Monday, August 12, 2013

Contest: Win Tickets to Romeo and Juliet

Update: The contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. I love that there were so many different Shakespeare plays represented in your answers. The winner was picked at random from all the entries. Congratulations Liz!
Romeo and Juliet is coming back to Broadway for the first time since 1986 and I'm giving away a pair of tickets. The star-crossed lovers will be played by Orlando Bloom of Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings fame and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad. It starts previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 19 with an official opening of September 19. The production also stars Brent Carver as Friar Laurence, Jayne Houdeyshell as the Nurse, Chuck Cooper as Lord Capulet, and Christian Camargo as Mercutio. This will be a contemporary take which will retain Shakespeare's language.

The coolest thing about this production, in my opinion, is that $20 tickets will be available for each performance for college students and educators. College students can purchase $20 tickets in advance either at the box office with valid ID or online, exclusively through TIX4STUDENTS.COM. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee. Educators may purchase $20 tickets in advance at the box office with valid ID. Educator tickets are only available for purchase at the box office. Limit of two tickets per order; price does not include facility fee.

In order to win a pair of tickets to see the show, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Shakespeare play and why. For an extra entry, tweet about the contest or retweet one of my tweets about it. You must be following on Twitter for the extra entry. A winner will be chosen at random from all the entries on Friday, August 16, at 5:30 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!

32 comments:

Sarah Packard said...

My fave Shakespeare play would have to be Hamlet; I adore a good violent, dramatic tragedy, and I can relate all too well to Hamlet's depressed, bitter, indecisive nature. :)

Twitter: @ladystardust25

Anonymous said...

My favorite Shakespeare play has to be Romeo and Juliet! It's the only Shakespeare play that I've read because it was required in high school, and I actually really enjoyed it! I would love to be able to see it on Broadway! Twitter: @kyledmorales

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Jose Solís said...

I love "Hamlet". I remember being transfixed by it as a child and trying hard to figure out what all the strange words meant. Growing up I became obsessed with all the film adaptations and sadly I've yet to see it onstage.

Twiter: josekicksass

Brad B said...

Macbeth is my favorite Shakespeare play. The Scottish play is so dark and tragic, yet powerful in its presentation. Even made better by Alan Cumming's one man effort!

@bbwithpickles

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Monica said...

Romeo and Juliet is my favorite because it is a classic love story. @mymusicboxes

Touchofgr3y said...

Hamlet has always been my favorite. I love the language; I love Hamlet's battle with depression. I love a not-happy ending.

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Amanda S. said...

My favorite Shakespeare play is MACBETH because it's lean and action-packed. And Lady Macbeth is fierce! :)

@Scamandalous

Sami said...

Picking a favorite is hard... But in talking about Romeo & Juliet, it's the beauty of the tragedy of love that makes it powerful. The ultimate downfall of each character is that they are so blind to anything but love (romantic or otherwise). We all love, but it's important to be open to the world around us as well.
@samicat_

Liz said...

The tempest! Shipwrecks, monsters, drunks, magic, love... it has everything.

@misslizrichards

alesandra said...

I actually enjoyed The Merchant Of Venice. Its a interesting story, one that still holds true today. I just remember reading it in high school and being so into it...
@alesandrak

Ryan T. said...

A Midsummer Night's Dream... because faeries, lovers, and magic!

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Ashley said...

Twelfth Night. It's funny and sweet and Viola is kickass! @AshleyRaeBK

MargaritaV said...

Romeo & Juliet.

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Amy B. said...

My favorite is Taming of the Shrew. Which sounds like a terrible favorite to have, but I saw an amazing production that changed the play into a feminist piece without changing a word. It really showed me how Shakespeare can transcend even the time he wrote in. Plus who doesn't love 10 Things I Hate About You?

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Hollis Stern said...

Until last year, I would have said Macbeth for the darkness & power in the text. However, after seeing Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night at The Globe in London last year, I have to go with that play. His performance (and that of the entire amazing cast) brought out aspects of the text I had never noticed before and made it a fantastic night. @hollisst

AKI said...

Hamlet. I love a good revenge story.

Ali S. said...

My favorite Shakespeare play is Hamlet. Because there's a line from it tattooed on my body. (more like there's a line from it tattooed on my body BECAUSE it's my favorite! :) )

@judgementali

Movidude74 said...

My favorite just might be As You Like it. I worked on a production of that in college and even tho it was set work and 'effects of the magical forest of Arden' my work was called out positively by the local paper and the School paper. Take that away and I love Mackers, not just for the story itself, (and the fact that i am half Scots and a man not of woman born) but the impact it has had in all media since, up to and including the cartoon Gargoyles

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And as usual I forgot my twitter above @ Movidude74

Chaya said...

As You Like It is my favorite. It's the only Shakespeare play in which a woman holds the highest percentage of the lines. The comedy is great and the language is light and clever. One of my favorite productions of As You Like It was last year's Daniel Sullivan version at the Delecorte. A wonderful summer play.

Twitter @ccsmith89

EGriff said...

"The Winter's Tale." Because if you think something is missing in the first act,it's probably hiding in plain sight in the second. also, a friggin bear, man. @musicalsrus

Rob B said...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lisa Marie said...

I've always loved Macbeth! Saw it on broadway recently; it was wonderful.

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Matt said...

As You Like It :)

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Lane Williamson said...

Macbeth. It's thrilling, terrifying, has great roles for men and women, and its name is taboo! Intense if anything is intense.

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Twitter: @lanewilliamson

Rebecca said...

As You Like It comes very close after the park last summer, but Twelfth Night will always have my heart.

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PPLIC said...

Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's best novel. on my opinion... haha