While Hamilton tickets are still a huge expense for many, the hype of the record-breaking show is starting to die down, with resale ticket prices dropping fast. With Hamilton cooling off, theater goers and tourists are starting to realize that there's more than just this year's Tony winner.
Unless you've been living under a rock this year, you're probably well aware that "Hamilton" has quickly become Broadway's biggest sensation since it opened last August. In the whirlwind, a handful of other shows, including the Sara Bareilles-scored "Waitress," have been turning heads this spring with big resale ticket prices and continued demand.
The wait for 'Waitress' is finally over. The all new musical, based on the 2007 film, is now open for previews. The show stars Jessie Mueller and features music and lyrics by pop singer/songwriter sensation, Sara Bareilles.
Jessie Mueller is starring in 'Waitress the Musical,' which features music written by Sara Bareilles. However, just four years ago, Mueller and Bareilles were competing over the same glass slipper. Both women were up for the role of Cinderella in 2012 Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Into the Woods,' with Mueller winning out in the end.
Sara Bareilles has been a lifelong fan of musical theater. However, that didn’t make the transition from pop-artist to Broadway composer and lyricist any easier. Recently, the “Love Song” singer turned 'Waitress' writer opened up about how she had to adjust her ways to make it on The Great White Way.
It is current year, and that esoteric reference can only mean one thing. Justin Trudeau is back in the news. The uber left leaning Canadian Prime Minister recently joined President Obama at the White House. However, the real star of the evening was Sara Bareilles. The Waitress songwriter performed her hit song “Brave” for the two Heads of State. Bareilles wasn’t alone. She was joined by Children of the Gospel Choir who shared her standing ovation.
Sara Bareilles isn’t going to write you a love song, but she is going to write one for SpongeBob. The 'Waitress' song writer is one the latest artist who have signed up to pen an original song for the upcoming 'SpongeBob Musical.'
With the 2016 Tony Awards right around the corner, the last of the new shows will be beginning previews or opening in the next few months to secure eligibility for the for the 2015-2016 Broadway season. Along with the opening of new and revival productions, some shows must close to give way for the new ones taking their place.
Sara Bareilles’ (“Love Song”) new Broadway musical, 'Waitress', is getting ready to start rehearsals on Monday, February 08. Based on the 2007 movie, Waitress is the first musical to be entirely created by women. The show is scheduled for previews in March and an April opening.
The musical adaptation of the 2007 film 'Waitress' is gearing up for its big Broadway debut this spring. There is a lot of buzz around Waitress for many reasons but one of the big ones is that the music and lyrics are written by five time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. Bareilles is perhaps best known for writing a song about not writing someone a “Love Song.” Many people might not know that Sara Bareilles is a lifelong fan of musical theater and performed in community theater productions of 'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Little Shop of Horrors.] From Skid Row to the Great White Way, Sara has had quite the journey.
Tony nominee Nick Cordero has been tapped to star in the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress when it comes to Broadway in March.
Sara Bareilles is making headlines on the Great White Way yet again. But this time, it's because her first musical, Waitress, is getting solid reviews. The much anticipated movie-turned-musical version of Waitress is finally on Broadway proper, giving long-waiting fans something to look forward to this spring. Naturally, resale ticket prices are rising fast.
Everyone’s favorite sponge may be heading to the Great White Way. Nickelodeon has confirmed to 'Entertainment Weekly' that a 'SpongeBob SquarePants' musical is currently in the works. Though the show location has not been announced, it is rumored that Nickelodeon is hoping for a Broadway run. The show is said to feature a mixture of classical and contemporary music, with music from Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum and John Legend for the score. The production is set to be directed by Tina Landau, who is currently directing the off-broadway show 'Big Love.'
Soprano sweetheart Renée Fleming will be hosting "American Voices," a performance documentary that celebrates the best in American signing, on Thirteen’s "Great Performances" series. The 90-minute performance documentary offers an overview of the Kennedy Center's weekend-long American Voices festival, created and hosted by Renée Fleming in November 2013. This year's festival features stars and musicians from an array of different backgrounds, including Sara Bareilles, Kim Burrell, Kurt Elling, Ben Folds, Sutton Foster, Josh Groban, Alison Krauss, Norm Lewis, Eric Owens and Dianne Reeves. This event comes on the heels of Fleming’s performance of "Silver Bells" with Kelli O’Hara, which some felt fell flat of Fleming's normal performances, a mixed review of her rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII and an interesting interaction with Kiss at this year’s Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Despite the criticism, Fleming moves along with "American Voices," which allows camera crews to follow vocal masters, industry titans and emerging artist as they gather at the Kennedy Center to celebrate, explore and debate the legacy, landscape and future of American singing. The documentary will feature highlights from the festival's unique performances and educational events. Also featured are performances from the festival’s concert finale with Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling and Norm Lewis backed by the National Symphony Orchestra led by NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.
Pop stars from Ricky Martin to Carly Rae Jepsen have ventured onto Broadway and West End stages, with mixed results.