Broadway Ends 2018 Season with a Bang

11th January 2019 | Category: Theater

Broadway ended 2018 with record breaking numbers and we are eager to see how 2019 will kick off.

Hamilton, Lion King, Mean Girls and Wicked are just some of the top performing shows so make you pick and join the multimillion auditorium that enjoyed some of the greatest shows in Broadway history.

According to the New York Post, Hamilton grossed more than $4 million last week with an average ticket $375.39 which is the first for any Broadway show to gross in a single week. It was the highest-grossing week ever on Broadway with $57.8 million and 378,910 seats filled. In 2017 the total gross was $35.8 and 244,973 seats filled in the last week of the year. This year ended particularly well thanks to the premium pricing, warm weather and increased number of performances.

Eight shows that were on the repertoire the week ending 30 December, grossed more than $20 millionaccording to the Broadway League, a national trade association for the industry.

The Lion King shattered the Minskoff Theatre record scooping $3.7 million over nine shows. Mean Girls earned $1.9 million for eight performances while The Ferryman pulled just a bit over $1 million for eight shows.

Two play properties also did exceedingly well, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child setting a record for weekly ticket sales for a play and $2.5 million for eight shows, with To Kill A Mockingbird scoring $1.7 million over eight shows. To Kill a Mockingbird became the highest single-week grossing American play in Broadway history. King Kong grossed $243,090 on Sunday’s matinee, the biggest single performance in the history of the Broadway Theatre. Aladdin also broke a record in New Amsterdam Theatre by attracting $2.6 million on nine performances while Frozen set a new record at St. James Theatre with $2.3 million for 8 shows. Even a magic show The Illusionist: Magic of the Holidays set a new all-time weekly box office record at the Marquis Theatre with $2.9.million in 16 performances.

It was definitely a week for setting the records. Enjoy these amazing shows and all tickets can be found on our pages.

Hamilton

Show Date and Time:  Saturday, 12 January, 2019, 8pm

Show Location: CIBC Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Show Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal in Sea Wall/A Life

24th December 2018 | Category: Theater

We really have something special to look for in the New Year since Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal will perform in New York premiere Sea Wall/A Life.

The show will have a performance from 26 January until 24 March in the Public’s downtown space on Lafayette Street in New York City. Don’t miss the chance to watch this A-list actor perform on stage and buy your tickets now.

Tony nominee Tom Sturridge will join Jake Gyllenhaal in this play written by Tony and Olivier winner Simon Stephens and Broadway alum Nick Payne and directed by Carrie Cracknell. This play is basically a pair of two monologues, first performed by Sturridge, about love and the human need to know the unknowable. The second will be performed by Gyllenhaal and is about how we say goodbye to those we love the most.

These one-person plays offer their audience intimacy and urgency of an encounter with someone who needs to get something important off their chest. Sturridge has previously collaborated with Stephens on Heisenberg and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time but hasn’t performed on Broadway since his 2017’s 1984. Gyllenhaal also made a short break from performing after his 2017’s Sunday in the Park with George. This is Gyllenhaal’s third collaboration with Payne since they worked on Constellations and If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.

In A Life, Gyllenhaal plays a man struggling to reconcile his emotions surrounding the death of his father and the birth of his daughter. The piece started as a monologue that Payne performed at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2013, in the aftermath of his own father’s death. Gyllenhaal spent the next four years begging the playwright to let him perform it. By the time he decided to let him, Payne had become a father, and two worked together with Cracknell to bring A Life into its current form. Gyllenhaal was eager to perform something so personal and vulnerable.

“The nature of being alone onstage, as much as it might delight the 30 per cent narcissist that I am, terrifies the other percentage,” he says. “At its best, it’s not a performance. There are no masks, no protection.”

Gyllenhaal is most famous for his roles in blockbuster movies like Prisoners, Southpaw (see trailer above), Nightcrawler and Prince of Persia. We simply can’t wait to get to the theatre and immerse ourselves in a different type of performance.

Tickets for all dates can be found here.

Sea Wall/A Life

Show Date and Time: Friday, 1 February 2019, 8 pm

Show Location: Public Theatre-Newman Theater, New York City, New York

Show Duration: TBA

Celebrity Autobiography Arrives on Broadway

27th November 2018 | Category: Theater

The long-running event featuring performers reading excerpts from star’s autobiographies arrived on Broadway for the very first time on 26 November.

Before it closes, the talent-packed rotating cast will play two more additional performances at the Marquis Theatre on 10 and 17 December so hurry up and buy your tickets on this link here.

This amazing show – described as the funniest show in town by New York Post – was created by Emmy-nominated writer and performer Eugene Pack together with Dayle Reyfel.

Celebrity Autobiography is the award-winning hit comedy where celebrities act out other celebrities’ memoirs. With rotating cast members and ever-changing material from the actual memoirs of celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton, you will never see the same show twice since each show has new and unforgettable surprises. From music, food, fitness and poetry to love triangles, politics and sports, the show covers all topics in a fun and entertaining manner.

The premiere night included some amazing performers like Tate Donovan, Matthew Broderick, Lewis Black and Cecily Strong. The performance on 10 December will include Alec Baldwin, Mario Cantone, Ratchel Dratch, Susan Lucci and Tony Danza among others while the lineup for the performance on 17 December is susceptible to change. The teaming of Baldwin, Strong and Dratch reunites the Saturday Night Live players.

Most recently starring in the Netflix series, The Good Cop, Tony Danza has been one of the world’s most beloved and iconic entertainers for over 40 years.

Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, Taxi and Who’s The Boss, Tony has also starred in various movies. Well established as a song and dance man, Tony often tours with his hit live show, Standards & Stories. Most recently, Tony received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”.

The show first took the stage in Los Angeles in 1998 but became popular in 2005 via a television special on Bravo.

It was mounted off-Broadway at the Triad in 2008 and appears there on regular basis since. Various productions of Celebrity Autobiography have played at London’s West End, Edinburgh, and Australia’s Sydney Opera House over the past 10 years. After a decade of playing Off-Broadway and across the globe, the show finally conquers Broadway.

Tickets for remaining two nights can be found here so don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

Celebrity Autobiography

Show Date and Time: Monday, 10 December, 8 pm

Show Location: Marquis Theatre New York, New York City

Show Duration: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations is Coming to Broadway

23rd November 2018 | Category: Theater

After a world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and a string of engagements across North America, the show Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations will arrive on Broadway. This jukebox musical portrays the rise of the R&B group Temptations so while in anticipation for the show to kick off, secure your tickets on time.

The musical will officially open on 21 March, 2019 at the Imperial Theatre, following previews that start on 28 February, 2019. Broadway will have another busy spring season and this long-awaited show will definitely make its way through the crowd.

Tony-winning producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulcerecently announced the show will begin performance in the spring. Featuring a book by acclaimed Detroit playwright Dominique Morisseau, the musical shows the rise of the legendary R&B vocal group from the Motortown streets, with their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies propelling them to achieve 42 Top Ten hits, 14 of them reaching No. 1.

Their journey started from the streets of Detroit and ended in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Brotherhood, family, loyalty and fame are the key elements in this touching musical. “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination”, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, “Get Ready” and “Ball of Confusion” are the songs that will melt your hearts during this amazing show.

Two-time Tony winner Des McAnuff directs, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo. The musical also features sets by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, projection design by Peter Nigrini, orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, and music direction by Kenny Seymour.

Portraying the Temptations will be Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks and Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin.

After setting box office records in California, Washington, Toronto and Ontario, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations is now coming to Broadway. Don’t waste any time and purchase your tickets here.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Show Date and Time: Thursday, 28 February, 2019, 8pm

Show Location: Imperial Theatre, New York City, New York

Age Restriction: recommended for ages 12 and up

Show Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Victoria’s Secret Announce Musical Lineup

2nd November 2018 | Category: Theater

Victoria’s Secret has just dropped a musical lineup for this year’s upcoming show and all we can say the list is epic.

The impressive lineup include BebeRexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, The Struts and Shawn Mendes. The show will take place on 8 November but you can watch it on air on 2 December from 10 to 11 EST on ABC.

“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer, Ed Razek, in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

World-famous models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Behati Prinsloo will take part in the show so no wonder Victoria’s Secret decided to bring the most popular musicians today on board. Shawn Mendes is the name that threw fans into a meltdown and they literary cannot wait until 2 December.

Previously, some huge names sang at the show from The Weeknd to Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Kanye West, fans across the globe are now celebrating that the “Lost In Japan” singer has been given the opportunity! He will definitely set the stage on fire as the most gorgeous women in the world walk just past him. Mendes recently announced his third tour for the spring 2019, mapping out 56 dates in Europe and North America.

The singer known for hits like “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “In My Blood,” “Mercy,” “Stitches,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and “Treat You Better” will kick off his tour on 7 March, 2017 in Amsterdam before he continues to perform in major Europe cities and moves on to North America. The tour will end in August next year in New York City. Tickets for all date can be found here.

The tour is in support of his third, self-titled album set for release in spring. His 2014’s Handwritten and 2016’s Illuminate albums were huge successes and both topped the Billboard 200 upon their releases. His fans, known as Mendes Army, can’t wait for the full album release since the three singles released already set them on fire, “In My Blood”, “Lost in Japan” and “Youth” featuring Khalid. Visit our page and buy tickets in time.

Shawn Mendes: The Tour

Show Date and Time: Wednesday, 12 June, 7:30pm

Show Location:Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon

Age Restriction: All ages

Show Duration: TBA