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Although castles sometimes fall victim to the "if you've seen one you've seen them all" mentality, here's one that certainly stands out from the crowd, one you've probably heard about even if you've never been to Denmark: Kronborg Castle, aka Elsinore, aka Hamlet's Caste.
Kronborg served as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and today you can see a performance of the play within the castle walls. Not many North American travelers know about this unique novelty, but it's actually not a new endeavor: The play was put on inside Kronborg for the first time in 1816 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
In honor of NYC & Company's Broadway Week, 2-for-1 tickets are now on sale for 19 of New York City’s most popular Broadway shows from January 22 to February 7, 2013.
"The only thing better than one Broadway ticket is two Broadway tickets," says Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. "Thanks to our official promotion with NYC & Company, Broadway Week makes it easy to see a hot show during a cold winter."
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This weekend is your last chance to catch Trek in the Park at Cathedral Park in Portland, OR. Each summer a dedicated group of Portland theater geeks come together to perform a classic episode of Star Trek before a live audience.
This year's episode is Journey To Babel, in which Captain Kirk learns Ambassador Sarek and his human wife Amanda are Spock’s parents.
The yellow and blue big top has been packed up to get more passport stamps. Cirque du Soleil's newest traveling show, OVO, has opened up shop for the start of its international tour. First stop, Brisbane.
After 3 years of ooh-ing and ahh-ing audiences around the US, Canada and Mexico, the creative minds behind the bug-themed circus show have launched their world tour. Bringing the insect world to life with bright colors, acrobatics, contortionists and the signature Cirque clowns, they seek to make it an escape (for a few brief hours) from the real world.
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The much beloved Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has announced they are expanding their operations next year with a new location on the outskirts of Washington, DC, in Ashburn, VA.
The Alamo Drafthouse isn't your run-of-the-mill movie theater. They serve up gourmet food and drinks every night (there is a bar in every lobby) and host fun pop culture-themed events, like the Dazed and Confused Feast taking place tonight at their Houston location.
Construction on the 34,000 sq. foot theater in Ashburn in a planned community called One Loudoun will begin this spring, with hopes to open in the spring of 2013.
If you can't get enough of leg lamps, triple dog dares, and BB guns this time of year, you won't want to miss A Christmas Story, The Musical live in Chicago.
Starting tonight, the musical, based on the classic 1983 about a little boy named Ralphie who only wants a BB gun for Christmas, will be performed each night through December 30 at the Chicago Theatre.
Think the Metropolitan Opera is too high brow for you? Think again.
The Metropolitan Opera in NYC will once again be selling weekday tickets for as low as $20 on performance days.
Here's how it works: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Rush Tickets Program will make 150 $20 orchestra seats available for Monday through Thursday performances during the season. Tickets will be sold at the Met box office two hours before curtain. The program does not include galas, special events, or opening nights of new productions.
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It's officially summer, so to kick off the season, we decided to take a look at the hot cultural offerings popping up in the warm-weather months. Whether you want to catch some dance, theater or art, we'll give you the lowdown on the things you need to do this summer, other than work on your tan.
Check out our top three big summer cultural events after the jump.
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The quintessential London theatre experience, at least for Bard fanatics, is an afternoon or evening at Shakespeare's Globe. In the open-air structure on the Thames' South Bank, visitors take in stripped-down stagings of the classics. There are no elaborate sets, no breathtakingly beautiful costumes, and the most hard-core—or spendthrift—theatregoers will find themselves standing for three hours or more just as their entertainment-hungry counterparts of yesteryear used to in the Yard.
Those who prefer comfort over historical fidelity can sit of course, on tufted cushions if they so choose. Based on our experience sitting in a slightly cheaper section with partially-blocked views, pinpointing a "bad seat in the house" proves challenging. So, good news for those looking to save a bit of cash on tickets. Just remember this Globe isn't actually the original Globe, but that's a factual matter for Wiki-ing.
Spectacular as the long-running Lion King show may be, we can't help but cringe as we pass London's Lyceum or wander through a sea of glittery marquees in Leicester Square. Elbowing your way through a sea of showgoers en route to Covent Garden or the nearest tube stop is not a particularly fun activity. Theater is a major tourist draw in London, and understandably so; an amazing array of shows are on at any given time, especially if you take the time to seek out smaller playhouses.
It's easy enough to book tickets to Legally Blonde or go for the consummate London playgoer's experience, an evening at the Globe. But there are other worthy entertainment options available, some far from the crush and mania of Central London.
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We’ve been looking forward to the debut of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway, and it looks like JetBlue has been doing the same. The free snack airline has signed up to be the official and exclusive airline, which kind of makes sense, since their home base at JFK sits right behind the former TWA terminal.
The musical has already started in previews, but opening night is set for April 10. Besides expecting JetBlue advertisements in the show’s Playbill, there’s a way for Broadway fans—and JetBlue fans—to get in on the action.
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Guess who's back? You get two guesses: emergency exit slide and two beers. That's right; former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater is back, but he's not quite himself. Slater will be played by actor Chad Miller in a new play called Wild Blue, which seeks to tell the story of that fateful day when Slater said screw it and disembarked his plane down in the inflatable slide, though with some Wizard of Oz influence.
Wild Blue, which is a real Broadway play in that it'll go down at the Access Theater on Broadway (way down Broadway) in New York City, opens March 30 and runs through April 9. Here's a little of what to expect: