Sep 13

We’re all familiar with the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, named the most-watched motion picture by the Library of Congress. The musical Wicked, based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a parallel to the classic film.

Instead of following Dorothy in her quest to return to Kansas the musical tells the stories of the witches of the Land of Oz. The plot begins well before Dorothy’s arrival, when Elphaba, an outcast with green skin, and Galinda, a popular and charismatic beauty, were just two unlikely friends. Rivalry ensues between the two friends over opposing beliefs and a shared love-interest, which leads to Elphaba becoming the Wicked Witch of the West.

The musical, called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” by the New York Times, has come a long way since its premiere on Broadway in October of 2003. It has since opened up five other North American productions, two national tours, and a number of international productions in places like Japan and Germany.

Holding world box office records around the world, Wicked is quickly becoming a popular culture addiction. It’s a fascinating take on the original tale and a great show for anyone who couldn’t get enough of the wonderful world of Oz.

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Sep 11

Since the mid-1960’s, pop/rock band Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have been an internationally popular American musical group, known for time-tested hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man”. The story of the legendary Four Seasons is now on Broadway depicted in the hit musical “Jersey Boys”.

With music developed by former Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, lyrics by producer Bob Crewe and book developed by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Jersey Boys has received four Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” (2006) since its 2005 Broadway debut.

The story of Jersey Boys follows former Four Seasons members Matt Bogart (played by Nick Massi), Bob Gaudio (Ryan Jesse), Tommy DeVito (Dominic Nolfi) and Frankie Valli (Jarrod Spector) throughout their rags-to-riches life stories. While depicting their development as a musical group, Jersey Boys portrays the personal struggles of the New Jersey natives such as family tragedies, financial struggles and Mafia involvement.

Though Jersey Boys is based on a fast-paced story telling aspect, it is also filled with countless Four Seasons musical classics, such as “December 1963 (Oh What a Night!)” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”. The intersection of nostalgic music, gripping story lines and Broadway quality performances makes it an enjoyable production for everyone.

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Sep 9

The musical “Follies” debuted on Broadway in 1971 and has since been nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning seven of them. “Follies” tells the story of a reunion amongst former performers in the musical revue Weismann’s Follies, who were active during the time period between World War I and World War II.

Staged in a run-down Broadway theatre, the plot focuses on two former Follies showgirls Sally and Phyllis and their troubled marriages with respective husbands. Sally and her husband Buddy must cope with Buddy’s affair with another woman, as well as Sally’s residual feelings for her past love Ben – who is also Phyllis’ husband. Simultaneously, Phyllis and Ben struggle with Phyllis’ feelings of emotional abandonment by the self-absorbed Ben.

However, both Sally and Phyllis share an awakening of how much they have changed since their days in the Weismann’s Follies. It is quite literally illustrated by the ghostly images of the women’s younger selves which are present throughout the performance.

Though the production has been altered over the course of its existence, several musical numbers have remained consistent in Follies, such as “Broadway Baby”, “I’m Still Here” and “Losing My Mind”. These legendary songs, as well as the thoughtfully prepared story line, have made Follies one of the most well-known Broadway productions.
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Sep 2

Set in a Greek Island paradise, the musical Mamma Mia! tells the story of 20-year old Sophie’s search for her biological father to walk her down the aisle at her upcoming wedding. After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie narrows the choices down to three very different men.

The search becomes more intense when the men encounter Donna, Sophie’s mother and their former lover, and a tangled web of love, emotions and suspense ensues.

Though the plot is a fictional story written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, the musical numbers are based on songs by the Swedish pop/dance band ABBA. Several former ABBA members contributed to development of the music, including Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, to recreate the bands hits such as “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trooper” and “Lay All Your Love on Me”.

For ABBA fans and musical fans alike, however, Mamma Mia! has proven itself to be an upbeat and compelling performance for audiences. As of 2011, the musical has been performed in countless countries around the world and in 16 different languages. Its international success demonstrates that the fun and energetic performance is appealing to all varieties of audiences.

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Aug 10

One of history’s most notorious con artists has taken over the Broadway stage.

The new Broadway show, Catch Me If You Can is an entertaining musical comedy based on the 2002 blockbuster movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Like the hit DreamWorks film the Broadway version also tells the intriguing tale of Frank Abagnale Jr., who became one of the the most successful con men in America at just 16 years old.

This astounding true story is brought to life on stage with a little help from rising Broadway star Aaron Tveit (Wicked, Next to Normal) and his portrayal of Frank. Tveit has taken on the challenging role of being undeniably charming, confident, and imaginative while successfully posing as a doctor, airline pilot, and even a lawyer.

Joining Tveit on stage is the rest of the amazing cast, which includes Tony Award nominee, Kerry Butler (Hairspray, Xanadu) who plays Frank’s love interest. Additionally, Broadway favorite Norbert Leo Butz plays Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who will not quit until Frank is caught.

The creative team behind this musical, along with the fabulous cast prove that they have the perfect recipe of contributors. Director Jack O’Brien seamlessly ties together all aspects of creativity, including the exceptional book by Terrance McNally, which is complemented by the work of Jerry Mitchell the choreographer, and costumes by William Ivey Long.

Catch Me If You Can has scheduled performances Tuesday through Sunday at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. This amazing musical comedy has acquired numerous rave reviews, so don’t miss your chance to see why!

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Jul 24

The leading lady who originally played the starring role in Mary Poppins has returned to grace the Broadway stage with her theatrical presence once again. Last Tuesday the Olivier Award winner, Laura Michelle Kelly, rejoined the cast of Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

In 2004 Kelly won the Olivier and was recognized for creating the role in London’s West End premiere of the show. Then, in 2009 Kelly was seen on Broadway portraying Mary once again. If you’re kicking yourself for missing out on your opportunity to see Kelly back on Broadway two years ago, now is your chance to see her magical performance for yourself along with amazing new songs, music, and lyrics from an Olivier Award winning team!

Although Kelly brings a certain entertaining quality to the show, Mary Poppins is a crowd pleaser with or without her. The show recently became the 30th longest-running Broadway show in history. On July 16 at 2 PM Mary Poppins knocked Pippin out of the 30th spot with its 1,945th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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Jul 4

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always had a strange relationship with the term “too far.” With “South Park,” their long running animated TV show on Comedy Central, Parker and Stone have sparked controversy over taboo topics and have often pushed the thin line of “too far” forward. The two have used humor to illuminate topics and issues that need serious attention while remarkably making audiences laugh. And though “South Park” remains one of TVs most popular shows Parker and Stone have taken their style elsewhere.

But now the dynamic duo have taken their talent elsewhere. With “The Book of Mormon” Stone and Parker co-create a dazzling piece of comedy about a pair of Mormon missionaries and their experiences in Uganda. The excellent laughs and dialogue are matched by Robert Lopez’ composition.

The play has won 9 Tony Awards, including one for best musical. Along with awards, “Mormon” has racked up great reviews all over the country!

Whether you are a fan of the always taboo-toppling “South Park” or you just love a great musical with a sense of humor come on out and see “The Book of Mormon” and you surely won’t regret the decision!

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Jun 25

It comes as no surprise that tickets for The Book of Mormon have been on Select-A-Ticket’s Top 5 Events list. Less than three months ago New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre welcomed a new musical to Broadway, and now audiences cannot get enough.

This year The Book of Mormon lead the Tony Awards with 14 nominations. Not to mention this foul-mouthed comedy took home the most prestigious award of the night, best musical. The show took a grand total of nine awards home, just missing the record number of 12 Tonys set by The Producers.

Brought to you by the dirty masterminds of television’s satirical “South Park,” The Book of Mormon features an original book with hilarious music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Composer and lyricist Robert Lopez of Avenue Q also was behind the genius book of this musical.

The book is just as expected it would be coming from Parker and Stone, as it is filled with wildly offensive jokes, but is still completely candid and hilarious on a range of topics including AIDS and religion.

“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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Jun 18

It seems hard to believe that “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” has been around for half a century. Now this year marks the play’s 50th anniversary, which has sparked its first revival on Broadway since 1995! Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe stars in the current run of the play, which is based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book with the same name.

The production begins June 18th and shows won’t end until December 24th, leaving audiences the opportunity to see it as many times as they please! And to those of you who doubt Radcliffe’s acting chops on a live stage: You really have no need to worry. In 2008 Radcliffe received very positive reviews for his lead role in “Equus.”

The play follows Finch, a window washer, who finds a book whose cover is graced with the very title of the play. With it he is able to work his way up the corporate ladder of a company called World Wide Wickets. But after a while Finch reaches difficulties that his book can’t help him with and he must use his own knowledge to attain his success and avoid sabotage.

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Jun 3

Starting late September Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is putting on “The Mountaintop,” a fictional play about civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Set on April 3, 1968, the play follows Dr. King through his final day. Starring Samuel L. Jackson as King, “The Mountaintop” is set in Memphis, Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King was assassinated. The play gets its name because on this day after plane delays due to bomb threats, King gave a rousing speech now called the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop Address.”

“The Mountaintop” confronts Martin Luther King’s past along with that of all African Americans. Samuel L. Jackson, an Academy Award Nominee for his role in “Pulp Fiction,” will play the part of Dr. King. The production hit stages in London over two years ago and won the very prestigious Olivier Award for Best Play.

The production, which hits Broadway on September 22, 2011, mixes humor, exhilaration, and heartbreak while delivering Martin Luther King’s powerful messages of peace, equality, and love. The play’s writer, Katori Hall, has penned numerous plays including “Hoodoo Love,” “Remembrance,” and “Hurt Village.” Her perception of Dr. Martin Luther King will be followed by a nameless woman who delivers room service to the now notorious room 306 and inspires powerful thought.

So come to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to see a critically acclaimed play honoring one of America’s iconic characters played by one of its most iconic actors!

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Jun 2

Not every movie would necessarily be good when moved to a Broadway stage but it seems that Whoopi Goldberg movies easily make the translation. There was the musical version of the classic 1990 film “Ghost.” Next, Oprah Winfrey produced a stage version of the book/movie “The Color Purple.” However Goldberg never took a part in bringing her famous films to the stage…until now.

Starting this summer “Sister Act,” a musical version of the 1992 comedy that starred Whoopi Goldberg hits Broadway. The play, stuffed with catchy music, follows Delores (Goldberg in the film), an eccentric Reno singer who witnesses her mobster boyfriend (Harvey Keitel in the film) kill a man.

Knowing that she could be next she enters the witness protection program and ends up serving as a nun in a convent where she discovers a choir of sisters who need her help.
“We’re just gonna bring ‘Sister Act’ because, come on, singing nuns and a girl on the run. There’s nothing more fun than that,” says Goldberg, who is a producer of the show.

The Broadway production will start June 2 and will continue through the summer and into the fall. Don’t miss your chance to see this divine musical grace the Broadway stage!

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May 26

Throughout the past month, tickets for The Book of Mormon have been on Select-A-Ticket’s Top 5 Events list. Less than three months ago New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre welcomed a new musical to Broadway, and now audiences cannot get enough.

Brought to you by the dirty masterminds of television’s satirical “South Park,” The Book of Mormon features an original book with hilarious music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Composer and lyricist Robert Lopez of Avenue Q also was behind the genius book of this musical.

The book is just as expected it would be coming from Parker and Stone, as it is filled with wildly offensive jokes, but is still completely candid and hilarious on a range of topics including AIDS and religion.

Directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon surrounds the journey of two Mormon missionaries from Salt Lake City, Utah. Elder Cunningham and Elder Price are eventually sent to a village in Uganda in order to carry out missionary work.

The two main characters have been described as the ultimate odd couple, with Cunningham being chubby, dim-witted underachieving loser, while Price is a clean-cut, white-bread, overachiever. Trouble unfolds while the two are in Uganda, and hilarity ensues!

“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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May 25

It looks as though things may be looking up for the injury-proned musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark this summer at New York’s Foxwoods Theatre.

There are high hopes that this long-previewing musical will be celebrating its opening night on Tuesday, June 14 after more than 100 preview performances. (FYI: most Broadway musicals today typically only have between 25 and 40 preview performances.)

Following a short hiatus, the musical is now under new direction. Phillip William McKinley stepped in the directors chair following the departure of Julie Taymor, the show’s original director. Spider-Man has always featured music by Bono and The Edge, but is now enhanced with a revised book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Glen Berger.

In addition to finally officially opening in June after five failed anticipated opening dates, Interscope Records will also be releasing a cast recording of the musical. The original cast recording will be released on the same date as the musical’s opening night, and will feature 14 tracks produced by Grammy Award winner Steve Lillywhite.

With a $65 million budget, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the most expensive Broadway production in history. When the show finally opens on Tuesday, June 14, it will truly be something spectacular and entertaining to all audiences.

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May 15

It is a pretty difficult task to find a person who has not seen Disney’s “The Lion King.” The movie’s excellent animation, story, and music took the world by storm. The intricacies make it hard to believe that it could be transformed into a Broadway play. However Disney On Broadway did just that, going on to win 6 Tony Awards and break several box office records.

The transition from the movie to the play employed the use of beautiful costumes, countless actors, and breathtaking sets. To those of you who think that they would prefer the movie: Don’t worry, your favorite characters like, Simba Nala , Timon, and Pumbaa will be there and will be as funny as ever.

“The Lion King” displays universal themes like the entrance into adulthood, the acceptance of responsibility, and the importance of family; values any person of any age can certainly embrace. Children and adults will both become captivated by the beautiful imagery accompanied by the famous Lion King songs that we have all heard.

The play, running just under three hours will be on Broadway at the famous Minskoff Theater in New York City along with the Mandalay Bay- Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada. So come out and see a classic Broadway play prepared to make you laugh, cry, and dance!

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May 2

Tony Award nominee  Tom McGowan will be back on the Broadway stage once again. Praised for his work in Broadway’s original production of La Bête, McGowan will be joining the cast of Wicked beginning on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

McGowan has previously appeared on Broadway in numerous shows including Ivanov and Chicago, as well as off Broadway shows like The Winter’s Tale and The Food Chain. Beginning this spring, he will transform as he takes on the role and becomes The Wizard in Broadway’s Wicked.

The actor will be joining a great company, and a talented cast. He will be performing along side of Katie Rose Clarke, Teal Wicks, Kathy Fitzgerald, Tom Flynn, and more.

Wicked is a unique and one of a kind musical that takes you on an enchanted adventure to the past where you find out what happened before Dorothy embarked on her adventure to Oz to see the wondeful Wizard. Known as the untold story of the Witches of Oz, Wicked gives you insight to when Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West meet for the first time as college roommates.

This spectacular musical is a Broadway must see! Get your Wicked Tickets from Select A Ticket now!

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