I remember seeing the original Disney’s Aladdin (animated film) in 1992 with my family. It was a delight that had my entire family laughing from my little brother who was in pre-school to my parents. It’s always been a favorite because of the warm fuzzy feelings it gives me so had extremely high expectations when the Broadway show came to the Pantages. We’ve all seen the video of the Broadway cast ‘sing-off’ at the airport with the Lion King cast. The Disneyfication of Broadway has given me hours of joy watching beloved animated series and none have been a disappointment. From the puppetry of The Lion King and delighted by the Beauty and the Beast costumes … Disney musicals are pure magic.
I adored the show it’s a scrumptious visual light pastry that is full of layers to delight attendees of all ages. The moment the curtain opened I was intrigued with the beautiful Aladdin and Jasmine whose voices twirled and danced in my ear like dervishes. The Genie had huge feet to fill but he was able to channel the comic genius of Robin Williams and make it his own. I loved how they were able to translate the animation to real life. We all remember the saucy sarcastic parrot constantly whispering in the Sultans ear. Going into the show I thought they might use a toy bird with a recorder but to have a ‘mini me’ with all the spunk and trouble played by Reggie De Leon (Iago) was hilarious from the evil laugh to plotting with the Sultan to take over the kingdom. I was giggling like a schoolgirl. The costumes were BEAUTIFUL and truly enriched the visuals of the show adding texture and placing them in the Arabian nights fantasy of this Disney fairytale. The costumes didn’t just add texture but also content that reminded me of some of my favorite scenes from the animated films but still allowing the cast to dance and sing. The set designer out did themselves with the market and the cave of treasure. I don’t want to give away too much but don’t take your eyes away from one moment. Try to study the depth and how design enriched the playto transport youto another world. Watching Aladdin made me feel as if I was on the stage with the movement, brightness and cast interactions with the set. It felt ‘real’ and people around me ‘oohed and aahed’ so many times with me. I mean the man to the right gasped with me when the flying carpet took off. When people say ‘Disney magic’ they are talking about this musical that looked so much like a live action of the animated movie that I plan to watch the film again!
Perfect show to see with BFF
The story of boy meets girl and boy finds a genie is the classic romcom I needed to have my feet tapping with beloved songs from the Disney library and new music. My gosh the flying carpet was a marvel and had me so lost in the moment I felt it was magic (since I have NO idea how they did it) but I have never wanted to fly above the city in arms of a good-hearted thief more! I truly recommend going to see Aladdin with your BFF, the person who stole your heart and of course anyone who’s a kid or a kid at heart. Aladdin will show you the world and leave you delighted.
Aladdin opened on Broadway in 2014 with homage to the animated film and fairy tale but with a Walt Disney stamp to appeal to fans of all ages. It was with joy and anticipation to learn that it would make its first appearance in January so was delighted to be able to attend the first show. I wasn’t the only one since the filled Pantages had fans young and old ready to rub a lamp and have Adam Jacobs the Broadway actor who originated the role appear to grant THREE wishes. In addition to Adam Jacobs, Reggie De Leon reprises his role as Iago from the Broadway show.
Aladdin, Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Jan. 10-March 31; $35-$205. hollywoodpantages.com.
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If you weren’t able to buy tickets to see Hamilton here’s your chance to be one of the lucky few who win $10 lottery tickets! The Pantages released info on how to enter with either downloading the Hamilton App or visit the Hollywood Pantages or Lucky Seat! If you win can I be your plus one???
ANNOUNCING #HAM4HAM LOTTERY
IN LOS ANGELES
40 TICKETS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE
NOW PLAYING THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017 – Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (August 11th) in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd at Hollywood & Vine St). Forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. The digital lottery will begin two days prior to each performance.
HOW TO ENTER
- Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (HamiltonBroadway.com/app).
- You can also visit www.HollywoodPantages.com/Lottery or http://www.luckyseat.com/hamilton to register.
- The lottery will open at 11:00 AM PT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance.
- Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
- SPECIAL NOTE: Entry times for the first weekend of performances will vary. Please visit links on Fri 8/11 at 9am PT for specific entry times.
- Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
- Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
- Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 3 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.
Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice.
Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
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The 2013 Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical returns June 19- 24, 2018 to the Pantages Theatre
The 2013 Tony Award Winning Rodger’s + Hammerstein’s Cinderella isn’t the one your grandparents took you to see as a child. It’s kept the classic iconic elements of glass slippers, pumpkins and the grand ball but have added some modern changes to keep it fresh. That’s why it won the Tony! The reimagined Cinderella coming to the Pantages in 2018 is a more modern woman that happens to be in a fairy tale. Cinderella puts the sass in being the a scullery maid and won’t let the ‘man’ well her evil stepmother and sisters take away her spirt, kindness, compassion, forgiveness and heart full of love. She might be in rags but that glass slipper is just around the corner. This is the romcom musical where the girl from the wrong side of the tracks steals the prince’s heart with great dance steps and a song. Tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA are now available to current 2017-18 Hollywood Pantages Season Ticket Holders. Current season ticket holders may purchase online at www.HollywoodPantages.com
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most popular titles, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was written for television — debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Mr. Beane’s book for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical’s cherished score with songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”
The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony® Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
Tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA are now available to current 2017-18 Hollywood Pantages Season Ticket Holders. Current season ticket holders may purchase online at www.HollywoodPantages.com, call 866-755-2929 (Mon-Fri; 8am – 6pm), or purchase at the theatre box office, located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (corner of Hollywood & Vine). General Public on sale information will be provided at a later date.
The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA tour is produced by Work Light Productions. CINDERELLA was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and in association with Center Theatre Group.
The performance schedule for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8pm.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is recommended for all ages. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.)
For more information, visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Cinderella.
JUNE 19 – 24, 2018
HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tuesday – Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8pm
Currently available ONLY to Current 2017-18 Season Ticket Holders
Ticket prices subject to change without notice.
Recommended for All Ages. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.
HOW TO PURCHASE:
In Person: Hollywood Pantages Box Office (opens daily at 10am) and all Ticketmaster
Posted in Los Angeles Tagged with: Broadway, Cinderella, Musical, Pantages, Rodgers & Hammerstein, The King & I, The Sound of Music, Tony Award Winning
See CABARET for just $39 (Reg. $85 & $65) Tues – Fri Evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 6:30pm
Direct from Broadway, CABARET reunites director Sam Mendes, co-director / choreographer Rob Marshall and many of the same creative team members behind the Tony-Winning 1998 revival production. The New York Times calls it, “Divinely, dangerously decadent,” while Time Out New York hails it “A Broadway jewel in all its glittering glory!”
CABARET tells the story of the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd–and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, the question remains as to whether or not the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife will be enough to get them through their dangerous times. CABARET features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”
Roundabout Theatre Company and the Nederlander Organization are pleased to announce that CABARET will celebrate its highly-anticipated L.A. engagement at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week run from July 19 – August 7, 2016.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes
, American Beauty
) and Rob Marshall
’s (Into the Woods
Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Tickets are available at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787, as well as at the Hollywood PantagesBox Office (6233 Hollywood Blvd) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. The
performance schedule for CABARET is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Recommended for Ages13 and Up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.) Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission. Tickets start at $29 in the orchestra.
Posted in Los Angeles, music, Theatre Tagged with: Broadway, Broadway Tour, Cabaret, Fred Ebb, Hollywood, Joe Masteroff, John Kander, Kit Kat Klub, Musical, Pantages, Rob Marshall, Roundabout Theatre Company, Sam Mendes, Tony Award Winning
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
The Pantages keep bring theatre fans back with a great selection of shows! I think any Broadway musical fan is salivating at the opportunity to see Tony Award Winner Lena Hall reprise her role as ‘Yitzhak’ in Hedwig and the Angry Itch. She’s joining the Broadway tour with two shows one for ONE WEEK ONLY in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hall’s performance will mark the first time in Hedwig’s history that the same person will play both Hedwig and Yitzhak.
The National Tour will make it’s LA premiere at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for four weeks from November 1 – 27, 2016. Hall will appear as Hedwig in the following performances in Los Angeles: Sunday, November 6 at 6:30 pm, Sunday, November 13 at 6:30 pm, Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 pm, and Friday, November 25 at 8:00 pm.
Lena Hall is reprising the role that earned her a Tony Award and the performance will excite Broadway fans who were unable to see the show in NYC. The 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival will also include Darren Criss on the tour. The members of Hedwig’s band “The Angry Inch” — aka “Tits of Clay” – will be music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway.
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. “Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson (Darren Criss) is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”
Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!
David Binder, who first produced HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH in 1997, produced the musical on Broadway with Jayne Baron Sherman, Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Patrick Catullo, Raise The Roof, Paula Marie Black, Colin Callender, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Martian Entertainment, Stacey Mindich, Eric Schnall, and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd were the executive producers. The record-breaking production ran for over 500 performances at the Belasco Theatre.
The Chicago Tribune declares “LENA HALL IS THE EMOTIONAL ACE IN THE HOLE.”
Hall, thrilled at the opportunity to explore and express this double role, explains, “I’m thrilled to be returning to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH performing not one, but two iconic roles in Los Angeles and my hometown of San Francisco. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge and playing Hedwig has always been a dream of mine. To be able to play both Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same day presents one of the biggest challenges I have seen to date and I’m so excited! Not only will I get to share the stage with my fellow San Francisco native and friend Darren Criss; but I will also get a chance to begin my own journey as the glam rock heroine Hedwig. To tell her story in my hometown and in Los Angeles is the greatest homecoming I can think of, and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with my friends, family and Hedheads.”
I know that I’m very excited to see a Tony Award winner and am thankful that the Pantages has the clout to bring in such stellar shows! In a groundbreaking twist, Lena Hall will also play the role of Hedwig for one performance a week in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is a rare
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
occasion for a Tony Award winner to go on national tour, and historic for the same person to play both Hedwig and Yitzhak. Book writer John Cameron Mitchell enthused, “Oh my Goddess, Lena Hall is the only talent I know who could play a brilliant Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same production. Talk about finding your other half. It’s Hedwig history in the making.”
About the casting of Hall, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask exclaimed, “I love Lena so much. I’ve traveled and performed with her a lot in the last couple years. She’s a kindred spirit and a brilliant, one-of-a-kind, came-out-of-the-sky kind of performer. Everyone who has the chance to see her as Yitzhak should consider themselves really, really lucky.”
Tony Winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall just completed touring the US and Canada with Josh Groban on the Stages tour and ended her critically acclaimed run starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for which she won the 2014 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical. Prior to Hedwig, she starred as Nicola in the Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots. Lena sold out her solo shows at the legendary Café Carlyle, Feinsteins / 54 Below and Feinsteins San Francisco and her live album “Sin & Salvation: Live At the Carlyle” can be found on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, et al. Previous Broadway and Off-Broadway roles include starring in the award-winning Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, Tarzan (Original Cast), Dracula (Original Cast), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Cats (Demeter), Beg Bugs (NYMF) and Green Eyes (Fringe). TV and film roles include guest roles on HBO’s “Girls,” “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon Prime), and “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.” Born and raised in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, Lena Hall traveled the world as a young performer, receiving her first big break singing for Pope John Paul II at Candlestick Stadium for over 50,000 people at the age of 7. As a teenager Hall was a member of the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company in San Francisco and eventually joined the national tour of Cats. Lena currently resides in New York City.
You will only be able to see the show with part of a season package for the Hollywood Pantages 2016 – 2017 season. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public at a later unannounced date. If you would like to purchase a season pass you can learn about the various shows and tickets prices please visit www.HollywoodPantages.com/SeasonPackages or call 866-755-2929 (Mon-Fri; 9:30am – 5:30pm).
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced Off-Off-Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly’s “Soundtrack of the Year” Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.
The performance schedule for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm. There are added 2pm weekday matinees on Wednesday, November 23rd and Friday, November 25th. There are no performances on Thursday, November 24th and there is no evening performance on Sunday, November 27th. Darren Criss will NOT appear as “Hedwig” in the following performances: Sunday, November 6th at 6:30pm; Sunday, November 13th at 6:30pm; Sunday, November 20th at 6:30pm & Friday, November 25th at 8:00pm.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH may be inappropriate for children 12 and under. The production is recommended for mature audiences — for strong language and adult themes. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.
The GRAMMY® nominated Original Broadway Cast Album for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is available from Atlantic Records.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre:www.HollywoodPantages.com/Hedwig.
Official show site: www.HedwigTour.com
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Recommended for mature audiences — for strong language and adult themes. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre.
All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.
Tickets: Currently Only Available with purchase of 2016-2017 Season Package
Phone: 866-755-2929 (Mon-Fri; 9:30am – 5:30pm)
Description: Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
Posted in Los Angeles Tagged with: Broadway, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hollywood, Justin Craig, Lena Hall, Matt Duncan, Musical, National Tour, Pantages, Peter Yanowitz, Tim Mislock, Tony Award, Yitzhak
The smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper Tony Award-winner for Best Score is at the Pantages from April 13 – 24, 2016.
You have to head to Hollywood and have a blast with the Kinky Boots touring show at the Pantages till April 24th. I went with my bestie Briian and we were smitten from the opening song! I adore the interpretation of the musical
from my beloved film since it’s not mimicking it but instead takes overall message of respect, individuality, friendship and shoe love!
This is the first time I’ve seen the Tony Award winning musical and was ecstatic to hear that Kinky Boots was returning to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The music is from Cyndi Lauper, pop queen and Grammy and Tony Award winner and choreography with the two time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell all of this feet tapping was from four time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. But the heart of the musical is how it reached everyone in the audience. One of my favorite songs is the duet ‘Not my Father’s Son’ with Lola & Charlie cementing the basis of their connection and friendship. Really all the music was part of the tapestry of reminding all of us to accept others and let people be themselves. It’s such a human connection that translates to people from all walks of life and all over the world that it transcends boots .. even kinky boots! In case you never saw the movie and don’t get the ‘red boots’ this is a story of Charlie Price a young man who was trying to chart his own path to London when his father dies unexpectedly and he’s called pack to his small town with the weight of a shoe factory bearing down on him. As he tries to figure out how to keep the doors open after a return disaster he stumbles upon Lola being accosted by ruffians on the street. He play Prince Charming out to rescue the damsel in distress who turns out that the glass slipper isn’t fitting quite right. But from a night of unexpected surprises we go from London to Northampton, England to the Milan, Italy Shoe Fashion Week catwalks … well what happens between is what makes it Kinky Boots.
This is a fabulous show with such humor interwoven with a core hurt that I had tears in my eyes as I was laughing. It’s a show that is musical magic and will make you want to run out and buy 5 inch heels .. if you can walk in them as well as the cast dances in costumes that dazzled my eyes. Especially the boots .. I LOVED the boots! The chemistry between J. Harrison Ghee (Lola) and Adam Kaplan (Charlie Price) are the bedrock that the rest of cast rises with to belt out songs who’s message is timeless. I don’t want to give away too much but if your a fan of the movie GO SEE THIS MUSICAL! If you’ve never seen the movie .. GO SEE THIS MUSICAL! It’s a rare treat that is as delightful as finding the perfect shoes that are cute AND comfortable! The show is at the Pantages from now until April 24th.
Saying hi to Cyndi Lauper’s Hollywood Star!
The Nederlander Organization is pleased to announce that the L.A. return engagement of the smash hit musical KINKY BOOTS, that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KinkyBoots), will celebrate its highly anticipated red carpet celebration on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited engagement through April 24, 2016.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: Tickets are available at www.hollywoodpantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787, as well as at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Blvd) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. The performance schedule for KINKY BOOTS is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Recommended for Ages 13 and Up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.) Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission. Tickets start at $25 in the orchestra.
Posted in LGBT, Los Angeles, music, Theatre Tagged with: Adam Kaplan, Broadway, Charlie Price, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Feirstein, Hollywood, J. Harrison Ghee, Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots, Musical, Pantages, Tony Award Winner
I’m so excited for the chance to see the return of Kinky Boots (on Broadway starring Wayne Brady) at the Pantages! I LOVED the film when it came out a few years ago and when I heard Cyndi Lauper was making it a musical I thought ‘what a great idea’. Now that it’s returning to the Pantages for the 2016 season I’m planning to put on my highest red heels for a night of music and dancing! I recommend you take advantage of the presale that ends on 1/23/16 at 11:59PM for great tickets OR buy a season pass to enjoy great Broadway Shows right here in Hollywood.
THEATER Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036
If you haven’t gotten your beloved or best friend a Valentine’s Day gift why not celebrate fun, music and laughter with a Pantages Show? I recommend a pair of RED sexy RED boots and a pair of tickets to Kinky Boots with a BIG RED BOW at the Pantages!
Description: KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS (YouTube Sneak Peek of Broadway Show) features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why — sometimes — the best way to fit in is to stand out!
Posted in Los Angeles Tagged with: Best Musical, Big Red Bow, Broadway Show, Broadway Tour, Cyndi Lauper, Havey Fierstein, Hollywood, Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots, KinkyBoots, LA Culture, Musical, Pantages, Presale Tickets, Red Boots, Tony Award, Tony Award Winner, Valentines Day, Valentines Gift, Wayne Brady
Any fan of Star Trek, the Pantages or beautiful music would love to find the gift of Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour 2016 at the Pantages April 1 & 2, 2016.
“I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.” – Star Trek, 2009
STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage
April 1 – April 2, 2016
Experience 50 years of groundbreaking and wildly popular music from the Star Trek franchise with an impressive live symphony orchestra while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.
2 Hours (Including Intermission)
STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage
April 1 – April 2, 2016
2 Hours (Including Intermission)
Recommended for All Ages (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.)
Experience 50 years of groundbreaking and wildly popular music from the Star Trek franchise with an impressive live symphony orchestra while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen. This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience.
STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage brings 50 years of Star Trekto concert halls for the first time ever.
This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments. Experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.
The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including favorites from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience.
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Am so excited to attend the opening night of If/Then starring Idina Menzel, LaCHANZE, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder from Broadway. The show will be at the Pantages from December 6 – January 3, 2016 as one of the Broadway tour.
As I wait for the show to start am excited that I’m in row R in the orchestra right in the midst of the buzz of excited attendees. Gosh I’m so close I could jump on stage and sing ‘Let it Go’? just kidding way too intimidated by the Tony award winning cast!
In case you don’t follow Broadway If/Then is a musical about what might have been if you made a different choice. Idina plays Elizabeth who moves to NYC after getting divorced to start anew. She is surrounded by new and old friends with the first scene setting up the paths her life takes depending on if she answers the phone or agrees to go on a date with a handsome stranger.
Attending the opening night of If/Then
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Get ready to dance in the aisles at the Pantages for Motown the Musical from April 28 – June 7, 2015. It’s the Broadway hit that’s crossing America with the music that we all know from the Motown song that’s still heard today in hits from Rock to Soul. The smooth vocals and words that evoke pictures had to be embraced for the enjoyment of a new generation of theater goers. It’s very exciting to have Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes playing the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross with Nicholas Christopher as Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and is the quintessential rags to riches true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Gosh this is one of the shows that just has me so excite! I remember hearing about the musical when it was in development and once it made the huge splash on Broadway interviews all Good Morning American and the MHP Show on MSNBC (among others). Listening to these talented artists perform got me excited to see them and I hoped and hoped that they’d come to Hollywood. So when the Pantages announced that this was part of the 2015 season it felt as if my prayers (and am sure other Motown fans) were answered!
I think a lot of people are looking forward to hearing music that evokes memories. I’ve been getting ready and had to follow them on Spotify for some Motown sound to tie me over till the show starts! Well It’s coming this week and listening to the music has brought tears to my eyes. The Motown sound takes me back to being a kid with my grandparents as they had parties and played in their own band with friends performing not only Jazz but music from the Supremes to Smokey Robinson to the Jackson 5. It’s the music that evokes memories of childhood with my cool grandparents smoking and drinking while dancing with friends at backyard parties in my small town of Iowa. I know when I see the show that my minds eye will have me awash in memories that are dear to my heart.
As Motown the Musical is on the road it’s also going to be heading across the pond to the UK for a run in Spring 2016 and for my New York friends it will be back to Broadway for Summer 2016.
I’m sure this is a popular show for music fans of all ages and if you haven’t bought a package head over to www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or call 800-982-2787 to check on available seats. You can always head over to the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) daily at 10am except for Holidays to purchase in person or day of show tickets.
What’s your favorite Motown Song? What does the music remind you of? Leave a comment below and get ready to dance!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will also feature Erick Buckley, Patrice Covington, Jamarice Daughtry, Tamar Davis, Lynorris Evans, Melanie Evans, Devon Goffman, Jennie Harney, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Dana Marie Ingraham, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Moeisha McGill, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Chadaè Nichol, Ramone Owens, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes and Galen J. Williams.
Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,”MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical,Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum(Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
The performance schedule for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8pm.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is recommended for ages 10 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.)
Individual tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL start at $25. Prices are subject to change without notice.
For more information on MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.
For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Motown.
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