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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neD67tbqey8

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+

Broadway Debut for Andrew Barth Feldman in Dear Evan Hansen

4th February 2019 | Category: Theater

A 16-year-old actor who triumphed at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, Andrew Barth Feldman, has finally had the chance to show his enormous talent on Broadway.

On 30 January, he made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Dear Evan Hansen following Taylor Trensch who played his last performance on 27 January. The high-school junior Feldman is amazing and we can’t wait to see what personal touch he will add to this deeply intimate show.

Tickets for all performances can be found here.

Andrew Bert Feldman is currently a student at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, New York. He won the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Award (Jimmy Award) for Best Performance by an Actor for his take on Jason Robert Brown’s “I Love Betsy” from Honeymoon in Vegas.

He is the first teenager to take on the role of Evan in this much-awarded musical and he joined the amazing cast including Mallory Bechtel, Lisa Brescia, Alex Boniello, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Phoenix Best and original cast members Michael Park and Jennifer Laura Thompson. He is portraying a character of Evan Hansen who struggles with social anxiety and making friends. After a series of incidents during his first days of senior year, he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family and finally feels like he belongs somewhere.

Dear Evan Hansen is a musical that made a lot of waves among the critics and hit a lot of nerves with its deeply personal and therapeutic story. The Washington Post described it as “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times called it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.”

And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” The play won six Tony Awards in 2017 including the Best Musical Award and 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Don’t miss the chance to see it and buy your tickets right now.

The names behind this profoundly contemporary musical are huge. It features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (best known for movies La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif ( for Rent and Next to Normal).

Dear Evan Hansen

Show Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:30 pm

Show Location: Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Show Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission

Age Restriction: ages 12+

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