Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas Straight From Cupid

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, which means if you haven’t yet made plans for you and your sweetie pie, it’s time to get moving!

While you could settle for the the standard roses and dinner routine, why not think outside the box this year? A Valentine’s Day celebration at a concert, musical or game can be much more memorable

Planning a romantic rendezvous can be difficult, so TicketCity is here to help (feel free to refer to us as “Cupid”). We’ve compiled a list of events happening during Valentine’s week by city. If you don’t see your city on the list, or would prefer personalized assistance, feel free to call us at 1.800.SOLD.OUT. We’re open seven days a week and we’d love to help with your plans.

A night out at one of the events below is just the ticket to Valentine’s Day memories that will last for years to come. So go ahead…try something different this year. Just don’t forget the roses!

Atlanta, Georgia

Monday 2/13: Willie Nelson Tabernacle Atlanta

Friday 2/17: James McMurtry Variety Playhouse

Saturday 2/18: O.A.R.  Tabernacle Atlanta

Saturday 2/18: Delbert McClinton Variety Playhouse

Saturday 2/18: Bernadette Peters Atlanta Symphony Hall

Austin, Texas

Monday 2/13: An Evening with Chris Isaak

Tuesday 2/14: Bob Schneider

Wednesday 2/15: Polyphonic Spree

Thursday 2/16: Trombone Shorty

Friday 2/17: Loretta Lynn

Boston, Massachussets

Monday 2/13: Rangers vs. Bruins TD Garden

Tuesday 2/14: The Addams Family Shubert Theatre

Tuesday 2/14: Blue Man Group Charles Playhouse

Wednesday 2/15: Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics TD Garden

Thursday 2/16: Jim Gaffigan Wilbur Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday 2/14: Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls United Center

Tuesday 2/14: South Pacific Cadillac Palace Theatre

Tuesday 2/14: Keith Sweat Arie Crown Theater

Tuesday 2/14: Green Day’s American Idiot Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday 2/15: Million Dollar Quartet Apollo Theater

Dallas, Texas

Sunday 2/12: Monty Python Spamalot Bass Performance Hall

Monday 2/13: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center

Tuesday 2/14: Trombone Shorty House of Blues

Thursday 2/16: Tristan and Isolde Winspear Opera House

Thursday 2/16: John Leguizamo Majestic Theatre

Friday 2/17: The Ojays American Airlines Center

Los Angeles, California

Tuesday 2/14: Robin Thicke Club Nokia

Tuesday 2/14: Martina McBride Nokia Theatre

Thursday 2/16: Los Angeles Philharmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall

Thursday 2/16: Lenny Kravitz  Nokia Theatre

Houston, Texas

Sunday 2/12: Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson the Immortal Toyota Center

Wednesday 2/15: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Toyota Center

Friday 2/17: Ryan Adams Walt Disney Concert Hall

Saturday 2/18: San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Monday 2/13: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Hornets

Wednesday 2/15: Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson the Immortal Tour

Saturday 2/18: Better Than Ezra

New York, New York

Monday 2/13: Elton John and Time Rices Aida Metropolitan Opera

Monday 2/13: Chicago- The Musical Ambassador Theatre

Tuesday 2/14: The Book of Mormon  Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Tuesday 2/14: Wicked Gershwin Theatre

Tuesday 2/14: Barry Manilow Radio City Music Hall

Orlando, Florida

Tuesday 2/14: Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba Downtown Disney

Tuesday 2/14: Gladys Knight Hard Rock Live

Wednesday 2/15: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic Amway Center

Friday 2/17: Celtic Woman UCF Arena

Salt Lake City, Utah

Monday 2/13: Harlem Globetrotters

Tuesday 2/14: Lady Antebellum

Wednesday 2/15: Hot Chelle Rae

Friday 2/17: Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz

San Francisco, California

Tuesday 2/14: San Francisco Ballet: Chroma War Memorial Opera House

Thursday 2/16: Lauryn Hill Warfield

Friday 2/17: Ron White Warfield

The Book of Mormon (New York City) Wow!!

The view from my seat.

I love to travel, and one of the perks of working at TicketCity is catching the latest in live entertainment.

I just returned from New York City, where I had the privilege of attending the hottest theatre show in the country.  I went to see The Book of Mormon at the Eugene ONeill Theatre. After 14 Tony Award nominations and nine wins, I knew I was in for a treat.

When I arrived at the show, the energy in the theatre was electric. Caroline, the Director of Sales at TicketCity, hooked me up with an amazing seat for the show in row K. The show started off with a wonderful introductory song that was so passionate, it energized the entire audience. Things only got better from there!

Please take the time to see this show the next time you are in New York. If you appreciate the humor of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you certainly won’t be disappointed.

My very best,

Randy Cohen
Chief Energizing Officer TicketCity

Highlights of Broadway’s 2011-12 Season

Much like television, Broadway is seasonal, and both kick off around the same time. While I’m happy the new season of Community is on, fans of the legitimate theatre have a lot to look forward to as well, including a lot of the same Hollywood talent from television and beyond.

  • A revival of the classic A Streetcar Named Desire will feature former LA Law star Blair Underwood.
  • Fresh to Broadway is Bonnie and Clyde, the musical, which recounts the tale of the famous Great Depression-era outlaws.
  • Also on the revival slate is Private Lives, starring Kim Cattrall. I’m sure most are more familiar with her from Sex in the City, but I perfer to think of her as the girl from Big Trouble in Little China.
  • Man and Boy, a revival of a 1963 play by Terence Rattigan which will feature Frank Langella, who will probably not appreciate it when I remind everyone he played Skeletor in the ill-fated Masters of the Universe film from 1987.
  • If you like your Hollywood on Broadway without a lot of plot to follow, you can go see Hugh Jackman’s song and dance show at the Broadhurst Theatre.
  • Further down the line, a revival of Funny Girl will star Lauren Ambrose, recently of the American / UK hybrid version of Torchwood.

The Book of Mormon on Tour and in Chicago in 2012

The Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, winner of 9 Tonys, is one of the hottest tickets in New York City. You’ll have to wait a little while, but more opportunities to see the hit show are on the way. A production will open in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre in December 2012. This production isn’t touring, it will stay in Chicago for an initial run of 12 weeks. That will probably be extended if sales are strong, and they likely will be.

Announced earlier this month, there will be a touring production. That is slated to open a little sooner, August 2012 in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Buell Theatre.

If you don’t want to wait for the tour or more than a year for the Windy City, you can check out our Book of Mormon Tickets page and see the Broadway show a little sooner.

The Kings Speech to Broadway

King George VI of England

The acutal, non-Colin-Firth version of King George VI of England

In the latest film-to-Broadway news, this year’s Best Picture winner, The King’s Speech, will be heading to the stage in 2012. This isn’t too surprising, as the script for the film was based on an original treatment for the stage. The film was both a popular and critical success, becoming the most successful independent film to date in the UK, netting 12 Oscar nominations, and wins in 4 categories.

The story covers events surrounding George VI’s ascension to the throne and his eventual delivery of an address to the nation after Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, the “speech” of the title. George VI’s road to becoming king is something an interesting tale in and of itself, though the film isn’t quite so concerned with that. George VI suffered from a stammer and worked many years with Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue to overcome it. This relationship is the core of the film.

The stage adaptation is said to be more concerned with the bigger political picture, including the abdication and the run up to World War II. It will follow in the footsteps of many stage adaptations, with a tryout in a regional theatre before moving to the prestigious West End in London, and, eventually, on to Broadway. It may be on Broadway by fall of 2012.

Something tells me this one will have fewer problems meeting its opening date than Spider-man did.