SpongeBob SquarePants Musical to Close on Broadway

10th July 2018 | Category: Theater

Producers of a very fun and imaginative musical SpongeBob SquarePants have announced that the play will close on Broadway with its final performance on 15 September 2018.

Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing show before closing and find your tickets here.

SpongeBob will have played 327 official performances and 29 previews when it takes its final Broadway bow. Producers explained that closing is happening due to “previously planned theatre renovations” but rumor has it that the main reason for the closing is financial underperformance.

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the production cost $18.35 million but the play failed to recoup its costs. It is believed that the play will move on from Broadway because is consistently played to less than 70% of its gross potential. This does not mark the end for the musical by all means, but the Broadway run has come to an end. North American tour is planned to kick off in fall 2019 and amateur licensing rights will be available early next year.

The play is based on the animated Nickelodeon television series that has scored an enormous success since its premiere in 1999. Nickelodeon entered this project with high hopes at a time all record labels and film studies tried to adapt their catalogs for the stage pretty carefully taking in consideration Broadway’s rising grosses.

Directed by Tina Landau and based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series of the same name, SpongeBob featured a book by Kyle Jarrow and a score from a deep roster of music stars like Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and T.I.

While many expected a theme park-style brand extension, the show surprised the audience with its wild Dadaist comic sensibility, ingenious design and winning performances, notably from gifted 26-year-old newcomer Ethan Slater, making a terrific Broadway debut in the title role.

Critics gave really positive reviews for the show and it won 12 Tony nominations at 2018 Tony Awards, including ones for best musical and best actor. It won one prize, for David Zinn’s scenic design.

Tickets for all dates can be found here, so don’t miss your last chance to witness this spectacle.

SpongeBob SquarePants Musical

Show Date and Time: Sunday, 29 July, 2018, 3pm

Show Location: Palace Theatre New York City, New York

Age Restriction: all ages

Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway

4th July 2018 | Category: Theater

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who brought the greatest wizard boy Harry Potter to life, is suiting up and returning to Broadway this fall to star in a world premiere play “The Lifespan of a Fact”.

The play will begin performances at the Studio 54 on Broadway theatre on September 20, with an opening night on October 18. The limited engagement will run for 16 weeksso purchase your tickets in time here.

Daniel Radcliffe will return to Broadway with co-stars Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale in “The Lifespan of a Fact”, based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling 2012 book about fact, fiction and blurred lines, Lifespan will be directed by Leigh Silverman, a 2014 Tony nominee for her direction of “Violet”.

Written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is based on the 2012 book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal that detailed their own real-life journalistic investigation into the suicide of a Las Vegas teen Levi Presley.The book had quite a history. In 2003, D’Agata submitted the essay “What Happens There” to Harper Magazine but was pulled from the print after Fingal’s research found factual errors. After seven years of discussion and correspondence between Fingal and D’Agata, the essay was published in The Believer magazine and the two co-wrote the book The Lifespan of a Fact about the experience. The book includes in full Fingal’s red-line comments and complete correspondence between them. It was named The Best Book of the Year by the Huffington Post and a Top 10 Most Crucial Book of the Year by Slate.

Radcliffe will play Fingal, Bobby Cannavale will play D’Agata and Cherry Jones will play Fingal’s boss.In the play, Radcliffe has a small job, fact-checking articles for the best magazine in the country and his boss assigned him the biggest job so far. He found out that the majority of the article is made up by the author John D’Agata and he starts the debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.

Radcliffe is not a stranger to the stage so we expect an excellent performance. He starred in 2016 “Privacy” at the Public Theatre in New York, 2013 West End production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and 2011 “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” on Broadway.

Tickets for all dates can be bought here.

The Lifespan of a Fact

Show Date and Time: Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8pm

Show Location: Studio 54-NY, New York

Show Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes, no intermission

Magic Mike Live is Coming to London

8th June 2018 | Category: Theater

Ladies, we have some pretty awesome news so you better prep up for the most exciting show you’ve seen so far!

Magic Mike Live is coming to London this November and you better hurry up and grab your tickets on time because they are selling fast.

After a group of Magic Mike Live dancers performed a routine at the Britain’s Got Talent final on 3 June, Channing Tatum announced the show is coming to London and the crowd just lost their minds.

“These guys that you just saw perform here are from my show Magic Mike Live. But, the thing is, they’re not from the Vegas production. They are from the London production,” the 38-year-old actor told the audience. “That’s right! Magic Mike Live is coming to London at the Hippodrome Casino in November. So get your seats before they’re gone.”

Magic Mike Live will kick off at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square in November and it will be a smash hit. In the first hour of the box office, the show sold $1.8 million worth of tickets so you better hurry up.

Tatum is co-directing the show that offers an updated take on male stripper performances. Full of dance routines and acrobatics, Magic Mike Live is a refreshing show you just can’t miss. The production team new that the show is a good idea considering the success movies made but they didn’t expect such huge reaction at all.

Although Channing Tatum worked on the show, it’s not clear yet whether he will make an official appearance during any of the performances. He shot some promotional photos in Piccadilly Circus and joked about him getting into shape.

“If I ever get in shape again then I’ll definitely do it,” he said. “I got to do a movie that’ll make me get in shape again and then I’ll do it. I would love to come to London. If I dance in Vegas, I’m definitely going to dance here.”

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas production was an instant success ever since it debuted in March 2017 and we expect the same from the London production. So, you need to get as many stacks of dollar bills as possible and book a trip to Las Vegas or London to enjoy this awesome show?!

Tickets for all dates can be found here.

Magic Mike Live

Show Date and Time: Sunday, 17 June, 2018, 10:30pm

Show Location: Club Domina At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Show Duration: ninety minutes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

24th May 2018 | Category: Theater

We have great news for you if you are a fan of Harry Potter movies and books.

A stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Son, officially opened on Broadway this April at the Lyric Theatre so don’t waste any time, buy your tickets here, and check what happened to your favorite wizards.

A two-part stage play was written by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling and the previews began in 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London. On 22 April, it officially opened at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway with actors Anthony Boyle, Sam Clemmett, Noma Dumezweni, Poppi Miller and many others.

The Lyric Theatre is a great place for the huge debut of the play since it was recently renovated and its elaborate wing and nest interior has already taken over the Great White Way. Great place to catch up with middle aged Harry, Hermione and Ron as well as the second generation.

The story begins nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three school-age children.

His younger son, Albus Severus Potter is about to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and he must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Named after Harry’s two dead Hogwarts heroes, Dumbledore and Snape, the boy buckles most under the shadow of his famous father to whom he cannot connect as a son. Harry is also living in his own shadow, taking orders from the adult Hermione in the Ministry.

The past refuses to stay where it belongs and father and son must unite in their fight. They learn the uncomfortable truth that darkness comes from the most unexpected places.

The play is amazing and definitely worth seeing according to critics. At the 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards, the London production received a record-breaking eleven nominations and an again record-breaking nine awards including, Best New Play, Best Actor, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Actress in Supporting Role and Best Director. Since the cast remained pretty much the same, we have high expectations from the Broadway production.

We are glad this show, full of magic, is finally hitting Broadway so don’t miss it and purchase your tickets here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Son, Part 1 & Part 2

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 2 June, 2:00pm and  7:30pm

Show Location: Lyric Theatre, New York, New York

Show Duration:

  • Part One 2 hours and 40 minutes including intermission
  • Part Two 2 hours and 35 minutes including intermission

Age Restriction: all ages

Springsteen on Broadway Extended Through December

6th April 2018 | Category: Theater

Due to the exceptional demand for the legendary prolific Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s series of concerts, Springsteen on Broadway has been extended into December.

Tickets for all performances can be found here.

This concert residency held at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City officially opened on 3 October 2017. The run was expected to close at the end of the year but additional dates have been added until 30 June 2018. Due to the high demand for tickets the residency has been prolonged once more, this time until 15 December 2018. The show features Bruce, playing piano and guitar and performing solo his music but also reading excerpts from his autobiography. Springsteen explained why he created such an original show.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind.”

He wanted to produce high value for the audience.

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening” adds Springsteen.

This American musician has sold more than 140 million records worldwide and more than 64 million record in the US making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and one Academy Award. He is being inducted into Songwriters HALL OF Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Kennedy Center Honors so he definitely has something to say.

Hurry up and buy a ticket for this amazing performance because even critics describe it as an intimate triumph and the most real and beautiful thing on Broadway.

Springsteen on Broadway

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 14 April, 2018, 8pm

Show Location: Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, New York

Age Restriction: The show is recommended for ages 16 and older. Children under five will not be admitted in the theatre. All attendees must have their own ticket.

Show Duration: two hours with no intermission