentucky Derby quickly winds down, hopefuls are beginning to emerge from the pack. A horse with a ton of buzz surrounding its chances for qualification in this year’s Kentucky Derby shares most of its name with a classic song from the 1970′s by the Village People.

Mucho Macho Man has moved up in the Run to the Roses top-10 contenders, and has now secured the No. 3 spot. The 3-year old horse is also favored to win his last prep race before May’s Kentucky Derby.

Following Mucho Macho Man in the No 2 spot is The Factor who was very successful at last weekend’s Rebel at Oaklawn Park. Bob Baffert, The Factor’s Hall of Fame trainer, must be excited that his horse is giving him a good chance at winning another Derby, his fourth to be exact.

Remaining at No. 1 is Uncle Mo, who is undefeated, and currently staying in Florida before traveling for his final prep race in New York City. The Kentucky Derby is just over a month away, but anything can happen during that time. Stay tuned to see what horses will be the top contenders in this year’s Derby.

The 2011 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Mar 23

This May, singer-songwriter Paul Simon will be performing all over the country including two shows in New York City on the Upper West Side. The Beacon Theatre and its audience will be able to experience all that is Paul Simon as he supports his upcoming album with a spring tour.

Fans everywhere have been needing their Paul Simon fix for quite some time. In fact, So Beautiful or So What, will be the first one for Simon in five years. The album is set to drop on April 12, just before he kicks off his tour.

Simon’s spring tour will begin in Seattle Washington on Friday, April 15. He will make his way around North America stopping in cities such as Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, and (of course) New York, before concluding in Boston, Massachusetts on June 1.

Due to the prolific career of this legendary singer-songwriter, you never know what you will hear at a Paul Simon Concert. All you bet is that it will include any of his classic songs such as Mrs. Robinson, Kodachrome, You Can Call Me Al, Graceland and more.

As he sings these songs, he will be backed by an amazing band including guitarist Vincent Nguini, drummer Jim Oblon, master percussionist Jamey Haddad, and other extremely talented musicians. You can’t miss out! tf

Paul Simon will perform at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th.

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Mar 21

The New York Red Bulls started their 2011 season off on the right foot. After a rough 90 minutes of play in Saturday night’s season opener, the Red Bulls defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0.

The lone goal of the game was scored by Juan Agudelo in the 71st minute. Agudelo dodged two defenders, while accepting a 50-yard pass from teammate Teemu Tainio. This allowed him to score his first MLS goal ever, and the only point in the Red Bulls’ season opener. Agudelo’s success on Saturday led fans to ponder what the 18-year old forward will be capable of throughout this season.

Although the Red Bulls only scored one goal during this match, they proved that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. They took 21 shots with seven shots on goal. Additionally, they had 11 corner kicks, and were only called once for offsides.

Last year the Red Bulls were the Eastern Conference regular season winners, and if they continue to win then they could be well on their way to contending for this season’s MLS cup. However, as of now the Red Bulls are just preparing for their next match. They will face Columbus Crew on Saturday, March 26 for a late afternoon game in Columbus, Ohio.

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Mar 21

The Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. USA vs Argentina Tickets
  2. Katy Perry Tickets
  3. U2 Tickets
  4. The Book of Mormon Tickets
  5. New York Yankees Tickets

Be sure to check back next Monday to see what the Top 5 Events are for this week!

Mar 19

The hitting coach for the New York Yankees has high hopes for Robinson Cano’s season. Kevin Long believes that the second basemen will see an increase in his home run numbers, and could possibly move onto the next level by becoming a power hitter.

Long admitted, “I wouldn’t be surprised if Cano hit 40 home runs.” Although this is quite the jump from Cano’s career high of 29 home runs, the hitting coach seemed absolutely positive that Cano could do it. However, Long did say that this was not a goal that was set by Cano to reach.

This could be because Cano himself is not so sure that he could pull it off. Cano responded instantly and laughed when asked if he could score 40 homers this upcoming season by saying, “No chance. Maybe if you put an extra half season.”

Baseball season is less than two weeks away, and the anticipation is building. Will Robinson Cano be able to reach the 40 home run mark?

The Yankees will enter their third season at the new Yankee Stadium as they host the Detroit Tigers during their season opener on Thursday, March 31.

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Mar 16

For the past three weeks, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets have been on our Top 5 Events list, which comes as no surprise since it is a new and “fully charged” show.

The enhanced performance power from over 130 performers from six different continents makes this circus a must see. Complete with circus animals, pirates, clowns, cowboys, and mermaids, this world-famous circus is enjoyable for audiences of all ages.

This show will also feature China’s Puyang troupe, as they perform tricks on a two-tierd trampoline, along with the Mighty Meetal, who will stun you with his ability to lift over 1,000 pounds. Additionally, the Flying Caceres will be in town to entertain you on the flying trapeze.

This world-famous circus will be directed by the Ringmaster, Brian Crawford Scott. Scott is the 36th Ringmaster in the 141-year history of the circus, and this New York resident will give even more vitality to the show by introducing each act with his fierce voice.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be coming to the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York throughout the month of March.

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Mar 15

On Sunday, New York Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera made his spring training debut. In New York’s 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Rivera was able to strike out all three batters that stepped up to the plate.

On Sunday, Rivera struck out the Twins’ Jason Kubel, Matt Brown, and Luke Hughes who went out swinging. During the sixth inning, Rivera threw nine strikes out of a total of 12 pitches. Rivera made it clear that he was proud of his accomplishment when he admitted that, “It felt great,” and that he “can’t complain.”

Rivera is a 41 year old, 11-time all-star for the New York Yankees, and he realizes that specific things improve with age. “You get older, you get wiser,” Rivera said. “You’re just trying to throw the best pitch you can and make sure you hit your spots.”

Last season he was 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA. He is second to Trevor Hoffman in regular season saves with 559. he holds the postseason record of 42, and last season he had 33 saves in 38 chances.

There’s just a little over two weeks until the season begins for New York. The Yankees will enter their third season at the new Yankee Stadium as they host the Detroit Tigers during their season opener on Thursday, March 31.

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Mar 14

The Top 5 Events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Big East Tournament Tickets
  2. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets
  3. New Jersey Nets Tickets
  4. New York Yankees Tickets
  5. The Book Of Mormon Tickets

This is the fourth consecutive week that Big East Tournament Tickets have reigned over all other events. Will anything be able to knock this event out of the No. 1 spot? Be sure to check back next Monday to see what the Top 5 Events are for this week!

Mar 11

Rumors are circulating that Manchester United will once again be the opponent in the MLS All-Star Game. If the rumors are true, then this will be the second year in a row that Manchester United was chosen as the MLS All-Star’s competition.

During last year’s game Major League Soccer’s All-Star team was defeated 5-2 by Manchester United. Although Manchester United was able to defeat the All-Stars, it was still an exciting game in Houston. Whether or not Manchester United will be this season’s opponent, you can be sure that the game will be filled with tons of exciting soccer action.

Before the MLS All-Star Game, Manchester United will be kicking off their U.S. tour with the club’s first preseason friendly against the Seattle Sounders. Following the Sounders, Manchester United will stop in Chicago, Illinois. There they will face the Chicago Fire on Saturday, July 23, before traveling to Harrison, New Jersey for the MLS All-Star Game.

The 2011 MLS All-Star Game will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

Tickets are not on sale yet, but you can sign up to be notified by Select A Ticket when MLS All Star Game Tickets become available.

Mar 9

The Lion King on Broadway has been such an enormously successful hit that Disney has decided to take the production overseas. On Friday, Disney Theatrical Productions announced that “El Rey Leon,” will make the debut of the first Spanish-language version of The Lion King in Madrid, Spain this fall.

The show originally premiered on Broadway in 1997, and this landmark musical is now into its 14th year. In the show’s debut year, the musical was the winner of Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design, and two other awards.

Since the musical’s opening, there have been 18 different global productions that have grossed over $4.2 billion. Across the globe over 50 million people have seen performances translated into Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.

The international and domestic success of this musical has allowed The Lion King to reign as one of the most successful and well received shows on Broadway. Known as one of the most celebrated musicals in the world, The Lion King is a cultural phenomenon that you do not want to miss!

The Lion King has scheduled performances every Tuesday-Sunday at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

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