Friday, July 22, 2011

Are you an EARLY BIRD?

Are you an EARLY BIRD? Save money when you buy early!

You can save 25%-50% on tickets to certain shows in select seating areas and for select performances within a run. Tickets to most shows will go on sale to the public on Aug. 1, but Straz Center members can buy tickets now. Check out all of the benefits of membership, and get your tickets today!

The Early Bird sale ends on Aug. 31. Complete details and restrictions are noted with each show. Limit 2 Early Bird tickets per account per show. Discounts may be revoked or suspended at any time.

Monday, July 11, 2011



Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, presented on Broadway by “The Divine Miss M,” producer Bette Midler, will perform on the first live premiere results show of season 6 of NBC’s hit summer talent competition series “America’s Got Talent.” Tony-nominee Will Swenson will lead the cast in a diva-tastic medley of some of Priscilla’s most popular songs - “Finally,” “Shake Your Groove Thing,” and “MacArthur Park” – featuring the show’s trademark 2011 Tony-winning costumes designed by Oscar and Tony-winning designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner.

Following hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MUSICAL opened to critical acclaim on March 20 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway).

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert was awarded a 2011 Tony Award® for Best Costume Design for Academy Award® winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s designs. The new hit musical was also honored with three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations, and was awarded the Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design this season.

Now in its sixth season, “America's Got Talent,” airs Tuesdays (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesdays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges, and Nick Cannon serves as host. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of aspiring stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts – and the $1 million prize. Check local listings.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The MusicaL stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Olivier Award and Tony Award® nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting road trip of a lifetime who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

Featuring a score of over 20 dance-floor classics, a company of 27, and with a dazzling array of more than 500 outrageous costumes, the spectacular new stage musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous!

Adapted from the Academy Award® winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy and set design by Brian Thomson and costumes by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner. Production supervised by Jerry Mitchell. Lighting is designed by Nick Schlieper, sound design is by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald and make up design is by Cassie Hanlon.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL is produced by Bette Midler; James L. Nederlander; Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops; Michael Hamlyn; Allan Scott; Roy Furman/ Richard Willis; Terry Allen Kramer; Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel; Chugg Entertainment; Michael Buckley; Stewart Lane/ Bonnie Comley; Bruce Davey; Thierry Suc/TS3; Bartner/ Jenkins; Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg; M. Lerner/ D. Bisno/ K. Seidel/ R. Gold; Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment / Spirtas-Mauro Productions / MAS Music Arts & Show; and David Mirvish.

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

A New App for Broadway

The ILoveNYTheater app, brought to you by The Broadway League, is the hottest new app for Broadway and is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Get tickets at all price points to every current and upcoming show, direct from the theatres' official ticketing offices in real time without broker markups. The app also provides up-to-date show and theatre information as well as a guide to hotel and dining options in Manhattan's Theatre District.

Visit the iTunes store or search ILoveNYTheater on your iOS device to download. An Android version of the app is coming soon.

"Perhaps the ultimate app for New York theater lovers." - BackStage.

"Before plotting your next Broadway adventure, make sure you're armed with ILoveNYTheater. It's Fandango for the Great White Way.", which highlighted the ILoveNYTheater app as one of the Week's Best New iPhone Apps!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Club Jaeb Series 2011-2012

Seven years of music that matters

Head to Club Jaeb for intimate concerts of folk, alt-country, Americana and more. Imagine a cozy spot where every note is clear. Where every musican is close enough to connect with the audience. Come early at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy food and drink and listen to a soundtrack of upcoming artists.

8 terrific Monday concerts

Save more than 35% with season tickets!

30 seats available at: $150 plus $15 service charge per order

Concert Schedule
All concerts are Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

Kim Richey - Oct. 24
Josh Ritter* - Nov. 14 (In Ferguson Hall)
Tony Lucca - Dec. 19
Meg Hutchinson - Jan. 16
Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin - Feb. 13
The Nields - March 19
Ry Cuming - April 16
Catie Curtis - May 14

Last year, during our sixth season, the Club Jaeb concerts began to sell out. But season ticket holders never miss a single evening of music - you'll always have a seat.

And season ticket holders get first chance to keep their seats for next season.

Single Tickets
Single tickets go on sale in August. The single-ticket price is $28.50 plus service charge per ticket and the price does increase because of demand.

Thank you for supporting live music!

No online renewals are available at this time.
Phone: 813.229.STAR (7827)
Fax: 813.222.1080
Mail: Straz Center Club Jaeb, P.O. Box 518, Tampa FL 33601-0518

Go HERE to listen to a sample playlist on iTunes featuring the 2011-2012 Club Jaeb artists.

Beacause of various factors, including illness, bad weather, tour routing and other annoyances, performers, dates and times are subject to change without notice.