Tag Archives: Broadway musicals

Broadway’s Hottest Ticket (in more ways than one)

by Louise, Director of Operations

hedwig1I bought my tickets for Hedwig and the Angry Inch back in January to be safe, knowing the combination of the 2001 film’s cult following and Neil Patrick Harris’s rabid and widespread fanbase would make it the toughest ticket of the spring, and the anticipation proceeded to kill me until I finally got to attend last night. I’ll confess I’ve never seen the Hedwig film (something I will fix soon) so everything was new to me. It was rather delightful to not really know what was coming. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is, in essence, a concert that tells a story. The band is The Angry Inch, and its leading lady Hedwig is a transsexual from East Germany who has landed a “one-night-only” gig at the Belasco Theater hedwig3after the untimely closing of Hurt Locker: The Musical (this and many other timely jokes have been added to the Broadway production). Through the 100 minute performance, she tells the story of her early childhood interest in music, how she escaped East Berlin, her botched sex change operation, her life in America, and her history with acclaimed rock star Tommy Gnosis, who happens to be performing a “redemption concert” immediately outside the theater.

hedwig4While very funny (mostly full of jokes I wouldn’t dare to reiterate here), Hedwig is also incredibly poignant and moving. She initially appears as sort of a caricature, but the more you learn about her the more you see her for her fragility and humanity. The character’s costumes reflect this exposure – she makes her entrance in a costume and wig combination that covers everything but her face, and by the end of the show she is nearly naked. I laughed more than I have laughed at a show in recent memory, but I was also deeply moved and a lihedwig5ttle teary at times. The emotional breadth is what pushes the show from great fun to amazing theater – it would be easy just to watch a talented actor perform in drag and make crass jokes for an hour and a half, but of course it would not be easy to be young transgender woman with a botched sex change from East Germany trying to make it in America. To really get to know Hedwig as a person is the honor of watching this show.

Ohedwig2f course, it’s also very very funny, and Neil Patrick Harris is predictably incredible. He walks in heels about 100 times better than I do, and moves like a man half his age. He looks and sounds amazing and every move, glance and gesture is spot on. This is the performance of a lifetime for him. Watching him do this, I couldn’t help but think that it was only about eight years ago that Neil Patrick Harris revealed his homosexuality, and how remarkable it is that in under a decade he could go from being closeted to being a gay icon and playing a trans icon on Broadway. And it was merely two years before that that he filmed an episode of Law & Order: CI in the chocolate factory where I was working at the time, and I got to hang out with him a little bit and I had absolutely no inkling of how cool that was. He was still Doogie Howser to me back then. It’s been quite a decade to be Neil Patrick Harris, and such an honor to watch his star so rightly rise.

Hanging with NPH back in '04

Hanging with NPH back in ’04

That tangent aside (though I’ve included a picture from when I hung out with him, because of course I did) GO SEE THIS SHOW. You’ll want to buy your tickets before June 8th. After the Tonys they will be impossible to get. I mean it. Seriously. Feel free to e-mail me at lgeller@newyorkguest.com with questions or for custom packages including tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch!


1 Comment

Filed under Broadway Review, Out on the Town

Bullets Over Broadway is my Number One (with a bullet, of course)

bullets1by Louise, Director of Operations

I’m the first to admit that I’m a sucker for an old-fashioned, silly, over-the-top Broadway production. Cole Porter has always been one of my favorites. As lovely as the smaller-scale shows can be, and as innovative as the updated, modern takes on Broadway can be, there is still something about that traditional Broadway feel that always makes me smile. And I definitely left the St. James smiling on Monday after seeing Bullets Over Broadway.

bullets2For those not familiar with the film (as I was not): the story centers around a young playwright named David Shayne, whose first two produced plays were flops. He finally gets the chance to bring his new work to Broadway, but unfortunately for him, the “money” behind the production is gangster Nick Valenti, who wants his aspiring actress girlfriend Olive Neal to have a part.

To say that Olive does not have the acting chops to conquer her role in David’s play would be an understatement, but that’s only the first of the many problems that arise. Infidelity, food addiction, gang hits and plagiarism plague the production from the first rehearsal until opening night, and it is sinfully entertaining.

Bullets Over Broadway uses songs from the time period (the 1920’s) with some new lyrics penned by Glen Kelly. It is one of the best uses of existing music in a new musical that I have ever seen. The new lyrics help the songs move the story along (a frequent issue with jukeboxbullets5 musicals) and there are some unforgettable numbers. My favorites were The Hot Dog Song, where Olive gives David a demonstration of her previous acting experience with a none-too-subtle double entendre, and ‘Taint Nobody’s Bizness, for which I have just three words: tap dancing gangsters. Okay, three more words: Yay Susan Stroman! The finale, which is billed simply as “Finale” in the program and which I will not spoil as it is well worth being surprised (and possibly perplexed) by the song choice, is an oddly perfect ending and will have you chuckling all the way through the curtain call.

Stand-outs for me in the cast were Helene Yorke as Olive Neal – her grating accent and terrible “acting” were consistently hilarious – and Nick Cordero as gangster Cheech, Olive’s reluctant bodyguard who becomes increasingly invested in David’s play. Cordero nails his gangster persona, but still manages to astound with his singing and dancing when the time comes. I’m also a major fan of Betsy Wolfe in any role, and while her part as David’s neglected girlfriend Ellen is not one of the largest, she nails her two big numbers and is, as always, a delight to watbullets4ch. Zach Braff is solid (and adorable) in his Broadway debut, and if he’s the reason you choose this show in particular you will not be disappointed. There is also an AMAZING dog in this show, and if Best Performance by an Animal were a Tony Award category, Trixie as Mr. Woofles would be a shoe-in.

If you want a traditional Broadway experience with a real old-fashioned musical comedy feel, Bullets Over Broadway is a perfect choice! If you have questions about the show, or want to book a package including Bullets Over Broadway tickets, feel free to e-mail me at lgeller@newyorkguest.com.

Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway News, Broadway Review

Experience the Beauty of The Bridges of Madison County

by Kelly, Manager of Group & Partner Services

bridgesI’ll admit to being incredibly leery when I heard the news that The Bridges of Madison County was coming to Broadway (now playing at the Schoenfeld Theatre.)  Its source material once again bears the trend of Broadway’s liberal borrowing from the movies (the 1995 movie starred Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood,) which can be disastrous to say the least.  Then I heard that attached to this project was the greatest name I could have hoped to hear: Jason Robert Brown.

In the current Broadway landscape, you can’t throw a stick around Times Square without hitting a starry-eyed theatre lover who will tell you that Jason Robert Brown is one of the greatest composers on the scene.  A Tony winner for the score of his 1998 musical Parade, Brown may not known for his commercial success (case in point – Parade closed after only 39 previews and 85 performances.)  However, any singer worth their salt will beg to sing from his catalogue – Songs for a New World and The Last 5 Years have become wildly popular after their initial Off-Broadway runs (The Last 5 Years has especially blown up as of late – a revival of the work directed by Brown himself ran Off-Broadway in 2013 and a widely buzzed-about movie version starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan is currently in production.)  On Bridges, Brown partnered with book writer Marsha Norman (Pulitzer prize-winning playwright of ‘night, Mother, which will be revived in the 2015-16 Broadway season with Audra McDonald and Oprah,) hoping to bring some substance and beauty to the stage after a season littered with more light-hearted fare.

Bridges 4Bridges is based on the novel by Robert James Waller, which is one of the bestselling novels of the 20th century.  Francesca, an Italian war bride who moved to Iowa with an American GI, leads an unremarkable life, raising two children in a sleepy farm community.  While her family is away at the state fair, a free-spirited photographer named Robert Kinkaid (who is passing through shooting photos of the area’s covered bridges for National Geographic) stops for directions.  Over the next four days, Robert and Francesca share an intense and passionate affair, leaving Francesca questioning whether to embrace her newly awakened spirit and leave her family to run off with Robert, or stay as she was.

Bridges 3The vital and seemingly impossible-to-cast lead role of Francesca?  Cue another name that filled my heart with joy – Kelli O’Hara.  Known for her stunningly beautiful soprano and deep well of emotional theatre work, Tony nominee O’Hara is widely respected in the Broadway community.  Moving onto the scene in 2000 as a replacement lead in the original run of Jekyll & Hyde, O’Hara really garnered attention as she broke hearts as Clara in the Broadway run of A Light in the Piazza in 2005 (side note – seeing Piazza still remains to this day one of the most remarkable theatrical experiences of my life.)  Leading roles followed in The Pajama Game (with costar Harry Connick, Jr.), South Pacific, and Nice Work if You Can Get it.  O’Hara led the cast of Playwright Horizon’s Far From Heaven recently, then took some time off (missing Bridges’ out-of-town tryout) due to her pregnancy, re-joining the cast for their Broadway run.

O’Hara’s costar in Bridges is no stranger to chemistry with the leading lady.  Steven Pasquale shared the stage with O’Hara in Far From Heaven, as well created the role of Fabrizio in early stages of The Light in the Piazza.  The handsome leading man is often more recognizable from his TV work than his stage work – Pasquale could not move to Broadway with Piazza due to his role in FX’s hit series “Rescue Me,” and starred in the ill-fated NBC drama “Do No Harm.”  Bridges marks Pasquale’s Broadway musical debut.

Bridges 1With the immense pool of talent on and off stage, Bridges has a lot to live up to.  And live up it does.  O’Hara and Pasquale are greatly matched vocally – both technically as well as in sheer emotion.  Their second act duet “Before and After You/One Second & a Million Miles” is the defining moment of the show, an emotionally rousing and soaring piece that stopped the performance right in its tracks.  The chemistry between the two leads combined with their vocal ability raise the genius of Brown’s score to another level entirely.  And what a score it is.  Brown blends the traditional and lightly operatic with folksy tunes and charging contemporary melodies to create a night of breathtaking power mixed with vulnerability – an astonishing mix to behold.  Another song of note is “Another Life,” sung by Robert’s ex-wife Marian, an echo of the trials their marriage endured, counterbalanced by the audience glimpsing the spark of a new relationship beginning between Robert and Francesca.  Beyond the aforementioned duet, I was truly moved by Robert’s final song “It All Fades Away.”  A song of true longing, I was actually unable to sit still in my seat as Pasquale sang Robert’s final offering of devotion and love.

Bridges 2Obviously, the true gem of this production is the score and its cast.  If any small criticism is offered, it would be that the production could have been done in a simpler manner – the meat of the story is between our two lovers, and this production chose to flesh out the world around them with time spent on Francesca’s family – husband Bud (a perfectly cast Hunter Foster in his first role after the gone-too-soon Hands on a Hardbody) and children Michael (Derek Klena – a favorite of mine since his turn as Eddie Birdlace in the brilliant Dogfight at Second Stage) and Carolyn (Caitlin Kinnunen), as well as their comic relief neighbors Marge (Cass Morgan), and Charlie (Michael X. Martin.)  Though wanting to spend time with the secondary characters to expand the world of Winterset, Iowa makes perfect sense, some may argue that it wasn’t necessary.  I, personally, did not mind the short forays into the world outside Francesca’s farmhouse, viewing the scenes and songs as a bit of a palate cleanser to prepare us for the next course our couple had to offer.

The bottom line is that in reality, no one should be rooting for this couple to succeed – after all, Francesca is a married woman with a stable, kind husband and two growing children…and she’s known Robert for the blink of an eye.  But the sizzle of chemistry between Pasquale and O’Hara combined with the beauty and humanity of Brown’s score leaves you sympathizing with the pair – after all, who hasn’t been lonely or felt out of sorts until they connected with someone else on an instant and deeper level?  At the end of the evening, I found myself mentally packing Francesca’s bags – after all, how could you resist the pull of love and the feeling of completeness when you’ve found someone who truly awakens your spirit?  But I am not Francesca, and I cannot reveal which road she chooses to follow – you will have to find that out for yourself when you see this magnificent show.  Bring tissues – you’re going to need them.

Interested in experiencing the passion and beauty of The Bridges of Madison County for yourself?  Email me at kshoemaker@newyorkguest.com or contact the New York Guest office at 212-302-4019212-302-4019 for tickets.

Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway Review

A Guide to The Gentleman’s Guide

by Kelly, Manager of Group & Partner Services

A bloody good time is brewing on Broadway, where the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is now slaying audiences at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

gentlemans1As Monty Navarro mourns his mother’s death, he learns the secret of his lineage – his mother is a disinherited member of the aristocratic D’Ysquith (pronounced “dies-kwith”) family, which leaves him now eighth in a line of succession to be the Earl of Highhurst.  Sadly, the family wants nothing to do with him (after all, his father was Castillian – and worse – a musician.)  Add to Monty’s family woes his difficulty with lady friend Sibella, who declares that she is leaving Monty behind to marry well and climb the social ladder.  Monty’s newfound status does nothing to deter her – after all, she notes “as if you could ever be an Earl.  8 people would have to die for that to happen – how likely is that?”

And so the seed is planted.

In a clever storytelling device, Monty narrates the events that occur to the audience througgentlemans3h his confessional entries in his diary whilst waiting for a verdict in his murder trial.  As we go along, we meet each of the D’Ysquith clan that has succumbed to Monty’s ambition through comic vignettes – Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr. (a cad with a fondness for showgirls,) Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith (whose pompous ode to the 1% “I Don’t Understand the Poor” has several laugh-out-loud moments,) Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith (a drunken cleric who meets his fate by tumbling from a tower,) Henry D’Ysquith (a nance-like beekeeper whose ode to masculine company “Better With a Man” is a tongue-in-cheek delight,) Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith (whose attempts to out-do the do-gooders leads to her eventual demise,) Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey (a terrible stage actress,) Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith (who meets an untimely end by literally losing his head,) and finally – Lord Asquith D’Ysquith, Sr., who takes Monty under his wing and is the only D’Ysquith NOT to die by Monty’s hand.

gentlemans5As Monty works his way through his distant relatives, he is also struggling with matters of the heart.  While working his way past Henry D’Ysquith, Monty becomes attracted to Henry’s lovely sister Phoebe (a naively kind and proper beauty who thankfully is after Monty in the line of succession and therefore out of harm’s way.)  At the same time, Sibella re-enters Monty’s life, bored with her socially acceptable but bland husband.  One of the best numbers of the show is the farcical “I’ve Decided to Marry You” in the second act, where Phoebe makes her intentions for Monty known as he attempts to keep Sibella hidden from her in the bedroom…and likewise keep her hidden from Sibella in the parlor.

As the last D’Ysquith meets their maker, Monty’s ascent into Earldom is impeded by one final problem – he is arrested for the one murder he didn’t commit!  With some help from his ladies, Monty is eventually let off the hook to reap his reward, and also learns the identity of the other murderer.

Set in Edwardian London, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is based on the 1907 novel by Roy Horniman, which also inspired gentlemans2the 1949 movie “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” starring Alec Guinness.  Gentleman’s Guide features book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman , who brings the story to life within a music hall-style set (just one of the similarities to the recent revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood abound in several aspects of this show.)  Music and lyrics are by Steven Lutvak, whose delightful operetta-style score is reminiscent of the witty humor of Gilbert and Sullivan, and my main reason for loving the show as much as I did.

Leading the action is Bryce Pinkham, whose earnest and charming portrayal of Monty shows a completely different side from his last Broadway turn as villain Carl in Ghost.  Monty’s vastly different ladies are played by Lauren Worsham (Phoebe) and Lisa O’Hare (Sibella.)  Both ladies’ beautifully sung soprano make the music even more delightful (and what a joy to see some truly well-done legit singing in a world of pop-rock and big belters!) and their grasp of the show’s style and comedy made for two very engaging performances.

gentlemans4Stealing the show as all 8 departed D’Ysquiths is Jefferson Mays, known in the Broadway community for his excellent work in the solo show I Am My Own Wife (again, playing multiple characters.)  Usually, it’s a disappointment when a character dies onstage, but in this case it’s an excitement knowing that Mays will reappear shortly as a new (and most likely even more outlandish) character.

For me, Gentleman’s Guide was a delightful surprise – a witty, clever and incredibly entertaining evening of theatre.  It’s this type of show that I hope to see more of on Broadway, and have recommended to many friends and guests.  If you’d like to experience this delightful musical comedy for yourself, email me at kshoemaker@newyorkguest.com, or contact us at 212-302-4019 for tickets.


Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway Review

Big Fish: A Tall Tale, Expertly Told

by Jared, Concierge

bigfish1The most anticipated musical of the fall season is easily the Broadway bow of Big Fish, the stage adaptation of the novel and Tim Burton film by the same name.  The kind of big budget spectacle that is only possible on the Great White Way, the show features a bevy of Tony-winning talent both onstage and off, meaning expectations (including my own) are very high.  Thankfully, the show delivers on all fronts, finding the perfect combination of comedy and pathos to become one of the most entertaining and emotionally moving new musicals of the year.

Big Fish centers around the charismatic travelling salesman Edward Bloom, who charms everyone around him by telling fanciful stories about his life involving witches, giants, and mermaids as if they are fact.  The only person who seems immune to Edward’s charm is his grown and somewhat resentful son Will, who has recently married and is about to start a family of his own.  When Will receives a call from his mother Sandra that Edward has been diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer, Will rushes back to his family’s Alabama home to try and uncover the truth about his father’s life before it’s too late.  Along the way we are treated to stunning reenactments of Edward’s greatest adventures, as the show examines how fact becomes legend and whether that distinction is truly important at all.

bigfish2The heart and soul of Big Fish is two-time Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz and his towering portrayal of Edward Bloom.  Butz, who seamlessly plays Edward from childhood through old age, proves once again that he is one of the greatest musical theatre performers of his generation.  He combines the magnetic stage presence of a leading man with the finely honed comic timing of a lifelong character actor in a bravura turn that is certain to land him among this year’s Best Actor nominees.  Rarely leaving the stage, Butz commands your attention from the show’s opening moments until its bittersweet finale, and his performance demands to be seen.

bigfish3If you can manage to take your eyes off Butz you will find that the rest of the cast is equally gifted, especially Tony-nominee Kate Baldwin as the love of Edward’s life, Sandra.  With a crystalline voice and winning smile, Baldwin’s Sandra is a fully-realized individual that is the perfect counterpoint to Edward’s theatricality.  The actress’s chemistry with Butz is outstanding, and many of the show’s most memorable moments are the ones shared by these two supreme talents.  The ballad “Time Stops,” describing the moment when the two first laid eyes on one another, is breathtaking in its simplicity, and their duet “Daffodils” closes out the first act on an unabashedly romantic high note.

bigfish5Rounding out the central trio is Bobby Steggert as Will Bloom, who acquits himself quite nicely in a rather tricky role.  Due to years of perceived neglect, Will is often openly hostile towards his father, who thanks to Butz’s portrayal is easily the most charismatic character onstage.  The fact that Steggert manages to convincingly play Will’s anger without becoming wholly unlikable is a testament to the young actor’s skill, and he does an excellent job with his two big solos.

Big Fish is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, whose illustrious career includes helming the megahit musical The Producers.  Stroman handles this incredibly complex show with ease and ingenuity, expertly shifting between the elaborate production numbers and the more intimate character moments.  Stromabigfish4n has always known how to craft a showstopper, and her work on Edward’s tall tales displays a delightful sense of witty playfulness while still giving the audience the kind of Broadway razzle dazzle they expect from a show of this size.  Particular highlights include the fantastic opening number “Be the Hero” and her wonderfully cheeky choreography for the USO-inspired Act II opener “Red, White, and True.”

bigfish6The entire show is visually stunning, from the sets and costumes to the incredible projection and lighting design.  Only the most jaded theatregoers won’t be impressed with the craftsmanship on display, and the show continually astounds with a nonstop parade of theatrical magic.  Although the show has some more serious moments, it is the definition of a crowd-pleaser, highly entertaining and immensely funny.  The weightier subject matter may be a bit much for younger children, but the colorful fantasy sequences are sure to delight older children and adults alike, making this an excellent option for families as well.  I recommend that everyone buy their tickets today, as I suspect this could soon join Wicked, Kinky Boots, and The Book of Mormon as one of the hottest tickets in town.

Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway Review

You Can Change the World If You Change Your Mind

by Elliot, Concierge

kinkyboots1A traditional shoemaker and a vibrant Drag Queen cross paths and form a successful business. Sounds crazy right? Not if you see the amazing Kinky Boots on Broadway. With a team headlined by Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, and Jerry Mitchell, this show was bound for brilliance!

Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British comedy film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth about a Northampton shoemaker who turns to producing “fetishism” footwear in order to save the failing family business and the jobs of his kinkyboots2workers. The musical focuses on the relationship that forms between Charlie Price, the heir to the shoe business, and Lola, a fabulous Drag Queen, who becomes his inspiration and transforms the lives of the people surrounding the business in a positive and accepting way.

From beginning to end, the show was high energy and truly captivating. Cyndi Lauper’s music is some of the best new Broadway music I have heard in a while. Jerry Mitchell’s choreography is perfection, showcasing both the drag queens and the workers in the shoe shop. The costumes, especially the boots are incredible. The drag queens get to wear some of the best costume work displayed on Broadway!

kinkyboots3If for some crazy reason, this doesn’t already appeal to you, two words: Billy Porter. This actor plays the drag queen Lola and from the moment he steps on stage, you are captivated. From his incredible comedic timing to his dramatic core, you can’t take your eyes off of Billy Porter. Watch for him at the Tony Awards – he deserves to win all the top honors!

Kinky Boots is a show for EVERYONE. The underlying theme is acceptance, with lots of glitz and glamour thrown in. Young and old, people can relate to this story, which makes it that much more wonderful. Visit the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and prepare to have an amazing and moving night!

Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway Review

Priscilla, Queen of Broadway

by Kelly, Guest Services Manager

I’ll admit it – I’m a Broadway fanatic.  In my time off from working hard to bring the best of New York City to our clients here at New York Guest, I am a professional singer and actor, so nothing makes me happier than a night on “The Great White Way.”  This week I was lucky enough to see a performance of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” along with my colleagues Michael, Kelly and concierge Isa.

 Based on the cult hit movie from 1994, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” follows two drag queens and a transsexual on a cross-country journey through the wilds of the Australian Outback in a giant pink bus they lovingly christen “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”  Frustrated with his career in Sydney, Tick (played by Broadway favorite Will Swenson) receives an invitation from his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her casino on the other side of the country.  Tick enlists the help of his two best friends: Bernadette, a transsexual who is grieving the loss of both her recently deceased husband as well as her glory days as a performer (played by Tony nominee Tony Sheldon) and Adam, a young and restless troublemaker making his mark on the drag queen world with his new style of performance (played by Nick Adams).  As the trip kicks off, Bernadette and Adam’s personalities clash, while Tick is busy hiding his personal reasons for taking the cross-country trip – the chance to meet his young son, Benji.  The journey is far from smooth – the trio encounters mechanical problems along the way, casing them to encounter an array of Australian citizens – some of whom are less than welcoming of their drag queen lifestyle.

A unique part of “Priscilla” is the way the songs are mixed into the show.  The drag queens alternate between singing their own numbers as well as lip synching along to three “Divas,” who spend the majority of the show singing their faces off in three-part harmony, all while dangling from the top of the stage area.  These three extremely talented ladies move the action along from above, occasionally dropping onto the stage to join in a full-cast production number, of which there are many.

 The trio of leading men will win your heart right from the start.  Touchingly acted by all three, I was extremely impressed with the depth of each of the characters.  The witty barbs exchanged between Bernadette and Adam had the entire audience laughing, and the tender scenes between Tick and Benji as well as the trio of men literally had me in tears.  Special props must also be given to Nick Adams – he is an unbelievable dancer, with a voice that had me from the first note (and trust me…being a trained singer, I am a TOUGH vocal critic.)

Now, I’m not going to lie to you – this show is not for everyone.  If you’re uncomfortable watching drag queens “shake their groove thang” with the occasional curse word and innuendo tossed in for comic effect, then you might want to look for a different show.  However, if you want to see energetic dance numbers, over 500 colorful, sparkly and imaginative costumes (for which “Priscilla” won the 2011 Tony Award for “Best Costume Design of a Musical,”) bounce along in your seat to an epic list of disco and dance hits like “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Material Girl,” all while experiencing a truly heartwarming story about the importance of family, friendship, tolerance, and loving yourself for who you are, then this is the show for you.

Kelly, Kelly, Michael & Isa loved the show and the boas!

I had a blast at the show, and ever since I have been singing bits of the soundtrack to anyone who will listen…and a few who won’t…haha!

Did you know you can have your bachelorette party at Priscilla, and the bride will get to dance on stage? You can also propose or even get married on stage during the show! If you’re interested in any of these, or just want to see the show on your next trip to New York, check out the Priscilla Concierge Website at http://www.priscillaonbroadway.com/concierge.html or email me at kshoemaker@newyorkguest.com or give us a call at 212-302-4019 to secure your seating today!

Priscilla Concierge Website: http://www.priscillaonbroadway.com/concierge.html

Priscilla Concierge Contact Info: 212-575-1044 x. 235 or priscillapartyconcierge@namcousa.com

Leave a comment

Filed under Broadway News, Broadway Review