Broadway themed iPhone apps worthy of a Tony Award

Jun 13, 2010
Entertainment

You don’t have to be an American Idiot to understand the impact iPhone apps can have on Broadway. Realizing that bigger is better, the Tony Awards took its cue from Apple’s iPad for this year’s ceremony and amped up the size of the famous Tony Award statuette. If you are a bona fide theater fan, […]

You don’t have to be an American Idiot to understand the impact iPhone apps can have on Broadway. Realizing that bigger is better, the Tony Awards took its cue from Apple’s iPad for this year’s ceremony and amped up the size of the famous Tony Award statuette.

If you are a bona fide theater fan, or just want to learn more about Scarlett Johansson’s award winning role in Arthur Miller’s “View From the Bridge” you’ll want to check out these iPhone apps for a comprehensive view of the Tony Awards – and to catch all the best shows at discount prices.

FELA! Musical

The only show up for a Tony with an official iPhone app is FELA! Check out the free FELA! Musical app to view fun videos and photos, check out the Twitter feed and Fan Wall, listen to and buy music from the show and even play show themed puzzles.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Ladies, leave your nannies at home for this one. Jude Law could possibly add a new heavy-weight Tony statuette to his wall of fame for his role in Hamlet. Before you check it out and are blinded by Jude’s stunning good looks, brush up on the premise of the play with the Hamlet by William Shakespeare app (99 cents).

A View from the Bridge Study Guide and Quiz-o-Rama

A classic Arthur Miller show remade with Hollywood stars Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in the lead roles, A View from the Bridge, officially makes Johansson a crossover star on the stage. Impress your friends by talking about view points from the classic by brushing up with the A View from the Bridge Study Guide and Quiz-o-Rama app (99 cents).

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iBroadway

The free iBroadway app is filled with all the latest Tony news as well as information on shows playing on and off-Broadway. Find all the details on musicals and plays including ticket information and maps of venues. The app also includes a handy feed of Broadway inspired blogs.

BroadwayWorld.com

Also including Tony Award news, the free BroadwayWorld.com app is a comprehensive collection of all things Broadway. Check out this app for stories, video previews, message boards, Broadway blogs, special offers and even Broadway-themed radio station feeds.

TheaterMania

Simply select “Shows Near Me” in this free TheaterMania.com app and have instant access to all musical, plays and more in your immediate area. Or you can browse by location to plan ahead for trips to other locales. The app also includes detailed information for all-kinds of shows including discount ticket information.

Broadway Theaters

History buffs will dig the Broadway Theaters app (99 cents), which includes information dating back to the 1700s and the early origins of Broadway. According to the app, the original New Yorkers liked alcohol first, coffee second and then found a love for the theater. The app includes a basic history, so if you consider yourself a Broadway history expert, skip this app.

BIC Theatre

The free BIC Theatre app is specifically for finding the best of Broadway in Chicago, aka the second city. Check out this app for pre-Broadway shows available along with special hotel, restaurant and even discount ticket offers to make it a well-round trip.

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