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NYC Theatergoers Will Be Able To Skip Long Lines With New TKTS Fast Pass

Anyone who’s ever tried to get a ticket to a Broadway show in New York City knows it can be a daunting task — especially for the super popular musicals. But those in the know have come to love the TKTS booth, where theatergoers can score same-day deals on tickets. It’s now going to get even better for lovers of the Great White Way: The nonprofit that runs the booth is introducing a new Fast Pass in celebration of TKTS’ 40th birthday. [More]

Chicago Music Fest Bum Rushes Paying Audience So It Can
Prepare For Fundraiser Dinner

Chicago Music Fest Bum Rushes Paying Audience So It Can Prepare For Fundraiser Dinner

Ravinia, a century-old Chicago summer music festival, is getting hardcore about raising money. This year it sold tickets to a concert performance of songs by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, sung by Broadway veterans and played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sondheim is always a big deal for musical theater types, and the event seemed like a home run for both the fans and Ravinia–until the concert ended after 65 minutes with no encores, and the general admission audience was told to leave so that Ravinia could reward their core supporters with a gala dinner. [More]

Charged With Felony After Taping 4 Minutes Of "New Moon"

Charged With Felony After Taping 4 Minutes Of "New Moon"

The Sun-Times is reporting that a 22-year-old Chicago woman has been arrested and charged with a felony after taping 4 minutes of “New Moon” during her sister’s surprise 29th birthday party. (Update: the charges have now been dropped.) [More]

AOL User 927 Gets Staged Reading In New York

AOL User 927 Gets Staged Reading In New York

Back in Aug ’06, a researcher ended up releasing 500,000+ AOL user search histories online and all sort of heck broke loose. One of the pieces of fallout was the search queries of User 927, who displayed a fondness for mold, mange, orchids, beauty and the beast disney porn and testicle festivals. The only sensible thing to do, of course, was to make it into a play.

$35 Per Ticket Movie Theater Comes With Valet Parking, Blankets And Slippers

$35 Per Ticket Movie Theater Comes With Valet Parking, Blankets And Slippers

That new luxury movie theater we told you about back in March will open Friday in affluent South Barrington, IL. At $35 a ticket, you’re treated to valet parking, waiter service, individual reclining chairs, and should you require, blankets and slippers. And no, the food isn’t included.

Throwing A Monitor Through A Glass Door Is Not The Best Way To Complain About Iron Man

Throwing A Monitor Through A Glass Door Is Not The Best Way To Complain About Iron Man

If something goes wrong with the projection while you’re watching Iron Man, (or any other movie, actually) and the ticket agent will not give you a refund, do not grab the monitor and throw it through a glass door.

Anti-Wal-Mart Show Discounted By Critics

Anti-Wal-Mart Show Discounted By Critics

, but the closest New York City residents are going to get to the Wal-Mart experience is… a musical! Yes, with singing and dancing! After a year of retooling to transfer it from its semi-professional beginnings in Wisconsin to its latest incarnation Off-Broadway, “Walmartopia” opened this week to mostly poor reviews.