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Inside Broadway: If/Then, Motown, & NY1's ON STAGE with Frank DiLella!

Item Number
Estimated Value
$510 USD to FredNelson
Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

Item Description

Broadway fans, this one's for you!

The winner of this package receives two (2) tickets to see two (2) shows, If/Then, and Motown The Musical, plus a taping of On Stage with Frank DiLella! After watching a taping, hang out with Frank and discuss all the shows you've seen!

IF/THEN is an original musical written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of NEXT TO NORMAL, and starring Idina Menzel in her much-anticipated return to Broadway after her Tony award-winning performance in WICKED. IF/THEN also stars Tony award winner LaChanze and reunites Idina Menzel with her original RENT, Anthony Rapp. In IF/THEN, Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman rebuilding her life in New York City, where she discovers a world of infinite possibilities. In one moment, Elizabeth will lead parallel lives. This is the story of both.

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more.

Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

Frank DiLella joined NY1 in 2004 and now produces and reports for "On Stage," the news channel's weekly half-hour theater program.

Working the entertainment beat, DiLella has interviewed many legendary artists including Edward Albee, Tom Hanks, Vanessa Redgrave, Bono, August Wilson, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Hugh Jackman, Tom Stoppard, Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Jane Fonda, Elaine Stritch, Angela Lansbury, Lady Gaga, Tony Kushner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Ben Vereen. In the fall of 2009, DiLella and the "On Stage" team were honored by the New York Musical Theater Festival for their weekly coverage of NYC theater. In addition to filing reports on the Broadway and off-Broadway scenes, DiLella has traveled internationally to cover theater in Japan, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Germany, and Canada. DiLella made his Broadway debut – a cameo role – in September 2010, playing a chimney sweep in the Disney production of "Mary Poppins." In 2012, he returned to the Broadway stage in "Newsies."

In May 2013, Time Warner Cable unveiled a spin-off of "On Stage" entitled "On Stage Across America." The monthly program, which is produced and hosted by DiLella, shines a spotlight on Broadway theater, national tours, regional theater, and high school plays. 

In addition to his work at NY1, DiLella is a contributing correspondent for Playbill, the national theater magazine, and has given lectures on theater and journalism at Hofstra University and The American Theatre Wing. He has also appeared as a theater correspondent for the BBC, Sirius XM, "The Early Show" on CBS, CTV, The American Theatre Wing, and Al Jazeera TV – as well as in the 2010 documentary, "Pitmen Painters – A Brush with Broadway." He has also appeared on NBC’s "Smash," portraying himself.






Item Special Note

If/Then tickets valid for any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performance from September 2, 2014 through October 12, 2014. All tickets are subject to availability. Request must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the performance you would like to attend, and charity voucher number must be included. Ticket confirmation takes 3-5 business days.

Motown tickets valid for any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performance from June 17 through July 31, 2014. Subject to availability.

NY1 taping dates are subject to availability.