Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Broadway has a hot new mama!

Brooke Shields will make her debut as Morticia tonight in the Broadway cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY!

Want to see The Addams Family now? The wait is almost over! The Addams Family will tour across North America and you can come see it October 18-23 right here in Tampa! Douglas Sills & Sara Gettelfinger will star as Gomez and Morticia in the National Tour of The Addams Family.

This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. This is definitely not the same old song and dance.

It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall.

Think you want to come to the whole Broadway series? You can buy your season tickets now, and save!

The best way to get the best seats at the best prices is to buy early.

Shows scheduled on the series include the Tony Award®-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, the macabre new Broadway smash-hit musical comedy The Addams Family, the high-energy ballroom sensation Burn the Floor, Twyla Tharp’s captivating Sinatra celebration Come Fly Away and the red-hot rock 'n' roll of Million Dollar Quartet. There will also be a new musical staging of the classic holiday film A Christmas Story and the return of Cathy Rigby in the family favorite Peter Pan. Plus, for the first time in nearly a decade, Les Misérables returns to the Straz Center in a stunning new 25th Anniversary production! In the Jaeb Theater, we will be producing the classic comedy of errors and 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Play, Boeing Boeing.

Current Season Ticket Holders can renew their same great seats with no changes online now. Renewal invoices are in the mail. If you would like to pay by check or request changes, additions or upgrades, you'll want to wait until you receive your invoice.

SAVE more than 40% in the rear orchestra on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

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New season ticket orders are now available online! Click here to get started!

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Brooke Shields joins the Family

As we posted on Monday, Brooke Shields will join the cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY in the role of Morticia beginning Tuesday, June 28 on Broadway!

This Thursday, ABC is going to stand for the All Brooke Channel when Brooke Shields is scheduled to appear on “Good Morning America” at 7am EST, followed by a sit-down with the ladies of “The View” at 11am EST.

On June 23, be sure to tune in, set your DVR, or for the old-fashioned at heart, program your VCR to find out what it’s like gearing up to join Broadway’s first family of comedy.

Last month, “Access Hollywood” went behind the scenes to witness Brooke’s glamorous transformation and hear what her hubby had to say at the first sight of his leading lady adorned in Morticia’s signature gown—from his reaction, it’s to die for! Watch that video HERE!

The Addams Family tour hits Tampa in October! Buy your tickets HERE.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our very own Maggie Council submitted an original song to Motema Music’s “Voice of My Beautiful Country” national contest that asked artists to express themselves about living in this great country: If you had the creative opportunity, how would the "voice" of your country speak to you? What would it say?

Chosen by award-winning singer Rene Marie (who will be here at the Straz Center performing in December 2011) Maggie won first prize, which includes airfare to Washington, DC, two hotel nights and tickets to see Rene Marie’s show at the nation’s finest jazz/supper club, Blues Alley, on July 6th.

Even better, Rene asked Maggie to perform her song at the show – and also to provide guitar accompaniment to Rene’s song “Wishes.”

Way to go, Maggie!

You can hear the winning song at http://www.maggiecouncil.com/ (it will autoplay when you go to the site).

Rene Marie Voice of My Beautiful Country & Black Lace Freudian Slip Tour comes to Tampa Dec. 2 and 3, 2011. She also sticks around for SLUT Energy Theory: A one-woman play starring Rene Marie on Dec. 4th.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tony Awards 2011

The Tony Awards were held last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City to award the top honors of Broadway.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the big show and there were plenty of big celebs in the room!

Find a list of all the winners here.

We've put together some links where you can find out more about the show and get an inside look as the stars!

Official website of the Tony Awards

Photo Gallery of the Tony Awards Ceremony


Also, here are some videos of YOUR favorite moments!

Neil Patrick Harris and the Opening Number

Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman - Dueling Hosts

Neil Patrick Harris and the Closing Rap

Thursday, June 02, 2011

An Evening with Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss on June 3rd

You can bake a chocolate cake just like the one you'd get at Carlo's Bakery! TLC star Buddy Valastro shares his recipe - it and others can be found in CAKE BOSS: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia.

You'll need:
1½ cups cake flour, plus more for flouring the cake pans
1½ cups sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup melted unsweetened Baker's chocolate
½ cup hot water
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup buttermilk

Get the baking instructions here - get your tickets to An Evening with the Cake Boss here.