Whether you swayed to his “Take it Easy” in the 70’s or first met him as a guest start on The Simpsons in 2003, if you’re a fan of Jackson Browne you’re going to want to make a beeline for the Carpenter Theatre on July 20 at 8:00 PM for his appearance with special guest Sara Watkins. The public sale of tickets begins today!
Browne has had a long, acclaimed career with his singing and songwriting that crosses over different genres giving him broad appeal. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, he moved to New York in 1966 and joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In 1972 he released the album “Jackson Browne” which included his first hit in the Top Ten on the US Hit Singles Chart, “Doctor My Eyes”. He sang with legends like Joni Mitchell and Linda Rondstadt. Some of his other best-known hits include “Song for Adam” and “Take it Easy”.
Be among the first to purchase great tickets to see Browne’s Richmond concert at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond’s CenterStage. Tickets are available online and by phone and are $70 or $76 plus applicable fees: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/. Check today for availability at your favorite Historic Richmond Inn and you could stay within walking distance of the theater with tons of nightlife around you. It sounds like the perfect Richmond vacation, make your commitment now!
Wikipedia: Jackson Browne
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April is a great month for performing arts in Richmond with highly popular artists and tours hitting local favorite theaters every week. Here are some of the most anticipated upcoming events – make your plans now so you don’t miss them!
Daughtry Break the Spell 2012 Tour
The North Carolina band Daughtry, a favorite of southeastern Virginians and fans from around the globe is launching the first leg of its highly-anticipated “Break the Spell” tour with a stop in Richmond on April 18, 2012. The band’s 3rd album was released in November of 2011 and is an energetic, rock-inspired collection that will Chris Daughtry promises will “bloor the doors off” of the theater. Hits include “Renegade” and “Crawling Back to You.” $1 from each ticket sold will benefit the organization Malaria No More, a humanitarian organization dedicated to ending malaria in Africa by 2015. The 7:30 PM show at the Landmark Theater is likely to sell out, so go now to the Richmond CenterStage website and secure your tickets now!
Blue Man Group Coming to Richmond April 27 – April 29
The high-energy men in blue are on their way to the Landmark Theater in April. This tour is a theatrical production featuring some of the best moments of their arena production and new material as well, in a more intimate setting allowing the group to connect more personally with each audience member. Tickets range from $32 to $70 plus applicable fees and can be purchased from the Broadway in Richmond box office.
Of course, nothing is better than pairing a great night of music and fun with the luxury accommodations, gourmet breakfasts and hospitality of the Historic Richmond Inns! Plan a short retreat; enjoy easy access to the Landmark, and a night on the town in our charming historic neighborhoods.
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Two legends are coming to Richmond in June, and tickets go on sale in a matter of hours. It’s time to clear your calendar for a morning and choose the best seats, because these performances will sell out quickly.
On June 6, Yanni will play the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage at 7:30 PM. Enjoy his classic instrumental music along with the introduction of hits from his new album “Truth of Touch”. Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 23, 2012.
Idina Menzel’s highly anticipated evening at the Carpenter Theatre is scheduled for June 29 at 8:00 PM. Menzel has recently guest-starred on the smash hit television series, Glee, and is famous for her role as Elphaba in Wicked. This Tony Award-Winning actress is also introducing a new album, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony. Tickets are in pre-sale right now and will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 23.
Tickets for both performances can be purchased online from the Carpenter Theatre Box Office.
If you are a fan of Yanni or Idina, do not wait. Get your tickets as soon as they are released, then make reservations at your favorite Historic Richmond Inn, many of which are located in close proximity to the theater, making your trip to the Carpenter short and sweet. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast and premium accommodations at all of the Historic Richmond Inns.
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Legend doesn’t seem a grand enough term for wildly popular Broadway singer and TV actress, Idina Menzel. The Tony-award winner has played some of the most significant roles of the last 20 years, including Maureen in Rent and most recently, Elphaba in Wicked which scored her the “Best Actress” win. Her appearances on the hit TV show, Glee, have only increased fans’ insatiable appetite for her work, and in 2012, Menzel means to help feed the frenzy. She is launching a new album, “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony”, on March 6 and a concert tour on June 1. You can see the performance that was recorded for the album on PBS beginning March 3 (air date varies by market; check local listings).
You don’t have to trek to the Great White Way, however, to enjoy Menzel’s captivating performance and unquestionable talent. Presented by Broadway in Richmond, Idina will grace the Carpenter Theater right here in Richmond on June 29, 2012. The only other scheduled Virginia performance is near Washington, DC, so it is easy to imagine this performance will sell out fast.
Tickets go on sale to subscribers on March 14 and to the general public on March 23rd. Nothing complements a trip to the Carpenter Theater to see a living legend better than a stay at one of the Historic Richmond Inns. Enjoy close proximity to the theater, your choice of 900 Richmond restaurants for a pre-show dinner and a variety of excellent night spots for a post-show cocktail. Then wake up to full breakfast and the hospitality of your innkeepers. What a magical getaway. Mark the ticket sales dates and make your inn reservations today!
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Planning a Valentine trip to Richmond next month? Don’t forget to include an evening at the ballet – The Richmond Ballet, that is. Join fellow dance enthusiasts at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, February 10 – 12, and enjoy Coppélia. Wonder at Dr. Coppelius, Swanhilde and Franz during the comic presentation of the classic story of mistaken identity, misplaced admiration and one very intriguing, lifelike dancing doll.
The ballet premiered on May 25, 1870 at the Theatre Imperial de l’Opera in Paris, France, and was composed by Leo Delibes. It was popularly received, but interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War, and the untimely death of its lead dancer, 17-year-old Giuseppina Bozzacchi, during the Siege of Paris. Ultimately, the ballet became the most-performed at the Opera Garnier.
Tickets to Coppélia can be purchased online and matinees and evening performances are available. Book your stay at one of the six Historic Richmond Inns today, and plan the perfect romantic Richmond Valentine’s Day getaway for you and your sweetheart.
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Richmond Ballet: Coppelia
It’s time to plan your February and March stays at the Historic Richmond Inns! Broadway’s critically-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical, The Lion King, based on the animated Disney feature film, is coming to the Landmark Theater from February 15 through March 11, 2012. The production is popular with children and children-at-heart, and its arrival has been highly anticipated by the local theater community.
The Lion King is rich with technological wonder, vibrant color, soul-enriching music and timeless characters. No one can forget the dazzling introduction to the new king, Simba, as he’s welcomed into the world by his parents and animal subjects, nor the poignant goodbye when he must part from his father. Theater’s most talented dancers interpret the animal kingdom with creative and stunning displays, including on stilts and with large mechanical headdresses, as the familiar score reminds each member of the audience of the first time they heard the riveting tale.
The original production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won 6 in 1998, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting Design for a Musical. It’s a can’t-miss for theater lovers.
Disney recommends the production for children ages 6 and over. Tickets are available through the Landmark Theater ticket office, Richmond CenterStage ticket office, by phone at 1-800-514-ETix and online at Etix.com. Premium ticket packages include a prime orchestra seat, souvenir program and a piece of show merchandise.
Enjoy an evening out at one of Richmond’s 900 fabulous restaurants and the convenience of a stay at one of the Historic Richmond Inns, most located in close proximity to the theater. Reservations go quickly for major productions, so call today!
In just under one week, the 2011-2012 Season of the Richmond Ballet will launch with the premier of “A Tribute to Igor Antonov”. The program honors Antonov’s 20-year career with the Ballet and celebrates his success as he prepares to depart the company.
Antonov, born in the Ukraine and trained at the Kiev Choreographic Institute, will present his favorite pieces in two final programs. Program A features the “Black Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake” and Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s “Echoing Past”. Program B features William Soleau’s “Nuevo Tango” and Malcolm Burn’s “Pas Glazunov”. Both performances will also include Balanchine’s “Apollo” and excerpts from “Who Cares?”
Ballet aficionados can purchase tickets now for the performances at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage which will be held September 8 – September 18, 2011.
The 2011-2012 Season will continue in November with Balanchine’s “Liebeslieder Walzer”. In December, fans will feel the holiday spirit at Tchaicovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, followed by a February run of Delibes’ “Coppelia”. In March, CenterStage welcomes Ma Cong’s “World Premiere” and the season is rounded out by an April presentation of Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo” with the Richmond Symphony.
Various subscriptions as well as individual tickets are available for The Richmond Ballet’s events. The performances are popular, so purchase admission early and make plans to stay at your favorite Historic Richmond Inn before and after the show.
The Richmond Ballet is the State Ballet of Virginia. It was founded in the 1950s and served as a civic ballet for 25 years before becoming a professional company in 1984. It is closely associated with the School of Richmond Ballet which trains over 700 students each year. Performances are highly acclaimed and its programs reach more than 100,000 people throughout the Commonwealth annually.