The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to West Side Story with the LA Philharmonic!

There are sometimes when I wished Broadway was on the West Coast.

Usually it happens in frigid February, or when I’m really missing my wife (she lives there – we’re a bi-coastal couple) . . . or when the Hollywood Bowl has concerts like what we’re giving away tickets to this week!

On Thursday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 19th at 8 PM, the Bowl is presenting a concert version of one of the greatest musicals ever written, West Side Story.  (Truly – how many other musicals out there so perfectly blend music, lyric, book and dance to tell such a heartbreaking story?)

And just look at who is playing those parts you know so well.

We’re talking Jeremy Jordan as Tony, Karen “We’re so thankful she came out of retirement” Olivo as Anita, and Solea Pfeiffer, a 2016 (yep, that’s right, 2016) graduate from the U of Michigan as Maria (can you say, voted “Most Likely To Succeed?”).

The supporting cast . . . the LA freakin’ Philharmonic.  I’m getting goosebumps just thinking of those Bernstein melodies played by 100 musicians, underneath the stars . . . and that cast singing, “Tonight, tonight . . . ”

You can learn all about the performance here.

I won’t be there.

But one of you West Coasters will, you lucky giveaway-winning duck.

To enter to win two tickets to see West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl, click here.

And maybe the rest of us should start a petition to move Broadway to the West Coast.  Bad idea?  What about just in February?

Enter the giveaway here!

 

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The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to White Rabbit Red Rabbit Off Broadway!

You know what show in NYC has the most stars in its cast?

It ain’t Shuffle Along, or Long Day’s Journey Into Night . . . it’s the new Off Broadway play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

We’re talking Nathan Lane, Alan Cumming, Martin Short, Wayne Brady, Brian Dennehy, and a whole bunch more.  This group has more Tonys than a West Side Story convention!

Ok, ok, truth-time . . . all of these cast members don’t appear in the show at once.  In fact, each one has performed the show only one time.

And that’s what makes this Rabbit so unique (and we all know, unique is what works Off Broadway – both artistically and financially).

During each performance of White Rabbit Red Rabbit the actor performs the play in front of the audience with no rehearsal . . . and without ever having read the play.  Seriously.  They experience it with you, as it happens, live.  Exciting right?  Isn’t that what the theater is all about? Watching actors walk on a tightrope . . . and feeling like you’re on that thin wire with them?

Well, the winner of this week’s giveaway will be taking that walk when we award them two free tickets to see a future performance of WRRR!  (upcoming cast members include Rachel Dratch, F. Murray Abraham, and more!)

To enter the rabbit hole, click here.  And good luck.

 

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The Sunday Giveaway: A free autographed copy of The Critics Say… by Matt Windman!

Just when you thought books were going out of style, here comes another one!

A month or so ago we gave away a copy of the new best-selling I Wanna Be A Producer by John Breglio . . . and now, we’ve got a brand new release from the other side of the aisle.

Cracker Jack critic Matt Windman, who reviews for amNew York (and who also happens to be an attorney – say what?), turned his reporter hat around and interviewed his fellow critics for his tome, The Critics Say…  He got to Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, John Lahr, Terry Teachout, Linda Winer, Chris Jones and a whole bunch more.

So um, yeah, you can bet I’ll be reading this sucker.  And anyone who cares what critics think (which is, well, everyone involved in the creation of modern theater) should too.

Lucky for one TWO of you, we’re giving away an autographed copy!  That’s right, there will be two winners this week!

So enter away!

Oh, and if you want to meet Matt and some of the other critics in the book, click here to find out about a meet and greet at the ol’ Drama Book Shop this coming Thursday!

Good luck and enjoy The Critics Say…!

 

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The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to Drunk Shakespeare!

After all the studying of Shakespeare I’ve done over the years, there are two things that I’m positive about:

1.  He wrote all his own plays.

2  He had to be drunk while writing some of them.  I mean, come on, A Midsummer Night’s Dream? That play is like one giant frat party where all the freshmen had to bring a keg and a donkey mask.

That’s why I love the concept behind this week’s Sunday Giveaway . . . Drunk Shakespeare!

At each performance, one of the company members does five shots of whiskey . . . and then performs in one of The Bard’s great tales.

Watching it is like theatrical Nascar.

I mean, listening to a drunkee slur their words is always fun, but listening to one slur iambic pentameter?  Now that’s a party.

And you’re invited!

The winner of today’s giveaway will win two tickets to this New York Times Critic’s Pick and what Slate called, “The best thing to ever happen to the theater.”  (That’s a quote that could make even Hamilton jealous.)

To enter to win, click here.

 

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The Sunday Giveaway: Two Tickets to American Psycho on Broadway

There was a time when someone might have said, “American Psycho?  That shouldn’t be a musical.”

But what I love about living in the modern age of musical theater is that previous notions about what “should be” have been shattered.  The truth is, any story can be musicalized, as along as you have a “killer” group of artists to do that storytelling.

And oh do they have that on Psycho, with genre bustin’ Duncan Sheik providing the score (who already broke a few boundaries with Spring Awakening), and the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, behind the book (an inspired choice for this super-villain-type story), and Rupert Goold (the director behind another realistic-fantasy, Enron) captaining the ship.

Oh, and dare I forget to mention Ben Walker, who I believe is one of the top five male musical theater performers we have working in our midst (when Hollywood lets him come back to play).  Ben’s bloody fingerprints are all over the show and it’s fantastic to watch him do his stuff . . . with his clothes on or off.

And now, you’re going to get to see him do his stuff (which may or may not involve killing people, by the way) for free, thanks to today’s giveaway!

To enter to win two tickets to see Psycho on Broadway (which comes here directly from a sold-out London run), click here.

Enjoy . . . and be inspired . . . not to murder people, of course . . . but to push musical boundaries the way these skilled artists have.

 

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