When I was in London a couple of summers ago, I was invited to a showing of the Oliver winning play Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. I had heard it was the new smash sensation on the London theater scene so I was really curious about it. From the minute it started, I really loved everything about the show. Jamie was incredible. The story was heartwarming and the music terrific. Afterwards, we met with the actors and the directors and discussed the possibility of it coming to Broadway. They were hoping but then a little over a year later the pandemic hit and I had not heard much more. Until today, I just found out that the FILM ADAPTION IS COMING TO AMAZON PRIME next week.
With over 1,000 sold-out shows on London’s West End and making its debut on Amazon Prime on September 17th, MacRae’s passion project has been slated to run at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles for its national tour. Both the playwright and the screenwriter, British creative genius television writer, author, lyricist, television producer, and screenwriter Tom MacRae, is the next Ryan Murphy taking over from stage to screen with his Olivier Award-winning play that’s now a film.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the tale of Jamie New: sixteen, not quite fitting in on a council estate in Sheffield – but with big aspirations. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight to become a sensation, in a fearless, funny, fabulous musical.
Our November show is The Lehman Trilogy. It’s coming to Broadway direct from three sold-out engagements at the National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory, and London’s West End. Directed by Academy Award, Tony, and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy follows three brothers from their arrival in America in search of a new life to the collapse of the firm they established, to the resulting financial crisis — the largest in history. Here is the story:
On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world, he is soon joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later the firm they establish, Lehman Brothers, spectacularly collapse into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
I have been looking forward to this show for quite a while and I am so looking forward to seeing it with our group on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00. The tickets are in the rear orchestra and are $130 each. EMAIL me to save your spot!!
Everyone has been emailing me and asking when are we going to get to see Music Man…FINALLY I am posting…we are going to see Hugh Jackman in the revival of The Music Man on broadway. I have a large block of tickets in the mezzanine for $260 each on either January 30th at 3pm or on February 9, 2022 at 8pm!!! I know this is higher than we usually purchase but there is a premium charge for this show..I know it is going to be AWESOME!!!! Email to save your spot.
I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked if I was going to get tickets to the London theater smash hit Six AGAIN. It’s reopening on Broadway and we have a block of tickets in the Mezzanine on October 25th at 8pm. Each ticket is $150. Email me to save your spot.
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power! SIX is the global sensation that everyone is losing their heads over. The New York Times says SIX is “pure entertainment!” and Evening Standard hails SIX as “the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.”
It’s no secret that I love Broadway. I love our blog, theater group. I love every show and the energy coming from the stage. I think this is because my parents really don’t love Broadway, even to this day. So we only went a couple of times, altogether. I BEGGGGGED to see Cats because I learned Memory on the piano and played it on repeat from 1982-1987!!!!!! Seeing it live was one of the best days of my childhood!!!! And, please note, back in the day, STEM was not really high on the curriculum but learning Broadway songs sure was!!! Fast forward to today. We are so fortunate to live so close to the city, where you can see a show almost every night. I still get so excited for every show. Broadway will be back and it will be better than ever…But today, our book club choice is incredible. Right now it is only available for pre-order but if you are a broadway lover, like me, you will want to get Singular Sensation (love this title): The Triumph of Broadway. by Michael Ridel. Until the lights go back on, here is the story:
The extraordinary story of a transformative decade on Broadway, featuring gripping behind-the-scenes accounts of shows such as Rent, Angels in America, Chicago, The Lion King, and The Producers—shows that changed the history of the American theater -Amazon.com
For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.
I have been asked over and over again for tickets to see the Broadway revival of Company. I am happy to say that we have a block of tickets for the front Mezzanine on 4/21 at 7:00 pm for $140 each. Email me to save your spot!!!!
Tony Award® and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone join forces in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy.
It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in 21st-Century New York could drive a person crazy.
Two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America) helms this revelatory new production, at once boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious. COMPANY features Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning songs You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side by Side and the iconic Being Alive.
Let’s all drink to that.