Monday, October 31, 2011

Contest: Win Tickets to Lysistrata Jones

Update: The contest is now closed. Thank you to everybody who entered. I loved reading all your costume ideas and I'd like to give you all tickets. The winners were picked completely at random from all the entries. Congratulations Amanda S. and dbee!

Trick or treat! I have a treat for you. I'm celebrating Halloween (and my birthday) by giving away TWO pairs of tickets to see Lysistrata Jones on Broadway. In this version of Aristophanes's Lysistrata, the Athens University student Lysistrata Jones dares the basketball squad's girlfriends to stop sleeping with their boyfriends until they win a game. I was bummed when I missed the Transport Group production, which was performed in an actual gym, so I can't wait to see this show. The entire cast of the off-Broadway production is transferring. Since book-writer Douglas Carter Beane did such wonders with the Xanadu book, I'm expecting a fun show. Lewis Flinn wrote the music and lyrics.

In honor of Halloween, tell me in the comments your best theater-related Halloween costume idea. For an extra entry, tweet about the contest or retweet one of my tweets about it. (Please tell me in your entry if you do this. Only one tweet or retweet will count for an extra entry.) TWO winners will be chosen at random (each winner will receive a pair of tickets) on Friday, November 4 at 5 p.m. Please include your e-mail address or Twitter handle in the comments so I have a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

Discount offer:
Get special $50 tickets to LYSISTRATA JONES for 12 performances only! Performances begin on November 12!

Visit and enter code LJPVW50

Call: 212.947.8844

Go to the Walter Kerr Theatre box office, 219 W. 48th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave., with this coupon and mention code LJPVW50

*Offer valid on all performances November 11 – November 23, 2011. Certain other blackout dates may apply. Subject to availability and prior. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with other offers. Applicable only to specified performance dates and times. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Valid on select locations only. Seating restrictions may apply. Telephone/internet orders subject to standard service fees. When purchasing at box office, present offer prior to ticket inquiry. Offer may be revoked at any time. Limit 19 tickets per person per week. Offer expires Nov. 23, 2011.

Photos are from the Gym at Judson production


Christine @yankeegirl51680 said...

Broadway themed costume? One of the pinstripe Yankee girls from Catch Me If You Can because "pinstripes are all that they see"

I also RT'd on twitter one of your tweets about the contest

Vance said...

Last year I had the cap, vest and shirt to go as Newsies!

@muusic said...

One year I dressed up as someone from Avenue Q, wore blacks and had a puppet!
(I retweeted too)

Wendell said...

Audience member, so I could wear my regular clothes.

Also rt'ing on Twitter.

Wren said...

I'm funny girl today. Easier than anything else.
RT done.

Randi said...

Retweeted-randigoblue . . . Elphaba from Wicked!

DBee said...

The flip-flop dress from Priscilla!

Amanda S. said...

The best Broadway-themed costumes are Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett but I think it would be awesome to go as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (a bus full of drag queens).


Amanda S. said...

And I retweeted!

jenniferashleytepper said...

I spent Halloween last night as Sherie Rene Scott in Everyday Rapture. Fuschia button down, vest, dark jeans... spent the night putting a needle through a balloon and handing people slips of paper from my pockets that said "I am a speck of dust." and "The world was created for me." For proof:

Last year I was Ruth Sherwood from Wonderful Town. Other past costumes include Susan Stroman, Betty Comden, and Mary Flynn.

Halloween is meant for Broadway dress-up.

@VeronicaTheSM said...

The Phantom is such a great costume. Everyone knows what that mask means!


Vance said...

oh yah, does my tweet yesterday count!?! ha!

Sarah P. said...

I'd love to go as Glinda from Wicked if only I could afford the sparkly ballgown, heh...this year some of my coworkers went as Joey the horse from War Horse, they made an elaborate horse puppet and everything!!

P.S. I retweeted one of your contest tweets (I'm @ladystardust25). Oh, and my email is

MargaritaV said...

I would dress up as Morticia from The Adams Family! I also retweeted your giveaway! @margaritaviera

dbee said...

For the earlier comment about Priscilla my twitter name is @darabekah and I just retweeted for the extra entry. Thanks!

Melissa Presti said...

My mom just sent me her Halloween photos from her office party...she and 7 others were Maria and the Von Trapp children, and sewed their own costumes from the same cloth. So there you go, no matter how old you are, Broadway costumes are the best!

Vicki said...

i thought about getting one of those muscle suits, a corset, glittery make up & a boa and being Nick Adams in Priscilla!

Also for good measure one year I was Kira from Xanadu & another year Penny from Hairspray.