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An Off-Broadway revival of bookwriter/lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken's cult favorite Little Shop of Horrors, boasting a regularly star-studded cast, has been bringing audiences to Skid Row since fall 2019. Get Little Shop of Horrors tickets now. The Little Shop of Horrors musical is a campy horror comedy centered on a florist named Seymour. He's sweet, yet clumsy and awkward, and he has a massive crush on his beautiful coworker, Audrey, who's already in a relationship with a sadistic dentist, Orin. His life turns around, though, when he comes upon an unusual plant that he brings into the shop. Suddenly, business is booming. The flower shop owner, Mushnik, warms up to Seymour and becomes the father figure he never had. Even Audrey starts to show interest in him. But there's a catch. This unusual plant is unusually thirsty — and not for water. It's a flesh-and-blood-eating specimen — sweetly dubbed Audrey II — that soon becomes unsatisfied with Seymour pricking his finger every so often to feed it, and it comes alive to demand more substantial fare. If Seymour's up to the task of getting him some fresh human meat, the plant promises to make all of Seymour's dreams of fame, love, and fortune come true. Little Shop of Horrors is based on a low-budget black comedy film, The Little Shop of Horrors, which debuted in 1960. It would become a musical more than 20 years later, with the premiere of Little Shop of Horrors off Broadway in 1982. The show played the Orpheum Theatre (currently home to Stomp) through 1987 and was the third-longest-running Off-Broadway show ever at the time. The musical would later transfer to Broadway in 2003, though Ashman initially refused, wanting to preserve the intimate nature of the show. He seems to have been onto something, as the Broadway production ran for just under a year and earned a single Tony nomination. The musical has remained most popular, though, as an Off-Broadway hit, thriving in smaller venues like its current home, the 270-seat Westside Theatre, as well as regional, community, and school theatres. As the show takes place in the 1960s, Menken's score incorporates rock and roll, Motown, and doo-wop styles alongside traditional musical theatre. The 2019 Little Shop of Horrors revival has seen a string of celebrity actors as Seymour, beginning with Jonathan Groff. He's been followed by Gideon Glick, Jeremy Jordan, Conrad Ricamora, Skylar Astin, and Rob McClure. Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle have also starred in the revival — as Audrey and Orin, respectively — since its opening. Get tickets to Little Shop of Horrors in New York now. (Photos by Emilio Madrid)
The beloved children's show Sesame Street is getting a world-premiere musical adaptation in fall 2022. Get Sesame Street: The Musical tickets on New York Theatre Guide.The Sesame Street musical features all the beloved characters from the classic children's show: Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and more. They'll be joined by Honkers, Martians, and special celebrity guest stars from Broadway and more that will be announced soon. The musical includes songs from the show as well as new songs written specifically for the stage.Sesame Street has been on the air for 53 seasons since 1969, making it one of the longest-running shows in the world. The show also holds the record for the most awards won by a kids' TV program: 11 Grammys and 214 Emmys. It began on PBS and now also plays on HBO and HBO Max, still with millions of viewers. The show teaches all kinds of lessons to kids, from letters and numbers to understanding diversity and resolving conflicts. Tons of celebrities — including actors, singers, politicians, and more — have appeared as guests on Sesame Street.But it's the Muppets, created by the late Jim Henson, that have always been the face of the show. Plenty of puppetry is included in Sesame Street off Broadway, too, as Rockefeller Productions is behind the show. A puppetry pioneer in its own right, the company is known for its high-quality children's stage shows, such as the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation.Could you tell us how to get, how to get to Sesame Street in New York to see this musical?Tickets to Sesame Street: The Musical are on sale now.
After a successful livestreamed Maiden Voyage Concert in 2021, the new musical spoof on the film Titanic sets sail with a full Off-Broadway production at the Asylum Theatre. Titanique tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.What do you get when, as the production itself describes it, "the music of Céline Dion makes sweet Canadian love with the 11-time Oscar-winning film Titanic"? You get the Titanique musical, which is as much a tragic love story as it is an uproarious comedy. In the show, Dion herself (aka an actress playing Dion) interrupts a Titanic Museum tour to share what really happened to Jack and Rose on that fated cruise. Dion incorporates her greatest hits, like "All By Myself," "To Love You More," and of course, "My Heart Will Go On" into her zany take on the classic movie's story.Tye Blue directs Titanique off Broadway, and he also co-wrote the musical with Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli. The show initially had pop-up concert engagements in Los Angeles and New York, earning Titanique a 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award. Amid the pandemic, Titanique brought Dion's music to living rooms nationwide with Titanique: The Maiden Voyage Concert, streamed live from New Yorks' Le Poisson Rouge lounge. The summer 2022 run marks the first fully staged production of Titanique in New York and the world.The 1997 premiere of Titanic made stars of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who played the roles of the doomed lovers Jack and Rose. The movie's 11 Oscars included Best Picture and Best Director, and it was the first film to gross over $1 billion at the box office.Feel like the king of the world when you get Titanique tickets.Get tickets to Titanique now.Photo credit: Chad David Kraus
“Everybody say Yeah!” and celebrate the return of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots. After enjoying a six-year Broadway run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the show will return off Broadway at Stage 42 in summer 2022. Check back for information on Kinky Boots tickets. Based on the 2005 British film of the same name, the Kinky Boots musical adaptation boasts a high-profile creative team which were making headlines even before the first preview. Broadway veterans Jerry Mitchell (as director/choreographer) and Harvey Fierstein (as bookwriter) teamed up with Grammy Award-winning recording artist Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show. That decision to make her first foray into musical theatre eventually proved a fruitful one, as she made history by becoming the first woman to win a Tony Award for Best Score by herself in 2013 and winning the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014. Kinky Boots became an instant fan favorite after beginning previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 3, 2013, and successfully opening on April 4 to positive reviews. The show-stealing role of drag queen Lola also propelled original cast member Billy Porter into Broadway stardom, earning him his first Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Jerry Mitchell also took home a Tony for Best Choreography, with the dance numbers performed by Lola and her entourage, the “angels,” impressing the most. And ultimately, the production fought off some tough competition from the likes of Matilda to be crowned Best Musical that season. Kinky Boots’ overarching theme of acceptance has established it as a frontrunner in the LGBTQ community. Its sentiment is perfectly summed up in Lauper’s Act I ballad “Not My Father’s Son,” which also ends by drawing similarities between the two male leads of the musical. Regardless of sexual orientation, Kinky Boots shows everyone has common ground to find — everyone shares the trials, tribulations, and joys of being human. Other musical numbers such as “Land of Lola,” “Sex is in the Heel,” “Raise You Up/Just Be,” and “Everybody Say Yeah” keep Kinky Boots a feel-good show throughout, with disco-pop influences that keep your toes tapping and your fingers clicking. So don your best heels and treat yourselves to a fabulous adventure at Kinky Boots off Broadway. Lola is waiting. Tickets to Kinky Boots in New York will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.
A work of subtle beauty, Benjamin Britten's masterpiece delivers a tragically realistic rendering of the mistrust, misunderstandings, and dark secrets that lurk within even the closest communities. Tenor Allan Clayton, following his 2022 Met debut in the title role of Brett Dean's Hamlet, takes on another complex protagonist as Peter Grimes, the enigmatic fisherman accused of the death of two apprentices. Nicholas Carter conducts John Doyle's chilling production, which also features soprano Nicole Car as the empathetic Ellen Orford and baritone Adam Plachetka as the retired captain Balstrode, whose condemnation seals Grimes's fate.