David Byrne Brings American Utopia to Broadway

21st May 2019 | Category: Theater

David Byrne, the former Talking Heads frontman, announced that he will be taking his American Utopia show to Broadway.

The tickets for this show are already available right here.

Byrne’s international American Utopia tour kicked off last year in New Jersey and now, with the help from Alex Timbers and choreographer Annie-B Parson, the show will be adapted for a Broadway run later this year. The performances will take place in the 1,500-capacity Hudson Theatre for 16 weeks (October 14th to January 19th).

Byrne describes the American Utopia show as “untethered” with his band entirely mobile on the stage as he performs songs from his solo career but also tracks from when he was the Talking Heads frontman.

As to how he came up with this brilliant idea, he wrote on his website: “As I was recording the songs for my American Utopia album, it occurred to me that they would be exciting to play live – and I realized that a lot of my older material would fit right in. I imagined a live show…

I pictured a lot of drummers, a kind of drum line/samba school/second line – that would create the rhythms. I had this vision of how exciting that would be – both for me and for an audience.”

The musician also commented that he is looking forward to bringing the show before an audience who is perhaps not familiar with him, or his music.

“I thought to myself that this new context might be good – it might actually help to bring out the narrative arc a little bit more, to make it just a little more explicit,” he said.

Still, he refuses to reveal what he believes the American Utopia is about, other than saying that the title is not ironic.

Prior to the Broadway run of David Byrne’s American Utopia, the audience in Boston will have a chance to see if the show lives up to its title at 1,700-capacity Emerson Colonial Theatre from September 11th to September 28th.

American Utopia

You can find tickets for Boston shows, as well as New York shows, right here.

Show Date and Time: September 11th, 8 p.m.

Show Location: Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston

Only Fools and Horses Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

3rd May 2019 | Category: Theater

The Trotter boys are back, only this time you will see them on stage as Britain’s most popular sitcom has been re-imagined as a musical.

The fans are now given a chance to see the charismatic trio on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

The show debuted in February and has already made a huge success with plenty of sold-out dates throughout 2019. The plan is for the show to run until September 28, but based on the popularity, the audience is hopeful that it will be extended.

More than 20 years and 60 episodes of the show are compressed into a two-hour musical in which we will see characters at a different crossroads in their lives.

Rodney and Cassandra (Pippa Duffy) are making wedding preparations, Boycie (Jeff Nicholson) and Marlene (Samantha Seager) are trying to conceive, and Del Boy goes to a dating agency looking for a “sort” and ends up with Raquel (Dianne Pilkington).

Jim Sullivan, the son of the show’s late creator John has written the musical along with Paul Whitehouse, who plays Grandad in the show with much of the music written together with the late Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave.

So, if you are interested to see whether the Trotter brothers will be millionaires this time next year, you know where you can find your tickets.

Only Fools and Horses Musical

Show Date and Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

Show location: Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, UK

Show Duration: Two hours

Timing is Perfect to Go See The Big Bang Theory Musical Parody

1st April 2019 | Category: Theater

A beloved TV show The Big Bang Theory has made history by becoming the longest-running multi-camera American sitcom with its 276th episode in its final season.

The nerdy comedy is edging closer to its ending, overrunning Cheers in its twelfth season.

This CBS show has gone on to break many records and crush the expectations, becoming one of the most popular TV series today. As the ending nears, it might be the perfect time to turn your attention to The Big Bang Theory Parody – A Pop-Rock Musical Parody running through April at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at the Theater Center in New York.

Tickets and dates for the show can be found here.

For the last 12 years, a nerdy group of scientists has been looking for love – and answers to space-age theory – but now find their lives turned upside down as their favourite Star Trek character comes to life.

The Big Bang Theory Pop-Rock Parody is a hilarious journey through all things the original show stands for, wrapped in a pop-rock theme. It highlights the gang’s best, the worst and the wildest.

With John McGowan as Sheldon, Baily McCall as Penny, Kevin Stevens as Leonard and Nrandon Delsid as Rajesh, the show brings all characters onto the stage in a script that contains a rather sexual innuendo.

Book, music and lyrics have all been provided by Karlan Judd, while the show is directed by Tristan J. Shuler.

The plot of the show is rather straightforward. Star Trek’s Q demands all the characters show growth and maturity to prove humanity can improve and grow. That is exactly where fun starts as characters’ foibles are exposed.

Contrary to the reputation of the original show, the parody has been welcomed with mixed critics.

Sheldon does not interact with other characters as much as the spectators could hope for. Raj is depicted as gay, Leonard is battling with self-worth issues while the girl characters are not developed to the same extent as the male ones and will interfere with men and their fun. The parody aspect makes it all very tolerable and amusing.

The show is described as “a hilarious romp through past, present and future” whereas the very fact the original comedy is heading towards its ending makes it well worth a shot with tickets available here.

The Big Bang Theory: A Pop-Rock Musical Parody

Show Dates and Time: Wednesday, 3 April, 8:00 pm

Show Location: Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center, New York, NY

Show Duration: 90 minutes

Hugh Jackman Returns to Broadway

14th March 2019 | Category: Theater

To all the musical lovers, get your trombones ready!

One of the biggest A-list and stage stars, Hugh Jackman, is returning to Broadway in the revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. The show is currently running so if you can’t wait for his production to debut, visit the theatre right now and watch the spectacular Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller and Rosie O’Donnell at the Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

One of the entertainment’s biggest stars, Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Hugh Jackman will lead the revival of The Music Man. Performances are set to begin on 9 September with opening night on 22 October. After the amazing box office success of his movie The Greatest Showman, Jackman has found himself another complex gig. Playing the charismatic Harold Hill marks his first musical role in almost 16 years, which should make it a hot ticket.

The Music Man was the first musical Hugh has ever played in back in 1983 while he was just a student from Sydney. He explained in a statement that during his first ever opening scene, the magic of theatre was born in him. He has been thinking about the revival of the show for years now and he was thrilled when he got the call from Scott Rudin. On the other hand, Rudin believes that the role is the best role ever written for a musical actor and that Hugh is the perfect man for the job. He is a diamond among the actors, being able to juggle big-screen action movies and old-fashioned sing-and-dance roles.

The Wolverine actor with many talents is kicking his first ever solo musical world tour performing old classics and the music from his projects. He sets off on 7 May in Great Britain and Europe before he flies off to North America. Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Chicago are just some of the cities that will get the chance to enjoy his amazing talent and charisma.

Tickets for his Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. tour can be found here.

Hugh Jackman appeared on Broadway in a few limited engagements such as A Steady Rain in 2009 and The River in 2014, and also the concert showcase Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway in 2011, which generated a total gross of $83.4 million.

The Music Man

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 29 June, 8 pm

Show Location: Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Age Restriction: all ages


Only Fools and Horses Musical Ready to Hit the Stage

19th February 2019 | Category: Theater


Only Fools and Horses is about to rock the entertainment world, celebrating the popular TV classic with Rodney and Del Boy.

The show perfectly captured 80s Britain and the audience laughter couldn’t be measured. A stage musical is now kicking London West End so buy your tickets in time and prepare to laugh to tears.

Based on the 1980s television series of the same name, written by John Sullivan, the upcoming stage musical has book, music and lyrics written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, John’s son, and additional music written by Chas Hodges and John Sullivan.

Announcing the West End musical, Paul Whitehouse explained why the musical stayed so true to the original series.

“This was the last project that John Sullivan was working on when he died – he was just starting to develop Only Fools as a musical – so when writing it, Jim and I have remained very faithful to the feel and scripts of the TV series, but also highlight some contemporary issues.”

They incorporated everyone’s favourite moments from the show into the musical and continued the legacy that was the favourite among all ages. The musical will feature the show’s original theme song as well as the show’s popular characters including Trigger, Raquel, Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mike the Barman and the dreaded Driscoll Brothers.

The musical had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End on 9 February 2019, starring Paul Whitehouse as Grandad, Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. The official opening night is on 19 February at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and the show will run until 31 August.

Tickets for all dates can be found here.

Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, the musical will be set in Peckham in 1989 as Del Boy sets out to find love, while Rodney and Cassandra are preparing to get married, Boycie and Marlene are giving parenthood one final shot, and Grandad takes time to take stock of his life.

Also starring in the show is Dianne Pilkington as Raquel, Pippa Duffy as Cassandra, Jeff Nicholson as Boycie, Samantha Seager as Marlene, Peter Baker as Trigger, Adrian Irvine as Denzil, Pete Gallagher and Adam Venue as the Driscoll Brothers, Chris Kiely as Mickey Pearce and Andy Mace as Mike.

Join this amazing crew and singalong.

Only Fools and Horses

Show Date and Time: Saturday, 2 March 2019, 7:30 pm

Show Location: Haymarket Theatre Royal, London, GL

Show Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission

Age Restriction: 8+